This week’s must-reads: Choice Architecture: Your Decisions Aren’t Entirely Yours

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!

Choice Architecture: Your Decisions Aren’t Entirely Yours (Interview with Eric Johnson (NirAndFar) I recently sat down with author, Eric Johnson to discuss his new book, The Elements of Choice: Why the Way We Decide Matters.

Can’t Seem to Stick With Your Commitments? Try Making a Pact. [AUDIO] (Podcast) A pact is a pre-commitment to an outcome that acts as a firewall against distraction.

Does Instagram Harm Girls? No One Actually Knows (The New York Times) What the Facebook research really found will surprise you.

The Gender Researcher’s Guide to Equal Marriage (The Atlantic) In their personal lives, sociologists attempt to ward off the same inequalities that they study at work.

Consumers Are Becoming Wise to Your Nudge (Behavioral Scientist) Certain tactics have been overused by businesses, which has diminished their power.

Social Media’s Impact on Public Health Is Misunderstood (Build for Tomorrow) When we are unable to properly assess a situation, we inhibit our abilities to produce meaningful solutions.

Happy reading!

- Nir