COVID-19 fiscal stimulus packages

Value of COVID-19 fiscal stimulus packages in G20 countries as of July 2020, as a share of GDPhttps://www.statista.com/statistics/1107572/covid-19-value-g20-stimulus-packages-share-gdp/

Across countries, economic-stimulus responses to the COVID-19 crisis outsizethose to the 2008 nancial crisis.https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Industries/Public%20Sector/Our%20Insights/The%2010%20trillion%20dollar%20rescue%20How%20governments%20can%20deliver%20impact/The-10-trillion-dollar-rescue-How-governments-can-deliver-impact-vF.pdf

Figure 1: IMF estimate of the size of the fiscal measures implemented in response to Covid-19https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14845

Country policy responses to Covid-19, As […]

Altruism and Selfishness

The selfish gene behind altruism | Shed Sciencehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukxaFLZI3YkThe Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkinshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61535.The_Selfish_Gene

Empathy and Altruism: Are They Selfish?https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201410/empathy-and-altruism-are-they-selfish

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruismhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvskMHn0sqQ

Altruism Is Selfish, And That’s Ok | Max Krasnow | TEDxCambridgeSalonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA-q-CtIP2w

Altruism and selfishness, May 2002, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25(2):239-50; […]

Why do hurt people hurt people?

Why Hurt People Hurt Peoplehttps://josephmattera.org/why-hurt-people-hurt-people/

Why do hurt people hurt people?https://www.quora.com/Why-do-hurt-people-hurt-people

Hurt People Hurt Peoplehttps://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/hurt-people-hurt-people

Hurt People Hurt Peoplehttps://medium.com/personal-growth/hurt-people-hurt-people-64b900b4b382

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Gamification :-)

The Super Mario Effect – Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn“Focusing on the princess and not the pits, to stick with a task and learn more”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vJRopau0g0

Positive Psychology

The three secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone | TEDxChristchurch “aweful things happen to everyone hunt the goodness, see the positives helping or harming” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw

Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefshttp://changingminds.org/explanations/belief/limiting_beliefs.htm

How To Identify Your Limiting Beliefs And Get Rid Of Them Once And For Allhttps://medium.com/change-your-mind/how-to-identify-your-limiting-beliefs-and-get-rid-of-them-once-and-for-all-dafa4c477a9e

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How Can You Overcome Them?https://www.forbes.com/sites/joyburnford/2019/01/30/limiting-beliefs-what-are-they-and-how-can-you-overcome-them/#1d203a5d6303

4 Steps to Release “Limiting Beliefs” Learned From Childhoodhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/focus-forgiveness/201311/4-steps-release-limiting-beliefs-learned-childhood

What is learned helplessness?https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325355.php

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Self-Esteem

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem – Nathaniel Brandenhttps://bankofnotes.wordpress.com/tag/self-esteem/

an abstract from the above link:” Self-concept is destiny. If you have a high opinion of yourself, you’re more likely to get positive emotional feedback from others which will reinforce your strong self-image; if you have a low opinion of yourself, you’re more likely […]

Subjective Validation, Barnum Effect, Forer Effect

The Barnum Effect – Why People Believe In Astrology And Psychics

Barnum effect ”

The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to […]

chatbot as a therapist?

Meet the chatbots doing your job: Therapy Today, June 2018 Volume 29 Issue 5 https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/june-2018/meet-the-chatbots-doing-your-job/

Woebot Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) https://woebot.io/

The chatbot therapist will see you now https://www.wired.com/2017/06/facebook-messenger-woebot-chatbot-therapist/

Wysa “Sometimes we get all tangled up inside our heads, unable to move on. Wysa […]

Supreme Court decision announced in Pimlico Plumbers case

Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another (Appellants) v Smith (Respondent) https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/uksc-2017-0053.html

UK Supreme Court rejects appeal from Pimlico Plumbers in landmark gig economy case “Worker status means entitlement to national minimum wage, holiday pay and protection from discrimination” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/pimlico-plumbers-uk-supreme-court-gig-economy-employees-gary-smith-a8396471.html

Supreme Court decision announced in Pimlico Plumbers case https://www.employmentlawwatch.com/2018/06/articles/employment-uk/supreme-court-decision-announced-in-pimlico-plumbers-case/

The Pimlico Plumbers case was a win for […]