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Discussion in 'Social Discussion' started by Vanyanka, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. themildone

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    My latest nonfiction read wasn't originally on my A-Z challenge list but my God, it's amazing. I feel like the author is picking my brain. It's called Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, and it's all about the causes and effects of vulnerability and how to overcome fear of it. She's a research professor who has spent ~20 years researching vulnerability and shame. It's super insightful and I recommend everyone go read it right this minute.
     
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    I recently finished Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and really enjoyed it. It's about psychology, primarily common logical fallacies and biases. It describes a process of how people think and how vulnerable we are to erroneous intuition. The author provides a lot of examples which do a good job of letting you know that you're not special and have the same fallacies as everyone else :blep: It's well written, managing to never be overly dense.

    It was particularly interesting to me as a turker because it goes over some major psychological studies in the past few years and their findings, studies that survey requesters on Mturk like to replicate or slightly alter. Had quite a few, a ha! moments as to why a lot of common survey questions get asked.

    Would recommend to anyone with any interest in psychology (and maybe economics.)
     
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    I love learning about logical fallacies and 'wrong thinking' because my God I'm so susceptible to them. Definitely adding this to my to-read list
     
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