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Rob Henderson @robkhenderson Cambridge, England

Interested in human nature. Sharing what I learn. | PhD candidate @Gates_Cambridge | BS @Yale | Veteran @usairforce | Newsletter: https://t.co/0QB1dSYyO8

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"More narcissistic participants presuppose a less civil society...those scoring higher in narcissism participate mo… https://t.co/BoTtC8OWl7
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"When a group's fundamental tenets are at stake, those who chant the loudest or clench their eyes the tightest in t… https://t.co/8H3oaf0mZd
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"One very effective way to reduce self-uncertainty is to identify with social groups and categories...Group identif… https://t.co/t6DIG2cT9p
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @NeoconMaudit Things are opening back up. Crowded streets todayFollow me on ig https://t.co/uApOCaUcpC https://t.co/fgYQXUKR4R @wesyang Nah @KyleKashuv follows you man"at the beginning of this century the political theorist and social critic found envy an increasingly embarrassing… https://t.co/rEjunTO0Nz"... most people mimic the views of high-status individuals in the hope that some of that prestige will rub off on… https://t.co/Z7zjsSHzVY
Retweeted by Rob Henderson“Some forms of dissent might correct mistakes while also weakening social bonds...those who are inclined to dissent… https://t.co/AATJKbXSkGYour own group of friends are probably much cooler than all the famous people you admire
Retweeted by Rob HendersonWill George Washington statues be taken down within the next 10 years? Not necessarily toppled, but placed somewh… https://t.co/swPIHkfpDuJust sent out my newsletter -Cancel culture cancels my interview on cancel culture -Status damage -Moral purity sp… https://t.co/ztAMblPGCeCancel culture is a powerful meme in part because it has developed an immune system that attacks threats to its own… https://t.co/0Sii1mhNPQMichael Scott and Machiavelli #TheOffice https://t.co/jz4MvztY2T
Retweeted by Rob HendersonMachiavelli on the dangers of confusing descriptive vs. normative https://t.co/E1g1KxAiAN
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7/5
2020
"the breakdown of the old order was an opportunity to refashion society. 'Former persons'—aristocrats, landlords, p… https://t.co/pLXl1WKh3f
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit, till their attention is caught by… https://t.co/PPFa0ZCcNA
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Our brains are built to ensure that we will come to hold the beliefs and values of those around us."… https://t.co/C3CHsUT8ht
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @RichardHanania Class anxiety is one of the best parts of the show. Carmela's subtle threats to get Meadow into Col… https://t.co/lIOhaetECI#IndependenceDay is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices and contributions required for liberty and freedom. Thank… https://t.co/5dTwuA2o5L
Retweeted by Rob HendersonSocial class is in large part a performance. Most people aren't comfortable even being around the performance of so… https://t.co/g4bbPnViph
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"We are easily swayed by prestige (which is why ad agencies pay athletes and movie stars)...imitation is adaptive..… https://t.co/LdNkQUloVoNice new essay by @robkhenderson, "America Exports Cancel Culture to the World", today in @Quillette… https://t.co/0cDFthU74I
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Why do some people feel uneasy when praised? Positive evaluation may prompt higher-ranking group members to challe… https://t.co/RO7gJLTATt-People who read news have more distorted view of political opponents -Politically Disengaged 3X more accurate in… https://t.co/Jh0lwangHu
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Retweeted by Rob Henderson"In America, making your kids happy is the priority...That idea is not acceptable in China...This is a country wher… https://t.co/yTmExgfjbO"At a Party meeting in a university, where a member was denounced, it sometimes happened that a supporter would ask… https://t.co/pPpxKJjaiX
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7/4
2020
"Cancel culture" is just a means to an end -- the politicization of everyday life, the rule of didacticism in art,… https://t.co/s0G9WzOFzW
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"measuring how much money people will sacrifice to reduce the number of painful electric shocks delivered to either… https://t.co/TNhfbnieOp
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"The media is not and cannot be neutral, and we shouldn't expect it to be...Reflecting reality is not something the… https://t.co/FYk7jZkXeQ
