Tag Archives: Life

How To Become An Expert

What separates a world-class concert pianist from your aunt Jane who’s been playing for 15 years? Where is the divide between an expert oncologist who can catch lung cancer 95 % of the time, and a rookie who only averages … Continue reading

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Secrets In Our Sleep – The Truth Behind Dream Analysis

“Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before” -Edgar Allan Poe As I’ve mentioned tons of times already, analyzing dreams is how I became interested in psychology. I know what some of you are thinking, “Analyzing dreams is … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance – How We Are Really Good At Lying To Our Selves

Humans like consistency, and when something comes along that challenges that consistency, they freak out. This is most clearly seem by a study conducted by Leon Festinger and Merrill Carlsmith. Participants entered the experiment with the idea that the study … Continue reading

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The Video Game of Life

Whether you are an avid video gamer, a compulsive Facebooker, or none of the above, Jesse Schell’s talk on how technology will soon affect our lives is both inspiring and utterly terrifying. The easiest way to hook technology and psychology … Continue reading

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The Economy, Global Warming, and Video Games

Knock on wood, I have never been in a car accident.  Granted, I’ve only been driving for 4 years, but you’re first few years of driving are supposed to be the most dangerous. I attribute this stroke of good fortune … Continue reading

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Casual Fridays

So as you know, I am new to this whole blogging thing. At first, I wanted to blog about psychology three times a week, if not more. Then, I realized how long it takes me just to write out one … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Attribution Error – How We Are Wrong Most of the Time

I work for an organization at Rutgers called Dance Marathon, a student run philanthropy where we raise money for the non medical needs of children with cancers and blood disorders. Dance marathon quickly became the best thing I have ever … Continue reading

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