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!
Maybe Social Media Isn’t Making Teens Depressed And Here’s What Likely Is (NirAndFar) Instead of panicking about teens’ social media use, what if we focused on sleep and family? In other words, what if we paid attention to the real problems?
‘Tech Addiction’ Is the New Reefer Madness [AUDIO] (Podcast) 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.
Improve Your Child’s Behavior by Setting Fewer Limits (Lifehacker) When our children show us their worst behavior, our instinct is to exert control. But what if setting limits is actually making the problem worse?
The Best Friends Can Do Nothing For You (The Atlantic) If your social life is leaving you unfulfilled, you might have too many deal friends, and not enough real friends.
Failing to fail: behavioral insights behind startup failure (B.Bias) There is an often overlooked commonality behind startup business failures, which can be analyzed through behavioral lenses.
How Happy Marriages Stay Happy: 7 Signs of a Rock Solid Relationship (Fatherly) How do happy marriages stay happy? What qualities help a marriage endure?