Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #psychology

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Part of a discussion on William Gibson's 1996 essay, "The Net Is a Waste of Time". Commentor points out recent pro-Google writing by Gibson. A reply says "This is what McLuhan called the "agenbite of outwit", riffing on Joyce:" #agenbite_of_outwit #technologies #psychology #Google #deceptive #pub
"..at the age of 22 months, orchidectomy was performed to remove his testes…given the name Brenda. Psychological support for the reassignment and surgery was provided by John Money, who continued to see Reimer annually for about a decade for consultations and to assess the outcome. This reassignment was considered an especially valid test case of the social learning concept of gender identity for two reasons. First, Reimer's twin brother, Brian, made an ideal control since the brothers shared genes, family environments and the intrauterine environment. Second, this was reputed to be the first reassignment and reconstruction performed on a male infant who had no abnormality of prenatal or early postnatal sexual differentiation. Dr. Money forced the twins to rehearse sexual acts involving "thrusting movements" with David playing the bottom role.[4] As a child, David Reimer painfully recalled having to get "down on all fours" with his brother, Brian Reimer, "up behind his butt" with "his crotch against" his "buttocks".[4] In another sexual position, Dr. Money forced David to have his "legs spread" with Brian on top.[4] Dr. Money also forced the children to take their "clothes off" and engage in "genital inspections".[4] On at "least one occasion", Dr. Money took a photograph of the two children doing these activities.[4] Dr. Money's rationale for these various treatments was his belief that "childhood 'sexual rehearsal play'" was important for a "healthy adult gender identity"" #Horrible #evil #genders #science #suicide #psychology #pub
#AVPD #personality_disorders #sites #psychology #mindfulness #acceptance #heh #pub
www.avoidantpersonality.com
#stories #AVPD #personality_disorders #candid #social_dynamics #psychology #heh #mindfulness #pub
"The Pygmalion effect, or Rosenthal effect, is the phenomenon in which the greater the expectation placed upon people, the better they perform.[1] The effect is named after Pygmalion, a play by George Bernard Shaw. The corollary of the Pygmalion effect is the golem effect, in which low expectations lead to a decrease in performance.[1] The Pygmalion effect and the golem effect are forms of self-fulfilling prophecy, and, in this respect, people will internalize their positive labels, and those with positive labels succeed accordingly. Within sociology, the effect is often cited with regard to education and social class." #psychology #effects #interesting #sheep #placebos #pub
"My Tiny Habits™ program can create new behaviors in your life. Let me explain . . . I’ve studied human behavior for 18 years, mostly at Stanford University. Here’s what I’ve learned: Only three things will change behavior in the long term. Option A. Have an epiphany Option B. Change your environment (what surrounds you) Option C. Take baby steps Creating an epiphany is difficult. You should rule out Option A unless you have mystical powers (I don’t). But here’s the good news: The other two options are practical. And they can lead to lasting change if you follow the right program. However, few winning programs exist. In December of 2011, I created a new way to tap the power of environment and baby steps. Over 14,700 people have since joined in. The results are the best I’ve ever seen in any program. My method is surprisingly simple, but the impact is big. See what people say. I invite you to join a future session of Tiny Habits. Go here --> http://tinyhabits.com/join --BJ" "BJ Fogg, PhD Director, Persuasive Tech Lab Stanford University" #habits #@to_do #@to_use #small_steps #psychology #behavior #inspirational #pub
www.princeton.edu
Good summary of research/applications related to spaced repetition learning. #memory #srs #learning #psychology #@Oliver #pub
"In this insightful, witty, and easily digestible book, Northwestern University psychologist Alexander Chernev describes perceptual illusions and decision fallacies that make us gain rather than lose weight. Bringing to life the latest research in psychology, decision sciences, and behavioral economics, The Dieter's Paradox cleverly reveals the irrational ways we think about eating and dieting and identifies seven decision traps we frequently fall into in our zeal to be fit. Thought-provoking and surprisingly entertaining, this book will change the way you think about food and dieting." "The book shows clearly many reasons why it's exactly the people who decide to diet that gain more weight on average. The problem is that most people are "intuitive eaters", deciding to stop eating when they are reasonably full. This only leads to a moderate weight gain (~1 lb/yr), whereas when they start to diet they start relying on other, usually less precise methods. Instead of the average pound per year, their weight starts to fluctuate and they gain much more an average. The book covers many of the psychological ways in which we are fooled when trying to estimate the caloric content of a meal. Most of us are terrible at it and often we are ignorant of this handicap. We are often unconsciously guided by emotions and heuristics that point us in the wrong direction." #nutrition #psychology #research #books #@proof #proof #pub
#mental_contrasting #mindset #positive_thinking #productivity #psychology #strategies #systems #from:delicious #$kippt #$!moi-progress #GROW_model #inner_game #pub