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How to Use Feelings Wisely
Rolf Reber Ph.D.
The moral outlook most psychologists endorse is simple – and wrong
We should have known it.
Climate change is abstract, distant, and easy to deny. But we can fight it if we know how.
Making a lesson fun looks like a good idea but may impair learning.
Learn when you can trust your feelings.
A new replication failure in social psychology caused hype in social media. But is the failure real?
There are five ways to stop an undesired feeling when we experience it. But be wary one obvious method, which can be poisonous.
That beauty attracts is well known – from people to mathematical proofs. Do we always have to circumvent the lure of beauty?
When people want to change their eating behavior, they start with changing themselves. Yet sometimes it is smart to change the environment.
By answering questions that are solvable, psychology often misses to ask the right questions, as shown with examples from the psychology of art, education, and religion.
You presented an idea. Nobody listened. In a meeting three weeks later, your boss suddenly bursts out, “I have an idea!” It is your idea …
Donald Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican primaries. How could he become so popular? Cool research helps explain the heated dynamics of present-day politics.
Should multiple choice tests be banned because students learn false facts from wrong response options?
Yes, there is logic in falling in love. And it yields a surprising insight.
How could we get rid of fear? How do we cope with chronic illness? What keeps love alive? This blog introduces critical feeling, the Confucian idea to use feelings to improve life.
Rolf Reber, Ph.D., is a professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Oslo.