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Flat People, Resumes and Coded Language

Posted on 02/11/2018 in Psychology
People often speak in coded language – some more than others. The problem with coded language is that it requires a secret decoder ring to figure out what they mean. I’m not talking about jargon and vocabulary which are used … More…

Why People Share Articles on Social Media

Posted on 02/04/2018 in Psychology
People rarely share articles to spread knowledge. More often they don’t care about the details. They just care if the way the article made them feel matches the way they feel about the general topic. This is why it’s hard … More…

The Paradox of Empathy

Posted on 08/11/2017 in Psychology
The problem with empathy is that too much of it is bad, and too little of it is bad. Too little empathy, and you’re an uncaring sociopath who doesn’t care about others’ wellbeing. Empathy is great when it comes to … More…