The Factors That Foster Wise Reasoning
Empirical research on wisdom suggests that it’s not so much that some people simply possess wisdom and others lack it, but that our ability to reason wisely depends on a variety of external factors.
Imagining Dialogue Can Boost Critical Thinking
Examining an issue as a debate or dialogue between two sides helps people apply deeper, more sophisticated reasoning when thinking about that issue.
Political Affiliation Can Predict How People Will React to False Information About Threats
Social conservatives are more likely to believe untrue warnings about possible threats than are liberals, two studies show.
Think you’re a great gift-giver? Probably not
CNN: If you’re stressed about finding the perfect presents for your friends and loved ones this holiday season, ask them what they want. It could save you a lot of trouble in the long run
If your gift choices seem to disappoint, psychology may explain why
Los Angeles Times: So, you fancy yourself a really good giver of gifts, don’t you? You think really hard about your prospective gift recipient’s style and taste. You go for something that really says, “I
Want to Give a Good Gift? Think Past the “Big Reveal”
Gift givers often make critical errors in gift selection during the holiday season, focusing on the moment of exchange instead of the long-term utility or practical attributes of the gift.