This week’s must-reads: Research shows that social media is not the problem … we are.

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!

What is motivation? You’ve Probably Been Thinking About It All Wrong (NirAndFar) To understand what motivation is and how to harness it correctly, we have to understand our brains a bit better, starting with the very basics.