Retweeted by Rob HendersonWomen rate men to be most attractive who have BMI 23.79 (equivalent to 166 lbs for a man who is 5 ft 10 in.) Men r… https://t.co/bw1jtVOftN
Retweeted by Rob HendersonEvery Monday and Wednesday I publish my podcast, Mastering the Attention Economy. Thursday's guest was… https://t.co/2T5GOdpgtj
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Everything depends on the group's goals. If the only goal is to arrive at the right decisions, groups need to enco… https://t.co/9kDcEfr5lQ @bronwynwilliams @DegenRolf Reminds me of this from @RobertGreene https://t.co/YPs5GlQp7n"We didn't suddenly become better at evaluating evidence and reasoning our way into cancel culture. Rather, people… https://t.co/dsxVO2F1TW
Retweeted by Rob HendersonFollow me on Parler (same handle as here)"the narcissist has many traits that make for success in bureaucratic institutions, which put a premium on the mani… https://t.co/ev3ayf73e5"fans of the rival teams valued outgroup losses more than ingroup gains...under the right circumstances, our experi… https://t.co/GCNBopQamm“The US used to export Coca-Cola, television shows, and music. Today, we export outrage, deplatforming, and social… https://t.co/Bo9A9VmE5b
Retweeted by Rob HendersonMy conversation with @drdrew about cancel culture, social status, outrage Youtube link here:… https://t.co/WAsGTygHgl @ImHardcory @toad_spotted @ExtravertedFace Curious if sometimes such activities are a way to display formidability… https://t.co/m2Qg07gfnH"he became a communist in the late fifties because communism 'released him from the failed rooms and broken vases o… https://t.co/rFM9mlND2RReally enjoyed speaking with @amlewis4 on his show Luxury beliefs, social status, addiction, and more https://t.co/zlYTOmHPwN"There seems to be a law of conservation of psychic pain, such that as we move beyond any real exposure to adversit… https://t.co/KZfu9AiQkODon’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.
Retweeted by Rob HendersonInteresting and provocative thread. And, based on my experience a lot if v good points. HT @AlecStapp https://t.co/MqktOMWrXZ
Retweeted by Rob HendersonHow much does SAT coaching actually help This study says coaching gives a 10 pt boost, which is one-tenth of a sta… https://t.co/9QXU0uupCE
Retweeted by Rob HendersonI am increasingly disappointed in the lack of rational, analytical media options. Just set up a recurring donation… https://t.co/4e5dPrH1dI
Retweeted by Rob HendersonThis whole thread is really insightful, but grabbed tweet in the middle here that most grabbed my attention https://t.co/0D8N5sQ0em
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7/3
2020
"You can become aware of this group spirit by observing how much people feel the need to display certain opinions o… https://t.co/Ag5vqHKAbHWe have the advanced technological infrastructure and the ancient cognitive wiring to make Jonestown happen at national scale
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @RobertGreene @sapinker @CeliaHeyes @AnnieDuke @amychua @RobertCialdini @mattwridley @NAChristakis @SteveStuWill… https://t.co/OVYePAVGAh
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @RobertGreene @sapinker @CeliaHeyes @AnnieDuke @amychua @RobertCialdini @mattwridley @NAChristakis @SteveStuWill… https://t.co/xhNrZJkqQP
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Dutch sociologist Dr. Eric C. Hendriks has told me, 'This would have been unthinkable in the Netherlands a year ag… https://t.co/7Mu0Hm1Vlu
Retweeted by Rob HendersonCurious if the incest taboo, once seen as constitutive of society itself, is at early stage of the process of unrav… https://t.co/FyurwnWwfY
Retweeted by Rob HendersonPart of living in a comfortable society is the ability to sleep at night believing that if monsters emerged, you wo… https://t.co/kFtTdLYZFi“People today hunger not for personal salvation, but for the feeling, the momentary illusion, of personal well-bein… https://t.co/WjUDoGHXGzThe rich get happier and the poor/working class get unhappier. Huge and growing happiness divide in America. New… https://t.co/MBtfeG29X7
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"The US used to export Coca-Cola, television shows, and music. Today, we export outrage, deplatforming, and social… https://t.co/hVgIMXksaq
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @robinhanson Curious how this will play out given this finding https://t.co/Rj7tI7euhy"it is remarkable how seldom 'envy' has been personified in art...We can depict a person who is woebegone or joyful… https://t.co/MIXpONZO9VFollow me on ig https://t.co/kzpc1N4uZZ https://t.co/WGJa2li5aN @wesyang As an undergrad I would ask classmates various questions, curious about the limits of their open-mindednes… https://t.co/ni5GaTw3ga @EPoe187 @Quillette Thanks Bo 🙂"The US used to export Coca-Cola, television shows, and music. Today, we export outrage, deplatforming, and social… https://t.co/ksfEmdLjB6“If you show up at the gym 5 days in a row—even for two minutes—you are casting votes for your new identity. You’re… https://t.co/7KtQ7dahjD
