‘A’ stands for ‘Attention’

When I check out my Friend List on Facebook, their names are listed in alphabetical order. So naturally, the first names I see are always the “A” names. I hope they love all this attention!! I wonder though… do people with with names starting with A actually get more profile views? And listing people in alphabetical order happens all over the place… does this have a psychological affect akin to the effect of birth order, height, and other such factors?


About Nathan Wong

21, social psychology student. Workshop designer and facilitator, MBTI enthusiast. Blogs about applying psychology to education, and finding pathways to multidimensional learning. Topics of interest: Within psychology: group dynamics, personality theories, human motivation, and organizational culture. Outside of psychology: electoral systems, different cultures, politics, social issues.

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