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The future of the safety professional

In searching for the weakest link in contemporary safety management, we often arrive at the topic behavior. This is partly because there has been much attention to other safety areas: technology, systems and to some extent culture. You might therefore

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Safe behavior at work

Within the world of safety management, safe behavior plays an increasingly important role. On the one hand, we realize that there is scope for improvement to use the human factor in safety. On the other hand, we see that psychology

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New Years Hug

It’s Christmas time and many of us take this opportunity to visit family, friends and old acquaintances. We greet, kiss, hug and get together with each other. These are golden times for our cuddle hormone, oxytocin. Until recently we had

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Biases in our intuition

In the two previous posts we concluded that intuition is a fast and powerful counselor whose main attribute is the handling of disparate information. In this final post of the trilogy about intuition, we focus on the flip side, which

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The power of intuition

In the previous post it was argued that intuition can be defined as the contribution of unconscious brain activities to our process of making choices. By listening to our intuition we place value on our own unconscious impulses, which helps

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Intuition

We see ourselves as conscious and rational beings knowing we do things. From brain research we have learned that decisions are also influenced by areas are that are lacking both language and logic. Sometimes we realize that a decision is

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Psychology 2.0

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Loss aversion

We find it difficult to sell our house at a price lower than the original purchase price. The fact that every other house has also dropped in value is seemingly irrelevant. Depreciation is regarded as a loss on investment. Therefore

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The complexity of safety targets

When we wish to achieve an aim, it helps to formulate a goal. By doing this, we focus our energy on everything that contributes to it. A well-defined target acts as a creative force; it has a tendency to realize

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Good resolutions, why so few succeed

It is an old tradition on New Years Eve. Sitting around the Christmas tree with friends and family, overeating and making a New Years resolution. Quit smoking, lose weight, increase physical exercise, or more often count to ten. Nice anyway!

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