Category Archives: psychology

How amusement parks hijack your brain

From the The Boston Globe How amusement parks hijack your brain

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Listen to me on the Web Psychologist Podcast

I talk to Nathalie Nahai, the Web Psychologist on her podcast. We talk about The best way to research customers in a different culture or country The role of UX in designing persuasive websites… and why I hate the term … Continue reading

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Some Upcoming UK Psych Events

Some Upcoming UK Psych Events

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Psychology for Designers Workshop Resources

A few short weeks ago I ran a day’s workshop on Psychology for Designers at the wonderful Smashing Conference in Oxford. I spoke about how psychology can make your designs better and you a better designer. Psychology for Designers Workshop … Continue reading

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What next for behavioural economics?

A great read on the track record and future of behavioural economics. (buy my book to learn about the different types of psychology) What next for behavioural economics?

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Anchoring or How many police officers are in France?

Really clever little study showing how anchoring works, useful for pricing on eCommerce sites. Anchoring or How many police officers are in France?

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Psychology for Designers is back on sale.

Tuesday 8th April. 5pm Sadly my publisher Five Simple Steps has closed it’s doors. But don’t worry you can still buy the book. Buy Psychology For Designers for £2.75

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Why so much “science” used in design is bullshit

Great insightful article. If you read my book I tell you how to read a scientific paper so this stuff is less likely to happen to you… Why so much “science” used in design is bullshit

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Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what do other thinkers think of him?

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman was the book that started behavioural economics and an essential for the designer interested in psychology. Thinking, Fast and Slow on Amazon Daniel Kahneman changed the way we think about thinking. But what … Continue reading

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Is social networking making us stupid?

Is social networking making us stupid?

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