Faith In Humanity: 10 Studies To Restore Your Hope For The Future
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
The science of human behavior doesn't have to make you cynical.
You've written a lot of great pieces lately Eric but this one is my favorite by far.
I love the first of ten:
People rationalize divorces, demotions, and diseases, but not slow elevators and uninspired burgundies. The paradoxical consequence is that people may sometimes recover more quickly from truly distressing experiences than from slightly distressing ones (Aronson & Mills, 1958; Gerard & Mathewson, 1966; Zimbardo, 1966)...