Priming Psychology: How to Get People to Do What You Want

Do you prime people to be their best selves? Priming psychology is one of the most underutilized success techniques. What is priming psychology? Priming is using a stimulus like a word, image or action to change someone’s behavior. For example, research has found that...

The Benefits of Music: How the Science of Music Can Help You

There are so many benefits of music that we can enjoy. The science of music is fascinating and can help us be more productive, enjoy music more and leverage the benefits of music in every area of our life. Music can soothe the brokenhearted, motivate runners and...

Signature Analysis: What Your Signature Says About Your Personality

Quick! Before you start reading this article, take out a blank piece of paper and sign your name. Ready? Let’s analyze it! Your signature analysis might have a lot to say about your personality. As lead investigator at Science of People,  I am always looking for...

10 Surprising Pop Psychology Myths and the True Science Behind Them

Much of what you know about psychology may be a lie. Over the last several decades, popular psychology has led to the rise of dozens of myths that have given people a false sense of understanding about how their brains operate and how to interpret the behaviors of...

Why Do Women Wear Makeup? The Science Behind Our Makeup Obsession

Why do women wear makeup?An estimated 44 percent of American women do not like to leave their homes without makeup on. Research shows there are two primary reasons why women wear makeup:Camouflage – Women who are anxious and insecure tend to use makeup to appear...

Why People Hate: The Science Behind Why We Love to Hate

Have you ever heard the cliche, “no bond is stronger than two people who hate the same person?” It turns out there is actually some truth to that statement. Despite hating people being a socially unacceptable act, on the few occasions when people have the guts and/or...

Ask the Brain to Look for Hits Not Misses

To be a great conversationalist, you don’t have to show how intelligent, witty, funny or naturally charismatic you are. Though these traits make it easier to keep conversations going, what truly matters is how others feel when they talk to you. Check out my video to...

Asking for Advice: Why It Can Actually Bring You Closer to Others

Do you ever ask for advice? If not, you should. Asking for advice is one of my favorite, most-overlooked people hacks because it helps you learn new things and bond with people. Check out my video to find out how: Keep reading for more tips on how to strengthen bonds...

Why I Always Get the Guacamole

Does this sound familiar? I’m starving—like eat my shirt starving. I see a local Mexican joint and casually sprint towards it. After waiting in line for 3 agonizing minutes as the annoying person in front of me tries to decide to get steak or chicken in their burrito,...

How to Improve Your Memory: 7 Science Backed Strategies

What did you wear to work last tuesday? Can you recall every conversation you had at the last party you attended? What are all the details about the event your friend is excited to take you to? If you’re like most people, you could try to answer those questions but...

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