Well of course we are. It’s never been about gender. People are just bad at multi-tasking but really at kidding ourselves we can multitask.
There are some great behavioural nudges at Japanese (busiest in the world!) railway stations.
So now you know. Add that middle initial and look more clever…
Middle name initials often appear in formal contexts, especially when people refer to intellectual achievements. On the basis of this common link, the display of middle initials increases positive evaluations of people’s intellectual capacities and achievements. We document this effect in seven studies:
If you’ve been to one of my workshops you’ll know my obsession with body language. Here are some great tips:
via Swiss Miss
A really interesting study looking at the different regions of the brain do many things, rather than the received wisdom that each brain region is specialised for one thing.
Great stuff. It explains why changing one’s mind is so hard.
Xu hopes these insights into how difficult it is for the brain to amend its plans—a task that only gets harder as we age and neural communication slows—can eventually help researchers devise ways to intervene and help us make faster, safer decisions.
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 big but rarely delivers and then when it does know one is sure why.
Check out the full essay here:
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 and more extroverted than the same persons in photos taken by others.
Quick, remove that selfie from your Twitter and LinkedIn.