The impact of chronic debt on the poor is psychological, not just financial. We hypothesize that chronic debt impairs psychological functioning and decision-making, contributing to the poverty trap. This is because debt is not considered fungible...
Scott Barry Kaufman"We hypothesize that chronic debt impairs psychological functioning and decision-making, contributing to the poverty trap."
Why are we waylaid by criticism or unable to get past a minor snub from our best friend? Thats our negativity bias. We humans have a propensity to give more weight in our minds to things that go wrong than to things that go rightso much so that just...
Scott Barry Kaufman"A mind is prone to overreact to negative things... If we understand this, we can prevent some of the negative effects and improve the quality of our social life."
Today it’s great to have Paul Bloom on the podcast. Dr. Bloom is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world,...
They’ve been linked to road rage, pathological gambling, and complicated acts of fraud. It turns out many ordinary medications don’t just affect our bodies – they affect our brains.
Scott Barry Kaufman"The results revealed that paracetamol [Tylenol in America] significantly reduces our ability to feel positive empathy – a result with implications for how the drug is shaping the social relationships of millions of people every day." 😲