Persuasion Articles of the Week

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The Evolution of Trust

Cool online videogame thing that helps learn about game theory and how humans cooperate — or not.

Strangers know your social class in the first seven words you say, study finds

How one pronounces certain words gives a better-than-chance indication of our social status, which has an impact on how we perceive others and if we include them in our social group or not.

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

Good list that you can read faster than I can summarize.

My Life at a Russian Propaganda Network

Sputnik News is Russia’s state-run news agency. This USAmerican journalist was directed to help sew distrust of the USAmerican government.

We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either

More than ever, people are intently checking the news headlines. I posit that these headlines are intentionally manufacturing rage, which feeds into Cognitive Dissonance that people feel about the election results.

Mike Rowe Absolutely Destroys Guy Who Accuses Him Of Racism

Logical Fallacies identified and crushed. As frustrating or liberating as this response may feel, our brains are filled with shortcuts to thinking. None of us are immune.

Why we fall for political spin

Like I said, none of us are immune to the biases our brains use as shortcuts. Here is an example of a few that Daniel Kahneman discusses in his incredibly interesting book, Thinking Fast and Slow.

Want Feedback? Ask For It

Unsolicited feedback is often seen as a threat. Solicited feedback, however, allows our brains to accept the info without becoming defensive.

10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk—and Fast

Our brain can only focus on one thing at a time. These are starter sentences to help redirect our focus towards things that make us happy. Another approach is to physically move your body, to refocus your thoughts and take advantage of the endorphins your body produces.