Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "goodbye" by frankieleon, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Photo “goodbye” by frankieleon, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#hypnosis #cognitivedissonance #framing #decisions #ego

Hypnotic suggestion prevents action, not recognition

The power of suggestion can change what we believe we see.

Paranoid London (Look it Up!)

Everyone can find ‘proof’ to support their views (look it up!), and we dismiss the facts that don’t support that world view — cognitive dissonance! I am not immune, and neither are you.

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the most important choice you can make

Happiness, to some degree, is a direct result of reducing the number of decisions we make every day. This is known as ego depletion. Reducing those decisions increases the ego energy we have in other areas of our life. Who we spend time with changes the eventual decisions we have to make.

This is How To Use Negative Feedback to be More Successful

We often justify our behavior. If we want to improve, however, it’s important to be open to feedback. Rather than become defensive, reframe the feedback and use it to improve!