How can we generate long-term behavior change when compliance isn’t exciting anyore? (Hint: don’t build “Piano Stairs.”)
SPSP"To create lasting behavior change, we need to design choice environments that convert the initial emotional high and focused attention to long-term habits and norms that we will follow without emotional triggers" ow.ly/5twR50zJao3 via @behscientist
SPSP"the less people use analytical thinking, and the more they have peculiar ways of making decisions (as in the case of schizotypy), the more likely they are to regard the peculiar ideas suggested by a conspiracy theory as correct" - Neophytos Georgiou ow.ly/hB9950zAT0qpic.twitter.com/zjWQH2lwbP
An experiment on peer reviewers at a psychology conference suggests a positive result premium which could drive publication bias
SPSP"We observed some evidence for a small bias in favor of significant results. At least for this particular conference, though, it is unlikely that the effect was large enough to notably affect acceptance rates." ow.ly/qMgs50zuoMv via @Neuro_Skeptic@DiscoverMag
Researchers asked what makes certain words rude, and what happens when you compound profanity with normal words.
SPSP"The five strongest candidates for taboo compounding included sack, trash, pig, rod, and mouth ... the five least acceptable candidates were fireplace, restaurant, tennis, newspaper, and physician." ow.ly/6RQp50z4M2H via @Neuro_Skeptic
SPSP"But research indicates that [adversity] can make us stronger relationally—it deepens our relationships and strengthens our bonds with each other." - Edward (Ward) B. Davis, Carolyn Priebe, & Daryl R. Van Tongeren ow.ly/dkFW50yVuVFpic.twitter.com/iCFuWoFEJd
Despite internet memes suggesting that social distancing is an introvert's paradise, it's really not that simple, says University of Arizona psychologist Matthias Mehl.
SPSP"Since extroverts might be more flexible than introverts in the way they seek out social interaction – reaching out via phone or social media, for example – they might actually be in a better position while...practice social distancing"
How can you write more persuasively about your work? We speak with former New York Times op-ed editor Trish Hall to find out.
SPSP"I think you have to assume that people know nothing… So you can’t use jargon, you can’t make assumptions about what they know, and you can’t start off with some incredibly complex thought that’s going to make them go 'ugh!'" ow.ly/J3F950yNbrN via @behscientist