Want to work out harder? Learn to cope with the pain.

Repost of one of my most popular posts. I am interested in the ways that people cope with pain. I recently saw my friend, Heather Irmiger (@irmigrrr), who is a world-class professional mountain biker. I asked her: How do you cope with physical pain? She differentiates two types of pain

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Trolley problem comedy

Working with a team of researchers at the Moral Research Lab (MoRL), I recently published a paper about how the most popular experimental stimuli in moral psychology has some problems. (See abstract below; The Atlantic also wrote about it.) Before we get started, here is some info about those stimuli,

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Morality and the Marketplace

I am headed to Tulane for a conference about why people behave badly. Enron. Leman. Madoff. We’ve all heard about business scandals costing millions – even billions – of dollars. Bad behavior in the marketplace, however, is not limited to accounting. Whether taking bribes or stealing post-it notes, immoral behavior

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Using the benign violation theory to make funny videos

Lisa Lacy at ClickZ recently wrote an article about making humorous videos. In it, Caleb Hanson of Rapt Media says he finds the benign violation theory to be a useful model: Humor is a potentially powerful weapon in a brand’s arsenal, but they must be savvy when they wield it

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Want a job as a marketing professor?

Listen up. Doctoral students and post-docs hoping to score an assistant professor job in marketing will soon be headed to the AMA’s Summer Educator Conference. There they will participate in a round of short interviews in which they present their research. Dan Goldstein of Decision Science News has some advice

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Behavioral Decision Research in Management – in London

The Behavioral Decision Research in Management conference (BDRM) begins tomorrow – in London. And I will be there getting my nerd on. BDRM is the leading conference for behavioral research conducted in business schools. BDRM is held biennially and brings together the best of behavioral research within, but not limited

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Looking for a podcast about morality?

I don’t know of many morality podcasts, probably because I don’t often listen to podcasts, but my friend, David Pizarro has one. Very Bad Wizards is a collaboration between Tamler Sommers, a philosopher at the University of Houston, and David Pizarro, a psychologist at Cornell University. We first met at a conference

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Wanted: Good Sense of Humor (repost)

It’s that time of year. If you are in love, good for you. If you are not, good luck finding love. In any case, a good sense of humor (GSOH) is a highly-desirable quality in lovers and friends. Why? Two (of many) reasons why a good sense of humor is

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Podcast - I'm Not Joking

Curtain Call

  Welcome to the final episode of I’M NOT JOKING. Comedian JD Lopez returns from Episode 1 to debrief and reflect on Peter’s experience building

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