How We Copy The Choices Of Others

How We Copy The Choices Of Others

While eating out, shopping, or during a donation drive, some of us make choices that we wouldn’t normally make.

Studies on consumer behaviour show that while some would mimic or copy the behaviour of the person they observe, some would choose to do the exact opposite.

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Our choices become influenced by society, and this creates a vicious circle where what is being done by the other person is seen as appropriate to others.

Extensive studies show people replicate parts of behaviour in a social setting while showing their own preference towards some aspects of the decision. Example: While opting to donate in charitable institutions, people would match the amount but choose a charity of their own preference.

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Brewing Styles

Not all coffee is brewed in the same way. Different brewing styles can cause changes in the flavor and strength of the drink. Here are just a few brewing styles that you may incorporate in your shop:

  • Drip Brew: Ground coffee is added to a brew basket and placed in an automatic coffee machine for this brewing style. Gravity is used to pass water through the grounds, resulting in a traditional cup of coffee.
  • Pour Over: This brewing style is achieved by pouring boiling water slowly through coffee grounds as they sit in a filter basket. The coffee then drips into a single cup, resulting in a potent brew.

People tend to conform to behaviors that are common among other people, even when they know that those people did not make their choices freely, and when the decision does not mirror their own desires. 

Our Body’s Blood Glucose Response

Based on our daily diet patterns, apart from stress levels, exercise and sleep, we end up affecting our blood glucose response. High GI (Glycaemic Index) is generally thought to be bad for us, while Low GI food is considered good.

New research is finding out that different people of the same gender and age can react differently to the same kind of diet, and the traditional classification of High and Low GI is not uniform for everyone.

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