Persuasion Articles of the Week

"Brained" by Jose, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
“Brained” by Jose, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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Ten Things I Learned from The Uplifter: Stephen R. Moore from

In my first podcast, I interview Stephen R. Moore to discuss his work as a corporate trainer for sales and management staff. Stephen shares some great insights on building relationships with your clients, coworkers, friends, and family. Give a listen and share your own advice with your fellow PRL readers!


Nice Brains Finish Last

People that are hardwired to be selfish may not be as stressed by social inequalities.


The influence of the number of toys in the environment on toddlers’ play

Fewer toys gives kids the opportunity to use their imaginations and can increase their focus.


Can you hear a noise on this GIF?

Our brains add an auditory sound when our visual perception is strong enough. This is a form of synaesthesia where one sense affects the perceptions of another sense.


How Criminal Courts are Putting Brains —Not People— on Trial

Are we responsible for our actions? Do we have Free Will, or is our life determined by cause and effect?


The Psychology Behind Spending Big

It feels good to reward yourself, create memories, and be a part of an elite group (identity).