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Just finished reading the big UK mindset training study. It's extremely well designed:
✅Randomized control study
✅Sample size >4000
✅High treatment fidelity
✅High statistical power
✅Controlled for cluster sampling
educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/P…
And here are the results... Mindset training had ZERO impact on any of the dependent variables:
❌Reading achievement
❌Writing mechanics
❌Math achievement
❌Self-worth
❌Self-efficacy
❌Test anxiety
❌Self-regulation
That 0 of 7 DV's that mindset changed.
You would think that if mindset training were useful, then it would improve SOMETHING. Nope. Mindset theory had 7 chances and struck out each time. #education #edutwitter #psychology
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Next #ISIR2019 speaker is @eawilloughby's talk entitled "The first longitudinal investigation of cognitive ability in adult adoptive families." #psychology
.@eawilloughby recaps the literature showing conflicting results of prior adoption studies. Some show zero shared environment. But some studies show lingering adoption effects at age 18.
#psychology #ISIR2019
Today @eawilloughby reports preliminary results from a sample of 1200 kids who have been tracked for 15-21 years, since an avg age of 14.9. These "kids" are all 26-40 years old. They're adults & don't have many active parental environmental influences.
#ISIR2019 #psychology
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Next #ISIR2019 talk is from Gregory Clark comparing family networks and genetics in determining social outcomesn England from 1750- 2019. #ISIR2019 #psychology
Clark: Economic outcomes among relatives are correlated. The big question is whether that is causal (that relatives help out one another) or whether shared genes create these correlations. #ISIR2019 #psychology
Clark: The correlation is stronger the more closely related people are. (Sir Francis Galton showed this in 1869.)

#ISIR2019 #psychology
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Next #ISIR2019 talk is from James J. Lee. His topic: "Genome-wide association studies of intelligence."

For those of you who don't know, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) identifies correlations between variations in segments of DNA and a phenotype. #psychology
Lee: Once we know that a trait is heritable, it seems reasonable to identify which segments of DNA are associated with a phenotype. #psychology #ISIR2019
Lee: In 2016, Okbay et al. published a GWAS of 293,723 for years of education. Lee et al. (2018) followed up with a sample size of 1.1 million. They found 1,271 SNPs (i.e., DNA variants) that are correlated with educational attainment.

#psychology #ISIR2019
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Thomas Bouchard speaking at #ISIR2019 now. His talk is entitled "Finding Out How Things Work."

