Tag: psychology

Bad News! Bad News Sells

Is the world really getting worse? Well, it doesn’t matter, because the nature of news will interact with the nature of cognition to make us believe that it is.

The Strangest, Most Unusual And Funniest Science Has Been Awarded

The 2019 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded. They celebrate the achievements that make people laugh, and then think.

Defeating Procrastination and Staying Motivated

There are a group of people out there that wake up, plan what their going to do, and accomplish those tasks at a reasonable pace. This is not for you!

Fast Friends

Getting out of your comfort zone isn’t easy, but it is important to push the boundaries of what you are used to and not limit yourself to the basics of your daily routine. Science explains why it’s hard to break your routine and why you should do it.

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

By Daniel DeNicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!’ But is there such a right?

Fall of Facts

By Teodor Teofilov

When democracy is in crisis, we look for truth in facts. However, they are losing their ability to unite us around a consensus.

Psychology of Discomfort

By Pawan Naidu

I think it’s safe to say our brains are not lazy. With storing memory, sending signals to every part of our body and constantly intaking knowledge they like to work. But we might be falling into the trap of letting our brains get complacent.