Soft Skill - Psychology (Cognitive bias)

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be

Abraham Maslow - Motivation and Personality (1954) - p. 93


We need to understand psychology because the only real danger that exists is man himself

… psychology should be studied


  • Foot in the door - Freedman, J. L., & Fraser, S. C., Compliance Without Pressure: The foot-in-the-door technique, JPSP, 1966, 4, 196-202

Stereotype Threat

Social loafing

social loafing, or the decrease in individual effort that occurs when the individual works within a cooperative group rather than alone) have been strongly influenced by results reported in W. Moede (1927) and attributed to M. Ringelmann (1913)

Bystander_effect - The bystander effect, or bystander apathy, is a social psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present.


  • to hedge: hedge against something (to try to protect yourself against possible problems, especially financial loss)

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