|5 classic studies of learning
||I have a piece in the Guardian, ‘The science of learning: five classic studies‘. Here’s the intro: A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates a profound truth about how […]
|5 Tips for Introverts at Bars, Parties and Social...
||Are you an introvert? Do you find it difficult to go to social gatherings, such as bars, parties or other “people centered” events? If so, you are not alone. Lots … ...
|Thinking about death makes people value the future, study suggests
||New research suggests that thinking about death makes people value the future more — at least when money is involved. “Death is a stark reminder that the future is not guaranteed, so it is reasonable to believe that thoughts of personal mortality make one even more inclined to value today over the future,” Nicholas J. [...]
|Coping with Narcissistic Confabulators
||I looked up the word, confabulation, in the dictionary, and it stated that it was a memory disorder affecting a person’s ability to remember facts accurately, without the intent to deceive. Confabulation involves misinterpreted or misrepresented memories, where the confabulator is stating the recollection of … ...
|Higher workloads can make freelance workers happier
||As the hours of freelance or portfolio workers fluctuate, so does their well-being, finds a new study published in the SAGE journal Human Relations. The study surveyed 45 freelance workers over a period of 6 months. With each participant completing an identical survey each week for 6 months, the researchers found that freelance workers are [...]
|Erasing fear: Psychologists developing a one-session treatment that defeats phobia
||A new study published in the latest issue of Biological Psychiatry reports the successful and instant reduction of fear in spider-fearful participants following a 2-minute exposure combined with a single dose of a regular pharmacological treatment. Typical behavioral therapies for phobia take many sessions to produce the desired effect. If recovery could be accelerated, it [...]
|Kids as young as 4 view formally dressed people as more knowledgeable
||Children view people wearing formal clothing as a better source of information, according to new study that has some implications for educators. The study, conducted by Kyla P. McDonald and Lili Ma of Ryerson University in Canada, was published in PLOS One this month. “Children rely heavily on what they are told by others to [...]
|ADHD Isn’t a Disorder of Attention
||Many people think of ADHD as a disorder of attention or lack thereof. This is the traditional view of ADHD. But ADHD is much more complex. It involves issues with executive functioning, a set of cognitive skills, which has far-reaching effects. In his comprehensive and … ...
|What It Takes to Be a Bomber Pilot
||Of course, it takes a myriad of skills to be a good bomber pilot. Some of these skills can be measured by perceptual tests.
|The Reason Some People’s Memory Is So Amazing For Events…
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|Realizing that Yes, Indeed, You Can
||Whenever an opportunity or challenge presents itself, I think of all the reasons why I can’t do it. A litany of reasons. It’s like a trigger goes off in my … ...
|Getting Through College With ADHD
||Students with ADHD are up against some ugly odds when it comes to getting a college degree. The exact number depends on what methodology you use, but what doesn’t depend … ...
|Savoring the Sweetness of Life
||Food is designed to nourish and sustain us; adding fuel to the fire that animates our bodies and allows us to move through the world. It has come to take on … ...
|4 Ways to Deal With People Who Just Aren’t Very Nice
||Genuinely nice people just have a way of making you feel good. If they're not so nice, though, here are 4 ways to handle them and manage to feel good at the same time.
|Why Sleep Apnea May Have Killed Scott Weiland
||His voice had the unusual ability to convey both aggressive muscularity and profound vulnerability. Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots were icons of my adolescence. Personally, my memory of Mr. Weiland will always be inextricably linked with “Plush,” that initial hit single which, upon first … ...
||The question of “Who am I?” is really a question of “Where/When am I?” since the answer is not a “this” or “that” but always a “here-now.” Self is a … ...
|Today I Love Early Morning Work
||Today I love early morning work. Off to the warehouse district to work on Summerfolk which is in storage. Saturdays are glorious, even when it’s early. After some volunteer work … ...
|Psychology Around the Net: December 12, 2015
||This week’s Psychology Around the Net is full of some surprising information (for example, did you know many doctors in training suffer from depression?) as well as helpful suggestions (such as how to handle awkward personal questions during your next family gathering). Dig in! Signs … ...
|10 Ideas for Finding Your Voice
||I’m in the middle of redesigning my website and creating a new site for Make a Mess (the book). So I’ve been thinking a lot about voice lately. What do … ...
|Coping with Traumatic Events without Turning to Alcohol or...
||Coping with Traumatic Events without Turning to Alcohol or Drugs The world is in a state of chaos. Whether it’s mass-shootings, terrorist activities, social injustice, or natural disaster, those who … ...