Sunday, June 16, 2013

stick to shades of grey...

From: Buzzhunt

"Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making.
     Fortunately, new research suggests a simple antidote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction.
     A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call 'cognitive closure.' Compared with peers who have just read an essay, they expressed more comfort with disorder and uncertainty—attitudes that allow for both sophisticated thinking and greater creativity."
– Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard
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