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"If I say, 'Row or I'll tip the boat over and drown us both,' you’ll say you don’t believe me. But if I rock the bo… https://t.co/ht9TKzYWMv
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7/2
2020
https://t.co/33y2uBJqtN“It’s often a good idea to adopt the practices and beliefs of the people around you. For one thing, the people arou… https://t.co/SfrDTdqXmU“This is the conformity paradox. The more you care about the people in your group, the stronger the social incentiv… https://t.co/TzYSvtEEXs @amlewis4 This was a great conversation, thanks Ari 🙂My latest podcast is live with @robkhenderson. We discuss: - Luxury Beliefs - Why we are getting addicted to our… https://t.co/Ce5NU69ita
Retweeted by Rob HendersonMy profile pic at @parler_app is really me. Follow me there @robkhenderson https://t.co/XzX1rir7Jx
Retweeted by Rob Henderson“2.3 million firearms were sold in June, a year-over-year increase of 145% from June 2019...’I’ve been in this busi… https://t.co/LUwvqhLqXhWhen people live a decent life and try to do the right thing, some think they are making deposits in a reputational… https://t.co/Y7KM3IDsHkSemantic satiation A peculiar sense of loss of meaning that occurs when a word is recited slowly 15 or 20 times in… https://t.co/cTOeRZFknrIn economic games, "participants perceived partners from an elite university as having higher integrity than partic… https://t.co/1hjQK8Ulxv"I told them that even if the communists took over, they wouldn’t harm doctors. Not a chance. The Khmer Rouge were… https://t.co/5jFqVaBEXz
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @tylercowen @stefan_arrr SchellingGossip in human tribal societies "If the group moralistically arrives at a negative judgment about someone, often… https://t.co/vEdSMEJiUaBoth children and adults assume that someone who is mean is unhappy, even if the mean person is said to have positi… https://t.co/PtlHndTn5R
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @JSargent88 @paulg One of my favorites https://t.co/uBmSQvL6HjOften people don't choose the best option, but the one that is easiest to defend if something goes wrong "When pe… https://t.co/i4kOf5BPiZ
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"It is valuable to have a college degree because other people don't have one..it is a Veblen good..University admin… https://t.co/s83XNnCvxH
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"people enforce unpopular norms to show that they have complied out of genuine conviction and not because of social… https://t.co/NGvbO3FKjG
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Luxury beliefs are ideas and opinions that confer status on the rich at very little cost, while taking a toll on t… https://t.co/Qlv6RaFvkt
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7/1
2020
I'll be banned from Twitter some day Sign up here for my newsletter. You'll receive fascinating stuff you won't… https://t.co/zIiOu2KJcK"Moral talk often devolves into a moral arms race, where people make increasingly strong claims...trying to outdo o… https://t.co/9AkIY1lgm1 @LeeyaBeckman same (to both)I was interviewed by a media outlet for a video about cancel culture The video was popular, positive reactions fr… https://t.co/gLlICc0yRMIf you’re interested in human nature, check out my newsletter Sign up here: https://t.co/CRiPJGsQ7R -Luxury beli… https://t.co/c6A2J35d9F"some grandstanders use moral talk for darker purposes...to dominate others...to shame or silence others and create… https://t.co/u0kf1w1gZ8 @CoveringDelta @JustinTosi Same, very thought-provoking"All men seek to rule, but if they cannot rule they prefer to be equal." https://t.co/7QAft0D1dA https://t.co/kuxZ4j4Sb4 @Cridmo don't think so
6/30
2020
@RobertGreene @sapinker @CeliaHeyes @AnnieDuke @amychua @RobertCialdini @mattwridley @NAChristakis @SteveStuWill… https://t.co/aigBgRrSw6
Retweeted by Rob Henderson @RobertGreene @sapinker Cognitive Gadgets by @CeliaHeyes https://t.co/KnDzkoN4VN “children show prestige bias; t… https://t.co/okVIM1urWu
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"Forming your worldview by relying on the media would be like forming your view about me by looking only at a pictu… https://t.co/Phu2xJDUAa
Retweeted by Rob Henderson"The elite vision of a post-truth era ultimately rests on a fallacy. It assumes that there was once a time when vot… https://t.co/G44iOu3aDD
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6/29
2020

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