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27 Psychological Reasons Why Good People Do Bad Things

It's an old story: The star executive who gets caught waist-deep in a fraud scandal; the finance phenom who steals millions by skimming off the top.<p>What causes these smart, successful people to get wrapped up in illegal activities and unethical behavior? Dr. Muel Kaptein of the Rotterdam School of …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

The Psychological Impact Of Diet Soda

<i>By Tom Jacobs</i><p>In recent decades, artificially sweetened beverages have become an increasingly popular alternative to sugary sodas. At the same time, America’s obesity rate has risen to epidemic levels.<p>Odd coincidence? Perhaps not: Considerable research has found consuming these “diet” drinks results …

Illusionist Derren Brown on the Psychology of Gullibility

Carl Sagan once made an eloquent case for balancing skepticism and openness as to avoid gullibility — but what, exactly, makes one gullible? In this short video from Open University — who gave us those wonderful 60-second animations of famous thought experiments and religious theories — <b>Nigel</b> …

​The Future of the Web Is as Much About Psychology as Technology

The technology of 2050 will be at least partly defined by our own evolution.<p>Even the most forward-thinking futurist would find it near-impossible to imagine with any great confidence what the World Wide Web will look like in 2050. Thirty-five years into the future seems like an unfathomably long …

Gifts in the desert: the psychology of Burning Man

What happens to groups of people in harsh physical environments, away from all of the trappings of modern civilization? Tales of shipwrecks, adventurers and post-apocalyptic worlds explore this question, and usually these stories do not end well (recall the descent into anarchy and violence in <i>Lord</i> …

Al Jazeera Journalist Speaks Out About 'Psychological Torture' In Egypt

After spending nearly 10 months detained in an Egyptian prison without charge, Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy was released in June. He spoke with HuffPost Live on Tuesday about the "psychological torture" he endured while imprisoned.<p>Elshamy was arrested last August after police forcibly …

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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health

Does the language we speak determine how healthy and rich we will be? New research by Keith Chen of Yale Business School suggests so. The structure …

Cynical 12-Year-Old Writes Very Short Guide To Relationships

Romance in middle school is a <i>lot</i> more complicated than it used to be.<p>Need proof? Just take a look at the "relationship guide" one extremely disillusioned 12-year-old boy recently self-published:<p>So much cynicism at such a young age. Good luck getting this bestselling author to go to the dance with …

"States of Consciousness: Drugs" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

"The Other Senses" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

"Hearing" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

"Threshold & Signal Detection Theory" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

"Behavioral Genetics, Evolutionary Psychology, & Behavior" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

"Neurons, Neurotransmitters, and Neural Communication" | AP Psychology with Educator.com

Altered States - Crash Course Psychology #10

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream - Crash Course Psychology #9

Consciousness - Crash Course Psychology #8

Sensation & Perception - Crash Course Psychology #5

The Chemical Mind - Crash Course Psychology #3

Homunculus - Crash Course Psychology #6

Intro to Psychology - Crash Course Psychology #1

Why Your Relationship Depends on a Good Night's Sleep

In a perfect world, we would all start our days well-rested, bright-eyed, and cheerful, with no need for a cup of coffee (or two, or three, plus a …

What's Behind Beyoncé's #WhatIsPretty Project?

Beyoncé has just launched a new self-esteem-raising campaign.<p>Centered on the hashtag #WhatIsPretty, the project encourages fans to post selfies and …

You Are What You Listen to

When traveling, I purposely listen to a particular album or artist so that the memories become sticky: In Israel, in the midst of a downpour, I …

Examples and Observations of a Confirmation Bias

Where do your beliefs and opinions come from? If you are like most people, you probably like to think that your beliefs are the result of years of …