<![CDATA[followthescience.nl - Psychology in Practice]]>Sat, 01 Jun 2024 21:17:39 +0200Weebly<![CDATA[11 - help society is collapsing, what can we do]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2023 09:42:59 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/11-help-society-is-collapsing-what-can-we-doIn this interactive recorded lecture, participants enthusiastically started working on Schippers' ideal future triptych. What beautiful dreams and concrete actions came from that! The focus of the lecture is on possible solutions for the major social problems of our time. (Dutch spoken, English subtitled)

In de interactieve lezing gingen deelnemers enthousiast aan de slag met het Schippers' ideale toekomst drieluik. Wat een mooie dromen en concrete acties kwamen daaruit, prachtig om te horen. De focus in de lezing lag vooral op mogelijke oplossingen voor de grote sociale problemen van deze tijd. (Nederlands gesproken, Engels ondertiteld) 
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<![CDATA[10 -The Rally Around The Flag Effect]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2023 09:08:07 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/10-the-rally-around-the-flag-effectOctober 7th Hamas attacked Israel, now Israel is attacking Gaza and the world is appears more divided than ever, in which side to support. Everybody appears to be 'rallying around a flag' if it were and if you don’t like the mayor in Rotterdam refused to do, you get scolded. The Economist oct. 16 headlines "Wartime leaders usually get a popularity bump. Israel’s hasn’t" what is going on, and what happens when the Rally Around the Flag Effect fails. Michaela talks about the rally around the flag effect.
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<![CDATA[9 - The Halo and the Horns Effect, why Gabor Maté got scorned]]>Sat, 21 Oct 2023 10:47:15 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/9-the-halo-and-the-horns-effect-why-gabor-mate-got-scornedMarch 4 expert on childhood-trauma, dr. Gabor Maté sat down with prince Harry in an online broadcast private session. Maté got severe backlash for doing this, to the point of him having regrets for participating in the event in the first place. Did negative associations with Harry make Maté seem guilty? With this as an example we discuss 'the Halo and the Horns' effect. Get ready for some biblical references and learn why Gabor Maté got scorned for his interview with Prince Harry.

Maté told his story of regret last week on the UK based Steven Bartlett Podcast called The Diary Of A CEO. In the podcast Gabor talks about how the UK tabloids coverage of his session with Harry ánd the fact that the session would not be permitted to be made public for fear of legal repercussions, were his main regrets.

But the story does not end there. When we go looking for the actual negative stories Gabor mentioned, our search engine turns up zero hits. Have they all been censored away? By the newspapers or by the search engines? One clip did turn up however. That of another UK based podcaster called Stef the Alter Nerd who actually saw the online session between Gabor and Harry and who showed actual newspaper clips in her show, through which a different story appears to be told. A story of both Harry and Gabor apparently discussing the virtues of a psychedelic drug called ayahuasca. Could the backlash on that be the reason for Maté's regret? '

The Halo and the Horns effect' in this interview is explained using the example of the Gabor Maté conversation with Steven Bartlett. Maté is a lifelong specialist in his field, well worth listening to. Was a halo effect affecting our judgement in choosing this example?

Harry meanwhile is busy selling his new book. His memoir. Did Harry perhaps arrange the uproar to sell some more copies? Or is that the horns effect affecting our judgement?

What do you think?

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<![CDATA[8 - Perverse Incentives]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2023 09:25:07 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/8-perverse-incentivesGovernments often try to modify human behavior. Not always successfully. A perverse incentive is an incentive that has an unintended and undesirable result that is contrary to the intentions of its designers. It is a wide-spread phenomenon in organizations and society at large.

For instance rewarding the military-industrial complex for war or the pharmaceutical industry for keeping people sick (an develop medicines to treat the sickness).
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<![CDATA[7 - just world hypothesis]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2023 15:24:14 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/just-world-hypothesisThe just world hypothesis is a positive illusion that the world is fair and that actions lead to positive consequences.

When confronted with cruelty and suffering people can do two things:(1) Conclude the world is not “just” or (2) Derogate the victim (blaming the victim).

​People with a strong just- world belief, will be more inclined to derogate the victim (e.g., blaming poor people for their circumstances). Lerner was prompted to study justice beliefs and the just-world hypothesis in the context of social psychological inquiry into negative social and societal interactions. Lerner saw his work as extending Stanley Milgram's work on obedience. He sought to answer the questions of how regimes that cause cruelty and suffering maintain popular support, and  how people come to accept social norms and laws that produce misery and suffering.

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<![CDATA[6 - False Prophets]]>Fri, 07 Apr 2023 15:38:51 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/6-false-prophetsHow not to fall for false prophets
It's Easter 2023 when we publish this story. It appears this time we're all trying to find out who we can still trust and at risk of loosing our faith. But how can you tell the difference between who's genuine and who's a 'False Prophet'? Michaéla shares the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin to explain what we can do.
​PS No cats were harmed during the recording of this interview.
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<![CDATA[Life Crafting as an evidence based tool]]>Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:05:14 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/life-crafting-as-an-evidence-based-toolProf. Schippers discusses how to increase your own, your co-workers' and the company's performance.

