Tag archives for psychology

  1. Book Impressions — 2019-Q3

    The Demon Under the Microscope by Thomas Hager Often times we get so caught up in the latest technological advances that we don’t think about all the discoveries that came before us. This book is about perhaps one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century: antibiotics. Hager does a masterful job weaving between…

  2. Consistency and Commitment

    If you’ve read my last post, a good model for human behavior is that of a moist robot.  We’re nothing more than mere automatons (or automata) except that we’re wet and squishy.  This post is about another common behavior among us squishy automatons: consistency and commitment. Influence by Cialdini describes this tendency in detail as…