From March 2015

Cialdini’s Six Principles


Robert Cialdini’s six principles of influence affect your confidence. His book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, details how these principles encourage people to take certain actions or have particular thoughts. The book’s popularity owes to the subtlety of the principles; a skillful marketer or politician can apply the principles almost invisibly, or in such a way that it …

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Motivation Through Electrodynamics


Here’s a simple reframe I used today to boost my confidence. I’m taking a class on computational physics this semester, the kind used to model stars and galaxies with differential equations. We’ll be using a Linux based operating system and programming in C… neither of which are famliar to me. As others in the class …

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