Psycholitics & Psychonomics
1.1K views | +0 today
Follow
Psycholitics & Psychonomics
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. DeGaulle
Curated by Janet Devlin
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Janet Devlin
Scoop.it!

Cognitive dissonance and sunk cost: the psychology of seeking asylum

Cognitive dissonance and sunk cost: the psychology of seeking asylum | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

'With its revamped Pacific Solution, the Australian government has decided to make the choice to take a boat to Australia more horrendous in its implications, by increasing the likelihood of disasters at sea, and then punishing those who manage to survive the crossing.

 

But nothing has been done on two critical fronts – addressing the conditions that create refugees; and providing alternatives that break the incentive cycle promoted by the government and opposition, and facilitated by the people smugglers.

 

The application of some cognitive theory and economic choice theory may help understand what is really going on; and why government and opposition are playing a doomed game they cannot win.'

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Janet Devlin
Scoop.it!

Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer?

Wicked problems and business strategy: is design thinking an answer? | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Obesity. Climate change. Brain drain. Tax havens. War in Afghanistan.

 

'Wicked problems':

 

'They are difficult to define, ambiguous, unstable, do not have one solution,and are beyond the realm or mandate of any one department or discipline.'

 

'.....Working in wicked territory [also] presents several issues for management education:

 

the need to instill integrative thinking (this may be through experiencing design thinking processes),

 

to build empathy in developing a human-centred approach to problem solving (by spending time with end-users, engaging in ethnographic methods),

 

and

 

to develop skills in boundary spanning (being able to communicate, respect and understand different worlds or business units).

more...
No comment yet.