Boston Globe: Learning to love the rules We all chafe against the rules sometimes, but new research suggests that restrictions are a lot easier to accept than the possibility of restrictions. In one experiment, people read about the prospect of lower speed limits that were either certain to happen or More
Vanity Fair: We’re obviously all at the mercy of forces we only dimly perceive and events over which we have no control, but it’s still unsettling to discover that there are people out there—human beings of whose existence you are totally oblivious—who have effectively toyed with your life. I had More
U.S. News & World Report: People who believe a rule or restriction is absolute are more likely to accept it than those who think the rule has some wiggle room, according to a new study. The findings may help explain a number of human behaviors and actions, including the Arab More
U.S. News & World Report: Daniel Kahneman is an Israeli-born psychologist. He won the Nobel Prize in economic sciences in 2002. He is best known for his work in behavioral economics, which attempts to explain how investors make decisions. In a thoughtful article adapted from his upcoming book, Thinking, Fast More
Psychological scientist Guillermo Campitelli is a good chess player, but not a great one. “I’m not as good as I wanted,” he says. He had an international rating but not any of the titles that chess players get, like Grandmaster and International Master. “A lot of people that practiced much More
The Huffington Post: “Chronological rejuvenation” is psychological jargon for the Fountain of Youth, that elusive tonic that, when we find it, will reverse the aging process. Though many of us would welcome such a discovery, most of us also know it’s a fantasy, a scientific impossibility. So imagine my surprise More
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