This week’s must reads: 21 tiny things that build major trust with people

Hi Andrea,

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Here Are the 4 Simple Steps that Will Boost Self Awareness (Nir&Far)
Knowing yourself better has many benefits that can help you in almost every area of life. How do you look within for answers to your most vexing challenges?

How to reduce digital distractions: advice from medieval monks (Aeon)
Medieval monks had a terrible time concentrating. Their job was to focus on divine communication with God.

21 tiny things that build major trust with people (Maxie McCoy) Being around people who exemplify trust alongside their love shows us how to be more of the same.

How do we pry apart the true and compelling from the false and toxic?(Aeon) Fake news and propaganda are problems but the problems they raise are more serious than the falsity of their claims.

Let’s not emphasize behavioral economics (Scott Sumner)
Since behavioral economics provides many true observations about behavior should it have a bigger role in introductory economics courses?

UN: No screen time for babies: only 1 hour for kids under 5 (AP News)
The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get.

Happy reading!


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