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Crusoe at the Crossroads - The New Atlantis
"On Robinson Crusoe, Lost, and why we keep returning to mysterious islands where science blurs with the supernatural"
book  essay  criticism  enlightenment  history  psychology  supernatural 
10 weeks ago by tsuomela
The Complete Guide to Self-Control | Scott H Young
"Indulge now and pay the price later? Or wait a little and reap bigger rewards in the future? Many of life’s biggest challenges come down to a simple trade off. "
akrasia  self-control  psychology 
september 2019 by tsuomela
Irony and Outrage - Dannagal Goldthwaite Young - Oxford University Press
"Irony and Outrage The Polarized Landscape of Rage, Fear, and Laughter in the United States Dannagal Goldthwaite Young Includes a new theory to account for why political satire tends to come from the left while talk radio and pundit shows dominate on the right Provides original data never seen before on the unique psychological characteristics of the audiences of satire versus the audiences of outrage First hand interview accounts of the history of satire as a genre from numerous comedians Concludes with a bold argument regarding the exploitable nature of the logic of outrage programming "
book  publisher  communication  psychology  humor  political-science 
june 2019 by tsuomela
Robert Kegan | Harvard Graduate School of Education
"Robert Kegan is a psychologist who teaches, researches, writes, and consults about adult development, adult learning, and professional development. His work explores the possibility and necessity of ongoing psychological transformation in adulthood; the fit between adult capacities and the hidden demands of modern life; and the evolution of consciousness in adulthood and its implications for supporting adult learning, professional development, and adult education. In addition to his faculty appointment at HGSE, Kegan serves as educational chair of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education; as codirector of a joint program with the Harvard Medical School to bring principles of adult learning to the reform of medical education; and as codirector of the Change Leadership Group, a program for the training of change leadership coaches for school and district leaders. Kegan, a licensed clinical psychologist and practicing therapist, lectures widely to professional and lay audiences, and consults in the area of professional development. "I have been told," he says, "it may help to know that I am also a husband and a father; influenced by Hasidism; an airplane pilot; a poker player; and the unheralded inventor of the 'Base Average,' a more comprehensive way of gauging a baseball player's offensive contributions." "
people  academic  psychology 
april 2019 by tsuomela
Dear Reader, Are You Reading? - The Scholarly Kitchen
"MaryAnne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018) "
book  review  reading  psychology  cognitive-science 
october 2018 by tsuomela
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