Psychology

The Transitionalism worldview means a better understanding of the world and our relationship to it. To more easily incorporate its principles and practices into daily life links are provided taking you to helpful guides, information or express points of view that reinforce those in Transitionalism. If you know of a particularly useful resource it would be greatly appreciated if you would send it along so others could benefit.

2011-10-26-jean berko psycholinguistics

Jean Berko Gleason — Unfolding Language, Unfolding Life
Interview with Krista Tippett (On Being)  where Jean Berko Gleason, a living legend in the field of psycholinguistics, talks about how language emerges, and what it tells us about how we think and who we are; beings that can reflect on what we do and reflect on our ability to reflect.

 

cogmindThe 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
Expressions of our legacy brain structure that at one time where important in our survival, but we now need to avoid to build a meaningful life.

 

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The surprising science of happiness
Much of what makes us so unhappy is the misunderstanding of what happiness is or what it should be.

 

womendecidingJonah Lehrer: How Do We Decide
Overview of the role of rationality and emotion. Lehrer presents the view our cognitive capabilities function like tools providing us the possibility of being able to make better choices.

 

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Ariely: The Upside of Irrationality
Ariely shows how irrationality is an inherent part of the way we function, think, and how it affects our behavior in all aspects of our lives.

 

selfdeceptionMichael Shermer: The Pattern Behind Self-Deception
Investigates that it is our structure to be pattern-making creatures, but circumstances can lead us to error.

 

 

unhappinessDan Gilbert: Why Aren’t We Happy?
Professor Gilbert makes the essential points in this presentation that too much freedom and choice impedes happiness driven by unrealistic expectation of what brings happiness or unhappiness.

 

seekinghappinessMartin Seligman Believes You Can Make Yourself Happy
The interview is an overview of Seligman’s book, “Authentic Happiness” where he talks about how one can enhance their chances at happiness by learning of their own five core strengths, and shaping their life pursuits around those strengths.

 

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Philip Zimbardo: The Psychology Of Evil
The boundary between good and evil is not fixed, but flexible and permeable based on a combination of individual personality traits within a specific context.