Category: Blog

Realisation of a mistake
Psychology

Are you confident that you always “learn your lesson”?

It hardly seems a year since the excitement of having the Eurovision Song Contest hosted in Liverpool. Well, here we are 12 months later, and there is no less excitement in the Jones household even though the competition has moved on to Malmo, Sweden. Tonight, I’ll be one of the

Artificial Intelligence

Why Understanding The Psychology Behind AI Is Essential In Today's World

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) becoming increasingly prevalent in various aspects of our lives, it is a good idea to delve into the psychological mechanisms that underpin its development and application. Understanding how AI interacts with human behaviour, emotions, and decision-making processes can shape the way we design, regulate, and utilise

Productivity

Should you have become alarmed by Apple’s failure this week?

Millions of people did not wake up for work this week because Apple failed to make the alarm on their iPhones work correctly. This is not good news for the company, which reported a record fall in sales this week for the past year. I am fond of telling people

Person sitting outside
Psychology

Could you nurture your best work with a little bit of nature?

Last night, I watched the satirical TV panel show “Have I Got News For You?” which showed a clip that had me chuckling. It was the Fox News presenter Jesse Watters suggesting that Donald Trump’s trial was unfair because the judge was making the defendant sit down all day. No,

Brain image
Psychology

How flexible is your brain?

If you are a “Swifty”, strap in, I am going to upset you. The other day, Taylor Swift’s new album was “leaked” online with the sharing of a Google Drive folder containing 17 tracks. When I heard this news, I thought, “Oh goodness me. That old trick. Can’t they think

Information in palm of hand
Online Business

Are you really looking at the right information to run your business?

Today is “Grand National Day” in the UK. It is the time of year when millions of people with no experience in analysing horse racing place a bet. The Grand National Meeting in Aintree, Liverpool, is expected to receive £500m in bets this year. However, as Coral’s analysis of the

Theft in progress
Productivity

Are you always trying to steal as much as you can?

I have a confession to make. I have stolen property in my house. I know because I stole it. Besides, the object itself makes it obvious it is stolen. The offending item is a small hand towel that I took from a hotel. Embroidered into the corner is the phrase

AI concept
Artificial Intelligence

What is the role of modern Artificial Intelligence in shaping our thoughts and behaviour?

Intriguingly, even though artificial intelligence (AI) is not new, it has suddenly sparked a revolution in how we think and behave, permeating every aspect of our daily lives. From personalised recommendations on streaming platforms to targeted advertisements on social media, AI algorithms constantly influence our decisions and shape our perceptions.

Are you in danger of being too polite online?
Internet Marketing

Are you in danger of being too polite online?

The UK company that provides a quarter of the population – including me – with drinking water is in trouble. “Thames Water” is on the verge of collapse after shareholders refused to provide extra cash to the debt-ridden firm. There is a real chance that the Government will have to

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Artificial Intelligence

From Siri To Self-Driving Cars – A Psychological Analysis Of AI In Our Daily Lives

With the rapid advancement of technology, artificial intelligence (AI) has seamlessly integrated into our daily lives, revolutionising how we interact with machines. From virtual assistants like Siri to the emergence of self-driving cars, AI has become an indispensable part of modern society. Understanding the psychological implications of this widespread adoption

Photo manipulation in progress
Psychology

Do you airbrush the real you?

I am running the risk this week of being disciplined at work. If my boss reads this (and she often does) she will discover I have done something naughty. Recently, I posted a picture on social media of her speaking at a conference. But before I uploaded the image, I

Gender bias graphic
Psychology

How can you succeed when the bias against you is so great?

British history buffs will know that it is 490 years ago today that Henry VIII severed ties with the Roman Catholic Church, setting up the Church of England. The sole reason for doing this was so that he could rid himself of his wife, Katherine of Aragon. The Pope would

Woman in see through clothing
Online Business

Are you as transparent as a see through nightie?

The Speaker of the House of Commons got himself into a bit of bother this week. Parliament descended into chaos as politicians were angry that the Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, had changed procedures against tradition. Nobody actually mentioned the fact that these “traditions” were only set up in 1979 and

Radio studio
Online Business

Should you run your business like Steve Wright in the Afternoon?

There was much sadness in the UK this week when one of the nation’s most-loved radio presenters died suddenly. Steve Wright had been a fixture on the airwaves for over 40 years. He started on BBC Radio One, before moving to BBC Radio Two. Even though his show was in

Business report on paper and on screen
Productivity

Wouldn’t you rather read this on paper instead of on a screen?

Over the past couple of weeks, politicians in the UK have been suggesting that smartphones should be banned for children. And if that can’t happen, they want access to social media switched off for youngsters. British politicians are not alone. There have been similar calls in the USA, Spain, France,

Looking into the future
Future

How far into the future can you see with clarity?

Last night I was driving home from work when I became rather annoyed by the driver of the car behind me. He (it must have been a bloke) was right up my rear end, clearly wanting to get past. I was in the outside lane of the dual carriageway, passing

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Future

Could you learn to trust artificial intelligence?

Last night, along with half the adults in the UK, I was glued to my TV set to devour the last episode of “The Traitors”. If you haven’t watched this series, you won’t understand the gripping nature of watching 22 people try to work out who to trust. Spoiler alert