Can Medical Empathy Survive the Technological Revolution? Last week, over 700 physicians, scientists, technologists, hackers and inventors gathered at Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego for the 7th annual Exponential Medicine Conference to explore how the convergence of new technologies … Continue reading Empathy in healthcare
The Psychology of Giving Human Names to Your Stuff According to a 2013 poll from the insurance company Nationwide, around 25 percent of car owners have named their ride. Granted, the survey isn’t exactly scientific, but while the statistic may … Continue reading Treating nonhumans as humans
We are witnessing a renaissance in psychology There’s been a lot of talk of the crisis in psychology. For decades, and often with the best of intentions, researchers have engaged in practices that have made it likely their results are … Continue reading Psychology is not in crisis?
How People Came to Believe Blueberries Are the Healthiest Fruit Jim, I don’t like blueberries. Sometimes when I tell people that, they say, “but they have antioxidants!” If I never eat blueberries, will my life be shorter, or more oxidized … Continue reading Adding the perception of health
The Elephant In The Room: How The Financial Industry’s Shunning Of Emotions Fails Its Clients I don’t think professor Richard Thaler is going to return my calls anymore. Sure, he was gracious enough to give me an interview after his … Continue reading Financial Planning Done Right
Are Humans Actually More ‘Human’ Than Robots? In a recent report, the Pew Research Center found that Americans are more worried than they are enthusiastic about automation technologies when it comes to tasks that rely on qualities thought to be … Continue reading Job-retention efforts
Study shows how easy and effective it is for Facebook ads to target your personality Last week, Facebook’s founding president Sean Parker admitted his concerns that by focusing on social validation, Facebook was designed to exploit “a vulnerability in human … Continue reading Psychological mass persuasion