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Psychology

TagLast edit: 1 Aug 2020 16:09 UTC by Collisteru

Psychology is the study of the mind. Typically, psychology focuses on the human mind, but animal minds are also sometimes studied.

Just like much of the research on animal psychology also applies to humans, research on human psychology may inform how we develop and use AI.

Modern psychology began with the Freudian model of psychoanalysis, which quickly supplanted the prevailing pseudosciences like phrenology. Psychoanalysis is now largely obsolete, and has been replaced by other schools. The most prominent among these include:

Behavioral Psychology, which focuses on observable learning and behavior.

Humanistic Psychology, which focuses on theories of self-actualization and self-help.

Cognitive Psychology, which uses modern research on brain anatomy and other subjects to create theories about how the brain learns, develops, and makes decisions.

From an academic standpoint, much of the content of Lesswrong can be described as trying to implement the results of Decision Theory to people’s daily actions using knowledge of human psychology. Sometimes, this involves overriding our native tendencies. Other times, it involves using them to our advantage.

Good­bye, Shog­goth: The Stage, its An­i­ma­tron­ics, & the Pup­peteer – a New Metaphor

RogerDearnaley9 Jan 2024 20:42 UTC
46 points
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Notes from “Don’t Shoot the Dog”

juliawise2 Apr 2021 16:34 UTC
243 points
11 comments12 min readLW link1 review

Philos­o­phy of Therapy

DaystarEld10 Oct 2020 20:12 UTC
116 points
27 comments16 min readLW link
(daystareld.com)

In defense of the MBTI

ZZZZZZ6 Feb 2023 21:08 UTC
−13 points
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A Cri­tique of Lev­er­age Re­search’s Con­nec­tion Theory

Peter Wildeford20 Sep 2012 4:28 UTC
43 points
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Shard The­ory: An Overview

David Udell11 Aug 2022 5:44 UTC
160 points
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In­side Views, Im­pos­tor Syn­drome, and the Great LARP

johnswentworth25 Sep 2023 16:08 UTC
320 points
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Emo­tional reg­u­la­tion Part II: re­search summary

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 19 Mar 2012 21:51 UTC
35 points
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Book re­view: Lost Con­nec­tions by Jo­hann Hari

maia20 Oct 2021 2:40 UTC
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The Im­por­tance of Sidekicks

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 8 Jan 2015 23:21 UTC
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Night­clubs in Heaven?

J Bostock5 Nov 2021 23:28 UTC
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LessWrong dis­cussed in New Ideas in Psy­chol­ogy ar­ti­cle

rogersbacon9 Dec 2021 21:01 UTC
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Anx­iety and com­puter architecture

Adam Zerner11 Dec 2021 10:37 UTC
13 points
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Book notes: “The Ori­gins of You: How Child­hood Shapes Later Life”

juliawise28 Jan 2022 20:00 UTC
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Be­fore Colour TV, Peo­ple Dreamed in Black and White

Sam Enright1 Feb 2022 12:50 UTC
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Linkpost: They Stud­ied Dishon­esty. Was Their Work a Lie?

Linch2 Oct 2023 8:10 UTC
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(www.newyorker.com)

[Valence se­ries] 5. “Valence Di­sor­ders” in Men­tal Health & Personality

Steven Byrnes18 Dec 2023 15:26 UTC
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Is the En­dow­ment Effect Due to In­com­pa­ra­bil­ity?

Kevin Dorst10 Jul 2023 16:26 UTC
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(kevindorst.substack.com)

[Question] Con­fi­dence Levels in Fore­casts and Psy­cholog­i­cal Surveys

Fer32dwt34r3dfsz31 Mar 2022 2:54 UTC
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The Game of Masks

Slimepriestess27 Apr 2022 18:03 UTC
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(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Notes on Empathy

David Gross3 May 2022 4:06 UTC
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[Valence se­ries] 1. Introduction

Steven Byrnes4 Dec 2023 15:40 UTC
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Study­ing The Alien Mind

5 Dec 2023 17:27 UTC
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Long-term Short-term Happiness

UtilityMonster8 May 2022 15:53 UTC
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Our men­tal build­ing blocks are more differ­ent than I thought

Marius Hobbhahn15 Jun 2022 11:07 UTC
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Focus

jefftk15 Sep 2019 15:10 UTC
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(www.jefftk.com)

Boundary Place­ment Rebellion

tailcalled20 Jul 2023 17:40 UTC
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Bo­gus Pipeline, Bona Fide Pipeline

Scott Alexander24 Mar 2009 0:10 UTC
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[Valence se­ries] 2. Valence & Normativity

Steven Byrnes7 Dec 2023 16:43 UTC
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“Fo­cus­ing,” for skep­tics.

