It seems that writing our rationale for a decision helps us make that decision objectively. What evidence is there for this? And what kind of writing might help?
Links for the studies I mentioned:
Winston Sieck, J. Frank Yates. Exposition Effects on Decision Making: Choice and Confidence in Choice (1997). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0749597897927060
Timothy D. Wilson, Douglas J. Lisle, and Dolores Kraft. Effects of Self-Reflection on Attitudes and Consumer Decisions (1990). https://www.acrwebsite.org/volumes/7000
Liu, John Zhuang. Does Reason Writing Reduce Decision Bias? Experimental Evidence from Judges in China (2018) https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2912693
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