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Dan Kahneman on the Situation of Experience and Memory

Posted by The Situationist Staff on April 23, 2010

From TedTalks: “Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our “experiencing selves” and our “remembering selves” perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy — and our own self-awareness.”

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To sample some related Situationist posts, see “The Situation of Becoming Happier,” Dan Kahneman on the Situation of Well-Being,” Dan Kahneman on the Situation of Intuition,” and “Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology.” For a sample of other Situationist posts related to Kahneman’s work, see Dan Kahneman’s Situation,” “The Situation of Financial Risk-Taking,” “Some (Interior) Situational Sources War – Part I,” and “Some (Interior) Situational Sources War – Part II.”

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Brain Magic

Posted by The Situationist Staff on March 29, 2009

From TEDTalks: “First, Keith Barry shows us how our brains can fool our bodies. Then he involves the audience in some jaw-dropping (and even a bit dangerous) feats of brain magic.”

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To read some related Situationist posts, see “Magic is in the Mind” and The Situation of Illusion” or click here for a collection of posts on illusion.

Posted in Choice Myth, Illusions, Video | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Barry Schwartz on Wisdom

Posted by The Situationist Staff on March 10, 2009

Barry Schwartz was one of the presenters at Saturday’s Third Annual Project on Law and Mind Sciences Conference at Harvard Law School.

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Last month, Professor Schwartz gave a TEDtalk, titled “The real crisis? We stopped being wise.”  In it, he “makes a passionate call for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.”  Here’s a video of the (21 minute) talk.

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Learn more about the PLMS conference and Professor Schwartz’s presentation here. To review Situationist posts discussing research by Barry Schwartz. click here.

Posted in Life, Video | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Jonathan Haidt – 5 Moral Values Behind Political Choices

Posted by The Situationist Staff on November 25, 2008

In his TedTalk, psychologist Jonathan Haidt describes five moral values that he believes form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center.

To read a related Situationist post, see Jonathan Haidt on the Situation of Moral Reasoning.”  To review a collection of posts examining the the situation of ideology, click here.

Posted in Ideology, Morality, Politics, Video | Tagged: , , , , | 3 Comments »

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