Our Social World

Normative social influence is underdetected. We have no idea how much the people in our lives affect us. Some of my favorites:

•If you feel impatient—if you would have been one of the kids to grab for the marshmallow—don’t blame yourself. Impulsivity is a rational response to a chaotic environment, especially when we’re surrounded by untrustworthy adults. 40 Years of Stanford Research Found That Being Able to Delay Gratification Depends on Your Past Experiences

•The people in our lives are what turn subjective opinions into objective fact. All think is group think.

Below is a complete list of articles examining the unseen social forces that influence our lives. Enjoy!

Sometimes You Have to Tell People to Go to Hell

Why No One Likes Tourists

Why We’re Not as Hardwired as We Think: All Think is Groupthink

Why Your Boss Doesn’t Realize They’re an Asshole

Following Elon Musk’s daily rituals to be successful is as useful as a dancing pigeon

What is global self-esteem?