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  • noun Plural form of maximizer.

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Examples

  • Pakistan sometimes feels that the Americans are short-term maximizers, that if the pressure continued, they will not have the courage to stay put (ph), they will walk away, and that Afghanistan will become a natural backyard (ph) for Pakistan to influence its policies and programs.

    CNN Transcript Nov 22, 2009

  • Managers with authoritarian personalities were short-term maximizers.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Managers with authoritarian personalities were short-term maximizers.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • Barry Schwartz introduces the terms maximizers and satisficers to help categorize the various styles of decision-making.

    Serendip's Exchange

  • Schwartz defines people who tend to check out all the options as "maximizers" and believes they tend to question whether they've made the right choice, then later regret their choices.

    Karen Salmansohn: Unfreedom Of Choice?

  • Dean Gorissen It laid out the idea that, when it comes to making decisions, people fall somewhere on the spectrum between two extremes: "'maximizers' (those who always aim to make the best possible choice) and 'satisficers' (those who aim for 'good enough,' whether or not better selections might be out there)."

    So Many Choices in Life, So Much Angst

  • We cited the book "The Paradox of Choice," in which Swarthmore Professor Barry Schwartz writes of "'maximizers' (those who always aim to make the best possible choice) and 'satisficers' (those who aim for good enough, whether or not better selections might be out there)."

    Readers on Choices, Equity and Late Nights

  • Schwartz defines people who tend to check out all the options as "maximizers" and believes they tend to question whether they've made the right choice, then later regret their choices.

    Karen Salmansohn: Today's #1 Dating Problem: Love Maximization

  • Satisficers don't feel the need to know everything, in contrast to "maximizers," who do want to weigh every detail imaginable in making even minor life decisions.

    Less (Information) Is More

  • The notion of "maximizers," those souls eternally unsatisfied even when it's raining men, certainly has merit, even if it does seem to get invoked an awful lot to chastise women for being so picky.

    Politics

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