Five Scientific Reasons Why So Many Productivity Hacks Fail As the chief scientist at a Fortune 25 health care company, it was my job to put behavioral science to good use in the workplace. For a number of reasons, that … Continue reading How to activate good intentions
The Psychology of Eye Contact, Digested Many of our relationships begin with that moment when our eyes meet and we realise the other person is looking right at us. Pause for a second and consider the intensity of the situation, … Continue reading The meeting of minds and souls
Flossing and the Art of Scientific Investigation It’s bad enough that expertise is under attack these days from populist political movements that dismiss specialist opinion as just another establishment ruse. But lately expertise is being criticized from another direction, too … Continue reading Randomized controlled trials vs. experts
Voting is not a rational choice We like to think we are rational beings. That our voting choices are based on a careful analysis of all those policy papers, websites and debates that the candidates participate in. In fact, nothing … Continue reading The irrational emotion of voting
Apple Pay Will Change the Way Your Brain Thinks About Buying Things Drunk shoppers behave: Impulse buying online just got even easier. With Apple’s new MacBook Pro launched last month, all you have to do is tap your finger to … Continue reading The sober shopping
Trump understands what many miss: people don’t make decisions based on facts Donald Trump made an “unusual degree” of blatantly false and misleading statements for a presidential candidate. And he won. Since then, we’ve seen the continuation of the pattern: … Continue reading Are you fact-checking?
America’s Surprising Views on Income Inequality As a whole, the population of the United States is wealthier today than it has ever been. But, as has often been reported, the relative increases haven’t been uniform. In 1970, the top ten … Continue reading Relative is what matters