Is This Glass Half Empty?

Is This Glass Half Empty?

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
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Further Reading:

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20170998

[2] http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-perfect-dose-of-pessimism-1407196064

[3] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110311153541.htm

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19324793

[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21896752

[6] http://www.webmd.com/balance/news/20110916/optimism-partly-in-your-

genes

[7] http://www.ted.com/talks/tali_sharot_the_optimism_bias

[8] Sharot, T. 2011. The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain.

[9] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17960136

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20 Responses

  1. MhmdM says:

    yay pesimism

  2. millenniumdragn says:

    It’s halfway.

  3. Delfina Hanna says:

    I’m a psych student and I don’t understand any of this

  4. aman oza says:

    hey vsauce its micheal’s fan here , remember zipf’s law he talked about ??
    :D

  5. timo0605972 says:

    i see the glass double the size it needs to be so . . .

  6. Yassine Tama says:

    Is the glass half full or half empty?
    I use bottles,sorry m80!

  7. matthew clare says:

    it’s just double the size it needs to be

  8. Taavi Albert says:

    Glass contains 50% precent of water.

  9. Mircea Gancea says:

    Glass is half

  10. Marc Dumaguin says:

    it’s neither full or empty. it’s half full of water and air, but the WHOLE
    glass is totally full….you know why? because it’s FULL of MOLECULES!!!
    I think my logic is kinda true xD :)

  11. Liliana Rene says:

    What I want to know is who is drinking my water?!?!?!

  12. Fred W says:

    The glass is to big…
    RIP George Carlin

  13. Xander Jones says:

    You nearly went through the whole video without a curse word, so close

  14. Jayalakshmy Jayaprasad says:

    I have a burning question “are there more than 8 planets in the
    solarsystem”

  15. Thinga Majigers says:

    Being optimistic doesn’t necessarily mean that one is naive without
    thinking ahead and without being cautious, c’mon. But I suppose people
    don’t need that obvious information, just hope it’s not biased. Please
    correct me if I’m wrong.

  16. Lily Eaves says:

    I say it’s half full when someone fills it but I say it’s half empty when
    someone has drank from it or emptied it

  17. Danny Yarbrough says:

    Its not one or the other its both at the same time.

  18. Papa Tyrone says:

    Neither, its not exactly 50/50.

  19. Aidan Cairns says:

    what about the science of tea!!!!!!

  20. Ashley Hayward says:

    2:34 i have never heard asap science say a cuss word before