Category Archives: psychology

What next for behavioural economics?

Tim Hartford takes a long hard look at Behavioural Economics. …there is something unnerving about a discipline in which our discoveries about the past do not easily generalise to the future. That’s always been my problem with BE. It promises … Continue reading

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Icons: research and psychology 

Loads of background, research, psychology and good advice on using icons. Great job Matthew Standage.

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Beware of Selfies

There is some proper science going on here. Results revealed that selfies were indeed evaluated more negatively than photos taken by others. Persons in selfies were rated as less trustworthy, less socially attractive, less open to new experiences, more narcissistic … Continue reading

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Busting the ‘Neuromyths’ About How We Learn

A great piece on the myths of neuroscience. Some people learn best by doing, right? Others have a visual memory, and it’s important for them to see something depicted if they want to… Source: Busting the ‘Neuromyths’ About How We … Continue reading

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Workshop: Psychology for UX and Product Design

A practical, hands on way to understand how the human brain works and apply that knowledge to User Experience and product design. Learn the psychological principles behind how our brain makes sense of the world and apply that to product … Continue reading

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Pricing Psychology: 10 Timeless Strategies 

Some great ideas in there. As always be nice and use this stuff for good! Source: Pricing Psychology: 10 Timeless Strategies to Increase Sales

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Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test

61% of the theories from psychology studies can’t be reproduced. We are complex beings us humans. Largest replication study to date casts doubt on many published positive results. Source: Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test

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Our Top 50 Human Behaviour Experts to Follow 

A great list of people to follow on Twitter to keep up psychology. Source: Our Top 50 Human Behavior Experts to Follow in 2017

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Cognitive bias cheat sheet 

A great little resource. Buster Benson has organised the cognitive biases list to make it much easier to use. Cognitive bias cheat sheet. Definition of a cognitive bias: Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead … Continue reading

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Showing an image of the brain in an article means we rate it’s credibility higher

Brain images are believed to have a particularly persuasive influence on the public perception of research on cognition. Three experiments are reported showing that presenting brain images with articles summarizing cognitive neuroscience research resulted in higher ratings of scientific reasoning … Continue reading

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