Cognitive Dissonance Theory – CommTheories 101

Feb 19, 2018 | | 17 comments

REFERENCES Festinger, L. (1957). A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. California: Stanford University Press. Festinger, L.; Carlsmith, J.M. (1959). “Cognitive consequences of forced compliance”. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 58(2). Festinger, L., Riecken, H.W., & Schachter, S. (1956). When prophecy fails. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Hall, R. (1998). Cognitive Dissonance. Retrieved from McLeod, […more]

Cognitive Bias – Over Beyond – Episode 10

Feb 16, 2018 | | Say something

In this episode we talk about different types of cognitive bias. Such as the Dunning-Kruger Effect, which explains why someone would think rubbing lemon juice on their face would make them invisible to security cameras. We also discuss negativity bias, the money illusion, survivorship bias, moral luck, and the what the hell effect. Your hosts: […more]

Cognitive Biases – The self-serving bias

Feb 12, 2018 | | 19 comments

To download the video, go here: A self-serving bias is any cognitive or perceptual process that is distorted by the need to maintain and enhance self esteem. When individuals reject the validity of negative feedback, focus on their strengths and achievements but overlook their faults and failures, or take more responsibility for their group’s […more]

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) – how to use the very basics

Feb 9, 2018 | | 13 comments

This webinar is designed to introduce non-specialist staff to the basics of CBT. It explores what CBT is and how we can use the very basics to help young people address negative thoughts and behaviours.

Neuroscientist explains the best exercise to improve brain function

Feb 6, 2018 | | 18 comments

The author of “Healthy brain, Happy Life” and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function. Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC. Read more: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: TUMBLR:

Dr. Mercola shares simple strategies to improve cognitive function

Feb 3, 2018 | | 2 comments

To see the full episode visit: Dr. Mercola shares his simple strategies to improve cognitive functions. He shares a number of simple strategies and lifestyle choices to help you take more control of your health and wellbeing. In the full episode we discussed: -The limitations of the conventional medical paradigm -How to educate yourself […more]

Cognitive Enhancement: Boosting your Brainpower with Anders Sandberg

Jan 31, 2018 | | 3 comments

What is cognitive enhancement? Anders discusses common and less common types of cognitive enhancement, potential opportunities and pitfalls, and possible future directions. Recorded at the FHI offices in Oxford. Anders Sandberg as contributed to a number of papers on this and related subject: – Cognitive Enhancement: Methods, Ethics, Regulatory Challenges: Abstract: Cognitive enhancement takes […more]

What are cognitive biases?

Jan 28, 2018 | | 1 comment Speakers: Michelle Brush, Brandy Poiry People evolved to react quickly on limited information stored in bad memory. This works well for us when we’re trying to avoid real danger. It does not work well when we’re trying to make technical decisions and mitigate project risk. Now we have fast computation of decisions across hundreds […more]

Festinger Cognitive Dissonance.3gp

Jan 24, 2018 | | 8 comments

The full length of the Festinger experiment video.

25 Cognitive Neuroscience

Jan 21, 2018 | | Say something

Discovering Psychology is a PBS documentary on psychology presented by Philip Zimbardo, for which he received the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science. The series was released in 1990, with an updated edition comprising three additional episodes in 2001. Vietsub credit from HTT group Full EP link: Video Rating: / 5