Probably no surprise here: overconfidence bolsters anti-scientific views

One could describe science as organized scepticism or systematic doubt. So maybe it will not come as a surprise that overconfidence can be linked to anti-scientific views. But because you never can be sure without research and data, a new study examined this claim. From the press release: Historically, the scientific community has relied on… Read More Probably no surprise here: overconfidence bolsters anti-scientific views

An important update to the Marshmallow Test: culture matters

We’ve known for some time that the original Marshmallow Test mostly happened with children from higher-income families. However, we describe in our new book about psychology that this limits how broad the results can be interpreted, although delayed gratification does seem to be linked to success in later life. This recent study adds insights to… Read More An important update to the Marshmallow Test: culture matters

You underestimate how much you would enjoy spending time alone with your own thoughts

Yes, this post is about a study, although maybe you think the opposite while reading the title. But it’s true, according to research published by the American Psychological Association, people consistently underestimate how much they would enjoy spending time alone with their own thoughts, without anything to distract them. So put down the device you… Read More You underestimate how much you would enjoy spending time alone with your own thoughts