apostasy

From: Daniel Reeves dreeves@umich.edu
Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 02:58
Subject: apostasy

No comment on this yet:
http://gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/Shiv_resolutions_1_11.html

Related apostasy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHopJHSlVo4

(Arguing against those could make good blog posts, btw.)


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From: David Reiley david@davidreiley.com
Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 15:02
Subject: Re: apostasy

On Jan 20, 2011, at 3:58 AM, Daniel Reeves wrote:

No comment on this yet:
http://gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/Shiv_resolutions_1_11.html

Wow. I think the journalist on this article was my college girlfriend
Louise. Haven’t seen her name in quite a while! The Princeton
alumni network confirms that she’s a freelance writer in the Bay Area.

I don’t think the two experiments are very compelling. The cocoa
experiment doesn’t really say much about motivation. The fictional
weight index is much more relevant to motivation, but it seems odd to
me that everyone got told that they exceeded the ideal. How
realistic could this be? Did the people who lost weight really need
to lose weight? (I guess the answer in the US is: “probably.” But
still, the lack of realism concerns me.)

David


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From: Daniel Reeves dreeves@umich.edu
Date: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 17:21
Subject: Re: apostasy

Ha, you did well to get rid of her; writing about lame-o psych research! :slight_smile:

One thing I agreed with though: some people do get quite disturbed by
daily weight fluctuations, which was the motivation for the
“rose-colored dots”: beeminder.com/about

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 15:02, David Reiley david@davidreiley.com wrote:

On Jan 20, 2011, at 3:58 AM, Daniel Reeves wrote:

No comment on this yet:
http://gsb.stanford.edu/news/research/Shiv_resolutions_1_11.html

Wow. I think the journalist on this article was my college girlfriend Louise. Haven’t seen her name in quite a while! The Princeton alumni network confirms that she’s a freelance writer in the Bay Area.

I don’t think the two experiments are very compelling. The cocoa experiment doesn’t really say much about motivation. The fictional weight index is much more relevant to motivation, but it seems odd to me that everyone got told that they exceeded the ideal. How realistic could this be? Did the people who lost weight really need to lose weight? (I guess the answer in the US is: “probably.” But still, the lack of realism concerns me.)

David


My home page: http://www.davidreiley.com


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”


http://dreev.es – search://“Daniel Reeves”
Follow the Yellow Brick Road – http://beeminder.com