Why Your Brain Is Hardwired For Negativity, And What You Can Do About It

Why Your Brain Is Hardwired For Negativity, And What You Can Do About It

There’s a wealth of research showing that most people give more attention to threats than opportunities, for example: Negative experiences are remembered in more detail than positive ones Our attitudes are influenced more heavily by bad news than good news…

Recent Evidence-Backed Insights On How Not To Come Across As A Jerk – And What’s Behind Them

Recent Evidence-Backed Insights On How Not To Come Across As A Jerk – And What’s Behind Them

A recent paper reported in the very useful BPS Research Digest blog suggests that people often make a bad impression because they indulge in counter-productive tactics for trying to make themselves look better. The paper, “Impression mismanagement: People as inept…

Now – a ‘virtual coach’

From the New Scientist newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/ot8h8

Researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands are developing an ‘anti smoking chatbot’ – a female virtual coach that will help smokers trying to quit by answering their questions and ‘listening’ to them with appropriate facial expressions and voice tones. They plan to develop more ‘virtual coaches’ for other user groups.