Little reminders can dramatically improve our lives:
- Toys and other reminders of childhood influenced people to act more ethically.
- Mentioning the Ten Commandments before a tempting situation reduced cheating.
- Guilting people works because reminding others of their transgressions causes them to improve their behavior. It also makes them more likely to accept apologies and forgive.
- Reminding employees how their jobs are important increases motivation.
- When reminders surround you they become part of your context and manipulating context is the most powerful way to improve your behavior.
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