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Episode 45 – Psychology In Testing – Ignorance

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub where we continue the series on Psychology In Testing and talk about Ignorance.

We talk about:

  • What is ignorance and what’s it’s relationship to information?
  • What is the value of understanding ignorance?
  • Being unaware of ignorance
  • Why we can never know everything
  • The 5 orders of ignorance
  • How ignorance grows faster than knowledge
  • How when we answer one question and gain knowledge, that knowledge causes us to learn about more ignorance
  • How do we actually discover more?
    • Processes/activities
    • Investigation
    • Testing
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Testing In The Pub Episode 44 – Psychology In Testing – Information

Welcome back to another Testing In The Pub, the first of a series on Psychology In Testing, where we talk about Information. What role does information play in a software delivery team and how should you approach discovering and sharing information?

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Psychology In Testing

In this podcast we talk more about psychology in testing. Understanding how users think, and how the human brain works is becoming a key skill for software testers. Ever wondered what the difference between tacit and explicit knowledge is, or how lateral and critical thinking differ? Why not download the podcast here or on iTunes, and find out more.

The Main Topics Cover:

  • Lateral Thinking VS Critical Thinking
  • Tacit VS Explicit Knowledge
  • Influence Skills
  • Unintentional Blindness
  • Key Skills for Testers
  • Communication and Questioning

 

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