Making the world wiser
Mind.world develops technologies to improve education, mental health and social cohesion by measuring and improving people’s Steering Cognition.
Steering Cognition has the potential to explain previously unquantified patterns of human behaviour which have significant consequences for human society.
The importance of Steering Cognition lies in its explanation of human behaviours which lead to either risks or advantages for individuals and collective groups. A car driver with poor control will increase risks for himself and others. Similarly, individuals with poor Steering Cognition may increase risks for themselves and others whilst those with better steering travel further and more safely.
Improving Steering Cognition offers the potential to benefit society by both reducing risks of poor judgements and improving advantages of wise decision making.
STEERING COGNITION REDUCES RISKS
– Poorly regulated Steering Cognition has been shown to correlate strongly with increased mental health and welfare risks during adolescence.
– Secondary school environments which focus on accelerating pupil progress against narrow academic targets have been shown to impede the development of pupils’ ability to regulate their Steering Cognition, leading to some potentially increased mental health and welfare risks.
– Closed group environment studies indicate that environmental priming biases individuals’ Steering Cognition and can lead to tribal and in-group attitudes.
– Steering Cognition biases may create risks in market behaviours through amplified irrational but non-conscious collective decision making.
STEERING COGNITION IMPROVES JUDGEMENT
– Steering Cognition accounts for up to 15% of educational outcomes and can be improved through coaching and specific teaching approaches, providing a potentially untapped educational dividend for schools.
– Boarding school education results in better pupil ability to regulate Steering Cognition across social situations than Day school education. This so-called ‘The Tribe Effect’ is conjectured to lead to continued social advantages beyond school, such as access to future in-group benefits in work and wider society. READ ARTICLE
– Employers have been shown to seek employees for higher-level roles such as management and leadership who have better, more flexible Steering Cognition.
– Steering Cognition provides a targeted, measurable means of nudging a population’s non-conscious and conscious behaviours. As such it may provide a new tool for government policy implementation.