Conor Moreton14 Oct 2017 7:00 UTC
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(medium.com)

Vol­un­tary Be­hav­ior, Con­scious Thoughts

Scott Alexander11 Jul 2011 22:13 UTC
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Many ther­apy schools work with in­ner mul­ti­plic­ity (not just IFS)

17 Sep 2022 10:27 UTC
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Fake qual­ities of mind

Kaj_Sotala22 Sep 2022 16:40 UTC
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(kajsotala.fi)

High-Im­pact Psy­chol­ogy (HIPsy): Pilot­ing a Global Network

Inga G.29 Sep 2022 18:16 UTC
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Strong Cheap Signals

trevor29 Mar 2023 14:18 UTC
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(betonit.substack.com)

A con­tent anal­y­sis of the SQ-R ques­tion­naire and a pro­posal for test­ing EQ-SQ theory

tailcalled9 Aug 2023 13:51 UTC
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Un­der­stand­ing the two most com­mon men­tal health prob­lems in the world

spencerg6 Jul 2023 14:06 UTC
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[Question] Have you no­ticed any ways that ra­tio­nal­ists differ? [Brain­storm­ing ses­sion]

tailcalled23 Oct 2022 11:32 UTC
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[Question] Good psy­chol­ogy books/​books that con­tain good psy­cholog­i­cal mod­els?

shuffled-cantaloupe27 Oct 2022 23:04 UTC
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On the cor­re­spon­dence be­tween AI-mis­al­ign­ment and cog­ni­tive dis­so­nance us­ing a be­hav­ioral eco­nomics model

Stijn Bruers1 Nov 2022 17:39 UTC
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You are Dis­so­ci­at­ing (prob­a­bly)

Gordon Seidoh Worley4 Jan 2021 14:37 UTC
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[Question] How much do per­sonal bi­ases in risk as­sess­ment af­fect as­sess­ment of AI risks?

Gordon Seidoh Worley3 May 2023 6:12 UTC
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Black hole narratives

Alexei7 Jul 2019 4:07 UTC
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28 so­cial psy­chol­ogy stud­ies from *Ex­per­i­ments With Peo­ple* (Frey & Gregg, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu16 Jun 2019 2:23 UTC
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Psy­cholog­i­cal Di­sor­ders and Problems

12 Dec 2022 18:15 UTC
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Model of psy­chosis, take 2

Steven Byrnes17 Aug 2023 19:11 UTC
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Prac­ti­cal Guidelines for Me­mory Reconsolidation

Matt Goldenberg13 Nov 2019 19:54 UTC
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Op­por­tu­nity Cost Blackmail

adamShimi2 Jan 2023 13:48 UTC
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(epistemologicalvigilance.substack.com)

[Question] If some­one you loved was ex­pe­rienc­ing un­remit­ting suffer­ing (re­lated to a con­stel­la­tion of multi-di­men­sional fac­tors and pro­cesses, those of which in­clude anoma­lous states of con­scious­ness and an ia­tro­genic men­tal health sys­tem), what would you think and what would you do?

Sara C3 Jul 2020 21:02 UTC
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Fol­low-up to Ju­lia Wise on “Don’t Shoot The Dog”

Alex Flint1 May 2021 19:07 UTC
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My Model Of EA Burnout

LoganStrohl25 Jan 2023 17:52 UTC
236 points
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Schizophre­nia as a defi­ciency in long-range cor­tex-to-cor­tex communication

Steven Byrnes1 Feb 2023 19:32 UTC
34 points
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Notes on Psychopathy

gwern19 Dec 2012 4:02 UTC
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Re­v­erse-cor­re­la­tion: how to sum­mon the ghost of your men­tal imagery

Malmesbury14 Feb 2023 14:15 UTC
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In­ter­nal In­for­ma­tion Cascades

JenniferRM25 Jun 2021 16:35 UTC
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In­ter­per­sonal al­ign­ment in­tu­itions

TekhneMakre23 Feb 2023 9:37 UTC
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[Valence se­ries] Ap­pendix A: He­donic tone /​ (dis)plea­sure /​ (dis)liking

Steven Byrnes20 Dec 2023 15:54 UTC
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[Question] What is re­quired to run a psy­chol­ogy study?

