Category Archives: Psychology

Studies and readings on psychology, as opposed to general sci/tech

Workplace “Gamification” for Better Worker Mental Health and Productivity

I remember this proposal format from a macro-level behavior change strategy course. While the proposal is for systematic changes, I think work is a lot more fun if you start thinking of it in (game-like) terms of personal achievement. However, … Continue reading

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“Year Without God” Guy Still Learning Also, don’t forget to check on this guy once in a while. He puts up a good post every week or two and it is not at all as hilarious nor misguided as I … Continue reading

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http://pjf.id.au/ethics/2014/01/25/how-to-screw-learning-with-one-simple-belief.html This is very simple and unsurprising, but I hadn’t thought of it. Make sure not to let children think they perform well due to natural talent; congratulate them on their hard work. They’ll later take on more challenges, and … Continue reading

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Christian takes on the struggle of living without God for one year This determined pastor is now unemployed, which I feel is going to be a tougher form of not having a job for him as nobody is giving him … Continue reading

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The Nocebo Effect

Our minds are machines built to process an archaic environment, trading accuracy for efficiency. Since we can’t change the basics of cognition, it’s important to stay aware of the weaknesses of the mind. This is a responsibly compiled and simply … Continue reading

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Increased Attraction to Individuals in a Group I could go on at length about how this differs from my own thesis, but at this point I’m just annoyed I didn’t make any promising discoveries in almost exactly this subject, and … Continue reading

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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131125-why-the-stupid-say-theyre-smart?ocid=global_future_rss But I wore the juice. — McArthur Wheeler, 1995 This article just mentions an old study (1999) showing that, when asked to rate their performance at various tasks relative to peers, the stupidest / most inept participants were also … Continue reading

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