|Two Personal Qualities More Vital To Success Than IQ That Most People Don’t Know
Here are two trainable personal qualities which predict success four times more than intelligence.
Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is
"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
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|ADHD Tip: A Simple System for Managing Paperwork
||For people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), paperwork can become a big problem. ADHD impairs executive functioning, making it difficult to make decisions, sort and prioritize. Clients commonly come to psychotherapist and ADHD coach Terry Matlen needing help with paperwork — everything from bills to receipts to school papers...
|Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail
||New research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of marine snail called Aplysia. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
|10 Tips for Surmounting In-Law Difficulties
||“Neutral” is rarely a word associated with in-laws: most are puzzling or problematic in some way. Find out how to build a healthy relationship with your in-laws.
|What’s the #1 Source of Joy in the Lives
||The age at which people think of themselves as adults has been creeping upward, to the extent that a new stage of development has been added to the familiar ones such as childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. “Emerging adulthood,” the term coined by social scientist Jeffrey Arnett, refers to those years...
|What's Really Behind Rebound Sex
||Following the breakup of a close romantic relationship, both partners are likely to experience distress. However, when the breakup is one brought about by the partner, this distress often translates into rebound sex. Who's at risk and who isn't depends on a complex set of 4 relationship factors.
|Spike activity 19-12-2014
||Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: MIT Tech Review has an interesting piece about ‘troll hunters’ – a new wave of internet abuse vigilantes. ABC All in the Mind has a good edition asking whether mirror neurons have been oversold. Spoiler alert: yes, they have. The New York Magazine’s Science […]
|Economics against sexual violence
||PBS has an article on ‘How economic theory can help stop sexual assault’ which despite its unappealing title is actually a genuinely thought-provoking piece on how game theory and social norms marketing could help prosecute and prevent sexual violence. Both approaches look at how people’s behaviour is shaped by their perception of other people’s beliefs […]
|Psychology Around the Net: December 20, 2014
||From holiday gift ideas to dealing with our bosses’ bad moods, today’s Psychology Around the Net is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats! The Best Psychology Books of 2014: The Guardian writer Lisa Appignanesi provides a list of six of the best psychology books over the...
|How Mad was Hitler?
||What do we really know about Hitler's personality? Today, in a troubled world of political and religious leaders like the late Osama bin Laden, messianic ISIS chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and enigmatic North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, it is more important than ever to understand the underlying psychology of such dangerous individuals.
|How to Create a ‘Wake Up Call’ Personal Truth
||Photo credit: Josh Fults Be warned: This is twisted stuff. You may be tempted to think I am a crazy fool for writing such things. I may be. But when you look out at the world – or at yourself – and see people willingly doing all manner of behaviors...
|Can youth sports foster creativity? It depends
||Youth sports are viewed as a rite of passage in a child’s development. If the clichés that permeate sports broadcasts and locker room speeches are to be believed, sports participation teaches children the value of hard work, builds character, and develops future leaders. While the validity of these claims are questionable, the fact remains that [...]The post Can youth sports foster creativity? It depends appeared first on PsyPost.
|Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children’s literacy
||Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens. A new Tel Aviv University study says that preschoolers should be encouraged to write at a young age — even before they make their first step into a classroom. A new study published in the Early Childhood Research [...]The post Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children’s literacy appeared first on PsyPost.
|What really helps women achieve a good work-life balance?
||“Women continue to be underrepresented in organisational life, in professions such as surgery and in roles such as leadership. This lack of representation is both a moral issue of gender inequality and a practical issue of productivity and staff retention.” So Professor Michelle Ryan will said Thursday, 4 December, in her keynote presentation to the [...]The post What really helps women achieve a good work-life balance? appeared first on PsyPost.
|OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop
||Misfiring of the brain’s control system might underpin compulsions in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), according to researchers at the University of Cambridge, writing in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The research, led by Dr Claire Gillan and Professor Trevor Robbins (Department of Psychology) is the latest in a series of studies from the Cambridge Behavioural and [...]The post OCD patients’ brains light up to reveal how compulsive habits develop appeared first on PsyPost.
|Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns
||Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant’s sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their baby or their sleeping arrangements if the baby is not sleeping through the night. Healthcare providers, specifically nurse practitioners, can help parents understand what “normal” sleep [...]The post Helping parents understand infant sleep patterns appeared first on PsyPost.
|Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds
||Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people’s comments affect our health. Professor Christine Logel from Renison University College at the University of Waterloo led the study, which appears in the December issue of the journal Personal Relationships. “When [...]The post Family criticizing your weight? You might add more pounds appeared first on PsyPost.
|Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission
||About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring as they mature into adults. The answer to that question is vital, as 5 percent of all [...]The post Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission appeared first on PsyPost.
|Lost memories might be able to be restored, new UCLA study indicates
||New UCLA research indicates that lost memories can be restored. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. For decades, most neuroscientists have believed that memories are stored at the synapses — the connections between brain cells, or neurons — which are destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease. The new study [...]The post Lost memories might be able to be restored, new UCLA study indicates appeared first on PsyPost.
|I’d Never Tell Anyone This, But…
||I was 12 years old when my 16-year-old cousin got me alone in a room and started feeling me up. I remember being so shaken and scared. I didn’t know what to do. When I came home, I told my mother. I shall never forget what she said to me:...