Experience vs. Memory – duration neglect and peak-end rule

Just finished Thinking, Fast and Slow - and what an awesome book! I have already written a bit about the book in old posts and my previous post compares it to a couple of other popular behavioral science books. But if you find behavioral science and psychology the least bit exciting, you’ll probably love this … Continue reading Experience vs. Memory – duration neglect and peak-end rule

Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8rmi95pYL0 I watched this TED talk today, and actually found it rather interesting. Mainly because it seems to deliver some arguments, that might speak against some of the principles of stoicism. As I am quite fascinated by stoicism, this really caught my attention. A part of stoicism is fighting hedonic adaptation, by being content with what … Continue reading Optimism bias – a strike on stoicism?