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The banality of trademarks(TM)

From Johnnie Moore’s splendidly semi-splenetic “Learning is not a package“ Anything to do with learning that bears a ™ tends to put me in a critical frame of mind for starters. I find it hard to associate the joy of … Continue reading

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Dwite wrights #1

I am putting stuff on other (very specific) blogs that may be of interest. There’s the King James Subversion – am reading and blogging the King James Version, ideally within a year. This latest post has all your favourite Old … Continue reading

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The sheep look up

A few months ago I read “Alone in a Crowd of Sheep: Asymmetric Perceptions of Conformity and Their Roots in an Introspection Illusion” from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 92, 4, 585-595 The take home message is that … Continue reading

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Material primes

So I read this – Material priming: the influence of mundane physical objects on situational construal and competitive behavioral choice. Aaron C. Kay, S. Christian Wheeler, John Bargh and Lee Ross Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, September 2004 I … Continue reading

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Song of the (French or any other nationality) partisan

So I read this journal article- Party Over Policy: The Dominating Impact of Group Influence on Political Beliefs by Geoffrey Cohen It’s pretty dense- not easy bed-time reading (trust me, I tried). Perhaps the best use of your time is … Continue reading

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Learning from Las Vagueness

Have been reading and absorbing “The Evolving Self: Psychology for the Third Millennium” Here’s a couple of quotes- Evolution has apparently provided us with an efficient mechanism to make us do what is good for us- the experience of pleasure. … Continue reading

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Let the brain take the strain?

Robert Reich wrote this book a long time ago (early 90s) called “The Work of Nations”- [the title an allusion to Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations."] One of the most remembered ideas Reich threw out was that the future … Continue reading

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Catastrophising; C3PO, Jock and Game Theory

It only just occurred to me that C3P0 is basically a tin version of Jock from the TV show Dad’s Army. And there’s also Eeyore and Chicken Little and the whole “Sky is Falling” thing. So, I don’t know the … Continue reading

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