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Responsibility & Honesty: Lessons from Jordan Peterson
A psychologist and professor at the University of Toronto, Jordan Peterson’s audience is 80% male (particularly young men). Peterson has speculated that he resonates with men because he encourages a philosophy of responsibility and achievement. A quote from one of his videos,
meaning  psychology  responsibility 
7 hours ago by yufufi
I used all the best stuff for a week and it nearly broke me
"Living like a fancy millennial was wonderful, until it wasn’t."

And yet I am still these companies’ target customer: a city-dwelling millennial job-haver who cares deeply about stuff.

There is an entire generation of us here — those who are constantly given the message that we can and should have the cleverest couch on the market or have the best item from the fanciest restaurant in town delivered to our door in 20 minutes. It isn’t just a display of wealth; it’s your morality: that you are indeed the Informed Consumer, able to not only afford the best but to know what “the best” even is. It’s a marketing strategy that is not new, of course, but that seems to work particularly well at the present moment.

Jessica Pryor is a psychologist at the Family Institute at Northwestern University who studies perfectionism in young people. “Right now in the US we have a powerful recurring social message that not only is perfectionism — the perfect item, the perfect life — possible, but that it’s a thing that you should be able to go out and achieve,” she explained over a recent phone call. “It’s an absolute myth that leaves a lot of people really, really unhappy.”
consumerism  business  psychology 
12 hours ago by jimmykduong
Genetic Attributions: Sign of Intolerance or Acceptance? | The Journal of Politics: Vol 80, No 3
> We test these expectations with original data from two nationally representative samples that allow us to identify the American public’s attributional patterns across 18 diverse traits. Key findings are (1) genetic attributions are actually more likely to be made by liberals, not conservatives; (2) genetic attributions are associated with higher, not lower, levels of tolerance of vulnerable individuals; and (3) genetic attributions do not correlate with unseemly racial attitudes.
genetics  causation  psychology  US 
15 hours ago by porejide
An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits
A report sheds light on the psychological basis for Trump's support.
trump  politics  analysis  economics  psychology 
17 hours ago by argv01
Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition
Introducing the concept of hypocognition, a way of describing the absence of knowledge, language or understanding for something. This is a problem equivalent to the person with a hammer seeing every problem as a nail.
psychology  domain-expertise 
20 hours ago by thompsonsimon
Trump’s America: Aggrieved and Adoring Voices From Inside the Presidential Bubble - The New York Times
But inside the bubble, it is different. Inside, supporters share Mr. Trump’s view that men are the aggrieved gender. Inside, they vent their fury at Democrats and the news media using the president’s incendiary language. Inside, they harbor Mr. Trump’s conspiracy theories and echo his dark fear of immigrants.

Like Mr. Trump, the president’s most fervent supporters are not swayed by facts they consider inconvenient. Mr. Trump tells them the economy is the best the country has ever had, and they believe him, even if their communities are still struggling. The attacks on Mr. Trump only reinforce what they believe: He is on their side, no matter what.
In dozens of interviews with Republican voters at 11 rallies across eight states, one thing is clear: The country is no longer divided into Red America and Blue America. It is cleaved cleanly between two realities — Trump’s America and everyone else.
Trump  Passions  reasoning  state  Power_in_America  Psychology  morals  trust  Violence_y_Power  Leadership 
20 hours ago by Jibarosoy
Please stop telling me to leave my comfort zone
Our comfort zones are there to protect us, even if productivity specialists say otherwise.
comfort  zone  psychology  burnout  leadership  strength  work  stress 
21 hours ago by rbardini

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