Posts tagged psychology

Robert Cialdini’s 6 Weapons of Influence

It’s been a long day. You’ve just gotten off work but you need to pick up some groceries on your way home. You’re approaching the store when you see it: A Girl Scout cookie table. Before you know it, those charming and business-savvy young girls have persuaded you out of your grocery money before you can even open your mouth. Psychology professor Robert Cialdini has…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Positive Psychology and the Happiness Advantage

Society’s formula for happiness and success is broken. That’s what Shawn Achor – positive psychology researcher, corporate speaker, and bestselling author – states in his book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. In our society, hard work brings success, and success brings happiness. However, judging from other’s experiences – and, perhaps, including your own –…

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