Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Michael Hogan Ph.D.
Research on meditation and mindfulness is flourishing. However, recent Western accounts of mindfulness depart from Eastern traditions in important ways.
It’s not easy to find reliable and valid scales to measure critical thinking dispositions. We worked with students and educators to develop a new measure.
The idea that teams can engage in systems thinking without facilitation is akin to the idea that children can develop knowledge without guidance from teachers.
When temporary teams are working on non-routine tasks, and when different team members have complementary knowledge, low team trust may prompt better team performance.
Does this mean that lower levels of trust in a team might, under certain conditions, facilitate better team performance, or is this idea sacrilege?
We sought to understand the typical challenges that teams face as they work to integrate content expertise and methodological expertise when addressing complex societal problems.
Smaller groups are more agile in that they can more readily self-correct across multiple rounds of decision making, which larger groups are slower to do.
Research suggests that groups perform at their creative best when members embrace their own individual identity and when they value the group as a collective.
Sabotage in the workplace is not something we think about every day, and it might seem strange to think about sabotage behaviours playing out in academic work settings.
Notwithstanding the uniqueness of human beings, a focus on the broadest timescale of analysis reminds us that evolution unites Homo sapiens with all other living systems.
Time perspective helps to open our awareness to the fullness of the world we live in, and the wonderful complexity of our living system.
There are five disciplines that need to be mastered.
We need to broaden the scope of our thinking in relation to human intelligence.
Embracing collective intelligence means embracing a new adventure along a new and uncertain path.
The first century of our ‘third’ millennium is an incredibly fascinating and unique point in human history.
Fixed beliefs may lead us to ignore aspects of reality.
In recent years, technology has emerged that creates new possibilities for storytelling, creativity and creative education. But how do we design pedagogically valuable ebooks?
What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors—education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.
Interdisciplinary education and practice implies certain qualities. Students highlight the importance of four qualities: openness, creativity, bridging, and perspective-taking.
Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.
The future is uncertain. There is little doubt about that. Scenario-based collective intelligence design may help us to shape the future, specifically, through our innovations.
Story books for children have a long history and are universally valued by children and parents. Digital stories for children offer new ways to share stories and advance literacy.
Millions of people migrate every year from rural to urban areas. Recent research helps us understand how city environments influence happiness and health across the lifespan.
In the Roman Republic, freedom had a unique meaning.
Different collective intelligence methods and different norms of behaviour will be needed to maximize successful workings for a team, depending on the task at hand.
Teams have the potential to develop a more comprehensive understanding of a problem than an individual working alone. However, this depends on the methodology they use.
Societal problems cannot be solved in the same sense as arithmetic problems are solved.
If we wish to build an applied social science grounded in the principles and practice of collective intelligence, then we need to understand team communication.
The ideal of freedom as non-domination implies that citizens are granted a status that guards them against private power or dominium and public power or imperium.
Indeed, if Spinoza was right, we may need to understand teams in order to be free.
Michael Hogan, Ph.D., is a lecturer in psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway.