to the page, here I write about and log thoughts concerning psychology and other things.
The writings here are on subjects that I like or thought about once (e.g., Why can’t you find an unhappy picture of Osama Bin Laden?).. The most important thing was/ is clear and critical analysis, examining my own (and maybe your) beliefs in search of the ‘truth’ (the best/ most effective belief). Really though, try to find an unhappy picture of osama, I’d be happy to see it!
The most important thing is clear thinking, looking at topics from many sides, and encouraging others to think more broadly by introducing them to new thoughts as well. Sometimes it hurts and we discuss them painfully now so that they are not so painful in the future. like an exercise. debate and critical thinking helps us learn better and think clearer, so I try to do it as much as possible. 😀
I’m getting paid to examine how cognitive conflict affects the topics that scientists discuss and work on more generally. Our working hypothesis is that scientists are human, and that cognitive conflict, the experience of two competing ideas in the brain, drive the individual to try and find the truth. This drive toward understanding is the fundamental drive behind all of our formal education systems, religions, and even the scientific enterprise its self.
We operationalize this conflict as the amount of negative words the individual uses (e.g., Why most published research findings are false). You can read more about it on my osf page.
Want to talk? Why not? 😀 Come see some funny internet stuff I like or talk with me on Twitter. Or you can email me. Or leave a comment here. If you have a question or comment on the ideas or work, would be happy to discuss. I’m trying to live the best life and trying to help as many people as possible do it too (whatever that means for you).
Thank you again for coming and I hope you find value here! 😀