Studies Show That People Who Are Depressed Tend to Make
Studies show that people who are depressed tend to make poorer decisions than those with a more positive outlook. Why is this thought to be the case?
A) They tend to choose an outcome that will confirm their negative world view.
B) They search for the perfect solution when rarely is any solution perfect.
C) They are more likely than others to use heuristics, or rules of thumb while making decisions.
D) They avoid stereotyping and other behaviors that allow them to come to a rapid decision.
E) They tend to put too great a value on their own ability to affect outcomes.
One implication from the evidence on EI to date is that employers should consider it a factor in hiring employees, especially in jobs that demand ________.
A) a high degree of social interaction
B) good analytical skills
C) the ability to work independently
D) good critical thinking skills
E) good mathematical skills
Francine heads an ad agency and works with copywriters, artists, and designers to come up with effective branding solutions for new products. Why is it particularly important for Francine to keep her team happy?
A) People are more conscientious when they are in a good mood.
B) People tend to weigh all possible options rather than the most likely ones when they are in a good mood.
C) People are less likely to use rules of thumb when they are in a good mood.
D) People tend to search for perfect solutions when they are in a good mood.
E) People are more creative when they are in a good mood.
Amber and Emmet were recently hired by a marketing agency. While Amber is typically in a good mood always, Emmet appears to be depressed most of the time. Based on this information answer the following question. What would you expect from Amber?
A) She will take a great deal of time trying to make a good decision.
B) She will have poor problem-solving skills.
C) She will not be very creative when making decisions.
D) She will find better solutions to problems.
E) She will make poor decisions.