Sunday, January 29, 2006

Why Do I Blog?

Why do I blog? I don't know.
The most important thing that social psychologists have discovered over the last 50 years is that people are very unreliable informants about why they behaved as they did, made the judgment they did, or liked or disliked something. In short, we don't know nearly as much about what goes on in our heads as we think. In fact, for a shocking range of things, we don't know the answer to "Why did I?" any better than an observer.

1 comment:

jj mollo said...

Very interesting. I think I know why I blog, but I expect a psychiatrist would brush off any such explanation. I might be covering my "real" motivations.