~11 min read · From 2018 · A deep dive into 7 psychology facts that all social media marketers should know and how you can apply them to everything from content and customer support to strategy and execution.
5 min read · 2020-09-16 · Intelligence is associated with coming up with more convincing bullshit and with being a better liar, but not associated with a better…
The dark side of smart is that whenever we do good works, and cooperate, we draw from our manipulative past. The even darker side of smart is that competition doesn’t just select an ability to manipulate but also an adaptive ability to be unpredictable. And one of the best ways to be unpredictable is to not know yourself. So we have evolution to thank for shielding us from complete self-knowledge. As a result, most of our own minds are shrouded in darkness. Perhaps that’s for the best. We might not like what we’d see.
Human intelligence is incredibly useful but it doesn’t safeguard you against having false beliefs, because that’s not what intelligence is for. Intelligence is associated with coming up with more convincing bullshit and with being a better liar, but not associated with a better ability to recognize one’s own bias. Unfortunately, intelligence has very little influence on your ability to rationally evaluate your own beliefs, or undermine what’s called “myside bias.”
6 min read · From 2017 · People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.
4 min read · 2020-05-06 · Wearing a mask, for most Americans, is novel. So rebellion is natural -- to a degree, experts say. But they urge Americans to think of the mask guidance not as forced conformity, but as a necessary…