It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Bobby Hoffman Ph.D.
Stupid decisions and flawed thinking can sabotage the lives of anyone. How many of these mistakes can you avoid?
Have you ever wondered why some people act strange? Educational psychology explains many of the odd but annoying behaviors that define the human condition. How many describe you?
Evaluating your “digital citizenship” has become a routine part of the recruiting and interviewing process at most leading companies. How do you stack up to the competition?
Bad habits or lack of experience may result in unconscious self-sabotage, derailing career mobility and limiting earning potential. A few behavior changes can make a difference.
Pets can teach us how to achieve a balanced lifestyle and focus our attention.
Providing too much information can sink even the best candidate. Planning responses to these critical questions can be the difference between interview success and failure.
Before planning or attending any holiday celebration, make good choices. Study these tips to avoid negative publicity, disenchanted employees, and substantial legal liability.
Meeting with a resistant, contrarian, or apathetic team member (or boss) is one of the most anxiety-provoking work experiences. But there are ways to make meetings tolerable.
Are your company leaders unknowingly sabotaging the talent acquisition process?
Would you like to be more charming, social, or successful? Avoid these five pitfalls and gain the competitive edge.
Motivation and behavior are driven by self-beliefs. When beliefs are based on personal misconceptions, we may appear strange to others—while limiting our own potential.
Returning to school can be one of the worst times of the year. But science reveals how you can help your children (and yourself) ease back into the rigors of the school year.
Huge projects and daunting assignments often cause avoidable anxiety, unnecessary frustration, and irrational fear of failure—but there are comforting and effective solutions.
Based on how he spends his time and dedicates his effort, Paul McCartney is powerful role model. These five behaviors distinguish him from many other performers.
New year, new job! If you want to start a business, work for yourself, or be your own boss you must also embrace these skills to be successful.
Do you think your basic psychological needs are different from those of a killer?
Suffering and tragedy bring out the best and worst in humanitarian effort. Why do some generously volunteer time and money, while others flatly refuse to help those in need?
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.
When things go awry, parents and leaders often cast blame, yet fail to take accountability for their decisions. Knowing why we shirk responsibility can lead to better outcomes.
Perfection is elusive and fleeting, yet a coveted desire for many. There comes a time when striving for excellence results in obsession and anxiety leading to damaging behaviors.
Achieving personal success and financial freedom requires more than knowing facts. Win at life when you master these essential lessons.
Regardless of whether you are running a household, a small business, or a huge company, this Motivation Hack will make the difference between leadership success and failure!
Many authors and speakers tout "proven formulas" and share "motivational secrets," guaranteed to improve performance and personal growth, but do these methods help or harm?
Maybe of us underestimate the power and influence of life's darkest moments. When you learn these simple strategies you will never look at adversity like you have before.
Is your job boring, tedious or overwhelming? Even the worst positions can be transformed to engaging and exciting when you master the Flow Hack. It only takes a few minutes a day!
The "Anchor Hack" can help you identify personal benchmarks that enhance performance and increase achievement.
Making critical life decisions based on flawed information can be treacherous to personal and professional growth. Reaching your goals requires dispelling motivational myths.
Some planning strategies accelerate performance and almost guarantee goal attainment. Others are counterproductive and often derail achievement. Which ones do you use?
Teachers, parents, and business leaders are often accountable for motivating others. However, these common mistakes can derail performance motivation in seconds...
Educational standards are declining, grades are rising, skills are dropping and the customer-service model of education continues to thrive. What can reverse the disturbing trend?
Bobby Hoffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida.