Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Your Happiness Is Like a Rocking Chair

Definitely worth reading.  Should get Jim Davies’ book.

Your Happiness Is Like a Rocking Chair

Jim Davies | Mar 23, 2016 | Nautilus

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March 27, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, decision making, genes, psychology | , , , | Leave a comment

Religious Kids Are More Selfish Than Non-Religious Kids

Well that’s a surprise…

[Addendum: Another article on the same study, this time from Scientific American: Children with a Religious Upbringing Show Less Altruism ]

Religious Kids Are More Selfish Than Non-Religious Kids, Study Says

By VICE News | November 6, 2015 | 2:00 pm

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November 7, 2015 Posted by | behaviour, religion | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feel good, do bad

“Moral licensing” is the “tendency to indulge yourself for doing something virtuous”.  Which means that if you are on a diet, bringing your own grocery bags to the supermarket may not be a good idea.

Ethics and the environment : Eco-waverers

When people feel good about themselves, they do bad things

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June 6, 2015 Posted by | behaviour, brain, decision making, psychology | , | Leave a comment