Category Archives: psychology

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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if you reframe the traditional view of how the cortex is organized. As I mentioned, the primary visual cortex has typically been thought of as the region that processes input from the eyes. But what if instead it was a … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

Not sure I agree with the conclusion but interesting none the less. The Psychology of Waiting, Loading Animations, and Facebook

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Science is not the Enemy of the Humanities

Wonderful essay from Steve Pinker. Science is not the Enemy of the Humanities

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Just fifteen minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your decision making

Chill out and be a better designer. Just fifteen minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve your decision making

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