Check it out. Ramit Sethi. Yet a skilled persuader could persuade you to not only positive goals — like donating to charity — but also unthinkably negative acts, including stealing, lying, and even killing. Today, 5 fascinating studies from the world of social psychology — and some of my favorites from my work in psychology at Stanford — that will show you the complexity of human behavior…and challenge what you believe about yourself.
Speed Dating and Decision-Making: Why Less Is More
Speed Dating and Decision-Making: Why Less Is More - Scientific American
As a psychologist, I have always found the concept of speed dating fascinating. In fact, some years ago, I decided to try it myself. As you can imagine, I did not find the love of my life. Fortunately, the majority of people do not seem to share my particular troubles with speed dating. Yet new research does point out a different dating problem: being confronted with a large number of choices can make it harder to make a good decision. In fact, it can even prevent you from a making a decision in the first place.
New Stanford research on speed dating examines what makes couples 'click' in four minutes
A few years ago I downloaded speed dating data from experiments conducted by Raymond Fisman, et al. On each date, people scored each other on attractiveness, intelligence, ambition, and some other things, along with a yes or a no to seeing the other person again on a regular date. Fisman, et al. There are two groups.