This week’s must-reads: What Makes People Stop Caring?

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!

How to Raise Distraction-Free Kids (NirAndFar) One of the best gifts we can give our children is the power to become indistractable.

Chief Behavioral Officer: It’s the New ‘Must-Have’ Role (The Marketing Society) This company role ensures that behavioural science has a voice at the highest level inside companies and institutions.

What makes people stop caring? (BBC) While most of us will see a single death as a tragedy, we can struggle to have the same response to a large-scale loss of life.

Design Hacks Will Dominate the Coronavirus Recovery Landscape (Bloomberg) The most impactful coronavirus designs are coming from mostly nonprofessionals adapting urban space on the fly.

Rethinking The Reptilian Brain (Dr. Sarah McKay) The reptilian brain analogy completely falls apart when we consider our up-to-date understanding of the neurobiology of emotions and behaviour.

Parents Are Digital Hypocrites (TIME) Adults think they’re setting limits but inadvertently teach kids to overuse gadgets.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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