Collective Intelligence in the Holocene: 7

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.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 6

Time perspective helps to open our awareness to the fullness of the world we live in, and the wonderful complexity of our living system.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 5

There are five disciplines that need to be mastered.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 4

We need to broaden the scope of our thinking in relation to human intelligence.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 3

Embracing collective intelligence means embracing a new adventure along a new and uncertain path.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 2

The first century of our ‘third’ millennium is an incredibly fascinating and unique point in human history.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 1

Fixed beliefs may lead us to ignore aspects of reality.

A Quantum Leap for Literacy?

In recent years, technology has emerged that creates new possibilities for storytelling, creativity and creative education. But how do we design pedagogically valuable ebooks?

Intelligence, Education, Personality, and Social Mobility

What predicts upward social mobility? We identified four important factors—education, intelligence, higher openness and lower neuroticism.

Interdisciplinary Education and the Student Voice

Interdisciplinary education and practice implies certain qualities. Students highlight the importance of four qualities: openness, creativity, bridging, and perspective-taking.

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 9

Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 8

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.

Creating eBooks for Children - Let's Do It Together!

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.

The City Environment and Happiness Across the Lifespan

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.

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 7

In the Roman Republic, freedom had a unique meaning.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 6

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.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 5

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.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 4

Societal problems cannot be solved in the same sense as arithmetic problems are solved.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3

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.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 2

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.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 1

Indeed, if Spinoza was right, we may need to understand teams in order to be free.

Cultivating a Passion for Prevention

The mass of evidence suggests that changes in the habits and habitats of people are much more important than biomedical interventions in shaping the health of populations.

Facilitating Collective Intelligence

Successful collaboration requires careful design of learning environments for group interaction and provision of good facilitation to promote meaning-making and problem solving.

Does Mindfulness Enhance Critical Thinking?

While traditional writings on mindfulness propose that clarity of thinking can be cultivated through the practice of mindfulness, currently scientific evidence is lacking.

What are the Key Dispositions of Good Critical Thinkers?

Scholars have suggested that there may be a number of core personal dispositions that support good critical thinking. But what are these critical thinking dispositions?

Exergaming: Playing Video Games While You Exercise

How do we encourage older adults to exercise, and what type of exercise is best? Exergames may provide a good solution, interactive games that combine physical exercise.

Facebook and the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ (FoMO)

The psychological impact of Facebook use, and FoMO, is slowly revealing itself. Our study is the first to use Interactive Management to explore the interdependencies between negative consequences of FoMO identified as significant by Facebook users.

The Adaptive Functions of Music Listening

Music is one of the most profound of all human creations. Music can transform our ongoing psychological state in an instant, and can also enhance psychological functioning across the lifespan. However, less is known about the full range of adaptive functions of music listening and how these adaptive functions promote well-being and enhance quality of life.

Mathematics Fluency Training - It Works!

Numeracy – our everyday play with numbers – is essential to the rhythm of life and our adaptive success as a species. There is a wonderful beauty in numbers that infants and toddlers intuitively appreciate as those around them play with numbers in song, story, dance, and life drama. But why is it that we so often hear an emerging negative attitude in relation to maths?

Work Hours, Work-Life Conflict, and Well-Being in Academics

Pressures on academic staff are increasing due to factors such as recruitment and promotion freezes, a targeted reduction in staff numbers, and increasing student numbers.