psychology


Book Briefing

'Framers' by Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, and Francis de Véricourt: Mental models, why we use them and how to improve yours

'Framers' provides an exciting intellectual tour of how people throughout history have developed mental models that have advanced human progress.

'Framers' by Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, and Francis de Véricourt: Mental models, why we use them and how to improve yours

Book Briefing

'How to Change' by Katy Milkman: The fresh-start effect and how to change as the pandemic recedes

Katy Milkman's book argues that new chapters in our lives are especially ripe moments for pursuing our goals, and America’s emergence from the pandemic and the re-establishment of something approximating normal life is gifting us such an opportunity.

'How to Change' by Katy Milkman: The fresh-start effect and how to change as the pandemic recedes

Book Briefing

'The Scout Mindset' by Julia Galef: How to make better decisions

In her new book, Julia Galef argues that we should strive to approach the world as a military scout might, with “the motivation to see things as they are, not as you wish they were"—and she offers tools for doing so more consistently.

'The Scout Mindset' by Julia Galef: How to make better decisions