Raemon29 May 2019 6:38 UTC
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[Question] Are there any web­sites that col­late use­ful psy­cholog­i­cal study re­sults?

Phoenix Eliot5 Sep 2021 21:45 UTC
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A Primer on the Sym­me­try The­ory of Valence

Michael Edward Johnson6 Sep 2021 11:39 UTC
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Essen­tial Be­hav­iorism Terms

Rivka17 Mar 2023 17:41 UTC
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One Minute Every Moment

abramdemski1 Sep 2023 20:23 UTC
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The Just World Hypothesis

michael_vassar29 Oct 2017 6:03 UTC
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De­stroy­ing Inse­cu­rity and Boost­ing Con­fi­dence Through Your In­ter­ests and Values

Olitness1 Aug 2021 14:34 UTC
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(olitness.wordpress.com)

Emo­tional reg­u­la­tion, Part I: a prob­lem summary

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 5 Mar 2012 23:10 UTC
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Have At­ten­tion Spans Been De­clin­ing?

niplav8 Sep 2023 14:11 UTC
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A Bat and Ball made me Sad

Darren McKee11 Sep 2023 13:48 UTC
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My “2.9 trauma limit”

Raemon1 Jul 2023 19:32 UTC
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Book Re­view: Why Every­one (Else) Is a Hypocrite

PeterMcCluskey9 Oct 2021 3:31 UTC
26 points
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(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Ex­ploit­ing the Typ­i­cal Mind Fal­lacy for more ac­cu­rate ques­tion­ing?

Xachariah17 Jul 2012 0:46 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity is about pat­tern recog­ni­tion, not reasoning

JonahS26 May 2015 19:23 UTC
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[link] Psy­chol­o­gists strike a blow for reproducibility

Pablo28 Nov 2013 5:26 UTC
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The Per­son­al­ity of (great/​cre­ative) Scien­tists: Open and Conscientious

gwern28 Jan 2012 20:01 UTC
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The Sub­tle Art of still giv­ing the F*ck (Part 1 — We just need a Happy End­ing!!)

shashank200027 Jun 2023 11:01 UTC
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Giv­ing an evolu­tion­ary ex­pla­na­tion for Kah­ne­man and Tver­sky’s in­sights on sub­jec­tive satisfaction

Lionel28 Jun 2023 12:17 UTC
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(lionelpage.substack.com)

Episte­mol­ogy and the Psy­chol­ogy of Hu­man Judgment

badger28 May 2011 5:15 UTC
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What makes a good life? This is my map.

MartinB22 Nov 2019 15:10 UTC
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Con­nec­tion The­ory Has Less Than No Evidence

WilliamJames1 Aug 2014 10:17 UTC
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Lay­er­ing and Tech­ni­cal Debt in the Global Wayfind­ing Model

herschel6 Jul 2023 17:30 UTC
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Psy­chopa­thy and the Wa­son Selec­tion Task

[deleted]22 Nov 2010 14:00 UTC
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The Rope Man­age­ment The­ory: A Com­pre­hen­sive Ap­proach to Mo­du­lat­ing Re­ward Per­cep­tion and Miti­gat­ing He­donic Adaptation

Oren Montano18 Jul 2023 17:45 UTC
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men­tal num­ber lines

bhauth19 Jul 2023 21:01 UTC
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“The Uni­verse of Minds”—call for re­view­ers (Seeds of Science)

rogersbacon25 Jul 2023 16:53 UTC
7 points
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AI ro­man­tic part­ners will harm so­ciety if they go unregulated

Roman Leventov1 Aug 2023 9:32 UTC
25 points
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Cul­ti­vat­ing a state of mind where new ideas are born

Henrik Karlsson27 Jul 2023 9:16 UTC
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(www.henrikkarlsson.xyz)

[Linkpost] De­cep­tion Abil­ities Emerged in Large Lan­guage Models

Bogdan Ionut Cirstea3 Aug 2023 17:28 UTC
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Fad­ing Novelty

lifelonglearner25 Jul 2018 21:36 UTC
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6 non-ob­vi­ous men­tal health is­sues spe­cific to AI safety

