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Interested in human nature. Sharing what I learn. | PhD candidate | BS | Veteran | Newsletter:
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Rob Henderson 43m
There’s a scene in where someone says Bobby Axelrod came from nothing and isn’t afraid to lose his wealth—that he actually expects to lose it. This was an advantage for him I felt that
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Claire Lehmann 59m
"Lots of nice people can try to create a high-trust society by example. But if more than a small proportion of the population always acts on golden opportunities to benefit themselves at the expense of the common good, this approach cannot work"
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Rob Henderson Jan 8
“In order to be effective a doctrine must not be understood but rather has to be believed in. We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand. A doctrine that is understood is shorn of its strength.”
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Rob Henderson Jan 9
"the aspects of social class that matter most for subjective well-being relate to..how one is viewed by others and the social relations one enjoys with others..tangible and materialistic privileges are less relevant in explaining subjective well-being"
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"children living in a household with an unrelated adult were about nine times more likely to be physically, sexually, or emotionally abused than children raised in an intact nuclear family." From
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Rob Henderson 15h
Replying to @robkhenderson
"It felt weird to just walk out the door: I wanted confirmation that my presence had, somehow, fundamentally changed the institution...I needed some physical validation"
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Rob Henderson 18h
women are less accepting of an apology and judge the quality of the apology as poorer when offered by an attractive woman...For men, an apology offered by an attractive woman is not only well received, but also judged as being of higher quality
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Rob Henderson 20h
Replying to @DrCamiloOrtiz
No worries 🙂
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Rob Henderson 20h
Replying to @DrCamiloOrtiz
I said "to his critics."
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
Dawkins was clever with his human meat tweet Diverted attention from his previous controversial tweet To his critics, he went from eugenics advocate to weirdo/human meat advocate In twenty-twenty, going from eugenics advocate to cannibal enthusiast is a promotion
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Rob Henderson Jan 9
“We do not usually look for allies when we love. But we always look for allies when we hate…When our hatred does not spring from a visible grievance and does not seem justified, the desire for allies becomes more pressing.”
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
"it seems clear that American readers don’t care very much about good prose...when Americans read, we mostly read for story, not for style. We want to know what happens next, and not to be slowed down by writing that calls attention to itself"
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
Looking forward to this one I enjoyed the episode with
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
"It is obvious to anyone studying primates that grooming does not happen indiscriminately..for us, language plays something of the role played by grooming..Individuals who spend time grooming one another establish a bond which manifests itself in alliances"
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
"blood pressure and heart rate was reduced in men and women who experienced a 10-minute period of affectionate partner contact [holding hands + hugging] prior to giving a tape recorded speech, compared with those who rested alone for 10 minutes preceding the task"
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Rob Henderson Feb 20
"we analyzed sex differences in a unique brain PET dataset in over 200 normal human adults across the adult life span...in terms of brain metabolism, the adult female brain is on average a few years younger [mean 4.7 years younger], than the male brain"
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Rob Henderson Jan 12
“in a mass movement, the air is heavy-laden with suspicion..prying and spying..the faithful strive to escape suspicion by adhering zealously to prescribed behavior and opinion..strict orthodoxy is much the result of mutual suspicion as of ardent faith”
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Rob Henderson Feb 19
Replying to @AndyRowell
Cool calculator. So it looks like spending 300k to go to Yale costs around 8 million dollars in the long run ($10M - 1.7M = 8.3)
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Rob Henderson Feb 19
Replying to @_Donny_Dude
The child of two smart people will be above average, but not as smart as their parents. On average, of course.
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Rob Henderson Feb 19
Paul Fussell in his book Class: A Guide to the American Status system, said having a degree from an elite university is the American equivalent of being petty noble Learning the of the affluent is probably worth a lot But not millions...
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