Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "Cars on I-90 floating bridge" by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Photo “Cars on I-90 floating bridge” by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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10 Things I Learned from Andrew DeYoung, author of “The Exo Project”

Notes from my interview with Andrew DeYoung and the Persuasion Play Podcast episode 002.


The Praise Paradox

Praise the efforts of children, not their outcomes. Works on adults too!


Cure your bad habits with “Sludge”

The opposite of Nudge, which sets beneficial defaults, Sludge makes compliance as difficult as possible. The idea is to intentionally add friction to your transactions to lessen their likelihood.


Study links decline in teenagers’ happiness to smartphones

Smartphones steal our focus, give us a short-lived feeling of social connections, and cause us to compare our boring moments with photos of the amazing lives of people we know.


Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

More evidence that animals like you and I are controlled by our wiring.


How To Get Your Point Across To These Five Personality Types

Five ways to present your argument.