This week’s must-reads: Kindness is Measured by the Benefit of the Doubt

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!

No, Social Media Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (NirAndFar) Over the past few weeks, people have asked me for my review of the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma. Here’s my take on where the film falls short.

Kindness is Measured by the Benefit of the Doubt (Medium) This year, let’s aim for more kindness by giving others more benefit of the doubt.

Should We Stop Keeping Pets? (Pocket Worthy) Research into animals’ emotional lives has cast doubt on the ethics of pet keeping — a controversial but interesting take.

What Happens When You Stop Hating Yourself (Welcome to the Writer’s Life) Hating yourself is just more time and energy spent not solving the issue.

This is what separates high-performing teams from all the rest, says Stanford psychology expert (CNBC) Who is on a team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions.

Mental Health & Privacy In the Era of Data-For-Revenue Algorithmic Models (Forbes) During a time when we are online more than ever and large tech companies are being confronted for their business and privacy practices, perhaps now is the perfect time to take a look at the data/money model.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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