Tagged: influence

Our psychological biases mean order matters when we judge items in sequence - News

Guest Author Feb 15, 2018

Robin Kramer, University of Lincoln This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. We often need to make decisions about sequences of things or people rather than just a single item in isolation. For instance, in an everyday setting, we might choose which smartphone to buy after trying out several. There are … Read More

Flu vaccine won’t definitely stop you from getting the flu, but it’s more important than you think - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 14, 2017

Allen Cheng, Monash University and Kristine Macartney, University of Sydney As we head towards a southern hemisphere winter, many people are wondering if it’s worth getting the flu vaccine. Generally speaking, if you are vaccinated, you’re less likely to get the flu. But that’s not the whole story. For most healthy people, it’s … Read More

Defending yourself against Persuasion – Reciprocity - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 27, 2011

I’ve always had an interest in human psychology, particularly the way people interact with each other. Lately I’ve read a few books which look at how people can influence or persuade others to do what they want. While I find such techniques to be quite interesting, I also find some of them to be quite devisive and ethically questionable. Most focus on … Read More