Humans are social beings and if there’s one thing universal about us, it is the fact that we interact daily with the people around us. And this interaction takes place for multiple reasons. We usually communicate with the people around us to share our thoughts, emotions, ideas, feelings, needs and many things along these lines.
Amy is well aware of the benefits of engaging in some form of physical activity. Yet, she wakes up feeling zero motivation to move her body an inch. So she chooses to stick to her daily routine of waking up, glugging down a mug of cold coffee and driving her way to the office. She feels guilty about it every single day and decides things will change tomorrow.
An effective communication takes place when the message sent across by the conveyer is clear and easily comprehended by the receiver and relevant response is fed back to the one who conveyed the message and the flow continues similarly.
Does “communicate” only mean talking and having verbal conversations? Won’t anything beyond that be considered as a form of communication?
As things become heated up, a big argument spews between Nicole and Petra. They are throwing cuss words and hurtful statements at each other without realizing the kind of consequences it would later lead to. In that overwhelming moment, both forgot everything about each other and let their impulses completely take over.
So what is the matter exactly?
Our brains are often called the control centers of our bodies. Our brains have been growing and developing since the time of conception and will continue to do so until we die. It can store several years’ worth of memories and information. This is due to the brain’s neuroplasticity.
Richard Thaler, an economist developed the nudge theory. It is about giving positive reinforcements and indirect suggestions to influence the behaviours and decision-making of individuals. The theory gained popularity through his book, ‘Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness’ published in 2008.
Game theory refers to a theoretical framework for creating social situations among different sets of players. It is also known as a science of strategy or a branch of mathematics that includes techniques to evaluate situations in which players make decisions that are related to each other. Since these decisions can be interrelated, the players have to consider each other’s possible decisions or strategies.