Posts about Psychology
  • 19 Apr 2012 On Video: Trial & Error and the God Complex

    It seems so obvious when you listen to him, but it’s when you look around and see everyone trying to fix the world’s problems with their own preconceived master plans that you see how few people grasp the beautiful heuristic process of variation and selection.

  • 20 Apr 2012 On Interest Rates and Mortality

    A limited time on this earth makes time precious.

  • 20 Apr 2012 On Stochasticity

    Sometimes the noise is more important than the signal.

  • 2 May 2012 On that Moment of Choice

    No matter how rationally we try to act, that one moment of choice is still a purely emotional exercise.

  • 3 Nov 2013 On Giving Cash to the Poor

    New research suggests that unconditional cash transfers to the poor may not be as misguided as usually perceived.

  • 29 Jan 2014 On Maximizing Your Interview Chances : Schedule it right after a break

    If you have an interview coming up, whether it be for a job, award, or in this particular study, parole, your chances are best when the interviewers are fresh from a break. A group of researchers at the National Academy of Sciences confirmed what we had suspected all along - happy tummies make happy decisions. Read on to find out more!

  • 4 May 2014 On What It Means to Be Filipino : Quantifying the Filipino Psyche

    What's important in life? What do you want in a job? Is suicide justifiable? Would you want a drug addict as a neighbor? How many children would you like to have? Do you have confidence in the church? Find out how Filipinos responded to these types of questions using data from the World Values Survey.