He mentions Popper's requirement that science must test ideas that are refutable. "But I discovered how resistant psychologists were to refutation and science." #psychology
In graduate school he contested the idea that genetics might influence autism. "It was a bloodbath. No one else in the room wanted to entertain the idea that genes could influence psychopathology." #psychology #ISIR2019
Bouchard discussed the evidence of the time, such as the Tryon (1924) study showing that rats could be bred to select for behavior. "What more evidence do you need that genetics can influence behavior?" #psychology #ISIR2019
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Although our automatic response is often to run away, numb our feelings, or somehow distract ourselves, escaping only temporarily relieves anxiety. Fear will return, possibly in a different form, until you finally choose to confront it with systematic mental discipline techniques
Mental discipline refers to how disciplined you are to consistently engage in the kind of mental practices that get you what you want. If you want to become a more relaxed person, you need to train yourself to do so.
Once you have become a more relaxed person, you have to continue to practice the same rituals or techniques. It is the equivalent of physical exercise.
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#TweetStorm
In 2015-2017 A lot of people wanted to become Full Time #Investors via #Smallcaps seeing #Multibaggers shown by #Advisers #Investors. In 2018-2019 a lot of people want to become Full Time #Traders via #OptionWriting, #Futures seeing #M2M shown by #Trainers #Traders
We used to earlier get influenced by people succeeding in your #social circle where you would know people over the years but now we get influenced by #SocialMedia successes that may or may not be true. #Tweetstorm on questions on approach to #FullTime #Trading
In 2018 we got a crash in #Smallcaps and #portfolios are down 10-50%. This will test out people who became #fulltime #investors without thinking or preparation. Now in 2019 if you want to be a #FullTime #Trader this #tweetstorm gives you only questions to help you think!.
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Professional sports players are usually #freemasons: they are part of the overpaid #masonic distraction schemes (most sports are invented by masons for this reason). That makes any news, tragedy, crime related to these people highly supect. #Hoax/#PsyOp should be considered.
And boy, do our elite have tragedies. Always something happening to them. Car crashes, plane crashes, jewelry stolen, kidnappings, murders, overdoses, drive by shootings. ALL FAKED. I just looked at the #ManUnited crash in 1958. Here pilot #JamesThain, with a #masonichandshake.
I believed this plane crash was hoaxed. 3 past 3 was the time, forever remembered. 3-3. 33. Doesn't get more obvious than that. #BobbyCharlton was on the flight. Some one-eye symbolism with keeper survivor Ray Wood. #ManchesterUnited #busbybabes #hoax #Munich
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Virtually every school of #psychology that has given rise to a form of treatment has done so from the perspective of #pathology—that there has to be a pathological situation, or state, that the person who is coming for the psychological work wants to be relieved of. ~Ken James
"And a test as to whether or not the given method of treatment works is whether or not the person's symptoms are relieved. Jung completely erased that perspective. I won't even say that he changed it, he just obliterated it." ~Ken James, Ph.D., Jungian analyst
"Because for Jung, doing psychological work had to do with becoming whole. It DIDN'T have to do with ameliorating symptoms." ~Ken James, Ph.D., Jungian analyst
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Next #APS19DC presentation is from @JoHenrich: "W.E.I.R.D.: How Westerners became psychologically peculiar and particularly prosperous." Henrich is chair of the Dept of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. #psychology
.@JoHenrich says this presentation is the culmination of 13 years of work. He has a paper in review and an upcoming book about the topic. #psychology #APS19DC
.@JoHenrich: Most #psychology studies were based on Westerners, but they are psychologically different from other peoples in the world. He wrote this up in a lit review:
cambridge.org/core/journals/…
#APS19DC
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#கிருஸ்தவர்கள் வந்துதான் தமிழ்நாட்டில் கல்வி கற்ப்பிக்கப்பட்டது.--வைரமுத்து பேச்சு.

நன்றாகக் கேட்டுக் கொள்ளுங்கள் கபாலம் காலியானவர்களே..!

#Civil_Engineering தெரியாமல் தஞ்சை பெரிய கோவில், மதுரை மீனாட்சியம்மன் கோவில், போன்ற எந்த கோவிலும் கட்ட முடியாது.
#Marine_Engineering தெரியாமல் சோழர்கள் கடல் கடந்து வாணிபம் செய்திட முடியாது.

#Chemical_Engineering தெரியாமல் இரசவாதம், மற்றும் மூலிகை வண்ணம் கண்டறிந்திட முடியாது.

#Aero_Technology தெரியாமல் கோல்களை ஆராய்ந்திட முடியாது.
#Mathematical தெரியாமல் கண்க்கதிகாரம் படைத்திடல் முடியாது, ஜோதிடம், பஞ்சாங்கம் படைத்திட முடியாது.

#Explosive_Engineering தெரியாமல் குடவறைகளை படைக்க முடியாது.

