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This giant cognitive bias codex will transform your understanding of yourself

Nearly 200 cognitive biases affect our decision-making.The codex groups the biases based on 4 major "problems".The sheer amount of biases teaches us "humility," says one of the Codex's creators. None Perhaps aside from mythical spiritual figures, humans are not objective in how they react to the world. As much as we would like to be fair and impartial about how we deal with the situations that arise on a daily basis, we process them through a complex series of internal biases before deciding on ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Motivation, Time, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Ikea, Emotions, Mind, Self, Benson, Murphy, Occam


The Diet That Lowers Your IQ In 9 Days

The diet causes lower intelligence and 50% more laziness. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Nutrition, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Are cats jerks? Or are YOU the jerk?

Researchers discovered that the more attention you give a cat, the more likely they are to return it. Cats are territorial; being in their home environment greatly affects their attitude. The common wisdom that cats are aloof is provably false. None This weekend, my wife and I visited the San Diego Zoo. Having grown up nearby, she visited often as a child, though it was my first time. While I generally avoid zoos, this particular one is a leading conservation institute. While a sense of overbea...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Science, Learning, Animals, Intelligence, Sociology, Innovation, Davis, Derek, Lower East Side, Oregon State University, Buster, Jackson Galaxy, Mike Delgado, Baltasar


Think you’re bad at math? You may suffer from ‘math trauma’

I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.When people share their stories with me, there are common themes. These include someone telling them they were “not good at math," panicking over timed math tests, or getting stuck on some math topic and struggling to move past it. The topics can be ...
Tags: Psychology, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Maths, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Mind, Cognitive Science, Shannon Sweeny, Chris Willingham, Jennifer Ruef, Education Studies University of OregonThis


The Stimulating Sign of High IQ

The common drink is linked to a higher level of education. → There is now a small membership fee for accessing some articles. Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Extreme opponents of GM foods know the least science, but think they know the most

A recent study compared the public's scientific literacy with their attitudes on GM foods.The results showed that "as the extremity of opposition increased, objective knowledge went down, but self-assessed knowledge went up."The results also suggest that, in terms of policy efforts to boost scientific literacy, education about a given topic alone isn't going to be enough. None In 1999, the social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger published a study that uncovered a darkly comical cogn...
Tags: Psychology, Food, Science, Learning, Intelligence, Innovation, Gm, Bill Nye, France Germany, Justin Kruger, Dunning Kruger, David Dunning, Fernbach, Philip Fernbach


A Fascinating Sign Of High IQ

People with high intelligence tend to have this quality. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Researchers have identified an area of the dog brain dedicated to processing human faces

If you want to know about the special relationship between human and canine you need only watch a dog owner slavishly feed, cuddle and clean up after her furry companion, day after day after day. But is this unique cross-species relationship also reflected at a deeper level, in the workings of the canine brain? A recent study in Learning and Behavior suggests so, finding that highly trained dogs have a dedicated neural area for processing human faces, separate from the area involved in processin...
Tags: Psychology, Dogs, Animals, Intelligence, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, BPS Research Digest, Auburn University, Andie Thompkins


The Personality Trait Linked To Lower IQ

This trait is associated with lower scores on IQ tests. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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3 Signs That Your IQ Is High

Three ways to tell if you have a high IQ. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only have a few days to go! Take a look at this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about how to handle the holidays when they aren’t the most wonderful time of the year for you, ways to navigate the season...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Smoking, Holidays, Children, Obesity, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Christmas, Research, Intelligence, Stress, Depression, Heart Disease


A Positive Sign Of Higher IQ

This bright quality is linked to higher intelligence. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


The Common Drink Linked To A Lower IQ

The drink is consumed by 86% of Americans and is popular around the world. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Cha...
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2 Personality Traits That Indicate High IQ

This is not something people usually associate with intelligence -- but the study clearly shows a link. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate:...
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This Will Lower A Person’s IQ By 30%

The statement that massively reduces a person's IQ. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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The Strong Sign Of Higher IQ

This bold and confident sign is linked to higher academic achievement. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changin...
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6 essential books on existentialist philosophy

