Category Archives: Psychology

Tribalism Lives: Minnesota travel, ticket agencies issue advisory: ‘Be warned’ of Eagles fans, who are like ‘gangs’

Vikings fans are being warned if they are traveling to the City of Brotherly Love not to drink or get inebriated or wear Vikings paraphernalia at Sunday’s NFC championship game because “Philadelphia is like a foreign country.” And if the … Continue reading

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Brands Seek Authenticity in Best Storytelling Award and Hooking Buyer Emotion

A scene from a short film by Carrie Brownstein that was funded by Kenzo is vying for the Tribeca X Award for “telling stories that make people feel warmly about the brand,” says the chief executive of Tribeca Enterprises. In the … Continue reading

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What Children’s Faces Show and the Poignancy of Visual Storytelling

Certain photos jump out at us while others seem as props or passing furniture in the warp and woof of everyday life, such as walking down Market or Walnut Streets as pedestrians parade along the sidewalk on the way to … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Prize–What Your Fovea Say About Your Engagement

Software that tracks a viewer’s habits through a monitor attached to the TV offered by TVision Insights. Gladwell traced eye focus back to Sesame Street’s use of the Distractor that measured “stickiness” to the pre-schoolers watching the show in his book, … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter

Oscar Grant, 22, Oakland, CA, January 2009 Trayvon Martin, 17, Sanford FL, February 2012 Eric Garner, 43, Staten Island, NY, July 2014 Mike Brown, 18, Ferguson, MO, August 2014 John Crawford, 22, Beavercreek, OH, August 2014 Freddie Gray, 25, Baltimore, … Continue reading

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Are you ever really on vacation from your smart phone?

Embed from Getty Images //embed.gettyimages.com/embed/476872194?et=zlilVBN_SQFtCXsffd7vgw&viewMoreLink=off&sig=I45pT1IQgQKNQdLkhPFJY4-QqPlHe5hMjVB75honrSU= It took me a big part of my early adult youth to finally recognize and then admit to the fact that I am a bit of a control freak. With my personal life and my professional life. … Continue reading

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Be A Pioneer

In late 2006 I was in a CVS and was having a conversation with a pharmacist. I had asked him if he was going to buy an iPod. I was ready to launch into how much I loved mine. He … Continue reading

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Autism, Social Media, and Business

Last summer I had the opportunity to begin mentoring within SAP’s Autism at Work program, which looks to integrate people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the rest of the workforce. People with ASD can have challenges making eye contact, … Continue reading

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Mapping out your happy network

As a kid, I loved maps. I would sit for hours on end quietly paging through an atlas. One of my favorites became an atlas of natural resources through which I learned, for example, where the oil producing areas were in … Continue reading

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Warning! This Post May Trigger You.

  Trigger warnings (also known as content warnings) have become increasingly popular as a topic of debate, although they are not a new concept. The point of using trigger warnings online began as a way to alert people with post-traumatic stress disorder to particularly traumatic … Continue reading

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