#Metal_Engineering தெரியாமல் ஆயுதங்கள், உபகரணங்கள், ஆபரணங்கள் படைத்திருக்க முடியாது.
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I've been reading about @MarzGurl and this new drama and I have thoughts. Typically, when a group member does something bad or in violation of group norms, the Black Sheep Effect says that the group turns on them. Yet when that member is an exemplar or leader this might (1/14)
not happen. The leaders or exemplars of the group or those perceived to be in part set what is acceptable but also shape aspects of the individual's identity. What may be going on in the case of fans rallying against a scapegoat for their own dissonance and...(2)
With the potential of having to admit that a paragon, an exemplar of their group, or someone so closely tied to ones specific group of interest has been alleged to have done some terrible things is tied to the need to reduce that negative emotion.(3)
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My beard care #ecommerce business had a 901% sales increase for the first quarter of 2019 versus 2018. How did I do it? Log on to the interwebs, navigate over to the YouTube and watch everything you can by @rorysutherland @CravenPartners and @RobertCialdini then
go implement it. Here’s some teasers; figure out what people want/need and find a way to make it-or figure out what you can make and find a way to make people want/need it. Makes no difference to the added economic value, GDP doesn’t care how you got there.
Branding isn’t how cool you are, it’s really a heuristic for clients to say “well this probably isn’t shit.”
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@AllenFrancesMD Allen is right on. Dunno is it the single most important tool of all but it can normalize & strengthen the therapeutic alliance if done well. Traditionally, in the Freudian school there was a big ban of self disclosure even though Freud himself wasn’t exactly practicing what he
@AllenFrancesMD preached. Over the course of the evolution of psychoanalysis (not the same as psychotherapy but a big influence on it), views on self disclosure changed as a new school of thought came about-“2 person psychology” vs the old classical 1 person psychology, leading to current trends
@AllenFrancesMD In which relational psychoanalytic schools of thought aka inter subjective school have become the new paradigm. It is a paradigm that in the extreme promotes self disclosure but certainly calls for it when appropriate, emphasizing that the therapist’s past experience inevitably
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brand new piece! it's more of a massive timeline than an essay: Origins of "Social Contagion" and "Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria"... juliaserano.blogspot.com/2019/02/origin… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...for those who'd prefer a TL;DR (it is very long), here is the summary of the piece... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #healthcare #children #psychology
...I will share more excerpts from the piece tomorrow. But in the meantime, feel free to share it with others. And if you appreciate this work, and the fact that I make pieces like this for FREE, please consider supporting me on Patreon! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
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Not true.
World population will peak at 10B in 50-100 years
-poverty declining
-Lots of empty, habitable land
-Crop yields, shelf life tech improving

We only have wealth distribution issues, not overpopulation.

Many nations face SHORTAGES of young workers to sustain the old.
Hooooooboyyy....

The perpetrators of this insane, malevolent guilt complex need to take a bow. Well played. Your sterile zombie army awaits your command.

businessinsider.com/millennials-am…
What's happening with these apocalyptic narratives is a steady transition from natural, extrinsic predators to unnatural, intrinsic ones.

Those most susceptible are slowly being killed off by their own manifestations.

#psychology

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1/ Organisations need generalist advisers who are not attached to their experience and expertise. Fresh eyes + deep understanding of individuals across cultural divides will mark emerging consulting paradigms. This will put pressure on business schools.
2/ In the words of @davidsrose "All companies designed to succeed in the 20th century are doomed to fail in the 21st century."

Several reasons -

The new world is digital. The new generation is digital. Change is on an accelerating curve. Learning is not. #futureofwork
@davidsrose 3/ Companies are led by people trained on industrial age methods by industrial age academics in industrial age institutions. Leadership is about growing existing portfolios by scaling. #Innovation means disrupting existing mindsets and methods. This is new. #futureofwork
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Typical problem in #psychology and #education research: Study shows that a program has little/no effect. How do the authors (who are invested in the program) react? They try to salvage it and argue that it really does work. 🙄
Later passages in the article:
"Future studies should examine...moderator variables to better understand with whom and under what conditions Second Step differentially impacts academic outcomes."
"Researchers should continue to explore the impact of Second Step..."
This is a study with the strongest effect size for the intervention was d = .126. Of 28 outcomes, only 4 (14.3%) were statistically significant (p < .05). But it never occurs to the authors that teaching "social emotional learning" doesn't improve academics noticeably.
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was recently asked if I had any writings to explain why Singal's past articles on trans health & children are flawed/biased. in this post, I compile my critiques (+ others) of those articles - specifically, the ones highlighted in the photo: patreon.com/posts/19542136
if you have time for a long-read, and really want to understand the many omissions & mischaracterizations of gender-affirming approaches to #trans #health by Singal et al., this is the piece I'd most recommend: medium.com/@juliaserano/d… #transgender #LGBTQ #children #psychology
...btw I have more in the pipeline. since mainstream media are not inclined to pay writers to pen articles defending gender-affirming approaches these days, I am funding this largely via my Patreon, so please consider supporting me there! patreon.com/juliaserano/ov…
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How about we kick off your week with some more #marketing #psychology tips from the world of Readers?

