Posts Categorized: Psychology

Have We Evolved?

There seems to be a constant debate on whether or not evolution is real. Did people evolve from more primitive life forms or was there a creative designer? I’m not particularly interested in that question for one main reason, “What does it matter?” People that believe in God would continue to behave the same way…. Read more »

Not Ready for eBooks

I was thinking about my relationship with books over the years and whether or not I could bite the bullet and just go ebook only. I finally decided that I’m just not ready. My reasoning is a bit complicated. I decided that it comes down to a lot of things. I’ll just list a few… Read more »

Be Prepared

The motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be prepared.” Short and to the point. Different people take that motto to heart in different ways. It’s really meant to apply to everything. Some people misunderstand that. You can’t fully prepare for everything. I take the motto to mean to prepare appropriately for the appropriate things. So,… Read more »

Changing Habits

I was recently turned on to Epipheo.TV by Lifehacker. They linked to a video on the site called, “The Power of Habit.” ¬†It gave some insight into how habits are formed and a way to think about modifying your behavior by pairing rewards with certain cues to trigger a new desired behavior. Go check out… Read more »

Cognitive Dissonance

In honor of the death of Aaron Swartz, who was a programmer and activist, Lifehacker reposted one of his articles entitled “Look at Yourself Objectively.” This was an excellent post that discussed Ignaz Semmelweis’¬†discovery of the efficacy of antiseptic procedures in preventing infection and death at the hospital he worked at. More importantly, it discussed… Read more »

Welcome to icisil.com!

Welcome to icisil.com, which stands for: “I Came, I Saw, I Learned.” I created this site to be able to quickly post items that I thought were illuminating in some way. That could be something that confirmed something that I believed to be true, but had no proof or possibly something that goes against what… Read more »