This week’s must-reads: Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask

Nir Eyal
1 min readJun 14, 2022

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!

Surprise! There’s a Right Way to Multitask (NirAndFar) Here’s how to get more out of your day without overtaxing your brain.

Why It’s So Hard to Shake the Way People Make You Feel [AUDIO] (Podcast) Good or bad, our feelings color how see people.

How Harmful Is Social Media? (The New Yorker) There’s a general sense that it’s bad for society — which may be right. But studies offer suprisingly few easy answers.

The art of listening (AEON) To listen well is not only a kindness to others but also a gift to ourselves.

Perspective: What people get wrong about political polarization (Deseret News) Transitioning from a tribal mindset to a pluralistic mindset goest against our wiring but it’s the solution to our current divisions.

Your Kids Are Not Doomed (The New York Times) To bring a child into this world has always been an act of hope.

Happy reading!

- Nir

Nir Eyal

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