Tag: psychology

  • The Sally–Anne Skill

    The Sally–Anne Skill

    The Sally–Anne test is a test that helps psychologists gauge a subject’s social cognitive development. Here’s the test: This is Sally. Sally has a basket. This is Anne. Anne has a box. Sally has a marble. She puts the marble into her basket. Sally goes out for a walk. Anne takes the marble out of…

  • Loss Aversion and the Setting of DB_BLOCK_CHECKSUM

    Loss Aversion and the Setting of DB_BLOCK_CHECKSUM

    My team and I have recently been discussing the Oracle db_block_checksum parameter and how difficult it is to get clients to set it to a safer setting. Clients are always concerned about the performance impact of features like this. Several years ago, I met a lot of people who had—in response to some expensive advice…