Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.
Now that the end of the first Democratic presidential debate has finally ended after two days and 20 candidates and five moderators, how can we possibly know who won? We can’t say who won, but we can predict who benefited.
Trump’s approval rating has been amazing consistent, low, but consistent. Is that the new normal? Is it due to partisan politics? Is it due to a cult of personality? Or could it be due to the peak-end heuristic?
There are three psychological phenomena from the Boof K (that’s Ye Olde Blogge’s quaint nickname for the raspcallious erstwhile (allegedly) plausible rapist, Brett Kavanaugh) hearings
Gaslighting. It’s terribly popular to accuse the Ol’ Pussy Grabber of being a gaslighter, but what is he doing exactly? Is it on purpose with malice aforethought or is it accidental? Is it habit? Let’s expose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber…
Let’s predict what a Trump presidency will be like. What will a unproductive narcissistic personality disorder do in the Oval Office?