- Nov 2023
Reflecting on this, I'm reminded of a pattern that has been evident since my days co-running Third Wave with Johannes: the adoption of Uncertainty Coping Strategies. Broadly speaking, these are various behaviors, products, and practices people employ to manage the strains of everyday reality. Our work has consistently identified a spectrum ranging from technological interventions like neuroimplants to the rise in mindfulness services.The staggering contrasts in how different socioeconomic groups address these pressures are well illustrated by the recent New York Times article.
'uncertainty coping strategies' equal living your life I suppose, in the face of the 'strains of everyday reality' since the groups in caves. What is different here wrt Igor and Johannes' work experience and patterns. Just Urbanism (then how is this diff from 18th century?) The complexity of those strains? The inability to withdraw from strains created by others through industrial work practices / social media algo inducement? The sense of looming doom wrt ecocollapse, financial crash etc, systemic threats iw and no agency to individually address some of that? Or is it merely the high end market catering to it, exploiting the stress rather than solving the stressors? What is Igo saying here?
- Mar 2021
This, of course, makes it possible to report observations without specifying causes. One of the observations Taleb makes is that "Humans tend to do better with acute than with chronic stressors, particularly when the former are followed by ample time for recovery." (70) Is this true? In what domains? Probably in weight training. I'm not so sure in response to Black Swans.
acute famine is better than chronic famine as an example.
What are some examples of Black Swans in this instance? If there are any solid examples of Black Swans, they're most likely to cause death and not be survivable.
- Feb 2021
Werner, Anika, Maren-Jo Kater, Angelika A. Schlarb, and Arnold Lohaus. “COVID-19-Pandemie-Stress-Skala (CPSS).” PsyArXiv, January 14, 2021. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/4gduz.
- Sep 2020
Paudel, Dhirendra. ‘ABC Framework of Fear of COVID-19 for Psychotherapeutic Intervention in Nepal: A Review’. Preprint. PsyArXiv, 4 September 2020. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/9sj4a.
- ABC framework
- behavioural science
- psychotherapeutic intervention
- physical health
- primary health-care centres
- vulnerable individuals
- mental health
- Jun 2020
Nguyen, T. (2020). Report on People’s Mental Health Survey During Covid19. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5e9kf
- May 2020
Stress in America™ 2020: Stress in the Time of COVID-19, Volume One. (n.d.). Https://Www.Apa.Org. Retrieved May 27, 2020, from https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2020/report