This week’s must-reads: Will AI Help Us Make Better Choices?

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!

[Focus Guide] How to Make the Most Out of Your Time and Your Life(NirandFar)
Why don’t we do what we know needs to get done? Why is it so hard to concentrate and finish what we start? In this article, you’ll learn tools and strategies to finally get, and stay, focused.

What ‘Good’ Dads Get Away With (The New York Times)
Division of labor in the home is one of the most important equity issues of our time. Yet at this rate it will be another 75 years before men do half the work.

4 Steps to Breaking Free from Time Constraints and Living the Life You Want (Entrepreneur) We’re all limited by time. Learn simple ways you can eliminate distractions and accomplish the things you set out to do.

Talking to Strangers (and other things that bring luck) (Greater Good Magazine) People may be born into lucky situations, but they aren’t born lucky. Research shows that people make their own luck.

The Three Laws of Human Behavior (Behavioral Economics)
Newton’s laws of motion don’t provide much information about human behavior. Fortunately, there do exist some general tendencies underlying much of our behavior.

Can AI Nudge Us to Make Better Choices? (Harvard Business Review)
Whether or not we care to admit it, we build relationships with apps. And apps, like people, can elicit both positive and negative behaviors from us.

Happy reading!

-Nir

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