Persuasion Articles of the Week

"Brains" by Neil Conway, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
“Brains” by Neil Conway, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

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Facebook and the Principal-Agent Problem

When you give away your agency, the other side may not work towards your best interest.


Why Pure Reason Won’t End American Tribalism

An excellent look at why people believe what they believe, and how Persuasion and Buddhism overlap in the brain. I have written a bit about this on PRL before.


The Reasons why Food Tastes Better in a Bowl

The world is a better place when we’re warm.


Two Takes on Mark Zuckerberg’s Body Language

Mandy from Bombard’s Body Language (video) and Joe Navarro (article) separately dissect Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional hearing. (Here is Joe Navarro’s book on PRL.)


Do Our Names Push Us Towards Certain Jobs?

If you hear Dennis a lot in your life, you may become a Dentist — it’s a matter of focus.


Psychological Weapons of Mass Persuasion

We are all being targeted.