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» How Online Companies Get You to Share More and Spend More

» How Online Companies Get You to Share More and Spend More | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Behavioral economists can now explain how and why we become buying fools in the face of a well-crafted pitch.
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Psychology of Consumer Behavior - How Consumers make Purchase Decisions

Psychology of Consumer Behavior - How Consumers make Purchase Decisions | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Here's a post I thought you'd like.(Learn #how Consumers make Purchase Decisions & Adjust your Marketing #Strategy - http://t.co/TXtPnfeb...)...
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The Power of Introverts: Q&A with Susan Cain | World of Psychology

The Power of Introverts: Q&A with Susan Cain | World of Psychology | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Whenever a teacher would say, “Today, we're working in groups,” I could feel the dread bubbling in my stomach. For the most part I've always preferred.
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Game Therapy – Treatment through video games

Game Therapy – Treatment through video games | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Video games, these days are no more what they used to be till a few years ago.
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How Technology is Changing What We Eat | Psychology Today

How Technology is Changing What We Eat | Psychology Today | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Technology's notable impact on how and what we eat By Kit Yarrow, Ph.D....
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Why People Bought The White iPhone—Even When They Wanted The Black One

Why People Bought The White iPhone—Even When They Wanted The Black One | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Back when the iPhone 3G first came out, people had two options: They could buy the black iPhone or the white one. How did people make their decision?
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Facebook Friends: Are You A Narcissist?

Facebook Friends: Are You A Narcissist? | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers have established a direct link between the number of friends you have on Facebook and the degree to which you are a "socially disruptive" narcissist.
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The QWERTY Effect: How typing shapes the meanings of words.

The QWERTY keyboard is asymmetrical: There are more letters on the left of the midline than on the right. Therefore, striking one key among its neighbors should be more difficult on the left side of the keyboard than on the right side, due to greater response competition (Ridderinkhof, van den Wildenberg, Segalowitz, & Carter, 2004). This proposal is supported by reaction time data showing that when participants are presented with letters in isolation and are asked to press the corresponding keys, they are faster to type letters from the right side of the keyboard than from the left (Logan, 2003). Since this left–right asymmetry is built into the keyboard, it should affect skilled and unskilled typists alike.

If letters on the right of the keyboard are easier to type, this should lead to positive feelings when people type words composed of more right-side letters and negative feelings when they type words composed of more left-side letters. Associations between typing fluency and emotion could cause “right-side words” to acquire more positive valences and “left-side words” more negative valences. People who know how to type implicitly activate the positions of keys when they read words (Logan & Crump, 2011; Rieger, 2004). Therefore, typing experience could influence the valence of words that people read or speak even when people are not typing, as has been shown previously for evaluations of meaningless letter strings (e.g., Beilock & Holt, 2007; Van den Bergh, Vrana, & Eelen, 1990).

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How to Prioritize in Four Simple Steps | Psychology Today

How to Prioritize in Four Simple Steps | Psychology Today | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
How to be more focused and intentional with work. By Vicki Salemi...
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Jonah Berger - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Jonah Berger - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania | Online Psychology | Scoop.it

Jonah Berger publishes some interesting research on marketing and online consumer behaviors. 

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From 'Flourish' to 'Incognito,' the 11 Best Psychology Books of 2011

From 'Flourish' to 'Incognito,' the 11 Best Psychology Books of 2011 | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
This year, we learned that we are not so smart, that two distinct systems dictate how we think, and a little about what it means to be human. (A very interesting selection of books & with in depth analysis!
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Read your customers' minds

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Read your customers' minds...
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35 Blog Posts I Wish Therapists Would Write This Holiday Season | Dr. Susan Giurleo

35 Blog Posts I Wish Therapists Would Write This Holiday Season | Dr. Susan Giurleo | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
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Sorry, Young Man, You're Not the Most Important Demographic in Tech

Sorry, Young Man, You're Not the Most Important Demographic in Tech | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Despite companies' hamfisted, male-focused marketing efforts, women are the dominant users of a wide variety of new technologies.
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Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs

Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Last week, Gallup announced the results of their latest survey on Americans and evolution. The numbers were a stark blow to high-school science teachers everywhere: forty-six per cent of adults said they believed that “God created humans in their...
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The relationship between personality and Facebook use: not so direct as the headlines seem to indicate

The relationship between personality and Facebook use: not so direct as the headlines seem to indicate | Online Psychology | Scoop.it

There are currently a lot of headlines telling us that Facebook is making us narcissistic, or that social networking really is geared for exhibitionists and extraverts. We are told that shy people use Facebook more than those that are not shy (presumably because “connection” is easier this way), and even that those that tend towards neuroticism tend to post messages on walls in preference to using Facebook chat (because livechat makes them nervous). But are any of these headlines true? And if so, what does it all really mean?

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Self-Regulation: Consumer Non-Behavior | Psychology Today

Self-Regulation: Consumer Non-Behavior | Psychology Today | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Why is the study of consumer non-behavior becoming so important? By Diogo Gonçalves...
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The Psychology of Superstition

The Psychology of Superstition | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Is magical thinking hurting or helping you? (Happy Friday the 13th... the second of three this year.
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How Social Commerce Works: The Social Psychology of Social Shopping

How Social Commerce Works: The Social Psychology of Social Shopping | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
As a social psychologist, I'm interested in how social commerce works. Not for academic reasons, but for a purely practical reason.
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Color Psychology

Color Psychology | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Blog post at Business of Art : Color Psychology & using it in your Art Business:
Color is an incredibly large aspect of our world.
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Why We Procrastinate | Psychology Today

Why We Procrastinate | Psychology Today | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
Why do we procrastinate and better yet, how do we overcome it? By Vicki Salemi...
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» The Top 10 Positive Emotions - Adventures in Positive Psychology

» The Top 10 Positive Emotions - Adventures in Positive Psychology | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
A major part of learning to deal with our feelings is being able to label and identify our emotions. It can be difficult to connect with our emotional state if we don't have awareness about the feelings we're having.
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Social Media, the ego, and the self » mindswork

Social Media, the ego, and the self » mindswork | Online Psychology | Scoop.it

How does social media affect (or reflect) the basic ways that we understand ourselves and others?

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The Big Five Personality Dimensions

The Big Five Personality Dimensions | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
The (Big Five personality traits - http://t.co/kleeilDJ @zackyap @zavrick...)...
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Innovative Ideas to Watch in 2012

Innovative Ideas to Watch in 2012 | Online Psychology | Scoop.it
The following six ideas emerged this past year as powerful "innovation invitations." They seem certain to intensify in global power and influence. They'll be sources of — and resources for — innovation differentiation this coming year.
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Tal Ben Shahar : Positive psychology

Tal Ben Shahar is a teacher and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership. Discover his philosophy. Want to join our community and hear more ...
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