Category Archives: psychology

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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Decision making depends on when you last had a break

A graph showing the time of the day (bottom) against the likelihood of parole being given by a judge. It’s quite telling and it’s really easy to spot lunch. Time to design an adaptive interface that is easier to use … Continue reading

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How the sense of an ending shapes memory

Composers, novelists and film directors try to end on a high. Restaurants keen to manipulate their online reviews have found a similar trick. Source: Tim Harford — Article — How the sense of an ending shapes memory

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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist 

A great piece on ethics, psychology and digital design. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as Google’s Design Ethicist caring about how to design things in a way … Continue reading

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Improve Your Designs With Gestalt Psychology

Jon Hensley looks at real-world examples to illustrate psychology principles in use so that you can begin to use them in your own designs. Source: Improve Your Designs With The Principles Of Similarity And Proximity (Part 1) – Smashing Magazine

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Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions or the evil side of Psychology

Source: Twenty Cognitive Biases That Could Be Helping You Make Bad Decisions | IFLScience

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Beware of neuro-bunk

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