Tag: psychology

May 10, 2018

Dropping 200 Wallets Across America Produced Some Surprising Results

Dropping 200 Wallets Across America Produced Some Surprising Results

A real-world social experiment by former NASA scientist Mark Rober

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Feb 22, 2018

The Hidden Way Stairs Shape Your Life

The Hidden Way Stairs Shape Your Life

Stairs don’t just get you from point A to point B. They shape your movement — and your feelings

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Nov 13, 2017

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing

Psychological research suggests we’re not good at evaluating ourselves. Understanding the Dunning-Kruger effect

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Feb 2, 2017

Social Experiment Finds People That Have Never Jumped Off a 10 Meter Tower and Films the Results

Social Experiment Finds People That Have Never Jumped Off a 10 Meter Tower and Films the Results

Filmmakers find 67 people who have never been on a 10-meter (~33 ft) diving platform and paid each of them $30 to participate

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Jul 11, 2016

How To Remain Calm With People

How To Remain Calm With People

Remaining calm around people who annoy us is one of the great life skills; it’s also a teachable and learnable

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Mar 5, 2016

It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

It’s not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

Vox’s Joe Posner and 99% Invisible’s Roman Mars investigate bad door design and catch up with author, professor and scientist Don Norman to learn more

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Feb 11, 2016

What Researchers Learned from the World’s Longest Study on Happiness

What Researchers Learned from the World’s Longest Study on Happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the 4th director of the ongoing, 75-year-old study on adult development and happiness. This is what they’ve learned

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