2010

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Persuasion: The Third-Person Effect

3 August 2010

Why people think they are less influenced than others by adverts and persuasive messages.

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How to Influence People

28 July 2010

Central to the art and science of persuasion is understanding the unconscious goals for which everyone is aiming.

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How Money Restricts Life’s Pleasures

20 July 2010

When you live in luxurious surroundings, have experienced the best restaurants and stayed in the most lavish hotels, it becomes more difficult to savour the simple things in life.

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Faking It: The Psychological Cost

9 July 2010

Experimental participants told they were wearing fake designer sunglasses twice as likely to cheat on a test.

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How to Banish Bad Habits and Control Temptations

5 July 2010

Psychological research suggests bad habits can be controlled by vigilant monitoring.

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Gain Self-Insight Through Abstract Thinking

25 June 2010

How to see yourself as others do: experiments suggest alternative to flawed intuitive technique.

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Get Creative: 7 More Psychological Techniques

22 June 2010

Trying to make connections? Here are seven more research based techniques to increase creativity.

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