Learned Today!-The bigger the ego, the harder the fall – how self-awareness buffers against social rejection : Not Exactly Rocket Science

The results are clear – people (or at least, children) with the most exaggerated views of their popularity have further to fall emotionally when their social status is challenged. As Thomaes says, “These results support the view that distorted self-views promote emotional vulnerability and that realistic self-views promote emotional resilience.” It’s better to deal with […]

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-rePost-Paul Kedrosky’s Infectious Greed: Y2K, the Credit Crisis, and the Rosencrantz Fallacy

Image by rymix via Flickr I think one big thing that is different here is that in most of those systems the snowball effect is less than in the financial system. But I have to say that I feel for the sentiment and hope that the small individual actions of each company/individual/Government end up to […]

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rePost: Better Press Corp Please:Chris Blattman’s Blog: Heroes are born, not made

Image via Wikipedia in the spirit of Brad Delong‘s Why Oh Why Can’t We Have A Better Press Corp! The article is partly confusing or badly written. the key paragraph to understand the way the writer tried to sensationalise this is He said the research could lead to new training programmes – mental therapies or […]

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