An Exciting New Approach To Personality Testing Involves Psychologists Analysing Your Decisions In Game Scenarios You’ve been transported deep beneath the earth into a labyrinth of tunnels. You have a sword and a communications device, and your objective is to … Continue reading The gamification approach
With Smarter Living, the New York Times Is Making an Old Bet on Service Journalism I have been thinking a lot about what to say no to in my life. Second dates with people who are just fine, a new … Continue reading How to make decisions
How Shopping For Yogurt is Like Buying a Car We could say that the wholesome trend in food was led by yogurt. FAGE was the first Greek yogurt sold in the U.S. Then there was Chobani, Danone, and General Mills. … Continue reading Our choice fatigue
When the Bully Is the Boss Senator Amy Klobuchar’s nascent campaign is fending off a stream of stories from former staffers that she was a volatile, highhanded boss who often demeaned and humiliated people who worked for her. She has … Continue reading Does being tough help?
When People Are as Predictable as Water Can we apply a physics-like reductionism to people? That’s a question we asked Simon DeDeo, a professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, who also heads the Laboratory for Social … Continue reading Are runners just individuals?
Do You Have the Courage to Stop Doing? Our basic state of wellbeing is obscured because of the essential paradigm (or misunderstanding) we live by, namely, that we are human doings not human beings. We see ourselves, our value, as … Continue reading To stop or not to stop?
Why Behavioral Scientists Need to Think Harder About the Future It’s taken for granted now that behavioral science is the future. Applied behavioral science has become part of the “innovation agenda,” and, with behavioral units proliferating, its methods seem destined … Continue reading Futuristic visions