(If you missed an earlier thread explaining who that is, check this out then come back: )
And doubly before we dig in I want to make this disclaimer: I am in no way advocating for defrauding your clients. Telling them you can do X & then not being able to do X is fraud. You're accepting $ under false pretenses (IE: I can talk to dead people!) Now that's cleared up...
SYSTEMS

We're going to go down the rabbit hole of having systems. Every single reader has one. Whether they're a dowser, tarot card reader, crystal ball seer, etc; they ALWAYS have one system or another.

Why is that?

People want it. Simple as that, but there's more to it.
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glancing at my feed, it seems as though somebody somewhere has published yet another ROGD-moral-panic piece. so I am re-upping this essay, feel free to share: medium.com/@juliaserano/e… #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender #ROGD
...there should be a law that, if you decide to write or publish an alarmist #ROGD piece, then this paragraph from the WPATH Standards of Care gets permanently tattooed to your forehead... #trans #transgender #LGBTQ #health #psychology #children #gender
...btw @JennyBoylan just wrote a wonderful response to the aforementioned ROGD piece, in the NY times no less! nytimes.com/2019/01/08/opi…
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Are you making New Year's Resolutions? There's tons of pressure in the media to change your lifestyle - but #psychology research shows that these messages can backfire badly - harming your health - so here's a short thread summarising the most interesting findings #NewYearsDay
(|1) Lots of diets/fitness regimes play on a sense of guilt - about what you're eating/how much exercise you do/screen time/stress levels. But there's tonnes of evidence that feelings of guilt can actually make you MORE likely to fail in your goals etc. bbc.com/future/story/2…
(2) Guilt increases cravings, and depletes feelings of self-control - a bad combination! It also triggers the "what-the-hell" response, so a small lapse means that all your good intentions have been in vain, but one piece of cake can't ruin all that good work! #resolutions2019
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Question for folks familiar with #LGBTQ+ research, particularly on life trajectories: A lot of researchers seem obsessed with the notion that childhood gender non-conformity (GNC) is tied to being gay (or in some cases trans) as an adult... #science #psychology #sex #research
While certainly true in some cases, many LGBTQ+ adults were not GNC during childhood. These latter cases are usually ignored/viewed as anomalies, probably b/c they don't fit the "sexual inversion" model (e.g., feminized/masculinized brain) that many researchers still cling to...
...anyway, I'm compiling research/evidence that suggests an alternative model, namely, that GNC children are more likely to recognize&embrace that they are LGBTQ+ earlier in part b/c they behave different from same-assigned-gender peers, receive more scrutiny from adults/peers...
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1/ I have been asked by many people how I managed to be accepted to @MILAMontreal after two years of trying. Here's my story. Last year I reached out to a new prof at MILA and I audited their class.
2/ They were interested, but when I applied, the semi-automatic system from MILA admission rejected me almost instantly because of my GPA. The admission completely ignored my 6 publications in child #psychology, 2 of which are #statistics paper where I'm first author.
3/ It frustrated me and it still does that this wasn't considered as relevant. Research is research, and research skills are easily transferable from a field to another. People are obsessed with labels and boxes and I didn't tick the correct #AI box.
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