Igor Ivanov18 Aug 2023 15:46 UTC
152 points
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Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
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Neu­ral Rec­og­niz­ers: Some [old] notes based on a TV tube metaphor [per­cep­tual con­tact with the world]

Bill Benzon29 Aug 2023 11:33 UTC
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Ex­perts vs. parents

PhilGoetz29 Sep 2010 16:48 UTC
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The Ra­tion­al­ity Wars

Stefan_Schubert27 Feb 2014 17:08 UTC
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Evolu­tion, Sex, and Gen­der, Not to Men­tion Research

NancyLebovitz14 Jan 2013 14:19 UTC
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Im­pend­ing AGI doesn’t make ev­ery­thing else unimportant

Igor Ivanov4 Sep 2023 12:34 UTC
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[un­ti­tled post]

verwindung14 Sep 2023 16:22 UTC
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Let’s talk about Im­pos­tor syn­drome in AI safety

Igor Ivanov22 Sep 2023 13:51 UTC
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Notes on ChatGPT’s “mem­ory” for strings and for events

Bill Benzon20 Sep 2023 18:12 UTC
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In­hi­bi­tion and the Mind

Annoyance21 May 2009 17:34 UTC
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The 99% prin­ci­ple for per­sonal problems

Kaj_Sotala2 Oct 2023 8:20 UTC
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(kajsotala.fi)

How to tell apart sci­ence from pseudo-sci­ence in a field you don’t know ?

kilobug2 Sep 2012 10:25 UTC
34 points
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Ra­tion­al­ists lose when oth­ers choose

PhilGoetz16 Jun 2009 17:50 UTC
−8 points
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Link: Writ­ing ex­er­cise closes the gen­der gap in uni­ver­sity-level physics

Vladimir_Golovin27 Nov 2010 16:28 UTC
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Re­mind Phys­i­cal­ists They’re Physicalists

lukeprog15 Aug 2011 4:36 UTC
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[Question] Why ex­actly is the song ‘Baby Shark’ so catchy?

Pee Doom17 May 2019 6:26 UTC
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Trans­late mu­sic in­to­na­tion into words us­ing color se­man­tics (as a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion)

Alexey Smirnov7 Jul 2020 15:26 UTC
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Chap­ter 10: What does it Mean?

ld972 Mar 2020 18:21 UTC
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Some­thing Was Wrong

Zvi5 Aug 2017 14:48 UTC
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Ap­ply­ing Be­hav­ioral Psy­chol­ogy on Myself

John_Maxwell20 Jun 2010 6:25 UTC
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How to Compliment

less_penguiny16 Dec 2020 8:25 UTC
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The Anti-Placebo Effect

ShannonFriedman28 Sep 2013 5:44 UTC
65 points
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[Link] The Stan­ford Su­per­man Ex­per­i­ment: An­chor­ing Em­pa­thy?

shminux1 Feb 2013 17:31 UTC
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On the na­ture of anxiety

mr_fahrenheit22 Feb 2021 23:56 UTC
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[Link] Failed repli­ca­tions of the “el­derly walk­ing” prim­ing effect

Morendil13 Mar 2012 7:55 UTC
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Agree­ing to Disagree: to­wards a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of agreeableness

Aaron Bergman29 Mar 2021 3:14 UTC
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(aaronbergman.substack.com)

Prophetic Hazard

onur16 Apr 2021 10:09 UTC
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Im­ple­ment­ing the Se­cond Virtue: Feel the Emo­tions Which Fit the Facts

LukeOnline9 May 2021 5:47 UTC
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[Question] Is it true that most stud­ies in Kah­ne­man’s ‘Think­ing fast and slow’ are not repli­ca­ble and the book is largely not sup­ported by ev­i­dence?

Davy Jones30 Jun 2021 7:14 UTC
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Sig­nal­ing Vir­tu­ous Vic­tim­hood as Indi­ca­tors of Dark Triad Personalities

Ben Smith26 Aug 2021 19:18 UTC
18 points
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(mlpol.net)

Emo­tional microscope

pchvykov20 Sep 2021 21:37 UTC
3 points
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[Question] Why do we talk about autism (spec­trum) with­out talk­ing about bor­der­line p.d.?

