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Learning from Psychopaths: Q&A With Psychologist Kevin Dutton TIME.com

Friday, November 23, 2012
Category: Behavior

From healthland.time.com

One difference tends to emerge between functional and criminal psychopaths. The successful functioning ones are able to delay gratification a bit more. They are less impulsive than the criminal ones. Recently, a study looked at the difference between criminal psychopaths in a maximum security prison and business executives.

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Corridors of the Mind

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.psmag.com

Early in his career, when he was still struggling to find a cure for polio, Jonas Salk retreated to Umbria, Italy, to the monastery at the Basilica of Assisi. The 13th-century Franciscan monastery rises out of the hillside in geometric white stone, with Romanesque arches framing its quiet courtyards.

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Andrew Solomon’s “Far from the Tree” : The New Yorker

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.newyorker.com

The secret history of sex is not a story of fulfilled desires; it’s a story of expectations dropped off the cliff of the unknown. Coupling reroutes lives, and delimits them, and when the stork turns up bearing a charming bundle the chances for complication grow alarmingly profuse.

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BBC Future column: The Psychology Of Tetris « Mind Hacks

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Category: Behavior

From mindhacks.com

There’s a textbook psychological phenomenon called the Zeigarnik Effect, named after Russian psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik. In the 1930s, Zeigarnik was in a busy cafe and heard that the waiters had fantastic memories for orders " but only up until the orders had been delivered.

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World′s fastest number game wows spectators and scientists Alex Bellos Science guardian.co.uk

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.guardian.co.uk

Performing arithmetic using an imaginary abacus is the fastest way to perform mental calculations. Earlier this year the Japanese Naofumi Ogasawara won the Mental Calculation World Cup using the technique.

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Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower Psychology Science News

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.sciencenews.org

Willpower alone doesn’t explain why some children forgo a marshmallow in hand for the prospect of getting two gooey treats later. Kids’ beliefs about the reliability of the people around them, such as the trustworthiness of an experimenter, can dramatically shape their willingness to wait for a sweeter payoff, a new study finds.

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What Do People Eat When They Have One Meal to Live? - National - The Atlantic Wire

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.theatlanticwire.com

Researchers at Cornell University studied the last meals of 247 death row inmates to find out precisely what they ordered and how people handle nutrition when longterm health stops being a worry. They found that typical last meals are remarkably high in calories, high in protein and fat, and high in brandname foods.

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Fox squirrels show long-term investment savvy when hoarding nuts

Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Behavior

From newscenter.berkeley.edu

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are gathering evidence this fall that the feisty fox squirrels scampering around campus are not just mindlessly foraging for food, but engaging in a long-term savings strategy.

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Correlation does not imply causation: How the Internet fell in love with a stats-class cliché. - Slate Magazine

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Friday, October 12, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.slate.com

he correlation phrase has become so common and so irritating that a minor backlash has now ensued against the rhetoric if not the concept. No, correlation does not imply causation, but it sure as hell provides a hint.

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How Social Dynamics Made You Successful - Bloomberg

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.bloomberg.com

A few years ago, social scientists Matthew Salganik, Duncan Watts and Peter Dodds created a large- scale version of the tale of Rodriguez, in the form of an artificial music market on a website. More than 14,000 visitors to the site were given a list of 48 unknown songs from unknown bands.

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