When people grow up in an environment that’s filled with scarcity, their narratives are markedly different to those of people who grow up with abundance. Many years ago, there was an experiment more affectionately known as the marshmallow test. In it, children were offered one marshmallow now or two marshmallows if they were willing toContinue reading “How a poverty mindset could be harming your career”
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Why people can’t seem to stay indoors and what we can do about it: a behavioural look at COVID-19
In our last article, we looked at the potential reasons for people’s impulse shopping and the spike in fear. Now lets delve into what looks like the opposite phenomenon: why people don’t seem able to follow the request to stay at home! We know physical distancing can make a huge difference, so why don’t people doContinue reading “Why people can’t seem to stay indoors and what we can do about it: a behavioural look at COVID-19”
Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!
When things become ordinary, no matter how uncomfortable they are, we simply adapt to tolerate them. So what happens when you decide enough is enough? Have you ever felt yourself frustrated by something only to shrug your shoulders and resign yourself to the idea that that’s just how it is? Even when we shouldn’t, human beingsContinue reading “Why we tolerate more than we should and how attention bias stops us from changing for the better!”