Handling Bullies and Trolls
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Post No.: 0352   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you don’t have a motorcycle licence and I mocked you for it then would that speak about me or about you? Would this speak about my insecurities or yours?   Well that’s … Read More

The Socialisation of Puppies and Kittens
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Post No.: 0351   Furrywisepuppy says:   Let’s continue on from Post No.: 0340 in our series of chats about cats and dogs.   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I think we should talk about a critical stage in a dog or … Read More

How to Have a Good Bedtime
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Post No.: 0350   Furrywisepuppy says:   During the day – if you have naps during the daytime then don’t over-nap. Busy the mind during the day too – stimulate your brain, see new sights, learn new things!   Regularly … Read More

Credibility Enhancing and Undermining Displays
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Post No.: 0349   Furrywisepuppy says:   Credibility enhancing displays (CREDs) are behaviours that signal one’s belief in and commitment to something, such as to a religion. Examples that enhance one’s credibility include putting your own money where your mouth … Read More

Genius and Advancing the World of Knowledge
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Post No.: 0348   Furrywisepuppy says:   A genius is commonly regarded as someone who demonstrates extraordinary intellectual ability and creative productivity, to an extent that it’s associated with an achievement that significantly advances our collective knowledge in a particular … Read More

Identifying a Criminal Suspect from a Line-Up
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Post No.: 0347   Furrywisepuppy says:   Identifying upside-down faces is particularly difficult compared to trying to identify other objects that are presented to us upside-down, suggesting that we use a different brain mechanism when identifying faces. This may possibly … Read More

The Environmental Collective Action Problem
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Post No.: 0346   Furrywisepuppy says:   Personal responsibility is something that a lot of us don’t seem to want to take when it comes to collective action problems such as looking after the environment – or at least intentions … Read More

Loss Aversion and Overvaluing Losses
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Post No.: 0345   Furrywisepuppy says:   ‘Loss aversion’, which has been briefly mentioned a few times before, is when the negative utility of giving an item up feels greater than the positive utility of acquiring that exact same item. … Read More

Our Overly Neat and Coherent Success Stories
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Post No.: 0344   Furrywisepuppy says:   We perceive reality as we see and remember it. The narrative we tell regarding the/our past is just a story – and an overly neat and coherent story at that. For example, ‘I’ve … Read More

Lies, Bull, Hype and Hysteria
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Post No.: 0343   Fluffystealthkitten says:   A liar knows for sure that what they’re saying is false, whereas a bull****er doesn’t know for sure whether what they’re saying is true or false, and doesn’t care – they’ll just make … Read More

Many Things To Be Grateful For
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Post No.: 0342   Furrywisepuppy says:   I think that gratitude needs a lot more mentions as a key ingredient for a happy and content life! So much about social life is about giving, receiving, repaying and reciprocation thus gratefulness … Read More

Don’t Assume Everyone Experienced the Same Things When Young
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Post No.: 0341   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Most of all cases of adult mental illness have their roots before the age of 14 hence it’s important that children are appropriately diagnosed and treated early. Stressors or risk factors during this … Read More

It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs!
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Post No.: 0340   Furrywisepuppy says:   Hey you’re a cat and I’m a dog – well no ordinary cat or dog – but I really think it’s time we should talk about cats and dogs from a welfare perspective … Read More

Police Interviews and Interrogations
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Post No.: 0339   Furrywisepuppy says:   (The room is dark apart from the light of a single lamp blazing right in the suspect’s face. In the shadows, Furrywisepuppy is wearing a trench coat and fedora hat too why not … Read More

Pluralistic Ignorance and False Consensus
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Post No.: 0338   Furrywisepuppy says:   Pluralistic ignorance was very briefly mentioned back in Post No.: 0237 as one of the reasons why the ‘bystander effect’ sometimes occurs when people are in crowd situations.   ‘Pluralistic ignorance’ can be … Read More

Psychoactive Drugs on Developing Brains
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Post No.: 0337   Furrywisepuppy says:   Alcohol, tobacco (mainly nicotine), cannabis (mainly THC), caffeine, betel nut, LSD, MDMA, cocaine or indeed any kind of psychoactive drug generally negatively affects the developing brain, and not just temporarily. Alcohol, for instance, … Read More

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