Psychological Triggers: The Hidden Influences Behind Our Actions, Thoughts, and Behaviors. Human Nature, Why We Do What We Do, and How to Control It

Narrated by: Steve Campbell
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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Understand, avoid, and defeat the subconscious causes of your irrational and self-defeating behaviors. It’s only human nature.

A psychological trigger is something that causes us to act out of urgency - not correctness or even happiness. It’s a switch that is flipped outside of our consciousness. This is fertile ground for some of the worst decisions of our lives.

Seize control and of your impulses and make better decisions. Psychological Triggers is an introduction to yourself - your impulses, your desires, and everything in your subconscious that drives you to action. It answers the question “why did I just make a terrible choice when I know I shouldn’t have?” 

We are all slaves to our triggers, and this book seeks to identify them to better battle them. We might think we are making our decisions independently and out of free will, but you’ll discover that to be far from reality.

Master your psychology, master your life.

Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a best-selling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path toward success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.

  • Think clearly and triumph over your human nature.
  • The triggering effects of social pressure and conformity.
  • How everyday emotions are behind some of the most powerful triggers.
  • Natural, biological, evolutionary human drives - can you regulate them?
  • Simple thinking traps we all fall victim to.
  • The notion of free will and whether it truly exists.

Beat psychological triggers, reclaim your free will and irrationality.

Is purely rational thinking, devoid of emotion and human drives, a reality? Probably not. But you can certainly live free from your worst impulses and irrational hunches, which are what psychological triggers create more often than not. See yourself thrive from consistently making beneficial decisions and defeating your primal psychology.

©2018 Peter Hollins (P)2018 Peter Hollins
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A broad, high level view into psychology

This work is a very high-level view of psychology and the triggers that affect us. It provides both facts and examples. Some of the material may seem common sense, but I don't know if many of us stop to put all of these points together as the author does. I think the material is presented in a way that combines what we know and fills in many of the blanks between. This is certainly not a deep dive into psychology but gives the reader the broad strokes.

The narration was great. The reader's voice is well suited for this material.

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Eye opener

sparked things that were dormant. And needed attention. thank you. Awesome job a must read

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WATCH THOSE TRIGGERS!

Really enjoyed listening to this audiobook about Psychological Triggers - what they are, what to do, etc.
GREAT STUFF!
I never realized how such things can affect us in so many ways, and it's nice to know there's lots of info out there on what to do about it.
This book really helped and provided me with lots of useful info :)

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I learned things about myself!

I was not disappointed as the information helped me understand some things about myself for my betterment. I like Steve Campbells performance, and I feel grateful to Peter Hollins for this work; moreover, I found the information worthy of repeating the book a second time. I recommend this book especially for younger people as I believe it will help with their development. I would like to see this in our educational system – perhaps for high school seniors or college freshmen.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Interesting and an easy listen!

Love this book, I was hooked after the first chapter. Lots of amazing experiments explained and clearly described. The voice actor is clean spoken and engaging in a controlled yet conservation like dialog!

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Good read. I learned much about triggers.

The book is a good review of many of the unconscious triggers that influence our behaviors and helps us to take back control.

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Peter Hollins and Steve Campbell are the best!

Peter Hollins and Steve Campbell are the best! Five stars to you both! Thank you !

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triggered in a good way☺

it was a enjoyable listen and informative /The Way In$ my youtube channel join us

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A must read

I recently read (listened to) Surrounded by Idiots, The Hidden Brain, and this book. I think all three books compliment each other. But what I enjoyed most about this one, is the psychological terms and break downs. This is a must read book if you’re interested in psychological triggers and understanding human behaviors. I plan to buy a hard copy too!
After finishing this book, I obtained a greater understanding of my thoughts and actions.

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UnInspiring and Not the Best Source

“Trigger” is a popular word today in pop-psych culture. This is book is the only audio book, at the time of this writing, with a title that speaks to what you’re looking for if you want to know more about them.

Are you looking for biology behind triggers? Are you seeking the establishing of triggers? Are you looking for how emotional and psychological triggers can be addressed? You’re going to get a little bit of that here....very little. You’d get much more in a Google search.

This book at its basic core is a Theses on why we don’t have Free will. It uses “triggers” and evolution to support that conclusion. However logically speaking, it is also concerned with helping us gain free will, which is antithetical to the premise. If we can gain it, then we biologically have the innate propensity for it, which goes against his initial statements of being controlled biologically.

For those looking for answers, this book provides them in the form of a quick and easy scape goat of “I can’t help it” or “they can’t help it”. Which for the desperate, is enough to maintain some form of sanity about a condition or circumstance, but certainly not enough to move on from it.

This book would’ve found a comfortable place among blogs and vlogs. Be careful in your reading and do not rest here, it’s far from enough to you through a condition, circumstance or any paper you’re writing. It’s just ...OK.

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  • Nighteyes
  • 01-01-20

only half a book

when an Author decides to reuse whole sections from other books he has written I can't help but be extremely disappointed.
and this is what Mr. Collins have done in this book, to the extent that I am unsure if the narrator recorded again or reused old material.
that hollins then also present guesswork and half truths as incontrovertible fact before belittling several groups of people is the reason for the bad review.

Steve did a great job as always, not his fault that the author copy paste parts of the books he is hired to narrate...

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  • Jonathan Harris
  • 05-29-19

A thorough introduction

This book was useful in exploring the psychological triggers behind why we do what we do. I think it will be something I can apply in everyday life when I'm thinking about the way I act.