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Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild. - The New York Times
NICOLET, Quebec — I’m sitting in an outdoor pen with four puppies chewing my fingers, biting my hat and hair, peeing all over me in their excitement. At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  animal  behavior 
9 days ago by casfindad
The Horizon of Desire
Laurie Penny wants a new conversation about women, men, consent, desire, and autonomy.
consent  sex  longreads  behavior  fivestar 
10 days ago by beery
The secret lives of children and their phones
A look at how some kids in the UK are using mobile devices and how it shapes their study habits, social interactions, and pursuit of entertainment

Snapchat and Clash Royale, but not Facebook — what children really do with their phones
analysis  mobile  smartphones  behavior  ft 
15 days ago by jorgebarba
Dunning–Kruger effect - Wikipedia
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein people of low ability suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority derives from the metacognitive inability of low-ability persons to recognize their own ineptitude.
Without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.[1]
As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."[1] Hence, the corollary to the Dunning–Kruger effect indicates that persons of high ability tend to underestimate their relative competence and erroneously presume that tasks that are easy for them to perform also are easy for other people to perform.[1]
behavior  psychology 
17 days ago by dynamo

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