Articles by: Divya Thakur

Book Bait: How I Hooked Myself into Reading

So, there I was, a professor with a library practically next door, drowning in a sea of digital distraction. Digital Dilemma: The battle between a paperback and a digital screen is fierce. Distractions lurked everywhere – emails, notifications, and the constant temptation to “just check one more thing.” (I am […]

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LinkedIn Premium: A Generous Giveaway or Just a Traffic Boost?

🎉 Exciting news! I have 10 referrals for a FREE 2-month trial of LinkedIn Premium! 🎉 What started as an innocent offer soon snowballed into an unintentional social experiment, revealing the depths of desperation and the intriguing perceptions surrounding job security tied to a premium LinkedIn account. The Experiment: Curiosity […]

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Nudge or Not to Nudge: The Thin Line Between Choice and Decision

Choices, Decisions, and the Puppetry of Behavioral Science. In the context of Nudge theory and behavioral science, the terms “decision” and “choice” are often used interchangeably, but they can have subtle distinctions depending on the perspective. To debunk the difference between the two- I will be presenting Generic and Specific […]

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Power Play: When BeSci Strength Takes a Wrong Turn

-Unpacking the concept of Behavioral Science. Understanding the mechanics, intentions, and potential outcomes to navigating the ethical landscape of BeSci. Ever find yourself questioning the ethics of Behavioral Science (BeSci) usage in our digital world? It’s a common concern, and it’s only natural to wonder about the impact of nudges […]

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Man of my Dreams… Until next Update.

Love That Won’t Fade, Fight, or Falter Despite ethical concerns and content censorship, the world of AI companions signifies a transformative shift in the landscape of modern relationships. The primary purpose of AI companions, such as those on Replika (An App I’m studying present), is to provide emotional support, companionship, […]

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