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Literally Psyched

Literally Psyched

Conceived in literature, tested in psychology

What Can Winnie-the-Pooh Teach Us About Media Multitasking?

If a writer, why not writeOn whatever comes in sight?So—the Children’s Books; a shortIntermezzo of a sort:When I wrote them, little thinkingAll my years of pen-and-inkingWould be almost lost amongThose four trifles for the young.With those lines, Alan Alexander Milne—or A...

December 21, 2011 — Maria Konnikova

An Introduction to Psych You Up. Literally.

My first grade teacher, Mrs. Parker, had short, curly white hair and a low, smooth voice. Every day, right after lunch, she would take the large glasses that she always wore on a gold chain around her neck and place them on her nose...

December 6, 2011 — Maria Konnikova

Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Try to Make Bricks without Clay

If this week’s lesson sounds a bit repetitive, it is meant to, not only because it touches on so many of the poor thought habits that Holmes singles out in his attempts to craft Watson into an abler logician, but also because it is the last–for now, at least–of the "Lessons from Sherlock Holmes" series, [...]..

November 15, 2011 — Maria Konnikova

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