Tag: Pop Psych

TFS 25 – Down with the Man, Learning Style Myths, and Aquarius Underwater Laboratory

I kvetch about the bossman putting a squeeze on our hours, take a gander at an article exposing the myths of VARK, and explore the wondrous world of undersea science. Sources https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-myth-of-learning-styles?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/diving/aquarius/aquarius.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEALAB

3 Signs That Pop Psych is Caricaturizing People Again

Are you a self centered, passive aggressive, jealous caricature? Inc Magazine is here to help. And I’m here to poke fun at taking caricatures seriously. (Note: It’s not that bad of an article but there’s plenty of commentary to be made based on how…

Fractal Radio| Episode 9 – Jointly Venturing into Vanity Fair

I just received an issue of Vanity Fair as a free gift for my subscription to The New Yorker. I discuss some of the articles therein and do a series of riffs on various topics including those found in my most recent essay: Pop Psych…

Pop Psych Perils

One of my favorite articles on this topic is David J. Ley’s ‘No, Dopamine is not addictive.’Which is published in Psychology Today. There are however deeper and more complex perils at play in the age of information. The reason that I find the aforementioned…

TFJ Vlogs – DOPE! – Stop Saying Dopamine…

One of the biggest problems in society is oversimplification. With better tech and more information we’re doing it more and quicker than ever before – with ‘sciencey’ words like ‘Dopamine.’ While Dopamine is a real neurotransmitter, the way that it’s implicated in absolutely everything…