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Can we ever trust instinct?

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DANIEL KAHNEMAN is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and Emeritus Professor of Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School...
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Working around our irrationality, our tendency to make decisions based on fallacies and cognitive biases, should be one of the main goals of education. 

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» In New Study, Video Games Not Tied to Violence in High-Risk Youth - Psych Central News

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In a debate that has been raging for nearly two decades, the latest research suggests the impact of violent video games has been overstated. In the new
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Questions About A 9-Year-Old "Psychopath"

Questions About A 9-Year-Old "Psychopath" | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
This weekend, The New York Times Magazine's powerful cover story, "Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath?
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from the article: "We should be slow to diagnose sociopathy, because sometimes it’s just a stand-in for our frustration at not being able to treat somebody."


More than the article's intent, it says plenty about our tendencies to diagnose (as amateurs, not as trained experts). Why do we do this diagnosing? There is a power in labelling. When we label someone and other complex systems, it makes us believe we have dealt with it, dealt with its "problem" or even deemed it unsolvable, as though this is something useful to do. As if labeling is producing a kind of solution! But ultimately, it's a kind of rationalization or an excuse to give up, conserve our energies for "more achievable" goals. It also lets us "off the hook", allowing us to define ourselves in the ways we like to define ourselves consistently. 

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Looking Good Trumps Health as Behavioral Motivator

Looking Good Trumps Health as Behavioral Motivator | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Teenagers who watched videos about skin damage from sun exposure used sunscreen far more than those who saw info about sun-caused skin cancer. Christopher Intagliata reports
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Something to consider: "The study does have one limitation: teenagers are invincible. So they might always be prone to favor beauty over health. Still, the researchers say PSAs that combine both health and beauty messages could be just the thing to encourage older adults to change their ways. At least, those willing to listen."

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Human Intelligence: Map

An alphabetical interactive map, organized by time period, with links to biographical profiles of people who have influenced the development of intelligence theory and testing.
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The Best Person for the Job is the One Who Loves the Job

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Employing people who are interested in doing a job is a better way to ensure that the right person is hired for the job than depending only on the applicant's vocational interests, says a new study.

Via Sakis Koukouvis
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