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15 Cognitive Biases that Prevent Us From Thinking Rationally

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When we make decisions or judgments, we often use mental shortcuts. The purpose of mental shortcuts is to ease the “cognitive load” of making decisions.

Mental shortcuts are helpful because they allow us to make quick decisions, but sometimes they result in “thinking errors” or so-called cognitive biases. We should be aware of these biases because they prevent us from thinking rationally.

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Who Win The Promiscuity Battle — Men or Women?

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This topic has received much attention over the years, and we all have our assumptions about it, but what does psychological research tell us about gender differences in promiscuity? Continue reading

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6 Handpicked Photos that Illustrate the Development of Human Beings

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The Beauty of Sleep (Quote)

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“Do but consider what an excellent thing sleep is; it is so inestimable a jewel that, if a tyrant would give his crown for an hour’s slumber, it cannot be bought; of so beautiful a shape is it Continue reading

Consider This Before You Clean Up Your Room (Messy Rooms Encourage Creativity)

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Sometimes, we prefer convention such as order, rules, and tradition. Other times, we prefer to break free from convention. Both order and disorder are present in nature and culture. Continue reading

Soda Consumption May Cause Behavioural Problems in Children

Soda consumption may have a negative impact on children’s behaviours such as aggression, attention and withdrawal.

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5 Facts About Fear Appeals

SMOKING KILLS: Strong fear appeals only promote change if they are accompanied by messages that make people believe they can succeed in changing their behaviours.

A meta-analysis by Witte & Allen (2000) provides evidence that fear appeals can motivate attitude, intention and behavior changes, as long as they are accompanied by messages that make people believe they can succeed in changing their respective behaviours. Continue reading

The 5 Most Popular Psychology Articles This Month (Aug’13)

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