Category Archives: Psychology

Disasters, warnings, human nature

When something terrible happens – be it an earthquake, hurricane, airliner crash, terrorist attack etc – it’d be to some extent comforting to know there were no warning signs, that it couldn’t have been prevented. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on … Continue reading

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You don’t know you

First finished book of the summer was Timothy Wilson’s Strangers to ourselves: discovering the adaptive unconscious. This fascinating book is about us and how we don’t really know us at all. Trying – and to a good degree, succeeding – … Continue reading

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Rhetorical questions that shouldn’t be

Ever notice how some people often ask rhetorical questions that shouldn’t really be? In other words, they ask a question and then don’t either wait for an answer or care about the answer even when they should. In the English-speaking … Continue reading

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On competent jerks and lovable fools

The latest issue of Harvard Business Review had one interesting, albeit a little light article titled “Competent Jerks, Lovable Fools and the formation of Social Networks” by Tiziana Casciaro and Miguel Sousa Lobo. It’s about how we choose those who … Continue reading

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