2011

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10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch

13 April 2011

Psychological research on how a simple (nonsexual) touch can increase compliance, helping behaviour, attraction and signal power.

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Highly Trusting People Better Lie Detectors

11 April 2011

Contrary to our intuition, research suggests that more trusting people are better than cynics at detecting when others are lying.

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Top 10 Self-Control Strategies

6 April 2011

The science of self-control: use rewards, commitments, self-affirmation, adjust values, fight the unconscious and more…

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Why We Buy: How to Avoid 10 Costly Cognitive Biases

31 March 2011

The psychology of money: post-purchase rationalisation, the relativity trap, rosy retrospection, the restraint bias and more…

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11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve Anything

28 March 2011

Goal-setting research on fantasising, visualisation, goal commitment, procrastination, the dark side of goal-setting and more…

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10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance

22 March 2011

Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more…

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The Right Kind of Visualisation

16 March 2011

Is what you see, really what you get?

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