If there’s one thing people never lack, it’s biases in how we think. One of these biases is what psychologists call the false consensus effect, where people tend to overestimate the extent to which other people share their views. To
I’ve written about perfectionism several times on here before, and to be honest, I’ve never really said anything nice about it. As I’ve pointed out, perfectionism has been implicated in everything from insomnia to binge eating to lower resilience. Basically,
Long-time readers of this blog will know that I can take the fun out of almost any holiday. For Thanksgiving, I’ve written about the advantages of being ungrateful and the inner lives of Turkeys. On Valentines day, I covered loneliness.
“That’s just how we do things.” “That’s just the way things are.” “I don’t see any reason not to do things that way.” None of these are very compelling explanations for why we should do something. But if most of
A long-standing and common perception associates creativity with neurotic behavior (and other forms of maladapted or depressive personalities.) We’ve all heard the stories of some of the greatest artists and minds – and their neurotic, addictive and unstable behaviors. From
We may think of ourselves as smart, rational, educated folks – but we all face biases when making decisions that make most of them less than rational, called cognitive biases. As humans, we have an inherent inability to interpret events