Don’t be a follower, be a leader; End the chain of the bystander effect

Umani Agarwal General Psychology Leave a Comment

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone”. Very few people actually have the courage to stand out or stand alone and take the road less travelled. The majority take the easier path of blindly following the crowd. In most cases, this is a decision that one takes unconsciously as the phenomenon is deeply engraved …

Satisficers and Maximisers: The cultural impact on decision-making styles

Shalinee Tripathi General Psychology 2 Comments

The freedom of choice has become deeply ingrained in our social fabric.  The ‘satisficing’ concept was first proposed by Herbert A. Simon, who created the portmanteau by combining the words ‘satisfying’ and ‘sufficing’. He developed the idea in 1956 as a way of explaining a particular form of decision-making known or cognitive heuristic. Simon believed that when satisficers are presented with …

Exploring the Harrison Paradoxes of achievement

Devika Kapur September 2020, Webinars Leave a Comment

The feeling of achievement has a lot to do with how we perceive and approach a certain task. The Harrison Paradoxes are were constructed in a way that two aspects of cognitive or behavioral issues, which may seem contradictory at first but instead work, hand-in-hand. Together, we explore three paradoxes of achievement and observe their implementation in our daily lives: …

Discussing the Harrison Paradoxes of motivation

Devika Kapur September 2020, Webinars Leave a Comment

Sustained motivation is the balance of self-motivation and stress for each individual in any field of their life. The Harrison Paradoxes are were constructed in a way that two aspects of cognitive or behavioral issues, which may seem contradictory at first but instead work, hand-in-hand. Together, we explore three paradoxes of motivation: The Paradox of motivation is seen when an …