Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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João R. R. T. da Silva Ph.D. on November 11, 2021 in The Memory Factory
Experimental psychology can help us understand important features of human memory.
Nootralize - Cognitive Enhancement on November 11, 2021 in Experience Engineering
Context-dependent memory is a widely researched phenomenon in cognitive psychology. But how can one use this effectively to learn better? State-dependent learning may be the answer.
Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 10, 2021 in How To Do Life
Thoughts on thinking, aging, and wisdom.
Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on November 9, 2021 in Standing Strong
How to think critically about the latest medical breakthrough.
Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on November 5, 2021 in Thoughts on Thinking
This set of exercises may help enhance your critical thinking, with a focus on the skill of inference.
Nootralize - Cognitive Enhancement on November 5, 2021 in Experience Engineering
Levi Riven Ph.D. on November 4, 2021 in Demystifying OCD
Do you suffer with magical thinking OCD? Do you perform superstitious rituals to alleviate anxiety, fear, and guilt? These seven strategies can help you let go.
Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on November 3, 2021 in The Fallible Mind
No drug can shift the circadian phase to a new time zone the way that simply going to bed does.
Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on November 3, 2021 in Canine Corner
Classical, country, and pop musicians have all written music about dogs. Dogs have sometimes also been called upon to perform musically.
Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on November 2, 2021 in The Psychology of Relationships
Love languages are an intuitive and seemingly helpful way of looking at your relationship. But does the research back them up?
Brittney Chesworth Ph.D., LCSW on November 1, 2021 in Managing Health Anxiety
Exhausted by the constant reassurance-seeking and other safety behaviors you use to deal with health anxiety? Reducing these behaviors can help.
Lisa Broderick on November 1, 2021 in Where Physics Meets Psychology
Have you ever felt so engrossed in something that time doesn’t pass normally? It may be the flow state, which can be induced intentionally.
John Charles Simon on October 31, 2021 in Laughter and Humor 101
Cognitive limitations and misfires influence our emotional state and, ultimately, our physical and reproductive success. These vulnerabilities often inspire laughter.
E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 31, 2021 in Black Belt Brain
When you are out there karate-kicking, going for a run, or gardening, keep in mind that you are helping your mind with movement. Your future self says thanks.
Nicolas Davidenko Ph.D. on October 31, 2021 in Illusions, Delusions, and Reality
New research on the double-drift illusion shows a clear dissociation between saccadic eye movements and smooth pursuit.
Vernita Perkins, PhD and Leonard A. Jason, PhD on October 30, 2021 in The Mental Health Revolution
Your willingness, or unwillingness, to consider how the words you use impact others is the first step in identifying systemic psychological harms.
Levi Riven Ph.D. on October 30, 2021 in Demystifying OCD
What is magical thinking and how does it affect people with OCD?
Muniya Khanna, Ph.D. on October 29, 2021 in The Resilience Recipe
Tips on how to help kids spend more time thinking about what they do have and what they can do helps give perspective and builds resilience.
Ira Hyman Ph.D. on October 29, 2021 in Mental Mishaps
Halloween approaches and there are zombies everywhere. I’m wondering: How do you kill a zombie?
Bernard D. Beitman M.D. on October 29, 2021 in Connecting with Coincidence
Among the multiple explanations for meaningful coincidences, Jung's constellation of an archetype remains speculative. Predisposition to similarities my be more parsimonious.
Rosemary K.M. Sword and Philip Zimbardo Ph.D. on October 29, 2021 in The Time Cure
Boosting our critical and analytical thinking skills can help ensure we won’t fall for conspiracy theories.
Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on October 29, 2021 in Stretching Theory
Tired of making complex choices? A strategy of “satisficing” can help to speed up your decisions and even increase happiness with the outcome.
Christopher Bergland on October 28, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
Search engines can cause people to overestimate how much they actually know about something they’ve just Googled, a new study reports.
Temma Ehrenfeld on October 27, 2021 in Open Gently
You can out-think other people if you learn to avoid everyday mistakes.
Leon F. Seltzer Ph.D. on October 27, 2021 in Evolution of the Self
IQ tests fail to assess how prudently an individual can process information and how well they can overcome cognitive biases impairing their judgment.
Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on October 27, 2021 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
Have you ever been stuck in a toxic thought loop? There is a way out.
Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 27, 2021 in Fixing Families
Attention deficit disorder in adults is different than that in children and teens.
Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on October 26, 2021 in Our Innovating Minds
Striving for excellence—but not for perfection—is positively linked with creative idea generation and openness to experience.
Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 26, 2021 in How To Do Life
A Personal Perspective: Reclaiming a sense of wonder.
Laith Al-Shawaf Ph.D. on October 25, 2021 in Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
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