Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

A very convincing argument that risk-taking is more cultural than biological.

The Hidden Sexism of How We Think About Risk

If men take more risks than women, it’s not because of biology.

By Cordelia Fine | May 18, 2017 | Nautilus

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June 11, 2017 Posted by | behaviour, evolutionary psychology, psychology, sociology | , , | Leave a comment

For people raised in chaos, risk-taking is hardwired

Interesting how having control (or not) in the first 5 years of life can make a huge difference in decision making later on in life.  Knowing this makes it much harder to judge people.

When Destructive Behavior Makes Biological Sense

For people raised in chaos, risk-taking is hardwired

By Matthew Hutson | December 3, 2015| Nautilus

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January 4, 2016 Posted by | behaviour, decision making | , , , , | Leave a comment