Why I am always unlucky but you are always careless « Mind Hacks

“This all might sound overly philosophical, but once you are switched on to this tendency to invent essences you’ll hear them everywhere. Generalisations or stereotypes such as “women can’t do math” also rely on an invented essence of a sex, or of a nationality, a term that some psychologists have called ultimate attribution error. These views don’t have a concrete existence. They are based in imagination, and are subject to all the psychological forces that are at play there.”

Read more from the Source: http://mindhacks.com/2012/07/12/bbc-future-column-why-i-am-always-unlucky-but-you-are-always-careless/

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