psychology

Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups

Laws of averages play out in unsuspecting ways, including attraction. >> Cheerleader Effect: Why People Are More Beautiful in Groups |  The Atlantic

Airplane Cockpits : Operating Rooms

What management principle do airplane cockpits and operating rooms share? When it comes to managing risk from human error, specifically fixation or lack of awareness of a problem, both environments demand the “Two Challenge Rule.” >> Cockpit culture and using the two challenge rule in the OR | Kevin MD

How well do you read other people? Take the Emotional Intelligence Quiz

What’s this face conveying? Weigh in on this and 19 more on the Greater Good Emotional Intelligence Quiz. >> Emotional Intelligence Quiz | Greater Good

NIMH to move away from DSM

Don’t understand the acronyms? This has to do with federal research of mental health. It raises questions about the ways mental disorders are diagnosed. But moreover, it challenges they way medical professionals think about mental disorders. Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease, lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus about …

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Who will you be 10 years from now?

NPR presents a report on a study that showed that most people underestimate the degree to which their personalities and values will change in the future. >> Read and listen: You Can’t See It, But You’ll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots – Health News : NPR How often do you stop to …

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A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit

I’ve said before that the real difference between a lot of elite athletes–especially cyclists–is not in the muscles but in the mind. On a killer mountain, or a fast stretch, it’s your mind that often wants to back down first. You have to train yourself to keep pushing in those situations. (I like to think …

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