If we just give more facts, more reasons, more information, people come around, and often they don’t – this is the heart of many of our issues with influencing change. We just try to push change through when we should look at removing barriers.
It turns out that the best role that emotions play in our behaviors is in forecasting what our emotions will be after we do a particular behavior. These Anticipated Emotions help us decide what we should do NOW based on how we anticipate feeling LATER ON.
Remember, the unconscious mind is constantly being influenced by the world around us and all the things in it. We were glad to be reminded how important it is to be intentional with things that are around us all the time, how we organize our work and living spaces, and maybe the most important one of all: hug your kids.
Andy Luttrell’s research focuses on moral psychology and the way human beings can be persuaded to change our positions on moral issues. The concept…
What Differentiates a habit from a routine… and why does it matter? Kurt breaks it down in a quick and easy read.
Priming can cause us to unconsciously engage in behaviors both good and bad. This article explores two quick real-world observations on how the priming effect can impact us – one good, one bad.