This week’s must-reads: Manipulate Yourself by Using These Advertising Secrets

Nir Eyal
2 min readFeb 25, 2021

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!

Steal These Advertising Secrets to Manipulate Yourself (Medium) You can disarm your resistance to doing things you know you should by learning techniques from the best in the persuasion business.

Be a Schedule Builder, Not a To-Do List Maker [AUDIO] (Anchor) Many people run their lives on a to-do list. It’s time to shed the constant stress of not checking off your to-do list.

You’re Doing It Wrong: Notes on Criticism and Technology Hype(STS-News) The media landscape is full of dramatic claims about how technologies will lead to massive societal shifts in the near-future.

What you can learn from the secrets of masters to become more productive (Money Control) What is the common thread amongst the most prolific authors of our time? They cut out distractions.

My Doctor Told Me My Pain Was All in My Head. It Ended Up Saving Me. (Slate) After a decade of mysterious running injuries and countless visits, Isobel Whitcomb finally found a treatment centered on neuroscience.

Evolution Could Explain Why Psychotherapy May Work for Depression (Scientific American) Persistent rumination may be an attribute that lets us think our way out of despair — a process enhanced through talk therapy.

Happy reading!

- Nir

Nir Eyal

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