I curate, build tools and write about human behaviour, psychology and technology.
Because everything would be just that little bit better if we understood why we did things.
What I'm writing about
The power of handwritten notes
The power of deadlines
The Cognitive Bias Stack
Humans often use mental shortcuts to help solve problems quickly. This often works for us, but sometimes it doesn't. To help identify when they might be in action, I've collated some of the more important ones below, alongside a quick explanation.
There are many models of behaviour, in particular when it comes to how we make decision. This one, which has been slightly adapted from the Triandis Model of Interpersonal Behaviour, is one I have found most useful when trying to determine why people are, are not, following through with expected behaviour.
Humans are great at forming intentions but not so great at following through. Implementation Intentions can help overcome some of the obstacles that prevent us from achieving our goals. This worksheet is one I developed to help form them.