Complex systems a...
Follow
Find tag "psychology"
13.5K views | +19 today
Complex systems and projects
Inspiring news (engl-fr- de) that help to develop a systemic, mindfull, complex adaptive leadership
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine

Getting People to Believe in Something They Can’t Yet Imagine | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
What would you do if you had a working prototype of a revolutionary tablet computer that was receiving rave reviews well before Apple came out with its iPad?
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Ever experienced that?: "Gaining support for an idea for which people have no point of reference is a huge challenge for innovators. It is hard to win over someone who cannot see what you see."

more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, October 13, 2014 5:36 AM

Ever experienced that?: "Gaining support for an idea for which people have no point of reference is a huge challenge for innovators. It is hard to win over someone who cannot see what you see."

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Be suspicious of stories

Be suspicious of stories | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

 Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives -- and our messy, complicated irrational world -- in terms of a simple narrative.
(Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

Philippe Vallat's insight:

About stories, mental laziness, cognitive biases, manipulation

more...
Pierre Gauthier's curator insight, July 15, 2014 9:46 AM

Anyone who practices mindfulness is very intimately familiar with "the storyteller". What Tyler Cowan talks about in the excellent TEDx talk could be quite upsetting to some people who haven't been deep in their practice. Very good! 

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Qualités requises d'un facilitateur de groupes

Vous êtes en posture de facilitation face à un groupe? Voici quelques-unes des qualités que Carl Rogers mentionnent pour exercer cet art.



more...
France Lefebvre du Prey's curator insight, June 9, 2014 7:07 AM

C'est par cette qualité de présence, cette attitude à la fois de bienveillance et de sollicitation, que le groupe sera invité à toucher sa zone d'excellence de laquelle pourront émerger idées, réflexions et solutions novatrices dont notre monde complexe a besoin.

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Paul Watzlawick - Quand la solution est le problème (vidéo 45')

Conférence du psychothérapeute Paul Watzlawick, enregistrée en 1987, à Stuttgart. Traduction française: Peter Cogen. Sous-titrage: Fabrice Pierredon.
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Sur le bon sens, les comportements obtus, les systèmes sans mécanisme de sauvegarde, notre psychologie humaine qui cherche de la cohérence plutôt que la vérité, les représentations (erronées) du monde, la réalité  etc. avec beaucoup d'humour. A (re)voir.

more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:27 PM

Sur le bon sens, les comportements obtus, les systèmes sans mécanisme de sauvegarde, notre psychologie humaine qui cherche de la cohérence plutôt que la vérité, les représentations (erronées) du monde, la réalité  etc. avec beaucoup d'humour. A (re)voir.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:04 AM

A classic from one of the most interesting therapeuta and thinker, author of Palo Alto Mental Research Institute... I have found it earlier in German on youtube but now it's also with French subtitle... his books are really amazing,  at the time a very new insight how people are thinking...

 

Just to mention some of his books (in English):

- Change

- Language of change

- How real is real

- The invented reality (editor and author)

- Situation is hopeless, but not serious (not the script of the similarly titled film comedy...:-)))

 

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

The Myth of Objectivity

The Myth of Objectivity | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Philippe Vallat's insight:

There is no such thing as "objectivity". Accept it and enclose it in your observations and interventions.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Papers
Scoop.it!

Special issue: What is reality? - New Scientist

Special issue: What is reality? - New Scientist | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The more we learn about reality, the less we understand it. Our special collection of articles explores how we define reality, what it could be and whether it exists

Via FastTFriend, Complexity Digest
more...
FastTFriend's curator insight, December 21, 2013 5:39 AM

 But what is reality? The more we probe it, the harder it becomes to comprehend. In the eight articles on this page we take a tour of our fundamental understanding of the world around us, starting with an attempt to define reality and ending with the idea that whatever reality is, it isn’t what it seems.

Luciano Lampi's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:55 AM

Dream about this question....

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

What Behavioural Economics Is Not

What Behavioural Economics Is Not | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Behavioural economics is not (a) about controlling behaviour (b) conservative or liberal (c) about irrationality. So what exactly is it? People are complex; they defy easy summary. Like Walt Whitma...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Overcoming perplexity

Overcoming perplexity | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Overcoming Perplexity - Frames of Mind Required for Engaging with Complexity, by Aiden Choles

Max-Neef (1991) defines perplexity as the outcome of a situation for which we cannot recognise a precedent, has kept us in a dead-end alley and barred the road to imaginative, novel and bold situations.

