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Confusion and its Positive Effects on Learning

Sidney D’Mello, an assistant professor of psychology and computer science at the University of Notre Dame, and Arthur Graesser, a professor of psychology at the University of Memphis, suggest that controlled confusion may help people learn. 8 more words


Chapter One - Firewood

On cold days, the wood warms the woodcutter twice. Once when he is splitting the wood, and the second time when he is standing by the fire.

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Self Reflection

Denial or cognitive dissonance

I read an interesting post this morning here about denial being comfy.

Sometimes it’s denial, and sometimes a kind of cognitive dissonance from receiving mixed messages and a lack of validation or support. 515 more words

Passive Aggressive

Funhouse Mirrors

Sometimes trying to relate to people can be a bit like being trapped in a hall of mirrors at a funhouse,  unable to find the exit. 508 more words

Those mobile bones

The bones, purporting to be of the former Edward V and the elder of his brothers, have an interesting history of their own.

1) More relates that they were buried at night by one priest, without anyone knowing – which narrative is regarded as a Fifth Gospel by Cairo residents, if regarded as a farce by everyone else. 254 more words