Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: psychology

51 bookmarks tagged “psychology

Psychology of Code Readability | by Egon Elbre | Medium

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By no means should this be regarded as truth, but rather a model that I’ve found extremely helpful in understanding and finding better ways of writing code. I think one of the things every programmer…

Common Causes of Very Bad Decisions · Collaborative Fund

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Italian psychologist Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini was once asked why people keep making the same mistakes. He said: Inattention, distraction, lack of interest, poor preparation, genuine stupidity, timidity, braggadocio, emotional imbalance, ideological, racial, social or chauvinistic prejudices, and aggressive or prevaricatory instincts. Let me add some more: Incentives can tempt good people to push the boundaries farther than they’d ever imagine. Financial boundaries, moral boundarie...

How to be indistractable | Psyche Guides

psyche.co/guides/to-become-indistractable-recognise-that-it-starts-within-you
Stop blaming technology – distraction starts within. Manage your inner triggers to enjoy greater focus and a fuller life

How I Got My Attention Back — by Craig Mod

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There are a thousand beautiful ways to start the day that don’t begin with looking at your phone. And yet so few of us choose to do so. Technology is commanding our attention in infinite, insurmountable loops. A country trip off-grid helped me escape.

Our Ability to Process Information Is Reaching a Critical Limit

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BuzzFeed once called 2016 “Actually The Worst Year.” It didn’t hold the record for long. In six short months, 2020 has already delivered Australian wildfires, election controversies, the coronavirus…

Being Alone — Ankit Shah

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A reflection on loneliness, solitude, and the relationship we form with ourselves.

I Didn’t Want to Offend You: The Cost of Avoiding Sensitive Questions by Einav Hart, Eric VanEpps, Maurice E. Schweitzer :: SSRN

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Within a conversation, individuals balance competing concerns, such as the motive to gather information and the motives to avoid discomfort and to create a favo

BBC - Future - The simple words that save lives

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Lessons from “expert talkers” could make all the difference when helping a person in crisis.