This week’s must-reads: Avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader by following these 7 tips

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!

How to Listen Like You Mean It (NirAndFar) I recently interviewed Ximena Vengoechea about here new book. Listen Like You Mean It, a book to help readers become better listeners in their everyday lives.

The Ultimate Guide to Liars and Lying: Everyone Falls Into These 4 Types [AUDIO] (Podcast) The most useful way to classify lies is by to the people who tell them. Understanding lies and liars can help us avoid getting duped as well as protect us from drifting into dishonesty ourselves.

Self-Compassion is not self-indulgence: here’s how to try it (Psyche) Many of us receive no guidance on how to be a friend to ourselves. We might come to believe that being kind towards ourselves is self-indulgent, lazy or weak.

How Understanding ‘Psychological Reactance’ Can Help You Understand Yourself — And Your Kids (Scary Mommy) Psychological reactance is that knee-jerk reaction to not do something when we are told to do it.

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader (The Conversation) Disinformation is intentionally shared, knowing it is false, but misinformation can be shared by people who don’t know it’s not true.

You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype (Medium) Criti-hypers play up fantastic worries not to offer solutions, but often for their own self-interest.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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