The Talent Alternative

The Talent Alternative

Practice and perseverance often trump talent.
How to Become an Expert

How to Become an Expert

By Carl Beuke Ph.D.
What we can learn from world-class performers.
Why Inspirational Talks Don't Work

Why Inspirational Talks Don't Work

By Jim Taylor Ph.D.
How we get hoodwinked by the inspiration industry.


By Jennifer Hamady
Jealousy is one of life’s greatest teachers.

Why Asking Questions Is Essential

By Stanton Peele
Speaking isn't communicating.

Toward More Perfect Practice

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Practice is a skill that can be learned.

The Paradox of Getting Ahead in America—Cheaters Win

By Stanton Peele
Is it good for you to be good? The jury seems to still be out.

Active money management: A road map to a sustainable financial future?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
How can you know where you're going if you don't even know where you are?

Lover Come Back to Me

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Every reunion is a type of heaven

Why does Batman matter?

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D.
Batman's significance has to do with the superhero in you.

The Myth of Geniuses

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Is unusual creativity present at birth?

The Impatient Heart: Is It Indeed Now or Never?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
It’s now or never. Tomorrow will be too late

Finding Flow this weekend.

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Get in the zone and increase your satisfaction with life.

LIN-sanity! Observations on the worship of a new sports hero

By Ravi Chandra M.D.
Jeremy Linsanity causes worldwide Linfluenza outbreak!

Ten Ways to Wow Your Audience

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Win over any audience with these 10 simple public speaking tips

The Sideways Principle

By Susan Sparks
Like pinot noir grapes, the human heart needs a patient grower

Lifting the Burden of Potential

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping Children Develop a Healthy Perspective on Achievement.

Jeremy Lin: Beyond the Numbers

By Michael W Kraus Ph.D.
Trust might be Jeremy Lin's secret weapon.

The secret of creativity: An oblique perspective

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Why immigrants and gays are so creative.

Sorry, Talented: Striving Matters

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D.
Do the gifted and talented need to learn humility?

Is your intelligence genetically based?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
Genetic or not, your beliefs about your abilities affect performance.

Q&A with Hilma Wolitzer: A 30-Year Love Affair with Writing

By Jennifer Haupt
"Learn what you know by writing." - Hilma Wolitzer

Striving Toward True Liberation: Women’s Roles and Influences in the Life of the Buddha

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Women’s Roles and Influences in the Life of the Buddha

Will 10,000 Hours of Practice Make You an Expert at Anything?

By Gary Marcus Ph.D.
Is practice overrated?

Follow Your Bliss in an Economic Downturn?

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Discover Your True Calling in Life

Trust Craft More Than Inspiration

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Q&A: Margot Livesey: Flow feels marvelous, but be wary.

The Self-Education of Oscar Micheaux

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
From oddball indie author to pioneer feature filmmaker