This week’s must-reads: What is a 5 Whys?

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I hope you enjoy them!

What is a 5 Whys? (Courtney Seiter)
5 Whys is a discussion of the unexpected event or challenge that follows one train of thought to its logical conclusion by asking “Why?” five times to get to the root of what happened.

For better or worse: how does social media affect young adults’ well-being? (Vicky Rideout)A recent survey found a mixed bag of results in regards to the impact of social media on young adults. There is apparently no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to social media and depression among young people.

The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it yourself (Rachel Metz)
Analyzing the way you type and scroll can reveal as much as a psychological test.

Why I Want My Kids Playing Video Games (Erik Sauter)
As with everything, we as individuals and parents need to be responsible and accountable.

Orson Welles and the Birth of Fake News (New York Times) Many people believed his famous “War of the Worlds” broadcast — but many didn’t. The difference offers a valuable lesson today.

Freestyle Marketing: the power to inspire and build relationships (Diana Neculai) Marketing shouldn’t be done by the book, but rather in what I call a “freestyle way”.

Happy reading!

Nir