Link blog: television, management, jobs, psychology

Are you paid to look busy?
Do people with useless jobs secretly resent those with useful ones?
(tags: jobs money management work employment)
Interview with the Game of Thrones linguist
There are a few Easter eggs in the Valyrian stuff. Fun.
(tags: television game-of-thrones language)
What’s the evidence on using rational argument to change people’s minds? : May 2014 : Contributoria – community funded, collaborative journalism
Are we rational or rationalising? Depends on the context.
(tags: psychology bias rationality argument persuasion logic)

Link blog: cognitive-dissonance, discussion, persuasion, psychology

Blog: Encourage discussion, not defensiveness | 80,000 Hours
Persuasion by avoiding cognitive dissonance. Via Peter Hurford.
(tags: discussion persuasion psychology cognitive-dissonance)