AGL 053: Arthur Doler – Technical Engineers and Mental Health

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AGL 053: Arthur Doler – Technical Engineers and Mental Health

Arthur Doler
Today on the show we have Arthur Doler.
Arthur (or Art, take your pick) has been a software engineer for 14 years and has worked on things as exciting as analysis software for casinos and things as boring as banking websites. He is an advocate for talking openly about mental health and psychology in the technical world, and he spends a lot of time thinking about how we program and why we program, and about the tools, structures, cultures, and mental processes that both help and hinder us from our ultimate goal of writing amazing things.

In this episode we talk about the following:

  • Actor observer bias
  • Fundamental attribution error
  • Stereotypes
  • Drive – Dan Pink
    • Autonomy
    • Mastery
    • Purpose
  • Google Effect on memory
  • The Curse of Knowledge
  • Breaking down actions into smaller chunks.
  • Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
  • Ways to get past the Imposter Syndrom:
    1. Reflect
    2. Shadow team members
    3. Understand your feelings aren’t grounded in facts

“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick

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