2012/Keynote: Fear, Uncertainty, and Dopamine
Beer, cookies, psychopathy, happiness, regret—these are all things the world’s greatest scientists have studied in detail. Learn how humans work, and how to get the most out of interacting with them.
Speaker: Paul Fenwick
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Paul provided some statistics regarding a study on regret. Where can one find more information about what people statistically regret?
- Aronson, Elliot, and J. Merrill Carlsmith. “Effect of the Severity of Threat on the Devaluation of Forbidden Behavior.” The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 66, no. 6 (1963): 584–588.
- Christina, Greta. “Why Atheists Need to Act Now on Gender and Race”, September 9, 2009. http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2009/09/race-sex-atheism.html.
- Freedman, J. L., and S. C. Fraser. “Compliance Without Pressure: The Foot-in-the-door Technique.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 4, no. 2 (1966): 195.
- Jerk, Not A. “Fighting for No Reason—how We’re Hard-wired to Be Hostile.” Not A Jerk, March 6, 2012. http://not-a-jerk.blogspot.com/2012/03/fighting-for-no-reasonhow-were-hard.html.
- Noller, Patricia. “Misunderstandings in Marital Communication: A Study of Couples’ Nonverbal Communication.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 39, no. 6 (1980): 1135–1148.
- Nudd, Tim. “Microsoft Ads Not Quite as Diverse in Poland”, August 25, 2009. http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/microsoft-ads-not-quite-diverse-poland-13749.
- Peters, Stormy. “Would You Do It Again for Free?”, November 28, 2010. http://stormyscorner.com/would-you-do-it-again-for-free.
- Schwern, Michael, and Noirin Plunkett. “Text Lacks Empathy - Open Source Bridge Wiki”, June 2012. http://opensourcebridge.org/wiki/2012/Text_Lacks_Empathy.
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- The zombie pictures are from Paul's collection from the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle
- For an excellent discussion on the mechanics of happiness, Dan Gilbert's book "Stumbling on Happiness" is fantastic.
- For an excellent discussion on how to persaude people, Cialdini's book on Influence is also fantastic. It contains a very detailed chapter on the "foot-in-the-door' technique.
- For an overview on how happiness appears to be 50% genetic, along with oodles of further references on the topic, see Happiness is a Privilege
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- How Paul leverages fear to motivate himself when he doesn't have an upcoming keynote talk: Beeminder