Tag: psychology

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Life Lessons/Semi-Sage Wisdom: “Stay in Your Lane”

I celebrated my birthday recently and had some time to reflect as I turned 300. I rung in the day on Saturn, skating on the rings, listening to oldies while I broke 70k in my novel (almost to the finish line!). Three hundred is old, you say? Not for a Time Lord (or Time Lady, as it were). “Stay in your lane” is a … Read More Life Lessons/Semi-Sage Wisdom: “Stay in Your Lane”

Victorian Monsters

Originally posted on Andrew McDowell:
I’ve always been a fan of horror fiction, and every October I watch scary movies all month long. During my first semester at St. Mary’s College, I took a Freshman Seminar called Victorian Monsters and Modern Monstrosities. Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black introduced us (we came to be known as “Marvelous Monsters”) to six archetypes. With each we read a corresponding literary classic:…

Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Brief Book Review) 📖

I volunteered to read this book for work, to better myself and to learn more about biases and how humans think (often erroneously) and why. I found the book very illuminating and a helpful tool to become more aware of my thoughts and mindbugs–a term used frequently in the book. There are also several IATs (Implicit Association Tests) you can take in the book, … Read More Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Brief Book Review) 📖