Relations between maximizing tendencies and styles in decision-making.

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The distinction between people who tend to achieve the “best option” (“maximizers”) and people who tend to accept a “good enough option” (“satisficers”), show points of intersection with other stylistic dimensions. The study aimed at verifying the relationships among three stylistic measures: the maximizing tendencies as measured through Maximization Scale and both decision style, as conceptualized by General Decision Making Style, and thinking style, as assessed by the Your Style of Thinking and Learning questionnaire. Results highlighted that these measures define broad cognitive profiles including a set of characteristics rather than defining individual styles through isolated dimensions, thus suggesting that stylistic features emphasise different aspects of a single individual profile.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on psychology of decision-making: new research
EditorsK.O. Moore, N.P. Gonzales
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • decision-making style


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