Tag archives for psychology

  1. 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…

  2. Grandma’s Rule

    Some of the best minds in the world are working tirelessly, spending millions to determine how to motivate us to be more productive in our daily lives.  I could’ve saved them a lot of time and effort by just telling them about Grandma’s Rule: Grandma’s Rule is that you eat your vegetables if you want…