In a September 16, 2016 essay in the New York Times, David Z. Hambrick and Alexander P. Burgoyne made an interesting distinction between intelligence and rationality. Drawing mainly on the work of noted cognitive psychologist Keith Stanovitch, they referred to “dysrationalia” (a term coined decades ago by Stanovitch) as the failure of people with average or above-average intelligence (as measured by IQ) to apply their intelligence adequately in addressing real-world problems. An example (termed the “Linda Problem) used by Hambrick and Burgoyne was drawn from work in behavioral economics, and involved the following scenario “Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in antinuclear demonstrations.” Then the researchers asked the subjects which was more probable: (A) Linda is a bank teller or (B) Linda is a … [Read more...] about Intelligence and Stupid Behavior
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Remove at least one structured activity from your schedule. Take your kids outside for free play over the holiday break, even if it’s cold. Remember something you or your kids used to like to do for fun (like snowshoeing, knitting, having dance parties, doing puzzles, or watching animated films) that got edged out of your schedule due to busyness, and make a plan to reintroduce it into your life. 5. Clearing a bad habit Think of one aspect of your parenting you don't like, are exhausted by, or are tired of, and identify one way to clear it by "doing something different." One mom hated the way she nagged her daughter to get her socks and shoes on before they went somewhere. She "did something different" by putting a bin of her daughter's socks and shoes by the door and, if her daughter had them on by the time they left, she played her daughter's favorite song as soon as they got in the car. A dad got tired of yelling at his sons to go to bed, so he "did … [Read more...] about 5 Powerful Winter Solstice Practices for Parents
There are things in life that can devastate you financially—medical bills, divorce, and many others—but if your life is stable and you have taken proper precautions, such as having some savings, perhaps a line of credit, and medical insurance, then when the inevitable unexpected expense occurs, you can make it through. However, if you don’t believe that you will make it through, or if you worry about money constantly, there are some other steps you may want to take. … [Read more...] about Money & Emotions
There are many more examples, so it would be no surprise that Ian Brady had embedded a code. In the interviews, Cassinelli, a psychologist, never mentions whether she actually asked Brady why he underlined certain words and used different fonts. From what we know of the motivations for other code-happy killers, it seems likely that Brady would have provided a way to decipher his secrets. My experience with Rader confirms that while they like to pose a challenge, they also want their creative cleverness acknowledged. … [Read more...] about Games Killers Play
It is common for children to experiment with all sorts of ideas, looks and labels as they develop their own identity, e.g. “tomboy” girls who play rough or “sensitive” boys who try on their mom’s makeup. Most children have a good sense of their gender identity by age 4 and those who experience gender dysphoria in adolescence are likely to identify as transgender in adulthood. With an increase in acceptance of LGBTQ+ identities, children and adolescents are beginning to experiment with their gender identity and expression and “come out” earlier than in previous decades. Trans children who are supported in their gender identity are at less risk of anxiety, depression, and shame than those who experience rejection from parents and others. The Trevor Project—a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ individuals under 25—reports that “transgender youth whose families support … [Read more...] about Treatment for Transgender Youth Banned?