This week’s must-reads: 6 Ways to Build a Culture of Generosity at Work

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!

Hypocrites: How to Survive in a World that’s Full of Them [AUDIO] (Podcast) Applying different standards to people is natural. The problem with hypocrites is that they employ double standards out of habit.

“Tech Addiction” Is the New Reefer Madness (NirAndFar) By promoting the idea that technology is hijacking our brains and getting all of us addicted to our devices, techno-fearmongers elevate the exception rather than the rule.

What If We Pay People to stop Using Drugs? (New Republic) Traditional treatments often take place in expensive facilities, demand total abstinence, and rely on punitive methods of control. A harm reduction model turns all of that on its head.

How to cope with teen anxiety (Psyche) Cognitive behavioural therapy provides a toolbox of skills to help you manage anxiety and do what you want with your life.

No, social media is not as bad as heroin (The Post) Telling people that it’s as bad as heroin seems cruel, especially since it’s almost certainly not true.

How to Build a Culture of Generosity at Work (Greater Good) Here are six practices to help your team ask for and give more help to each other.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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