The Reflective Eclectic

What Pigeons Can Teach You About Expectations

Keith R Wilson
Invisible Illness
Published in
3 min readJul 19, 2020

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Image by Martin Vorel, Libreshot

A lot of psychological studies are just plain silly. Do we really need experimental data to tell us that power corrupts, or that pain and sickness are depressing, or that people like to hear things that confirm their biases? However, there is one bit of experimental psychology that, when I tell people about it, causes their faces to light up. It…

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