Category: Psyched for the Weekend
Loss aversion is an interesting phenomenon. Generally speaking, loss aversion is the phenomenon whereby human beings experience greater negative emotions when they lose something than they get a positive emotional boost from gaining the same thing.
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.
People Who Give Others the Benefit of the Doubt Are Happier Than Those Who Default to Suspecting Others
Is it actually a good strategy to give other people the benefit of the doubt if you want a happy life?
Study Says Any Mental Health Effects From Social Media & Device Use Don’t Seem to Be Getting Any Worse
Despite the heightened level of public concern over both cell phone use and social media dominance, the research picture of their mental health effects is rather complicated.
A recent study found that men with depression and anxiety use dating apps more but reach out to matches less.
In an earlier installment of this series, I talked about a psychological phenomenon called reactance: Simply stated, reactance refers to people’s tendency to rebel or