Prof. Michaéla Schippers will talk about how to master the skill of life crafting: “a process in which people actively reflect on their present and future life, set goals for important areas of life—social, career, and leisure time—and, if required, make concrete plans and undertake actions to change these areas in a way that is more congruent with their values and wishes.” As a professor of behaviour and performance management, she has made it her life goal to let other people shine and prosper. Prof. Schippers developed a tool that can help you and your co-workers craft an ideal life by thinking about what this ideal life could look like, and contrast this with thinking what life would look like if you follow the current chosen path.
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<![CDATA[5 - Prisoners Dilemma]]>Sun, 16 Oct 2022 15:09:33 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/5-prisoners-dilemmaA prisoner’s dilemma is a paradoxical situation in which individuals appearing to choose for their self-interest, will not have an optimal outcome as a group. In a classic prisoner’s dilemma, individuals have the greatest payoffs if they betray the group instead of cooperating with the others. While choosing self-interest is incentivized, in repeating the game, players can devise a strategy that would actually rewards cooperation.

In the classic prisoner’s dilemma two bank robbers, arrested and interrogated in separate rooms, have a choice to cooperate (not betray each other by remaining silent) or to defect (betray the other by testifying). The authorities can only prove the case if they can convince at least one of them to betray the other and testify. Both robbers can minimize total jail time by cooperating and remaining silent, but they are better off individually if they defect (i.e. betray the other). The best-case scenario in terms of shorter jail time for both is when they both cooperate and remain silent.

In society, this is often shown as the “tragedy of the commons”, where it is in the collective interest not to deplete collective natural resources (e.g., a grassland for grazing), but it appears to be in the individual interest to take “as much as possible” from the collective resources. In society, people are often taught to take the best interest of society in mind, and there are often incentives in place to do so. Also, people reciprocate behavior, and for instance reward kindness and collaboration.
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<![CDATA[4 - The Death Spiral]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:26:38 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/4-the-death-spiralDit Engels gesproken gesprek heeft Nederlandse ondertitel in de YouTube video.
Just like an army of ants in the animal kingdom, individuals, groups and even whole societies are sometimes caught up in a death spiral, a vicious cycle of self-reinforcing dysfunctional behavior. According to prof. Schippers, a death spiral is characterized by continuous flawed decision making where one bad decision leads to another, which can even lead to the collapse of an individual, group or society.

In this episode of Follow the Science, prof. Schippers explains what a death spiral is, how you can recognize it and how individuals, groups and even societies can snap out of it. In order for you to reflect on your own personal life, and find out what you can contribute to society, participating in life crafting (
https://ikigaitv.nl/life-crafting/) and Letters to the future (https://www.greatcitizensmovement.org/how-to/) is a good start. Also, reading and signing the Great Citizens Declaration (https://www.greatcitizensmovement.org/signing-the-declaration/) might be a good first step on escaping the ant mill and creating a brighter future for ourselves and the world.
Individuen, groepen en zelfs hele samenlevingen raken soms verstrikt in een “doodsspiraal” (death spiral) een vicieuze cirkel van zichzelf versterkend disfunctioneel gedrag, vergelijkbaar bij wat leger mieren in het dierenrijk ook kan overkomen. Volgens prof. Schippers, wordt een doodsspiraal gekenmerkt door voortdurende gebrekkige besluitvorming waarbij de ene slechte beslissing de andere opvolgt, wat zelfs kan leiden tot de ineenstorting van het individu, de groep of zelfs een hele samenleving. In deze aflevering van Follow the Science legt prof. Schippers uit wat een doodsspiraal is, hoe je die kunt herkennen en hoe individuen, groepen en zelfs samenlevingen er weer uit kunnen komen.

Om te reflecteren op je eigen persoonlijke leven en te ontdekken wat jij kunt bijdragen aan de samenleving, doe je mee aan life crafting (https://ikigaitv.nl/life-crafting/) en Brieven aan de toekomst (https:// www.greatcitizensmovement.org/how-to/) is een goed begin. Ook kan het lezen en ondertekenen van de gemoderniseerde wereldwijde Burger Verklaring (https://www.greatcitizensmovement.org/signing-the-declaration/) een goede eerste stap zijn om aan de mierenmolen te ontsnappen en een betere toekomst voor onszelf en de wereld te creëren.

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<![CDATA[3 - Cognitive Dissonance]]>Fri, 16 Sep 2022 16:12:06 GMThttp://followthescience.nl/psychology-in-practice/cognitive-dissonanceCognitive dissonance occurs when a person has two contradicting cognitions (e.g., “I smoke a lot and I like to continue doing this” and ”smoking is bad for my health”). This causes an uncomfortable feeling. People can choose to solve this and engage in cognitive dissonance reduction in two ways: (1) by changing their attitude (“conclude that research on smoking is inconclusive” or “my uncle was very old when he died and he smoked a lot”), or (2) by changing their behavior (quit smoking).

​Most people experience conflicting cognitions from time to time, often between short term rewards and long-term adverse consequences. These can for instance be about health and pleasure, eating unhealthy or smoking may give short-term rewards but these often have long-term adverse consequences. People who do not want to give up their habits (or sometimes their world-view) will be inclined to rationalize their actions, for instance by remembering a family member who lived to be 82 with an unhealthy habit such as smoking a lot. In this film, prof. Schippers explains what it is, how you can recognize it and will give tips on how you can try to optimize decisions in your life. 
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