BURIDAN'S ASS By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Used to illustrate how difficult it is to make a decision based solely on desirability. The ass starves to death while standing between 2 haystacks but can't decide which is more desirable. BURIDAN'S ASS: "Buridan's ass looks at decsion making and its consequences." Related Psychology Terms BURIDAN'S ASS VROOM-YETTON-JAGO MODEL OF LEADERSHIP ORDER STATISTIC RISKY IIIN, RISK-AS-FEELINGS THEORY BOUNDED RATIONALITY ANTICIPATORY REGRET RACIAL DISCRIMINATION JOHNSON V LOUISIANA OBJECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY APPROACH-AVOIDANCE CONFLICT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BURIDAN'S ASS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/buridans-ass-2/ (accessed March 2, 2021).