Philippe Vallat's insight:

The frames of mind for dealing with complexity:

- openness

- situational awareness

- and holding a healthy respect for the restraint/action paradox.

 

Very good views on the topic, enjoy the reading!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Rethinking Mental Health: Towards a Holistic Organismic Paradigm (Part 1 of 4)

We find ourselves in very interesting times with regard to our understanding of mental health. We find ever more heated, passionate, and polarized discussions taking place with regard to the so called mental disorders—how or even whether to try to classify them, which factors are generally helpful in recovery vs. which factors are generally harmful, what does “mental disorder” or “mental illness” even mean, and what does “recovery” even mean.

Philippe Vallat's insight:

Nice article from the New Existentialists, toward a paradigm shift

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Bounded Rationality and Beyond
Scoop.it!

How Power Corrupts the Mind

How Power Corrupts the Mind | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

While at Columbia University, Andy J. Yap set up a simple experiment. After manipulating his subjects into powerful or weak states (in the lab, psychologists are the most powerful ones of all), Yap asked them to guess the height and weight of others both in person and from photographs.

"When people feel powerful or feel powerless, it influences their perception of others," said Yap, who is now a postdoctoral researcher at MIT.  According to their understanding, we judge the power of others relative to our own: When we feel powerful, others appear less so --and powerlessness and smallness often go together in our minds. 

.

Via Alessandro Cerboni
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Power is neither good nor bad: just stay self-aware

more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:56 AM

Power is neither good nor bad: just stay self-aware

Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Image of the World
Scoop.it!

Why Rituals Work: Scientific American

Why Rituals Work: Scientific American | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

Recent research suggests that rituals may be more rational than they appear. Why? Because even simple rituals can be extremely effective. Rituals performed after experiencing losses – from loved ones to lotteries – do alleviate grief, and rituals performed before high-pressure tasks – like singing in public – do in fact reduce anxiety and increase people’s confidence. What’s more, rituals appear to benefit even people who claim not to believe that rituals work. While anthropologists have documented rituals across cultures, this earlier research has been primarily observational. Recently, a series of investigations by psychologists have revealed intriguing new results demonstrating that rituals can have a causal impact on people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

 

 


Via Zeteticus
more...
MrAnalytic's comment, May 19, 2013 4:29 PM
Positive thinking, creative visualization. Conceptualized this out many years ago. Glad that the study is being done now : )
MrAnalytic's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:30 PM

Positive thinking, creative visualization. Conceptualized this out many years ago. Glad that the study is being done now : )

Linda Allen's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:41 PM

Great read..

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

The Illusion of Control: Are There Benefits to Being Self-Deluded?

The Illusion of Control: Are There Benefits to Being Self-Deluded? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Do people always overestimate how much they control their lives?
Philippe Vallat's insight:

This effect will have to be renamed the illusion of futility. In other words: when you have high control, you underestimate how much what you do really matters.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Left vs Right Brain | The Big Picture

Left vs Right Brain | The Big Picture | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Are You Left or Right Brain?www.onlinecollege.org/left-or-right-brain >...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Change with a systemic approach

To understand better our complex world , we have to think in relations .Complex problems are not caused by one reason but are created by the interrelationship between different elements and
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Ou la nécessité de la remise en question des représentations, croyances et modèles du monde pour aller vers la pensée systémique et complexe

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Why Your Boss May Be Ineffective or Dysfunctional

Why Your Boss May Be Ineffective or Dysfunctional | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
New capacities are needed for effective, positive management today's workplaces.
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Leaders ask "How can I prepare for what I can't prepare for?"

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Mindfull Decision Making
Scoop.it!

Comment prendre une bonne décision? (Vidéo, 50')

Comment prendre une bonne décision? (Vidéo, 50') | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Qu’il s’agisse d’une paire de chaussures ou de son partenaire pour la vie.... nous savons tous combien il est difficile de faire le bon choix. Une décision réfléchie est l’aboutissement d’un processus complexe que nous raconte avec un humour très british ce reportage de la BBC. Nous verrons notamment que pour résoudre des équations humaines subtiles, il peut être judicieux d’avoir recours à des formules mathématiques !
Philippe Vallat's insight:

Très bonne émission qui couvre bien le thème.

more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, April 18, 2014 10:28 AM

Très bonne émission qui couvre bien le thème.

Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Mindfull Decision Making
Scoop.it!

Don't Be An Expert (But if Unavoidable, Be a Fox, and Use Models)

Don't Be An Expert (But if Unavoidable, Be a Fox, and Use Models) | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” ~ Archilochus In 2005, Philip Tetlock published a widely acclaimed book, “Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Kn...
more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, February 16, 2014 3:12 PM

Ironically, the more famous the expert, the less accurate his or her predictions tended to be. The less successful forecasters tended to have one big, beautiful idea that they loved to stretch, sometimes to the breaking point. They tended to be articulate and very persuasive as to why their idea explained everything… they are more entertaining… The media loves them… Experts in demand were more overconfident than their colleagues who eked out existences far from the limelight…”

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

The Six Stages of Awareness

The Six Stages of Awareness | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

The text below is from a past Crash Course seminar.  It is a very loose adaptation of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' "Five Stages of Grief."

Often a broad new awareness results in a series of emotional responses that mimic the grief associated with loss.  I call these the Six Stages of Awareness.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Philippe Vallat from Mindfull Decision Making
Scoop.it!

Higher Emotional Intelligence Leads to Better Decision-Making

Higher Emotional Intelligence Leads to Better Decision-Making | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it


The anxiety people feel making investment decisions may have more to do with the traffic they dealt with earlier than the potential consequences they face with the investment, but not if the decision-maker has high emotional intelligence a recent study published in Psychological Science suggests. The study shows that understanding the source and relevance of emotions influences how much sway they have over individuals' decision-making and can affect the willingness to take risks.


Via Thomas Menk, Philippe Vallat
more...
Philippe Vallat's curator insight, November 20, 2013 3:04 AM

"People who are emotionally intelligent don't remove all emotions from their decision-making," says Prof. Côté. “They remove emotions that have nothing to do with the decision.”

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Living to Believe Rather than to Know: A Meditation on Belief and Knowledge

Living to Believe Rather than to Know: A Meditation on Belief and Knowledge | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it

There is greater power and vitality in what we believe than in what we know. In a culture that places an alarmingly high value on knowledge, such a statement may sound questionable at best, or at worst merely absurd.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly

Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
The way you present yourself can have a profound effect on the way you act. A little effort put into your clothing can make you think a certain way and have a positive—or negative—impact on your performance.
Philippe Vallat's insight:

L'habit fait le moine...

more...
Djebar Hammouche's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:34 PM

Your Clothing Can Affect Your Actions, So Dress Accordingly 

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the most baffling problems currently facing science.
Philippe Vallat's insight:

A good lesson of humility :-)

more...
Bernard Ryefield's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:15 AM

Science is always advancing (and putting itself in question), just too slowly for some; give it time (and efforts). The article is presenting some of the most interesting questions in brain science, some of them having huge implication: what if there is no free will ? In that case, better have philosophical arguments ready to answer this question: what we collectively do of it (just think about the judicial system) ?

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:42 AM

Neuroscientists cannot explain how incoming sensations get routed around such that they can be translated into subjective impressions like taste, color, or pain. Or how we can conjure a mental image in our minds on demand.

Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Beyond Resilience: Givers, Takers, Matchers and Anti-Fragile Systems

“Our focus on removing or minimizing randomness has actually had the perverse effect of increasing fragility.”   How can we work through this  paradox in organizations?  Assistant Professor Adam Gr...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Alchemy of Fear

The ability to live in the question long enough for genius to emerge is a touchstone of creative success. In fact, a 2008 study published in the Journal of Creative Behavior revealed tolerance for ambiguity to be “significantly and positively related” to creativity.

 

 

Philippe Vallat's insight:

Keep this in mind: tolerance for ambiguity is“significantly and positively related” to creativity!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Philippe Vallat
Scoop.it!

Was bezahlen Sie für eine gute Formel?

Was bezahlen Sie für eine gute Formel? | Complex systems and projects | Scoop.it
In seinem neusten Buch Schnelles Denken - Langsames Denken, erklärt der Nobelpreisträger Daniel Kahneman, warum Algorithmen und Automatismen der Intuition in gewissen Fällen überlegen ist.
more...
No comment yet.