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Links tagged with “psychology”

  1. Die, Workwear! - The Spotlight Effect & Style Anxiety

    I don’t think I knew that the feeling of “I’m wearing something very slightly different than usual and now everyone’s staring at me” had a name.

  2. “I’ve never had a goal”

    On the benefit of not setting yourself goals.

  3. Turning your anxiety into excitement

    I’ve only tried this with not-too-bad, low-stakes anxiety/nervousness but it seems promising so far.

  4. How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus - The Atlantic

    Fascinating. Things like this, and the behaviours and attitudes amplified by social media, make me wonder what the world will be like when today’s 20-year-olds are in charge. (via @preoccupations)

  5. Ask Culture and Guess Culture

    I’ve a feeling I’ve read something like this before, but it’s still good. On why some people are comfortable asking for things they might not get, while others find this rude and awkward. (via Stellar)

  6. The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic

    Yes, yes, that’s all very interesting BUT WHAT DO I DO ABOUT IT? (via Monevator)

  7. Apparently There Are 4 Kinds of Introversion — Science of Us

    I did the test at the bottom of this page a couple of weeks back and got 35-40% introverted on all four kinds. I’m not sure how that ranks in any way, so I’m not sure what the point was. (via Kottke)

  8. Amanda Knox: What’s in a face? | World news | The Guardian

    Fascinating article about how quickly, and wrongly, we judge others. “The model we seem to work with is something like this: I am infinitely subtle, complex and never quite what I seem; you are predictable and straightforward, an open book.”

  9. Impostor syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “Regardless of what level of success they may have achieved in their chosen field of work or study or what external proof they may have of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced internally they do not deserve the success they have achieved and are actually frauds.” (via Haddock)

  10. Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The unskilled think they’re much better than they are, while the highly skilled underrate their own abilities.

  11. This column will change your life: Are you an Asker or a Guesser? | Life and style | The Guardian

    Yes, Askers vs Guessers. I’m such a Guesser. See also the Metafilter post linked to here. (via Kottke)

  12. Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive « alex.moskalyuk

    If a pop science book is still too in-depth, this is a nice summary of the ideas in one. (Not sure where this is via as I belatedly read it on Instapaper.)

  13. Narcissism of small differences - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “The term describes the manner in which our negative feelings are sometimes directed at people who resemble us, while we take pride from the ‘small differences’ that distinguish us from them.” ‘Generation X’s Anti-Victim Device?

  14. PsyBlog: Why Career Planning Is Time Wasted

    The group who chose their sandwiches for the week in advance “are significantly less happy with their choices than the group who chose their sandwiches on the day.” (via Haddock)

  15. ScienceDirect - Journal of Vocational Behavior : The role of chance events in career decision making

    “Chance events were reported as influencing the career decisions of 69.1% of the sample.” (via Haddock)

  16. Association for Psychological Science: ‘To be or, or … um … line!’

    Actors shouldn’t learn lines by rote, “but feel their character’s intention in reaction to what the other actors do, causing their lines to come spontaneously and naturally”. (via Boing Boing)

  17. The Believer - Interview with Jonathan Haidt

    On whether moral judgements are based on reason. Not sure how much of it I agree with, but it’s interesting.

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