MoritzG22 Sep 2021 14:32 UTC
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A brief re­view of the rea­sons multi-ob­jec­tive RL could be im­por­tant in AI Safety Research

Ben Smith29 Sep 2021 17:09 UTC
31 points
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(Book Re­view) The Ge­netic Lot­tery: Why DNA Mat­ters for So­cial Equality

Xylitol7 Oct 2021 22:21 UTC
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Book Re­view: Feel­ing Great by David Burns

Fei12 Oct 2021 16:32 UTC
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Book Re­view: De­nial of Death

PatrickDFarley14 Oct 2021 4:28 UTC
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[link] Are All Dic­ta­tor Game Re­sults Ar­ti­facts?

Kaj_Sotala23 May 2013 7:08 UTC
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Freudi­anism among the 17th cen­tury Wendat

David Gross26 Jan 2022 18:15 UTC
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Books Wor­thy of Integration

Roven Skyfal20 Feb 2022 8:03 UTC
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Magic, tricks, and high-di­men­sional con­figu­ra­tion spaces

pchvykov26 Mar 2022 19:14 UTC
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The Op­po­site Of Autism

Capybasilisk27 Mar 2022 15:30 UTC
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Say­ing no to the Appleman

Johannes C. Mayer29 Apr 2022 10:39 UTC
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[Book re­view] The anx­iety toolkit

Valdes4 May 2022 12:15 UTC
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Sex Fairy Lore

pchvykov26 Jun 2022 20:42 UTC
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A Short In­tro to Humans

Ben Amitay20 Jul 2022 15:28 UTC
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Which per­son­al­ities do we find in­tol­er­able?

weathersystems21 Jul 2022 15:56 UTC
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In­for­mal se­man­tics and Orders

Q Home27 Aug 2022 4:17 UTC
14 points
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And the word was “God”

pchvykov30 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
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The Im­por­tance-Avoidance Effect

David Hartsough30 Sep 2022 10:09 UTC
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[Question] Sig­nifi­cance of the Lan­guage of Thought Hy­poth­e­sis?

DrFlaggstaff16 Oct 2022 18:09 UTC
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AGIs may value in­trin­sic re­wards more than ex­trin­sic ones

catubc17 Nov 2022 21:49 UTC
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Take part in our gi­ant study of cog­ni­tive abil­ities and get a cus­tomized re­port of your strengths and weak­nesses!

spencerg25 Nov 2022 16:28 UTC
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(www.guidedtrack.com)

SBF’s com­ments on ethics are no sur­prise to virtue ethicists

c.trout1 Dec 2022 4:18 UTC
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[Question] Do You Have an In­ter­nal Monologue?

belkarx9 Dec 2022 3:04 UTC
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Com­pu­ta­tional sig­na­tures of psychopathy

Cameron Berg19 Dec 2022 17:01 UTC
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Men­tal ac­cep­tance and reflection

22 Dec 2022 14:32 UTC
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Shared re­al­ity: a key driver of hu­man behavior

kdbscott24 Dec 2022 19:35 UTC
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AI psy­chol­ogy should ground the the­o­ries of AI con­scious­ness and in­form hu­man-AI eth­i­cal in­ter­ac­tion design

Roman Leventov8 Jan 2023 6:37 UTC
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A sim­ple tech­nique to re­duce nega­tive rumination

cranberry_bear2 Feb 2023 1:33 UTC
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Align­ment works both ways

Karl von Wendt7 Mar 2023 10:41 UTC
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Will peo­ple be mo­ti­vated to learn difficult dis­ci­plines and skills with­out eco­nomic in­cen­tive?

Roman Leventov20 Mar 2023 9:26 UTC
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The Com­edy of Behaviorism

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Aug 2008 20:42 UTC
31 points
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[Paper] Tra­jec­to­ries through se­man­tic spaces in schizophre­nia and the re­la­tion­ship to rip­ple bursts

bvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbvbv15 Dec 2023 13:37 UTC
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(www.pnas.org)

[Question] Time Fuse in Head

Martin Rychlitzki25 Dec 2023 9:46 UTC
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Psy­chol­ogy of AI doomers and AI optimists

Igor Ivanov28 Dec 2023 17:55 UTC
3 points
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Mo­ti­vat­ing Align­ment of LLM-Pow­ered Agents: Easy for AGI, Hard for ASI?

