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RSA Animate

The RSA Animate has a series of lectures which are relevant to some high school classes and teacher professional development. Here, DanAriely explores the circumstances under which someone would lie and what effect deception has on society at large. 277 more words

Religious Education

Sexual Behavior in the 1970s

By Pickup Culture

Studies into sexual behavior

In this blog post I thought I’d flesh out in more detail some of the changes taking place in behavior and attitudes towards sexuality in the 1970s, and the social science research seeking to document those changes.  2,637 more words


The benefits of a low battery

As a teacher I am fascinated by the challenge of helping people to push past their perceived limits.  I truly believe that we are all far more capable than we think.  431 more words


Self-image and risk acceptance

Or, the more you think “it won’t happen to me”, the more you will resist dealing with it when it does.

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Cognitive dissonance

When we hold contradictory beliefs or values at the same time, we can feel uncomfortable. Sometimes we try to modify some of those ideas or avoid certain information so that we don’t have to contend with the contradictions clashing around in our minds. 638 more words

Grand Unified Theories

By Gordon Rugg

If you’re a researcher, there’s a strong temptation to find a Grand Unified Theory for whatever you’re studying, whether you’re a geologist or a physicist or psychologist or from some other field. 1,805 more words

Useful Concepts

You can rationalise anything

From Breitbart:

An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a 10-year-old boy in a Viennese swimming pool so ferociously that the boy had to be hospitalised for his injuries.

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Narrative And Taboo