God only started watching over us quite recently, according to a new study that analysed 414 societies from 30 world regions.
David DeStenoInteresting paper in @nature arguing that conceptions of deities changed as societies grew more complex. A big, all knowing god became important to solve the problem of cooperation when people could act with more anonymity. H/t @minzlicht
Yes, the city’s subway is improving. But the overall increase in on-time rate and reliability masks a surprising disparity.
David DeStenoA tale of two subways.... If you have the option on the way to your NYC destination, take a "number" line over a "letter" one (from personal experience, I'm not so sure about this, but looks there was a change in 2018).
Lethal partisanship is taking us into dangerous territory.
David DeSteno“The set of evolved programs that enable and drive warfare and politics strongly overlap with the set of evolved programs that drive human morality.” Come on. There are no “evolved programs” for war. There is no brain “circuit” for hate.
Imagine two people walking through a field. One of them tiptoes gingerly, zigging and zagging from one side to another. The other strides confidently straight a…
David DeStenoAll true. But, IMHO, the biggest reason is short-term thinking by voters & pols alike. The benefits of combatting climate change are "down the road," and voters & pols want immediate (or at least before next election) gratification.
You can derive the age of a researcher based on the sample size they were told to use in a two independent group design. When I started my...
David DeStenoEssential read by @lakens on the problems w/ relying on heuristics. Editors, reviewers, & authors need to understand the logic of statistics to do/evaluate experiments correctly. Don’t be lazy & rely on rules of thumb. Results will be non optimal.
The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance. It’s something far worse.
David DeStenoAll (of us) emotion researchers agree that feelings set the priors with which we interpret what comes next. If we’re feeling contempt, there’s little hope that we’ll be willing to engage in ideas exchange with someone. That’s a big problem @arthurbrooks
The upper echelon is hoarding money and privilege to a degree not seen in decades. But that doesn’t make them happy at work.
David DeSteno"For those who do find themselves miserable at work, it’s an important reminder that the smoothest life paths sometimes fail to teach us about what really brings us satisfaction day to day." Take risks to find professional happiness. Wise words by @cduhigg
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David DeStenoGreat new paper on strategies for reducing failures of self-control by @angeladuckw, @katy_milkman, & David Laibson that offers a way to categorize & evaluate many "tools" besides willpower. But don't forget moral emotions, too, can benefit self-control.