Submitted by mswain on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 16:12
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:18
By Justin Friesen
Science is built on testability, but we find that for some personally important beliefs, such as about God’s existence or a favored politician’s performance, it might be more psychologically useful to hold beliefs that are not testable. Our research offers new insights into how people deal with facts, and offers the intriguing, if not scary, notion that sometimes people don’t want their belief systems to be accountable to facts.
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:52
By Jordan Leitner
Negative social feedback is an inevitable part of life. Attempts at romance sometimes fall short, some job interviews will not yield offers, and the media bombards us with messages that we lack physical attractiveness. Even highly successful individuals will experience negative feedback from time to time. How do we integrate such negative cues into our self-worth?
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:49
By Johannes Haushofer Jeremy Shapiro and Catherine Thomas
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:43
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:40
By Caroline Roux
As a graduate student, I often felt that money was tight, time was insufficient, sleep was a rare commodity, and food was lacking in the house. Objectively, my stipend provided me with a decent living, I managed my time efficiently most days, I slept a decent amount of hours most nights, and I always had something to eat at home. Subjectively, however, I often thought about these resources in terms of scarcity, or “not having enough.”
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:37
By Katharine Greenaway
Miscommunication is often a matter of minor misunderstandings. In 1999 the $125 million Mars orbiter was destroyed entering the planet’s atmosphere because one spacecraft team made calculations in imperial measurements while another used metric. Thirteen years earlier, the Space Shuttle Challenger famously exploded 73 seconds into its flight due to a tragic failure of communication between different departments at NASA. These examples are extreme, but the bottom line is that miscommunication costs time, money, and sometimes lives.
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:28
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:15
Submitted by hdaniel on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:06