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Saravanan B

Blog posts : "Psychology"

What brings people to tinder?

Tinder is a location-based service app that is used to like or dislike users based on their persona. For example, when two people like each other, it is considered a match. In a nutshell, Tinder comes across as an app that helps individuals to connect with others if they mutually like each other. 

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Are you the master of your trade? - Part 2

In my previous blog Are you the master of your trade? - Part 1, we learnt about the importance of "Deliberate Practice" for achieving expert performance. In this blog, I am going to address some contrasting differences between experts and novices performance. For understanding this, Psychologists an…

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Are you the master of your trade? - Part 1

“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and ven…

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Find your true calling!

“The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just…

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Are you a victim of planning fallacy? Here's why

Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky proposed the concept of planning fallacy in 1979. 

"Planning fallacy is the tendency to underestimate how long it shall take to complete a task."

As human beings, we are prone to planning fallacy frequently. Let me start with an anecdote. A month ago, all the…

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Beware of Ambiguity Effect

Ambiguity effect was proposed by Daniel Ellsberg in 1961.

Ambiguity effect is a cognitive bias where decision making is affected by a lack of information or ambiguity. The effect implies that people tend to choose options for which the favourable outcome is known over an option for which a favo…

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Be Creative!

" Every Child is a born artist but the problem is whether they remain an artist when they grow as an adult" Said Pablo Picasso.  

                          

         2014 is a great year for me. Firstly, I'm the 'President' of Rotaract Club of Lead India Ahead, Rotary Internatio…

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How to use SQ3R method in our learning?

"Let a man learn thoroughly whatever he may learn, and let his conduct be worthy of his learning".

~Couplet no-391, Learning, Thirukkural.

Learn effectively using the SQ3R method for good retention rate and an increased performance in your exams.

The expansion of SQ3R  is given below:-

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You will never forget your keys again

Why we tend to forget certain items after a short period of time? 

John is a second year Sociology major. He finds difficulty in remembering myriad of facts and sociological terms. John was a bright student in  school, unlike, he finds hard to learn Sociology in college. The fact is not that he …

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Part I: Why we cross our arms?

The story happened six months back. Ram, a final student of Commerce was giving his speech in a forum. I was a passive observer. After Ram started his speech, within a span of 2-3 minutes nearly 40% of the people have crossed their arms.  Ram was completely ignorant to their non-verbal signs and una…

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The Power of introversion

Dear readers,

Let me share you an anecdote, I attended my first Psychology class in the month of June in the year 2012.  Like every high school student I wondered how a college life would be like? Puzzled, to be frank. With my thoughts , I went to the canteen to sip tea.

When I returned to my…

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What's your personality?

Instructions: 

Read each question, and write a Yes or No beside each question number. There are no right or wrong answers. Answer each question honestly, and take as much time as you need. If some questions are hard discuss it with your friend or partner.

Here are the questions:

1. Do you…

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The secret behind pupil dilation - A Behavioral Perspective

"Always look into the eyes"

Our eyes plays a pivotal role in our whole perceptual process. It perceives thousands of information and it is processed in the brain for decision-making, problem solving, and so on.

In the same way, our eyes also acts as an indicator to reveal our true feelings or …

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