RogerDearnaley11 Jan 2024 12:56 UTC
22 points
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The Next ChatGPT Mo­ment: AI Avatars

5 Jan 2024 20:14 UTC
37 points
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LLM Psy­cho­met­rics: A Spec­u­la­tive Ap­proach to AI Safety

pskl29 Jan 2024 18:38 UTC
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(pascal.cc)

Ar­ro­gance and Peo­ple Pleasing

Jonathan Moregård6 Feb 2024 18:43 UTC
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(honestliving.substack.com)

Shared sys­tem for or­der­ing small and large num­bers in mon­keys and humans

Bruce W. Lee9 Feb 2024 4:45 UTC
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(pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

Thank you for trig­ger­ing me

Cissy12 Feb 2024 20:09 UTC
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(www.moremyself.xyz)

“Arc­tic In­stincts? The uni­ver­sal prin­ci­ples of Arc­tic psy­cholog­i­cal adap­ta­tion and the ori­gins of East Asian psy­chol­ogy”—Call for Re­view­ers (Seeds of Science)

rogersbacon16 Feb 2024 15:02 UTC
0 points
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Rep­re­sen­ta­tions of Ab­stract Re­la­tions in Infancy

Bruce W. Lee20 Feb 2024 17:40 UTC
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(direct.mit.edu)

The nat­u­ral bound­aries be­tween people

Chipmonk23 Feb 2024 1:09 UTC
17 points
2 comments8 min readLW link
(chipmonk.substack.com)

Martin Selig­man’s “Authen­tic Hap­piness”

David Gross27 Dec 2020 5:06 UTC
10 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Key Ques­tions for Digi­tal Minds

Jacy Reese Anthis22 Mar 2023 17:13 UTC
22 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
(www.sentienceinstitute.org)

Emer­gent Analog­i­cal Rea­son­ing in Large Lan­guage Models

Roman Leventov22 Mar 2023 5:18 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(arxiv.org)

So, just why do GPTs have to op­er­ate by con­tin­u­ing an ex­ist­ing string?

Bill Benzon24 Mar 2023 12:08 UTC
−4 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Does GPT-4 ex­hibit agency when sum­ma­riz­ing ar­ti­cles?

Christopher King24 Mar 2023 15:49 UTC
16 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Ber­mudez In­ter­face Problem

Motor Vehicle27 Mar 2023 18:11 UTC
1 point
2 comments1 min readLW link

Inch­ing “Kubla Khan” and GPT into the same in­tel­lec­tual frame­work @ 3 Quarks Daily

Bill Benzon28 Mar 2023 19:50 UTC
5 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

My Model of Gen­der Identity

Iris of Rosebloom1 Apr 2023 3:03 UTC
31 points
4 comments12 min readLW link

The In­fluence of Cul­tural Sub­con­scious on AI Lan­guage Models: A Com­pre­hen­sive Anal­y­sis of Archetypes and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, writ­ten with GPT4

David Youssef10 Apr 2023 16:50 UTC
11 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

The Soul of the Writer (on LLMs, the psy­chol­ogy of writ­ers, and the na­ture of in­tel­li­gence)

rogersbacon16 Apr 2023 16:02 UTC
11 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.secretorum.life)

5 psy­cholog­i­cal rea­sons for dis­miss­ing x-risks from AGI

Igor Ivanov26 Oct 2023 17:21 UTC
24 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

A Clearer Think­ing tool that teaches you to use In­ter­nal Fam­ily Sys­tems concepts

spencerg28 Apr 2023 13:42 UTC
31 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(programs.clearerthinking.org)

Pre­face to the Se­quence on LLM Psychology

Quentin FEUILLADE--MONTIXI7 Nov 2023 16:12 UTC
30 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Great Em­pa­thy and Great Re­sponse Ability

positivesum13 Nov 2023 23:04 UTC
16 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(tryingtruly.substack.com)

More metal less ore

Logan Kieller14 Nov 2023 16:59 UTC
8 points
3 comments2 min readLW link
(logankieller.substack.com)

So you want to save the world? An ac­count in paladinhood

Tamsin Leake22 Nov 2023 17:40 UTC
65 points
19 comments15 min readLW link
(carado.moe)

How to Con­trol an LLM’s Be­hav­ior (why my P(DOOM) went down)

RogerDearnaley28 Nov 2023 19:56 UTC
64 points
30 comments11 min readLW link

Be­com­ing Black Boxish

vitaliya25 Sep 2022 23:35 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

The Method of Loci: With some brief re­marks, in­clud­ing trans­form­ers and eval­u­at­ing AIs

