Category Archives: psychology

How Long It Takes to Form a New Habit 

Not 21 days at the internet seems to think but around 66 days.. The simple answer is that, on average, across the participants who provided enough data, it took 66 days until a habit was formed. From: How Long It … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Color and Emotional Design 

Handy! Source: The Psychology of Color and Emotional Design | UX Booth

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Imagining the Next Decade of Behavioural Science 

From Behavioural Scientist …we put out a call to help us imagine the next decade of behavioral science. We asked you to share your hopes and fears, predictions and warnings, open questions and big ideas. We received over 120 submissions … Continue reading

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Daniel Kahneman: on the Artificial Intelligence Podcast

Great listen, about 1 hour so perfect to accompany a couple of commutes. Daniel Kahneman is winner of the Nobel Prize in economics for his integration of economic science with the psychology of human behavior, judgment and decision-making. He is … Continue reading

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6 Ways Mario Kart Tour Triggers You Into Gambling Your Money

Some scary uses of psychology to game users into paying for things. Doubly scary when this game is marketed to kids: 6 Ways Mario Kart Tour Triggers You Into Gambling Your Money

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Does Gamification Work?

For those in a hurry: The review indicates that gamification provides positive effects, however, the effects are greatly dependent on the context in which the gamification is being implemented, as well as on the users using it. From: Does Gamification … Continue reading

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Bad Smells Make Memories Stronger 

Love this. I’ve always thought smell was underused in UIs. Source: Bad Smells Make Memories Stronger | Technology Networks

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How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want 

New York Times fighting back. The backlash against these practises continues. Source: How E-Commerce Sites Manipulate You Into Buying Things You May Not Want – The New York Times

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Auction psychology 

I’m working with a company who run auctions for travel upgrades so researching auction psychology and I thought I’d share some links. BBC Column: auction psychology – Mind Hacks Understanding the psychology behind auctions

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Free online psychology courses

Some good options in there… Get free Psychology courses online from the world’s leading universities. Download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player

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