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  1. NewsVine_Mariyam

    CDZ An expert on human blind spots gives advice on how to think

    An interesting premise... How to fight the Dunning-Kruger effect, explained by psychologist David Dunning. By Brian [email protected][email protected] Jan 31, 2019, 12:50pm EST David Dunning, a psychology professor at the University of Michigan, has devoted much of his career to studying the...
  2. NewsVine_Mariyam

    The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology

    So there is science that supports the assholeness of some people? Christian Jarrett is a cognitive neuroscientist turned science writer, whose work has appeared in New Scientist, The Guardian and Psychology Today, among others. He is editor of the Research Digest blog published by the British...
  3. Brian Blackwell

    How "human nature" affects our political views

    Human nature is often cited as justification for political views. All along the political spectrum, the belief that human nature is characterized by a tendency toward selfishness and immorality is prevalent. In fact, it’s often presented as the primary reason why government is necessary at all...
  4. Brian Blackwell

    How emotion affects our political views

    What is emotion? Have you ever heard a definitive answer to this question? Chemical reactions... well, yes, but what purpose does it serve? Fight or flight, human bonding for procreation... ok, but obviously it's more nuanced and influential than that. I'd like to submit an idea for your...
  5. justinacolmena

    Polyamorous Psychologists

    The shrinks and mental health professionals are catering to some strange desires, namely polyamory, bigamy, and the like. PolyProfessionals: Finding Polyamorous Assistance Time to Update Our Definition of a Sinner I am curious if there is a Muslim connection to this in that a Muslim man is...
  6. L

    Most important SCIENCE (TODAY BY FAR): what is it? Answer here

    From May 2009, updated Feb 2017, reflecting changes in wikipedia's science page since that time. They include this, since 2014: appropriately (considering this article's title) renumbering section #2 to #1. Most important SCIENCE (TODAY BY FAR): what is it? Answer here. Don't be mislead by the...
  7. D

    The psychological appeal of Trump

    Donald Trump had some clear advantages during the election campaign
  8. Bill Angel

    Should Trump and Clinton volunteer to take standardized psychological & neurological tests?

    Wouldn't psychological and neurological testing of the candidates give voters a better picture of who they actually are, rather than witnessing them trading barbs and insults in their interviews, speeches, and Twitter posts? Some tests evaluate one's problem-solving ability and one's ability to...
  9. anotherlife

    Let's rape each other a little.

    There is such a thing as assault, and that results in prison sentences usually, if the assault is conducted outside school property. But how is rape different from assault? After all, both assault victims and rape victims have their bodies fully recovered in a few days, discounting permanent...
  10. HaShev

    Affiliation Pride & the Gang Mentality

    Affiliation pride can be liken to how gangs justify their behavior in accepting bad from within that gang as long as they are affiliated, while denying good from outside if it's outside that affiliation and especially if it's a rival or competing gang. Then gang mentalty validates the poor...

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