Bill Benzon2 Dec 2023 14:36 UTC
6 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Franken­stein De­lenda Est

eapache10 Jul 2020 14:38 UTC
11 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

The 8 Tech­niques to Tol­er­ify the Dark World

adamShimi20 Jul 2020 0:58 UTC
2 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

New study on choice blind­ness in moral positions

nerfhammer20 Sep 2012 18:14 UTC
101 points
152 comments1 min readLW link

Ver­bal Over­shad­ow­ing and The Art of Rationality

pangloss27 Apr 2009 23:39 UTC
69 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What’s up with self-es­teem?

abramdemski25 Jun 2019 3:38 UTC
39 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Want­ing vs. Lik­ing Revisited

Scott Alexander9 Jul 2011 20:54 UTC
62 points
9 comments4 min readLW link

Pro­ce­du­ral Ex­ec­u­tive Func­tion, Part 1

DaystarEld4 Jul 2022 18:51 UTC
33 points
2 comments13 min readLW link
(daystareld.com)

Pro­ce­du­ral Ex­ec­u­tive Func­tion, Part 2

DaystarEld16 May 2023 16:22 UTC
18 points
0 comments18 min readLW link
(daystareld.com)

Be­ware of WEIRD psy­cholog­i­cal samples

Paul Crowley13 Sep 2009 11:28 UTC
46 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

On Defense Mechanisms

Quaerendo4 Mar 2018 18:53 UTC
25 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

Be­hav­iorism: Be­ware An­thro­po­mor­phiz­ing Humans

Scott Alexander4 Jul 2011 20:40 UTC
87 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

Ba­sics of An­i­mal Reinforcement

Scott Alexander5 Jul 2011 20:42 UTC
73 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

Ba­sics of Hu­man Reinforcement

Scott Alexander6 Jul 2011 21:09 UTC
56 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

AI self-im­prove­ment is possible

bhauth23 May 2023 2:32 UTC
15 points
3 comments8 min readLW link

Notes on the Psy­chol­ogy of Power

gwern27 Jul 2012 19:22 UTC
61 points
49 comments40 min readLW link

“Every­thing is Cor­re­lated”: An An­thol­ogy of the Psy­chol­ogy Debate

gwern27 Apr 2019 13:48 UTC
40 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Ac­knowl­edg­ing Hu­man Prefer­ence Types to Sup­port Value Learning

Nandi13 Nov 2018 18:57 UTC
34 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

On the Open­ness per­son­al­ity trait & ‘ra­tio­nal­ity’

gwern14 Oct 2011 1:07 UTC
76 points
97 comments8 min readLW link

How does per­son­al­ity vary across US cities?

JonahS20 Dec 2016 8:00 UTC
66 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

how hu­mans are aligned

bhauth26 May 2023 0:09 UTC
14 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Ma­chine Learn­ing Per­son­al­ity Test

PhilGoetz4 Aug 2009 23:36 UTC
31 points
34 comments6 min readLW link

What’s wrong with psy­chol­ogy, any­way?

Anatoly_Vorobey28 Apr 2012 23:36 UTC
43 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What is the state of the ego de­ple­tion field?

Eli Tyre9 Aug 2019 20:30 UTC
26 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

[link] Why Psy­chol­o­gists’ Food Fight Matters

Pablo1 Aug 2014 7:52 UTC
40 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] Could in­duced and sta­bi­lized hy­po­ma­nia be a de­sir­able men­tal state?

MvB12 Jun 2023 12:13 UTC
8 points
22 comments2 min readLW link

Two Ways To Re­duce Un­hap­piness That Comes From Dis­torted Views of Reality

Anne Hsu8 Jun 2023 17:43 UTC
3 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

if you’re read­ing this it’s too late (a new the­ory on what is caus­ing the Great Stag­na­tion)

rogersbacon8 Jun 2023 11:49 UTC
−10 points
2 comments13 min readLW link
(www.secretorum.life)

Aura as a pro­pri­o­cep­tive glitch

pchvykov12 Jun 2023 19:30 UTC
36 points
4 comments4 min readLW link

[link]Mass repli­ca­tion of Psy­chol­ogy ar­ti­cles planed.

beoShaffer18 Apr 2012 16:13 UTC
41 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Mo­ti­va­tion in AI

nickasaf16 Jun 2023 9:50 UTC
−1 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
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