|
|
|
|
|
2nd Rabi-us-Saani 1436 | Sunday, Jan 25, 2015
Health

Older workers `better at decision-making`

Thursday, 27 December 2012
Comments(1)
Washington, December 27:

Older decision makers are more conscientious — careful and organized — as compared to those in younger age groups, a new study has revealed.

More broadly, the study by MetLife Mature Market Institute and the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas indicates that aging does not correlate with deteriorating ability to think for ourselves, contrary to conventional wisdom that suggests cognitive function that begins to decline in the mid-40s.

The study shows that older decision makers are as logically consistent as younger ones and that increased age alone was not a key factor in predicting impaired decision-making capacity, Fox News reported.

In addition, the researchers discovered that healthy adults in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who demonstrated smart decision-making also excelled at strategic learning, which is the ability to sift more important information from the less important.

The research found that seniors who excel in strategic learning are also more likely to make sound financial decisions.

Specifically, those study participants who performed well in sifting important information on the strategic learning measure made more logically consistent financial decisions, while those who didn’t perform as well were less logically consistent and showed more bias toward riskier choices that had the potential for either financial gain or loss.

-----ANI

Latest News

Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu tie the knot!

Pataudi daughter Soha Ali Khan and Bollywood actor Kunal Kemmu tied the knot on January 25, 2015. The marriage was a private affair in co ...

Telangana CM drops deputy amid corruption ...

Telangana CM drops deputy amid corruption charges (Lead) (23:46) Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Sending a clear message that he will act tough ...

Muslims do feel at home in India: Salman Khurshid

Despite many provocations and allegations that cast doubt on their patriotism, Muslims do feel at ho ...

Related News

Two doctors get Padma Bhushan, 16 Padma Shri

Two members of the medical fraternity were Sunday named for the Padma Bhushan, while 16 were selecte ...

Beetroot juice boosts exercise capacity of COPD patients

Drinking beetroot juice may improve exercise capacity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ...

Now, miracle jab that is better than 'dieting or exercising'

A new miracle injection called Liraglutide has recently been developed that has helped people shed ...

Experience counts

They have experience which counts 100000000 times better .

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 27850 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kiran Bedi is a safe bet for BJP against a strong Kejriwal?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com