Category: Psychology

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praca zespołowa

Working in a group can change your personality

Psychology, 12-09-2022

Although personality is largely genetically determined, it can change to some extent. Many people change gradually over the course of their lives or under the influence of important events such as getting married, divorced, having a child, losing a job, or having an accident. The latest research shows that remote teamwork can also lead to […]

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mężczyzna wydaje opinię

How we judge other people – the contrast effect and other mechanisms

Psychology, 29-08-2022

How we judge other people changes under the influence of many factors. An example is the contrast effect, i.e. the dependence of the evaluation of one element on comparison to other elements. For example, men who have seen photos of models evaluate the beauty of their wives worse than men who have not seen photos […]

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naukowiec
naukowiec

The power of other people’s influence – conformism and authority figures

Psychology, 01-06-2022

Many people do not realize how much other people can influence our behavior. Under the influence of the group, we often behave completely irrational, as evidenced, among others, by the study by Asch (1951 as cited in: Tyszka, 1999).

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lotto
lotto

Winning the money lottery and happiness

Psychology, 27-05-2022

Do you play Lotto because you hope to win and become happier? Then not only do you spend a lot of money on a game where you can win with a probability of 1 to 14 million, but even if you do win, you probably won’t get happier anyway.

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base jump
base jump

“I’m not a risk taker” – the US BASE jumpers’ perception of their own risk tolerance

Psychology, 06-02-2022

There was supposed to be an article about skydivers’ perceptions of their propensity to take risks, but it turns out that people in the USA are a bit different than in Poland. Intercultural differences?

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szklana kula
szklana kula

Hindsight bias or “I knew it all along”

Psychology, 06-02-2022

“I knew it would rain, I had to take an umbrella”, “I knew from the beginning that Spain would be the European Champion”, “I knew this event would be weak” – how many times do we hear such statements? And why don’t people take these umbrellas if they knew it was going to rain? Why […]

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komputer i słuchawki
komputer i słuchawki

Music during work – helps or disturbs?

Neurobiology, Psychology, 01-01-2022

Some people like to listen to music while working, while others prefer to work in silence and say that music makes it difficult to concentrate. How is it actually? As with everything in psychology – it depends ;)

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znak błędna droga
znak błędna droga

Heuristics, or thinking by shortcuts

Psychology, 17-12-2021

In everyday conclusions, we often use heuristics, i.e. simplified rules of thinking. Thanks to their use, we do not have to analyze all the information that reaches us, but on the other hand, such shortcutting leads to many mistakes.

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piękna kobieta
piękna kobieta

“I don’t judge by appearance” – really?

Psychology, 14-12-2021

You will probably agree that we should not be guided by their appearance when judging other people. Many of us directly declare that “I do not judge people by appearance.” Still, we often unconsciously judge by appearance.

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wykresy
wykresy

How the average person understands statistical data

Psychology, 15-11-2021

According to research results, many people have surprisingly little knowledge of statistics. One of such studies (Smedslund, 1963 as cited in: Tyszka, 1999) examined whether nurses were able to assess whether there was a relationship between any symptoms and the disease. They were given to review 100 patient cards for the experiment, each containing information […]

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