two Erics summarize SCIENCE! for life improvement & greater understanding
August 5, 2012 5:32 PM Subscribe
Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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distils scientific research, focused on its motto: "I want to understand why we do what we do and use the answers to be awesome at life." With a gradual shift to more digest posts packed with links to summaries & sources, a sampling of the past couple weeks includes: What are 10 things you should do every day to improve your life?
- What are 10 things you should do every week to improve your life?
- 25 research-based ways to increase your intelligence
- What are 7 things that can make you happier in 7 seconds?
- 7 steps to never procrastinating again
. Another blog along the same lines but less glib & immediate is Peer-Reviewed By My Neurons
; recently: How confusion facilitates learning
- The science of coming on too strong
- Want to be creative? Play Dungeons & DragonsBarking Up The Wrong Tree on happiness
*What yes/no question can likely predict whether you will be alive and happy at age 80?
*8 ways that money can buy happiness
*What do happy people have in common?
*10 things you need to know to be happier
*The most proven technique for increasing long term happiness
*How to make yourself happier in just a few seconds
*10 ways to turn yourself into a productivity dynamo
*The last damn thing you'll ever need to read about setting & achieving goals
...on persuasion & job enhancement
*What are the 3 steps for getting people to pay attention?
*The last damn thing you'll ever need to read about influence, persuasion and negotiation
*What simple technique can make a sales pitch 20% more effective?
*5 ways to improve all those awful meetings at the office
...on life enhancement
*7 steps to being a better person
*10 quick ways to improve your life
*What's the secret to amazing naps?
*How to quickly and easily increase confidence and self-esteem
*7 things every Facebook user needs to know
*What's the most effective way to change your behavior and improve your life?
*What lessons can divorced people teach married people?
...fun & interesting
*Things you didn't know about lies, liars, and detecting lies
*What are the two most common tricks advertisers use to manipulate you?
*10 things that can help you predict who will win Olympic gold
*What makes something go viral on the Internet?
(Bakadesuyo/Barking previously linked: 1, 2, 3, 4)
With a similar concept but more serious, in-depth, and personal, here's some highlights of the past couple months on Peer-Reviewed By My Neurons
This blog is a place to discuss psychology research while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to politics and public policy (and discuss politics and public policy while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to psychology research). It’s also a blog about social science, and anything related to social science. I’m interested in how people learn, how people think, how people are motivated, and how people form beliefs. Most of the posts tend to focus on learning, decision making, judgments, emotion, politics, economics, the media, and sports.
*Overconfidence increases social status
*The importance of believing people can change
*Can viewing art literally move you?
*Kids who sleep later do better in school
*The vacuous article template: campaign fundraising edition
*Beliefs about intelligence can influence views on inequality
*The connection between physical pain and guilty pleasure
*Why did we invent karma?
*Not believing in stereotypes can make you more creative
*The New York Times and People magazine aren't as different as you think
*How gun violence can decrease support for gun control