Every once in awhile pop culture gives psychologists a gift.
Survivor, for instance, was a gift. The Apprentice, Parking Wars and now Smile, you’re under arrest… also gifts. In fact, the entire genre of reality shows is s a window for observing influence strategies and obedience-to-authority in a semi-controlled setting. Authority. Social Proof. Ingroup-outgroup distinctions. Reciprocity. They are all there for the watching.
Once in awhile, a post in the blogsphere offers up a concerns about Eric Schaffer's "Usability is no longer enough!" position. Most often they are misunderstandings, presented as concerns. Lest they become common, we'll clear them up now....
Misunderstanding1: PET Design is mostly (or only) about transactional/ecom sites. It doesn't really apply for information sites or applications… Continue
Posted on December 21, 2008 at 12:00am — 6 Comments
Some of you may know that Susan Weinschenk is writing a book as a
(sorta) companion for the PET course. Its gonna be called: Neuro Web
Design: What Makes Them Click and should land sometime early 2009.
Her first post talks about how the Kitty Genovese story ... and how it
is possibly an urban legend. Remember the story from your Psych 101
course? A woman was severely beaten in a very public place in NYC ...
there were a substantial number of onlookers ...… Continue