Psychology

Mar 7th, 2017

Are Productive Disagreements Possible?

2017-03-07T10:48:41+00:00 By |Categories: Career, Communication, Psychology|

The most effective arguments, the ones that transform nations, win elections, and guide popular culture, are almost never the ones that follow the ground rules of productive debate. More often they are cynical appeals to emotion, cognitive bias, and the sort of tribalism that makes critical thinking seem unwise, dangerous, or even treasonous.

Jan 23rd, 2017

You Won’t Believe these Five Reasons Why Clickbait is Irresistible… Number Four Will Amaze You!

2017-01-23T16:46:53+00:00 By |Categories: Communication, Marketing, Psychology|Tags: , , |

No one really knows what clickbait is—though, like pornography, we all know it when we see it. Which, perhaps surprisingly, doesn’t stop us from clicking it.

Jan 4th, 2017

Stress and You: The Demon-Haunted Workplace

2017-01-23T16:48:00+00:00 By |Categories: Career, Neuroscience, Psychology|Tags: , , |

You know that something has gone wrong when the ability to maintain high levels of stress, over long periods of time, becomes a source of admiration from friends, family, and coworkers. The worst part is when we start questioning ourselves when we’re NOT busy and stressed out.