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How poverty stops you thinking straight (and other things) cover image

How poverty stops you thinking straight (and other things)

June 15, 2015 by Dorian Minors

The Weekly Dispatch We curate the best psychological dirt from all over the web each week so you don’t have to. Get a jumpstart on the week, over your cup of morning coffee or on the way to work...

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One simple sentence literally doubles your persuasiveness - But-You-Are Free cover image

One simple sentence literally doubles your persuasiveness - But-You-Are Free

June 12, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Wish you could get more people to say 'yes'? Well, according to thirteen years of research, by adding one sentence to your arsenal of persuasive techniques, you could literally double your success in...

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How a dodgy source will persuade you better - the sleeper effect cover image

How a dodgy source will persuade you better - the sleeper effect

June 5, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Do you believe in subliminal messaging? The idea of secret messages influencing our thoughts without our knowledge is a scary idea. Fortunately the research indicates that although it might have...

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Photoshop for the mind - the halo effect

June 3, 2015 by Dorian Minors

This one phenomenon makes you ignore people's flaws. It's the reason that you will pay as much as double for a brand name or ignore the flaws of certain people. It's called the 'halo effect' and...

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