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Huge study finds professors’ attitudes affect students’ grades | Ars Technica
The results showed a surprising difference between the professors who agreed that intelligence is fixed and those who disagreed (referred to as “fixed mindset” and “growth mindset” professors). In classes taught by fixed mindset instructors, Latino, African-American, and Native American students averaged grades 0.19 grade points (out of four) lower than white and Asian-American students. But in classes taught by “growth mindset” instructors, the gap dropped to just 0.10 grade points.
thinking  university  learning  education  psychology  research 
13 minutes ago by basemaly
“Digital detox,” “screen-free week,” “inbox zero” — does it all really work? - Recode
Too much tech can be bad for you. Here’s what happens when people are left to fighting their own devices.
health  psychology  addiction  technology  culture  trends 
48 minutes ago by bradbarrish
Amazon Plays Ultimatum Game, Loses | Zero Hedge
Monkeys throw an absolute fit if they see another monkey getting better treats for the same task.

The name of this experiment is the “Ultimatum Game”, and it is ultimately a cautionary tale about the direction of several market narratives at the moment. “Fairness” spans topics as broad as:
amazon  business  psychology 
4 hours ago by foliovision
Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions - Futility Closet
In 1958 psychologist Robert Plutchik suggested that there are eight primary emotions: joy, sadness, anger, fear, trust, disgust, surprise, and anticipation. Each of the eight exists because it serves an adaptive role that gives it survival value — for example, fear inspires the fight-or-flight response.

He arranged them on a wheel to show their relationships, with similar emotions close together and opposites 180 degrees apart. Like colors, emotions can vary in intensity (joy might vary from serenity to ecstasy), and they can mix to form secondary emotions (submission is fear combined with trust, and awe is fear combined with surprise).
emotions  psychology  behavioral_economics  brainfood 
5 hours ago by perich
Transgender sex change regret: Transitioning won't heal real issues
I sought out the top gender specialist at the time, Dr. Paul Walker, who had co-authored the 1979 standards of care for transgender health. He diagnosed me with gender identity disorder (now gender dysphoria) and recommended cross-sex hormones and sex change genital surgery. He told me that the childhood events were not related to my current gender distress, and that sex change was the only solution. I started taking female hormones and scheduled the surgery for April 1983 in Trinidad, Colorado....
transgender  health  psychology 
7 hours ago by pankkake
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance; The 5 Ps that lead to success in Life and Business - Gulf EliteGulf Elite
That was the only thing I ever heard from my uncle, now you can imagine, as a kid, that was a pain in the ass. Hearing how you had to prepare and constantly
work  psychology 
7 hours ago by gfarnell
This Is The Shocking Difference Between Bugatti And Bentley Owners - Business Insider
"The Bentley customer on average owns 8 cars. The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht."
cars  culture  psychology 
8 hours ago by bbrown

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