Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "IMG_2810_1" by Allie, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Photo “IMG_2810_1” by Allie, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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Why It’s Never Too Late to Become an Optimist

Harness your brain for positive thinking and positive results.

What Does It Mean To Be Charming?

It’s a focus on making other people feel valued and comfortable.

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don’t Do Any of Them)

Teaching kids about their emotions has huge benefits later in life.

How We Killed Expertise

I remember a coworker being identified as the expert at something because he was the first in our office to do it. That’s expertise? As long as one person claims to hold the truth, others will have another viewpoint. When an expert, or anyone else, tells us not to look behind the curtain… Scarcity ensures we want what we cannot have, including (possibly false) information that an expert tries to bury.

Taking Advantage Of Behavioral Economics Can Get Aid To More People In Poverty

Providing the correct Nudge can help people make beneficial choices.

What The World’s Top Expert On ‘Influence’ Can Teach You About Investing

Scarcity is definitely a part of investing. But reciprocity, liking, or social proof?

Need a creativity boost? Try listening to happy background music

Happy music can increase our creative thinking and may release dopamine, which also boosts creativity.

False memories and false confessions: the psychology of imagined crimes

We are not reliable.