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Combating Groupthink and Social Loafing
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Post No.: 0392   Furrywisepuppy says:   The wisdom of a diverse crowd usually leads to better solutions in certain contexts (check out Post No.: 0090). But when that diversity is absent or when people just mindlessly follow each other … Read More

The Morality Maze and Ad Hoc Moral Rationalisations
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Post No.: 0391   Furrywisepuppy says:   Morality doesn’t just differ between different cultures but can differ between different individuals within the same country – often to suit individual people’s own particular worldviews, lifestyles and aspirations! There seems to be … Read More

The Stages of Sleep, and the Benefits of a Nap
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Post No.: 0390   Furrywisepuppy says:   Ever wondered what’s actually happening when you’re sleeping? It’s a more active process than you may realise…   When we sleep, we go through roughly 90-minute (60-100-minute) sleep cycles. The stages of sleep … Read More

The Ultimatum Game and Dictator Game
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Post No.: 0389   Fluffystealthkitten says:   People can behave quite irrationally, particularly when money is involved! Since money was invented rather than is something that’s innately natural – hence the human species didn’t exactly evolve with it in their … Read More

Care About But Don’t Worry About Being Wrong
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Post No.: 0388   Furrywisepuppy says:   The more you know, the more humble you actually become because the more you will know how much the entire human species in total yet understands so far, never mind any single person … Read More

Religion for Social Support, Purpose and Meaning
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Post No.: 0387   Furrywisepuppy says:   Religiosity or spirituality is, generally, correlated with better health outcomes, such as lower levels of heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, hypertension, emphysema, some cancers, chronic pain and premature death overall. This may be … Read More

Too Much Stress Makes a Giant Mess
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Post No.: 0386   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A little bit of stress is beneficial for optimum performance but too much at once, or any amount for too long, will have a drastic negative effect, not just on one’s performance but … Read More

Rules, Behaviours and Consequences
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Post No.: 0385   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child’s self-discipline is formed early in life and continues into adulthood. Neither a ‘softly-softly’ nor a ‘stern and threatening’ approach tends to work to get a child to resist temptation in the … Read More

The Effects of Brands on Consumers
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Post No.: 0384   Furrywisepuppy says:   Brands set up expectations in our minds as consumers, plus we remember past experiences with those brands, which shape how we feel with subsequent experiences with those brands. Brands imbue values and affect … Read More

Being ‘Different’, ‘Weird’ or ‘Strange’
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Post No.: 0383   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In any kind of context, people tend to call any person whom they don’t quite understand or isn’t following the current social norm as ‘crazy’ or similar, even when a person isn’t genuinely … Read More

‘Too Long; Didn’t Read’ or ‘Too Lazy; Didn’t Read’?
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Post No.: 0382   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s utterly crucial to read the articles – not just the headlines or summaries presented in news feeds or social media posts – and to read them carefully to the very end. News … Read More

What’s Moral Today Could Become Immoral Tomorrow?
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Post No.: 0381   Furrywisepuppy says:   Most Christians didn’t see slavery as something that was immoral at one time. A minority of Muslims don’t consider suicide bombings immoral today. Murder can be seen as immoral, yet the extra-judicial killing … Read More

Microplastics in Every Corner of the World
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Post No.: 0380   Furrywisepuppy says:   For many here in the UK, it took a highly visual documentary (Blue Planet II) on plastic pollution gathering around innocent islands across the world, and being able to directly trace some of … Read More

Why Be a Hero? And How to Be More Heroic
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Post No.: 0379   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The ‘bystander effect’ suggests that the likelihood of a particular individual helping a stranger under certain conditions, such as when amongst a large crowd and the situation is ambiguous, is low. But the … Read More

Conformity and Obeying Authority Figures
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Post No.: 0378   Furrywisepuppy says:   Conformity to social norms as a result of social pressures, or feeling embarrassed if one is not following one’s group, is largely important because humans are social animals and need to socially coexist. … Read More

The Best Way to Coach the Mental Game
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Post No.: 0377   Furrywisepuppy says:   Mental toughness or strength is arguably about having the ability to stay focused despite feeling a million other emotions and physiological symptoms. It’s the ability to own any feelings and thoughts you have … Read More

On the Hunt (The Life of Cats)
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Post No.: 0376   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Let’s talk about cats and why we love to hunt!   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’ve hopefully now debunked the existence of linear dominance hierarchies in dogs in Post No.: 0360, so sure thing … Read More

Responding to an Ultimatum and Fighting Fire with Water
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Post No.: 0375   Furrywisepuppy says:   So you were acquainted with added value and how this relates to power in negotiations in Post No.: 0319. Now if an ultimatum is given to you, such as, “Do you accept a … Read More

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