Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: psychology

70 bookmarks tagged “psychology

The Dangers of Elite Projection

humantransit.org/2017/07/the-dangers-of-elite-projection.html
(Leer en español aquí.)   Elite projection is the belief, among relatively fortunate and influential people, that what those people find convenient or attractive is good for the society as a whole.  Once you learn to recognize this simple mistake, you see it everywhere.  It is perhaps the single most comprehensive barrier to prosperous, just, and […]

We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model

worksinprogress.co/issue/biases-the-wrong-model/
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.

The productivity tax you pay for context switching

async.twist.com/context-switching/
How distraction became our default way of working and what you can do to reclaim your focus

Venting doesn’t work.

slate.com/technology/2022/03/venting-makes-you-feel-worse-psychology-research.html
Researchers proved decades ago that venting won’t make you feel better.

dscout + HmntyCntrd: Challenging Company Playbooks to Workplace Trauma

dscout.com/people-nerds/organizational-trauma
Design professionals report on organizational trauma—and the inadequate ways their orgs address It.

A Cephalopod Has Passed a Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children

sciencealert.com/cuttlefish-can-pass-a-cognitive-test-designed-for-children
A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence.

Psychology of Code Readability | by Egon Elbre | Medium

medium.com/@egonelbre/psychology-of-code-readability-d23b1ff1258a
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…