‘We do not love people so much for the good they have done us, as for the...– Leo Tolstoy
How to choose the correct motivation?
So what form of incentive does work best? To encourage people to do more of something they enjoy, try presenting them with the occasional small surprise reward after they have completed the activity, or praise the fruits of their labour. When it is something that they don’t enjoy, a realistic, but not excessive, reward is effective at the start, followed by feel-good comments that encourage...
People behave in highly predictable ways when they experience certain emotions...– J.D. Laird “Feelings: The Perception Of Self”
People who spend a higher percentage of their income on others are far happier...– Elizabeth Dunn from the University of British Columbia
What is your materialism level?
This questionary was designed by Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology Richard Wiseman.
Nonaddictive Behaviour Of Systems Theorem
Big system, created by growth of the smaller one, behaves in a different way, than its predecessor. Effect: People inside the system behave themselves not like they directed. The system itself behaves not like it is directed. Example: You can not stay with the same tweet line when you start growing on Twitter.
Dostoyevsky was right!
In the mid-1980s, Harvard psychologist Daniel Wegner chanced across an obscure but intriguing quote from Dostoyevsky’s Winter Notes On Summer Impressions: ‘Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.’ Wegner decided to carry out a simple experiment to discover if this was true. Each...