No surprise, young children find it hard to resist persuasive advertising. But new research suggests that the effects of advertising on children may last for decades, leading us to make less healthy decisions as adults.
Why are humans drawn to perform ritualistic behaviors – from lovers to lotteries and sporting losses? New research answers whether rituals are a superstitious throw-back or a basic building block of psychological meaning.
How often is consciousness really in the driver’s seat, controlling our choices, feelings and actions? In “The New Unconscious,” we highlight the latest scientific findings showing how unconscious and automatic processes drive much of daily life. From habits, to nudges, heuristics and priming effects, we’ll learn how “The New Unconscious” works – and how it can be tuned and changed to influence what we buy, what we eat, whether we exercise and whether our relationships flourish.