Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Psychology

Not everyone gets happier as retirement comes. Many just bottom out with age

The so-called U-shaped curve of happiness is reassuring but, unfortunately, probably not true.

False beliefs are hard to challenge. They come from social networks, not facts

In a 'hyperspecialised' world, all reliable information is produced from interconnected fields. But wrong beliefs don't take that into account.

How I learned to stop feeling bad about my failure and accepted my new ‘psychologist’ self

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Freud to Carl Rogers—psychologists have always focused on the past. But they might be wrong

An increasing body of research suggests that focusing on the future may protect us from depression and help us cope with stress more effectively.

Don’t worry if you can’t choose. Decisive people don’t make better decisions, UK study says

Decisive people may be more confident but they are no better at making decisions than the rest of us. The key difference is in 'action' and 'emotion'.

Putin and the psychology behind his destructive leadership

Some say Putin’s thinking is entirely rational, while others say the moves are desperate, wild & overreaching – evidence of deep, psychological flaws.

Gandhi’s encounter with a young Romila Thapar in Pune that inspired her activism

In 'The Psychology of a Patriot', journalist Saket Suman delivers an account of modern India, tracing the evolution and contestation of patriotism.

There are two types of narcissists. But both are selfish

We studied 676 adults to recognise narcissists.

Why Lucknow Police wanting to use AI to ‘read’ distressed expressions of women won’t work

The scientific basis behind the idea — to use AI to read human expressions & behaviours — is unsound and has proven to have wide margins of error that can do more harm than help.

‘Everything is abnormal’ at IIT Guwahati, students allege they’re being driven to suicide

IIT Guwahati students say there’s a lack of professional counselling and empathy among teachers, which is driving some to take the extreme step.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Mirages, MiG 29s, Jaguars to be phased out by 2035, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.