Designing with Psychology in Mind

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  1. I wish there were things like this on this side of the atlantic. I feel so left out! Looks like we might have to set one up ourselves….


  2. This was great; so many nuggets of wisdom— thanks for sharing!

  3. Interesting!
    However, I’d like to point out a few things:
    The Stanford Prison “Experiment” was not a true experiment. It had innumerable design flaws and this is reflected in the fact that it was never actually published in a peer-reviewed journal. The study has since been replicated with actual design controls and the “Lucifer Effect” has not been found.
    Additionally, Slide #8 seems to imply that The Lucifer Effect is similar / linked to The Fundamental Attribution Error (maybe this wasn’t implied during the presentation). (Also, the Fundamental Attribution Error has since been renamed the Correspondence Bias.)
    One last thing: Maslow’s theorized hierarchy of needs starts from the bottom, not the top. Social needs would actually precede the personal needs of Slide 22.