How Culture Influences Our Minds in Profound Ways We Don’t Even Realize

Culture plays a big role in how we see the world, how we think about it, and how we act in it. A person born into one culture can end up with a very different type of mindset than a … Continue reading

3 Paths Revolutionary Thinkers Take Before They Arrive at Insights

Whether it’s a ground-breaking scientific discovery or a glimpse into our own personal beliefs and habits, what leads people to moments of insight? This is one of the key questions psychologist Gary Klein asks himself in his new book Seeing … Continue reading

The Power of Nudges: Insights on How to Influence Human Behavior

A “nudge” is any small change in how a choice is presented that can influence human behavior in a measurable and predictable way. Nudges are a growing interest in psychology. They focus on how we can change people’s behaviors without … Continue reading

Metaphors We Live By: How Metaphors Frame Our Experiences in Different Ways

Metaphors are a way to explain one experience in terms of another experience. For example, think of the metaphor “The movie was a roller-coaster.” In this metaphor, we are comparing the experience of watching a movie to the experience of … Continue reading