Category: Cognitive Psychology

How can understanding persuasion fatigue help us avoid useless arguments this holiday season?

Persuasion Fatigue: Just in Time to Save the Holidays


Reading time: 5 minutes
Everyone knows that family holiday time is political-religious-sports argument time. Mix in alcohol, the Airing of Grievances, and Feats of Strength and you’ve got a mixture that could easily end Festivus at the emergency room, with gun fire, or the summoning of the police. Here’s how to avoid all that.

What are the cognitive shortcuts that people use that cause us so many problems?

Humans are the Problem


Reading time: 6 minutes
The very things that we evolved to help us become the most dominant species on the planet are the very things that are killing us now. Find out why we can’t have nice things and maybe never will. How are we worseing our problems?

How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close.

Civil War: Know the Warning Signs


Reading time: 6 minutes
How close is the US to facing an armed insurgency? Damn close. We’re already on the cusp of stage 3. We’re living in an anocracy. We have sharply divided identity politics dominated by white grievance. We are closer than most of us think.

Why was the death of Gilbert Gottfried good for us?

Gilbert Gottfried Dies and Burnout


Reading time: 4 minutes
Gilbert Gottfried would’ve wanted it this way. He wanted us to laugh. Laughter is the best medicine, and what ails us now is prolonged chronic stress. We need all the laughs we can get to help relieve it. It’s all explained right here and links to some of Gottfried’s best work.

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