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7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are

7 Reasons You Aren't As Smart As You Think You Are | Wise Leadership | Scoop.it
Owning and operating a brain is hard. You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:35 PM

This is an interesting article with good examples.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 11, 2013 12:55 AM

Owning and operating a brain is hard. You are issued one at birth, a model that comes riddled with delusions and biases, prone to logical fallacies, and built to create stories to help explain the difficult and messy business of being a person.

donhornsby's curator insight, August 11, 2013 5:07 PM

Interesting article: You believe a lot fewer ridiculous things than even the smartest people did just a few hundred years ago, but that doesn't make you smarter than them, just less dumb. 

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How Power Corrupts the Mind

How Power Corrupts the Mind | Wise Leadership | 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. 

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

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

Philippe Vallat's curator insight, July 24, 2013 2:57 AM

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