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The Four Desires Driving All Human Behavior: Bertrand Russell’s Magnificent Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech – Brain Pickings
Love of power is closely akin to vanity, but it is not by any means the same thing. What vanity needs for its satisfaction is glory, and it is easy to have glory without power… Many people prefer glory to power, but on the whole these people have less effect upon the course of events than those who prefer power to glory… Power, like vanity, is insatiable. Nothing short of omnipotence could satisfy it completely. And as it is especially the vice of energetic men, the causal efficacy of love of power is out of all proportion to its frequency. It is, indeed, by far the strongest motive in the lives of important men.
Latino  war  Power_materials  Pol.11  Violence_y_Power  Psychology  Boricua_Power 
1 hour ago by Jibarosoy
Is imposter syndrome a sign of greatness? — Quartz
Is Imposter Syndrome a sign of greatness?
Great piece on Imposter syndrome: how it was originally identified as a condition unique to women, its correlation to success, and how it’s still not a desirable condition:
Psychology  Article  Life  CognitivePsychology  MustRead  advice 
2 hours ago by rasagy
21 Helpful Links About Finding Your Callings | Psychology Today
About Finding Your Callings
A trove of websites, articles, blogs, videos and TED talks about callings.
living  psychology 
4 hours ago by magnusc
The Marshmallow Test: What Does It Really Measure? - The Atlantic
Affluence—not willpower—seems to be what’s behind some kids' capacity to delay gratification.
The marshmallow test is one of the most famous pieces of social-science research: Put a marshmallow in front of a child, tell her that she can have a second one if she can go 15 minutes without eating the first one, and then leave the room. Whether she’s patient enough to double her payout is supposedly indicative of a willpower that will pay dividends down the line, at school and eventually at work. Passing the test is, to many, a promising signal of future success.
But a new study, published last week, has cast the whole concept into doubt. The researchers—NYU’s Tyler Watts and UC Irvine’s Greg Duncan and Hoanan Quan—restaged the classic marshmallow test, which was developed by the Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel in the 1960s. Mischel and his colleagues administered the test and then tracked how children went on to fare later in life. They described the results in a 1990 study, which suggested that delayed gratification had huge benefits, including on such measures as standardized test scores.
psychology  money  research 
6 hours ago by rgl7194
Caring for Your Introvert - The Atlantic
The habits and needs of a little-understood group
Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk? Who has to be dragged to parties and then needs the rest of the day to recuperate? Who growls or scowls or grunts or winces when accosted with pleasantries by people who are just trying to be nice?
If so, do you tell this person he is "too serious," or ask if he is okay? Regard him as aloof, arrogant, rude? Redouble your efforts to draw him out?
psychology  introvert 
6 hours ago by rgl7194
The Gamer Motivation Model in Handy Reference Chart and Slides - Quantic Foundry
"A total of over 140,000 gamers worldwide have now completed the Gamer Motivation Profile. Statistical analysis of how motivations cluster together is consistent with what we reported earlier. To make the Gamer Motivation Model easier to understand and share, we’ve put together some reference charts and slides. First, we have a chart that lists all the motivations and how they are related. Motivations in the same column are more highly correlated than motivations in different columns. The chart also provides brief descriptions of each motivation." | by Nick Yee  […]
games  Simulations  Psychology  motivation  RTTP  Pol._147  Teaching 
10 hours ago by Jibarosoy
BBC - Future - Why does walking through doorways make us forget?
Forgetting why you entered a room is called the “Doorway Effect”, and it may reveal as much about the strengths of human memory, as it does the weaknesses.
psychology  memory 
11 hours ago by geetarista

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