Psychology of Safety and Risk

Social Psychology of Risk Workshop – Sydney DATE: 8,9,10 February 2017 LOCATION: King Cross, Sydney, Australia, Wayside Chapel DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:  About the Workshop: Dr Rob Long and associates provide an engaging and interactive hands-on workshop with challenging new ideas about the psychology of culture and risk. New and interesting approaches to leadership thinking are discussed and practiced. The ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Safety Spoilsport One of the things we hated as kids was the ‘spoilsport’, the one who wouldn’t ‘play’ in the spirit of the game. Indeed, spoilsports were the ones who hated play full stop. Play is an essential part of learning. Play recognises the uncertain in learning and doesn’t stress about not knowing the outcome. Play ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Risk Intelligence, Thinking and Decision Making A recent article by Dylan Evans (Risk Intelligence) in October 2016 rightly challenges the construct of Kahneman (Thinking fast and Slow). Evans states: ‘This is fine as far as it goes, but it leaves a crucial third kind of thinking out of the picture. This is the meditative, creative mode of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear One of the clear messages in the Netflix series House of Cards is the Fear of Power and the Power of Fear. The House of Cards series exemplifies what happens when one makes power the frame for exchange. The idea that coercion, compliance, power and fear are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Happy Christmas and New Year This is a special edition of the CLLR Newsletter to wish you all a Happy Christmas and the best for the 2017 New Year. We look forward to continuing our newsletters and services to you in 2017 and look forward to meeting some of you as you commence studies with us ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Europe – International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction

by Dave Collins
Europe - International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction Linz Austria 17/18 January 2017 For all those in the Northern Hemisphere who have been looking for this, we are holding a 2 day workshop on the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) introduction in Linz Austria on 17,18 January 2017. This is a great opportunity to do this ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Fake News, Fake Safety and Fake Christmas

by Dr Rob Long
Fake News, Fake Safety and Fake Christmas The craft of misinformation has been about for millennia but more recently with the problems of social media has become much more pronounced. The Cult of the Amateur (Keen, 2008) and the world of The Shallows (Carr, 2011) has brought a whole new era of ‘fake news’. This was ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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TRIFR Safety Zombies

by Dr Rob Long
TRIFR Safety Zombies The surge in interest in the zombie phenomena (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie) across media, social media, movies and literature is extensive. The zombie apocalypse (societal breakdown) projects a widespread (usually global) rise of zombies hostile to human life that engage in a general assault on civilization. The surge in interest in zombies was anchored to the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Sully Effect

by Dr Rob Long
The Sully Effect I wrote recently about the Bradbury Effect that is, the delusion that there is no chance, luck, randomness and fundamental attribution error. A critical part of the Bradbury effect is the attribution of value to denial in the light of hindsight bias. It’s amazing how smart we become as humans when we are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Affirming Chance

by Dr Rob Long
Affirming Chance My apologies for the perhaps heavy nature of the following blog but serves as a follow up to the previous on Innocence and Justice in Safety (https://www.safetyrisk.net/innocence-and-justice-in-safety/). So lets follow up the piece on Justice and innocence by a quote from Deleuze. Deleuze states: ‘To abolish chance by holding it in the grip of causality and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Innocence and Justice in Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Innocence and Justice in Safety Jung rightly names Safety as the archetype of innocence . Innocence is linked to the quest for justice and purity, zero harm. The ideology of zero harm endorses the archetype of the innocence-safety discourse, a sign of immaturity. The quest for perfection believes in the ultimate justice that perfection is attainable ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion

by Dr Rob Long
Courage to Challenge the Great TRIFR and LTIFR Delusion It was Marx (The German Ideology) who said ‘as individuals express their life, so they are’. At the heart of this aphorism is the idea that what is normalized in a culture comprises what the culture is. One of the things that have become normalized in the culture ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Safety Worldview

by Dave Collins
The Safety Worldview A favourite word for Safety is ‘don’t’. The favourite word for safety is ‘hazards’. The ‘go to’ word for Safety is ‘controls’. It doesn’t take long in exposure to Safety to realize that the industry is not a profession but rather a deficit philosophy of don’ts, rather than do’s. It’s so easy to ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Fooled by Certainty

by Rob Sams
Fooled by Certainty How often do we go about our lives expecting, assuming, and at times demanding; that our plans, our ideas and even our relationships are ‘safe and sound’ (certain)? It is as-if such plans, ideas and relationships have some kind of magical guarantee attached to them which means that they will always pan out ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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WARNING: Not Your Typical Safety Nonsense

by Dave Collins
Europe - International Workshop Social Psychology of Risk Introduction Linz Austria 17/18 January 2017 For all those in the Northern Hemisphere who have been looking for this, we are holding a 2 day workshop on the Social Psychology of Risk (SPoR) introduction in Linz Austria on 11,12 January 2017. This is a great opportunity to do ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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