Psychology

Algorithm Aversion: People Erroneously Avoid Algorithms After Seeing Them Err #paper - "Research shows that evidence-based algorithms more accurately predict the future than do human forecasters. Yet when forecasters are deciding whether to use a human forecaster or a statistical algorithm, they often choose the human forecaster. This phenomenon, which we call algorithm aversion, is costly, and it is important to understand its causes. We show that people are especially averse to algorithmic forecasters after seeing them perform, even when they see them outperform a human forecaster. This is because people more quickly lose confidence in algorithmic than human forecasters after seeing them make the same mistake. In 5 studies, participants either saw an algorithm make forecasts, a human make forecasts, both, or neither. They then decided whether to tie their incentives to the future predictions of the algorithm or the human. Participants who saw the algorithm perform were less confident in it, and less likely to choose it over an inferior human forecaster. This was true even among those who saw the algorithm outperform the human."

The Five Minute Journal #book #app - "Elevate yourself. Be happier. Improve relationships. Shift your mind to state of optimism. You could be the next amongst thousands of others to hone your ability to focus on the good in life. The Five Minute Journal’s approachable and structured exercises will lead you down a path toward an enhanced version of the person you already are."

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush Zomorodi #video - "Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural connections that connect ideas and solve problems. Learn to love being bored as Manoush Zomorodi explains the connection between spacing out and creativity."

The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole #podcast - "Have you ever noticed that when something important is missing in your life, your brain can only seem to focus on that missing thing?"

Spend More Time Alone #article - by Cal Newport. "The right way to define “solitude” is as a subjective state in which you’re isolated from input from other minds. ... Regular doses of solitude are crucial for the effective and resilient functioning of your brain."

Growth Mindset

Carol Dweck

The Pygmalion Effect - "The Pygmalion Effect is the phenomenon whereby higher expectations lead to higher performance. The Pygmalion effect is also known as the Rosenthal Experiment, named after a research of Robert Rosenthal at Harvard."

Rise: 20 Years of Kelly Clark #video - "One of the winningest athletes of all time, the story of Kelly Clark’s snowboarding career is nothing short of mind-blowing. Between the Olympics, the Burton US Open, X Games - if it involved a podium in snowboarding, chances are Kelly has stood atop it."

Identity

Creating Your Identity Through the Method Acting Approach | Greg Bryk | TEDxQueensU #video - "As a Vanier Cup champion, Greg’s life story had been set out for him by his parents. He was going to play football and then either become a lawyer or a politician. Greg believed this story to be his own but in his third year of university he accidentally learned who he truly was. Now an accomplished actor, Greg shares his story and the lessons he has learned throughout his career on how one can take charge and be the author of their own life."

Daniel Dennett - What is the Nature of Personal Identity? #video - "What makes one a person or a self? If he or she sees, hears, thinks and feels, is that a person or a self? How can separate perceptions bind together into a coherent mental unity of a single person or self?"

How To Know Yourself #video - "One of the hardest things in the universe to understand is the interior of our own minds: we can have spent decades on the earth before we've grasped even very basic things about who we are and how we function. It's not for nothing that the Ancient Greeks felt philosophy had only one command: Know yourself! But however arduous, the journey can be facilitated by a few well-aimed bits of advice…"

Personal Identity: Crash Course Philosophy #19 #video - "Today Hank is building on last week’s exploration of identity to focus on personal identity. Does it in reside in your body? Is it in the collective memories of your consciousness? There are, of course, strengths and weaknesses to both of these ideas, and that’s what we’re talking about today."