In this week’s #GeekReads: iPhone addiction; measuring moral development in children; steer clear of workplace miscommunication; learning through punishment; gaining human perspective from multiple languages.
Separation anxiety. Can you live without your phone? A new study explores the anxiety and irrational fears people experience when parted from their smart devices. From Natalie Shoemaker via Big Think.
False witness. The impact of moral evaluations on decision-making changes with age, which may be important when considering eyewitness testimony. From American Psychological Association via PsyPost.
As clear as mud. Illusions of transparency can make us believe our feelings and intentions are crystal clear, when in fact others are misinterpreting us. From Emily Esfahani Smith via Business Insider.
Learn from your mistakes. While it is commonly believed that rewards elicit desired behavior, recent research suggests that punishments may sometimes serve as stronger motivators. From Gaia Remerowski via Futurity.
Benefits of being bilingual. A new study suggests children who speak multiple languages may have an easier time taking others’ perspectives and communicating effectively. From Nathan Collins via Pacific Standard.
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