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The sociology of thinking and cognitive mechanisms

I listened to an interesting podcast earlier, in which the psychologist¬†Eldar Shafir discusses the ‘tunnelling effect’ produced by scarcity. This is how¬†Oliver Burkeman describes their argument: “Scarcity captures the mind,” explain Mullainathan and Shafir. It promotes tunnel vision, helping us focus on the crisis at hand but making us “less […]