Category: Psyched for the Weekend

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Psyched for the Weekend

Is Knowing REALLY Half the Battle?

The GI Joe Fallacy is the name for a psychological phenomenon whereby we expect that knowing about a bias means that we can overcome it. Knowing is not half the battle. Not even close. Now, knowing about a bias does help — but according to research, it’s something like a tenth of the battle. Waaaaay less than half.

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Psyched for the Weekend

Why Ghosting Hurts So Much

This tendency to ruminate on and better remember tasks that are unfinished is known as Zeiganik effect. And it can unfortunately make ghosting very painful and difficult to move past.

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