Category Archives: psychology

neuroimages: 4,000-year-old brain preserved after boiling in its own juices. Discover/ Altinoz et al. (2013)

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A coercive monetization model depends on the ability to “trick” a person into making a purchase with incomplete information, or by hiding that information such that while it is technically available, the brain of the consumer does not access that … Continue reading

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Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

Here’s the rub: “Unfortunately, too many companies build their products betting users will do what they should or have to do, instead of what they want to do. They fail to change behaviors because they neglect to make their services … Continue reading

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Nice to see numbers against the theory. I’m not sure why they didn’t credit BJ Fogg, they’e his ideas after all.  My mistake they are Cialdini’s Six Principles of Influence. Thanks Miss Hilde for the correction. (via The Psychology of … Continue reading

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A guide to creativity

Some good tips to improve creativity.  A guide to creativity

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Why would anyone sign up for such a raw deal? Research in psychology can help explain how payday lenders command such a powerful – and toxic – appeal. Payday lenders profit from people’s tendency to discount the future: distant rewards … Continue reading

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8 secrets writers use to trick the smartest readers into reading their writing Are you a sucker? — Adventures in Consumer Technology — Medium

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Science proves haters gonna hate.

Some people are just downers. Science proves haters gonna hate.

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Poor data, secret analysis, and logical errors: Does Neuromarketing work?

“The poor data and shoddy logic behind a hyped business boom.” Basically, no. Couldn’t agree more. Poor data, secret analysis, and logical errors: Does Neuromarketing work?

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The psychology of stuff and things

(PDF) Why we love our things. Great insights for product designers. The psychology of stuff and things

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