In this week’s #GeekReads: learning through communication; compassionate meditation; the fear of going to the movies alone; habits of emotionally intelligent people; justifying cheating.
Talk to me. While humans learn from statistical associations between events and objects, sharing information by communication is just as important for learning. From International School of Advanced Studies via PsyPost.
All by myself. Judgment from others is one reason why most people fear doing things alone, but research suggests they often enjoy themselves as much as someone who has company. From Natalie Shoemaker via BigThink.
Gray areas. People are apt to violate ethical principals to serve their self-interest but only when cheating is easy to justify and not too obvious. From Association for Psychological Science via PsyPost.
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