The Psychology of The Button

The Psychology of The Button

Hundreds of thousands of people have clicked a button on reddit. Turns out that when you click can reveal a lot about your brain, and human nature.

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April 24, 2015 / 46 Comments / by / in
  • The button literally closed up the minute I wanted to participate

  • I still have not pressed the button

  • So what happens if you never press the button? even if you know about it…

  • I'm at 27.6

  • Why was the button died? It says the experiment is ovar! Nooooo, the button needs to be resurrected! Bring the button back!

  • I want to press the button can someone put a like pleaseee

  • And then there was the kid who tore the marshmallow in half to prove to himself that he didn't have to wait as he now had two marshmallows. He grew up to be Albert Einstein.

  • I don't even know what a reddit is.

  • I could so see someone trolling and just clicking it nonstop. xD

  • 2k Followers in your IG Account Rightaway

  • So in the Critical thinking test: System 1 and System 2?

  • this is the first time I've heard of this…

    I spend so much time in reddit…
    how have I not heard of this…


  • I got the time of: 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000O0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 seconds!

  • Reddit sucks.

  • The marshmallow story was in General Conference 🙂

  • Science of nut button?

  • 5 seconds

  • I only push muffin buttons

  • You know how you can get the best time? Just don't click the fucking button

  • I see a button and I press it 😀

  • 1 thing is not covered here, what if you would NOT press the button but just wait at the page off the button, does that make you a professor?

  • Are there the famous"coolheads"?Hmm..

  • There was a large red button in my school makerspace, some kids pressed it, it was the power shut-off button.

  • new reddit experiment: r/place

  • 59 :/

  • If you think you are special for having a low score on this button thing then… well, be happy with it. But please don't start bragging.

  • 1 second

  • i got 28 seconds ;(

  • 2:35 swoon


  • .o. 666+ views.. 6 6 6 . . .

  • Guys i'm the devil i was the 666,666th view 😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

  • White. I didn't create my account until after the button already existed.

  • Maybe the main problem is that people need to be more busy with useful things to do. Or maybe I'm just a snob, but that's my opinion.

  • I got 61

  • i tried reddit. seems like a bunch of people smeeling their own dairy air

  • But is it a jolly, candy-like button?

  • If I were in the marshmallow test, the only reason why I wouldn't eat it was because I didn't like marshmallows

  • The beautiful, shiny button! The jolly, candy-like button!

  • how are you gonna wait for nighttime to press the button?? its gonna be the middle of the day someplace else anytime

  • I push all buttons I see. Which is why I've subscribed, signed up for notifications, added this video to my favorites, liked it and disliked it, shared the video on all social media, emailed it to myself, and reported it for promoting terrorism. Now I'm hitting the Comment button, but I really want to hit Cancel too.

  • make a video on Sudoku techniques psychology or number puzzles.

  • I'm not hot or cold, I'm just really competitive with myself and those around me. So if I can win by waiting them out, that matters more to me than almost any other reward… It makes me great at mmo grinding.

  • oh my the way he said "but the hot system" made me faint 2:30

  • i will click your button buddy

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