Existentialism deals with the search to find meaning through free will and choice, among other things. Philosophers considered existentialists hailed mostly from Europe in the 19th and 20th century. Many existentialists believe that humans should make their own worth regardless of rules, laws or tradition. There is a wide variety of diverse ideologies that makes up the existentialist school of thought. These views may vary, but each is concerned with the individual and their freedom within the w...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Space, Time, Intelligence, Innovation, Mother, Philosophy, Albert Camus, Kafka, Oscar Wilde, Sartre, Meursault, Dorian Gray, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche


If you have this condition, you’re more likely to believe “pseudo-profound bullsh*t"

Scientists discover that people who have high apophenia are more likely to believe "pseudo-profound bullshit".Apophenia is a tendency to see patterns and connections that aren't really there.The condition could be a precursor to more serious mental illness. None If you've been feeling snarky about the motivational posts some of your friends keep posting on social media, there's a new study for you. It turns out, as researchers from the University of Melbourne in Australia discovered, there is a ...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Australia, Social Media, Intelligence, Mental Health, Brain, Public Health, Innovation, Mind, Luke, University of Melbourne, Bainbridge, Timothy Bainbridge, Klaus Conrad, Joshua A Quinlan Raymond A Mar


The Inspirational Ability That Indicates High IQ

This valuable and dynamic ability is linked to higher intelligence. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing W...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Intelligence, Jeremy Dean


Who believes fake news? Study identifies 3 groups of people

Recent research challenged study participants to pick real news headlines from fake ones.The results showed that people prone to delusional thinking, religious fundamentalists, and dogmatists tended to believe all news, regardless of plausibility.What can you do to protect yourself and others from fake news? None Did you know that in the fall of 2016, Hillary Clinton's leaked emails contained coded messages alluding to a pedophilia ring held in the basement of the Comet Ping Pong pizza restauran...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Media, Identity, Research, Intelligence, Hillary Clinton, Sociology, Innovation, George Soros, Comet Ping Pong, Cognitive Science, Bronstein, Pizzagate


A Unique Sign Of High IQ

This behaviour is a sign of higher intelligence. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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The Musical Preference Linked To High IQ

People use this music to 'purge' their negativity. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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A Sign of Below Average IQ

The average IQ for the population is 100. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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A Wonderful Sign Of High IQ

The study tracked 65,765 people born in Scotland in 1936 for 79 years. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changin...
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Racial purity is “scientifically meaningless," say 8,000 geneticists

The largest society of geneticists decries the distortion of ideas by racists.Science does not support the concept of race.Race is a social construct, explain the scientists. None The science of genetics deals with the very small, but cannot escape the larger societal implications that are often catalyzed by its research. Genetics have been invoked (incorrectly) by the growing white supremacy movement in the U.S. in order to justify their ideas about race. In an attempt to disassociate genetics ...
Tags: Psychology, Biology, Identity, Religion, Race, Intelligence, Genetics, Racism, New York Times, Innovation, Violence, Global Health, American Society of Human Genetics ASHG, ASHG, Center for Research on Genomics, Amy Harmon


The value of owning more books than you can read

Many readers buy books with every intention of reading them only to let them linger on the shelf.Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes surrounding ourselves with unread books enriches our lives as they remind us of all we don't know.The Japanese call this practice tsundoku, and it may provide lasting benefits.I love books. If I go to the bookstore to check a price, I walk out with three books I probably didn't know existed beforehand. I buy second-hand books by the bagful at the Friends of...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Japan, Happiness, Intelligence, New York Times, Innovation, Literature, Dan Brown, Curiosity, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Don, Stillman, Jessica Stillman, Taleb, Umberto Eco


The Diet Linked To Higher IQ

Study of over 7,000 finds diet linked to IQ. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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An Optimistic Sign You Have A High IQ

This sign is not normally link to being smart. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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This Belief Increases Your IQ

One simple belief could improve your performance dramatically. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What Y...
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The Personality Trait That Indicates High Intelligence

The study had 129 people given tests of personality and intelligence. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing...
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