Book Review: Riveted – The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies | Stephen Diagram

The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies

The 6 Rules To Making Your Ideas Go Viral: The Science of Compelling Ideas

BUY Riveted – The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies  Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

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The Six Foundations of Being Compelling and Riveting

  1. Our interest in people
  2. Hope gives us pleasure. Fear Demands Attention
  3. Love for patterns. Regularities help us understand the world
  4. Incongruity – finding nuances and slight variations in the world
  5. The nature of our bodies – pushing the limits – sports and competitions
  6. Various psychological tendencies and biases

Sports are Riveting Because We are Drawn to Competition

  • Tribal Combat
  • Athletic Performance displays human strength
  • Revealing the character of a team and it’s people
  • Finding out where others stand and who they group with
  • Beauty in the ideal form
  • Olympics show the Hunter / Gatherer skills in exhibition

Why Humans Love Gossip

  • Humans lived in small groups / clans / tribes
  • Gossip helps us learn about each other’s morals, strengths and weaknesses
  • We use gossip to keep people in line
  • Monitor changes in social status
  • 80% of conversations are about social topics

BUY Riveted – The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe by Jim Davies  Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

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