Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Why Some People Are More Religious

Is a pound of bricks heavier than a pound of feathers?  Your answer may be related to how religious you are.

Here’s Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Tanya Basu | Sept. 22, 2015 | Time Magazine

It may have little to do with education; psychologists now believe that religiosity is linked to whether you solve problems intuitively or deliberatively

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June 4, 2016 Posted by | decision making, religion | , , , | Leave a comment

Blink or think?

Couple of books argue against Malcolm Gladwell’s approach to “rely on your gut” decision making approach.  The article below points out a few examples from these books where intuition is deceiving.  From The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business:

Blink and you’ll miss it

Whatever your gut is telling you about that big decision, it’s probably wrong

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September 16, 2010 Posted by | behaviour, decision making | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t make a decision on an empty stomach

Good to know… from The Economist:

Sugaring the decision

Mar 27th 2008
From The Economist print edition

Do not think on an empty stomach
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April 23, 2008 Posted by | decision making, psychology | , , | 1 Comment