This week’s must-reads: You Don’t Know Your Values. Here’s Why That’s Hurting You.

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!

David Burkus: The One Thing Remote Leaders Need to Know (NirAndFar) I recently interviewed David Burkus about his new book, Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams.

You Don’t Know Your Values. Here’s Why That’s Hurting You (Medium) We need to understand, define, and understand our values if we want to live with personal integrity.

Ineffective ‘learning styles’ theory persists in education (ScienceDaily) A study shows that teaching to the ‘learning styles’ of students is an ineffective approach.

Amazon Isn’t Even That Convenient Anymore (Debugger) Complaints about Amazon are now common enough that they’ve crept into the New Yorker fiction section.

Social media can be positive for mental health and well-being (Harvard School of Public Health) A study shows routine social media use is positively associated with social well-being, positive mental health, and self-rated health.

Trying ‘Dry January’? What to know about apps that claim to help. (Mashable) On New Year’s Day, many people will kick off Dry January, when they’ll try to go a month without consuming alcohol, or at least drinking less.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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