Reverse psychology is based on an emotional phenomenon called “reactance” that describes what in practice is that negative emotion that the mind generates when someone tries to convince us of something. Continue reading →
This method is called Reverse Psychology and surely you have use it or heard about it. Reversepsychologyisa technique by whichsomeoneis determinedto adopta certain behavior, suggestingthemto behavein exactly theoppositemanner. This technique is basedonpsychologicalresistancein whicha person required tobehave ina certain waywillexperience arestriction onhis freedomandwill act inthe oppositemanner.The methodworks becausenobodylikesto be toldwhat to do,andactinginthe reverse mannerrestoresoursense of freedom.
Genetics company 23andMe was just granted a patent on technology that allows you to design a child in the same way you might a car or a house. Is this really the future of baby-making? And if so, is this a good or bad development? Anthony dives deep into the patent for answers.