On Leadership

"[H]ope lies... in millions of solitary individuals whose deeds and works every day negate frontiers... there shines forth fleetingly the ever-threatened truth that each and every man, on the foundation of his own sufferings and joys, builds for all.""

Albert Camus, Create Dangerously.

This collection is about those deeds, and the frontiers that face them.

In this collection:

The three reasons why everyone is so 'cliquey' cover image

The three reasons why everyone is so 'cliquey'

November 5, 2018 by Dorian Minors

The psychology of cliques has a pretty stereotypical pattern. It's been well-described since the 80's. There are three phases, and often they end in collapse.

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Learned helplessness is darker (and less understood) than you think cover image

Learned helplessness is darker (and less understood) than you think

May 3, 2018 by Dorian Minors

As a psychological theory, 'learned helplessness' has an even worse origin story than the grittiest Batman reboot you can imagine. But the story also has a deeper meaning that's often lost in the telling.

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How being clumsy makes you better looking (according to psychologists) cover image

How being clumsy makes you better looking (according to psychologists)

October 6, 2017 by Dorian Minors

If you're anything like me (and here's hoping you aren't), then you might be delighted to hear that your inability to walk through life unaccompanied by the sounds of various clatters and clangings could actually make you look a little better looking in the eyes of others.

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How conversation sparks intimacy

August 5, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Conversation is obviously a source of intimacy. But you mightn't expect it to be one of the predominant sources. Often we consider intimacy as a function of physical closeness. But intimicy is about relational closeness in any form. And conversation is an extremely powerful way to generate it.

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Why do we speak in tongues

February 20, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Why do we speak in tongues? What drives people to speak what seems to be a different language, God or something else? Here we engage with the most convincing psychology behind the phenomenon.

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