Essential Reads

Are Dogs Really Smarter Than Cats?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 06, 2017 in Canine Corner
A look at their brain structure might help answer the question.

How to Increase Your Chances of Coincidental Discoveries

Are you hoping for a sudden realization? It may be closer than you think.

Intelligent Men More Likely to Marry and Stay Married

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
Intelligent men are more likely to be married. But is this because a smart man is more alluring, or because brainboxes happen to possess other desirable qualities?

Seeking Self-Improvement? Start With IQ... By Ditching It

By Kevin Bennett on November 11, 2017 in Modern Minds
Many established IQ tests are valid, reputable, and trustworthy, but use caution with free internet tests. Either way, how much should you let a single number affect your life?

More Posts on Intelligence

12 Book Recommendations to Blow Your Freaking Mind Open

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on December 08, 2017 in Curious?
More than a dozen books that you need to read in the months and years ahead. Some are far off the beaten path.

Are We a Generation of Smart Fools?

Are smart fools enabling toxic leaders and committing sexual harassment?

Why Can't Computers Play Chess?

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Seeing What Others Don't
Chess computers have an unfair advantage — they just have to analyze the board. What would happen if we required the computer to actually move the pieces?
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Integrating Your Intellect and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on December 05, 2017 in A Shift of Mind
Would you like to feel wiser and more confident in your decision making?

Blade Runner 2049

By Madelon Sprengnether on December 01, 2017 in Minding Memory
Blade Runner challenges our notions of what distinguishes human from technological forms of intelligence — an increasing concern, if not obsession, of our age.

Domain Generality vs. Specificity

Explicit CT training is necessary if educators want to see CT improve in our students and flourish across domains.

Rate Donald Trump and Yourself: The Social Intelligence Quiz

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on November 25, 2017 in BrainSnacks
The Social Intelligence Quiz is an online, interactive assessment tool that highlights key toxic or nourishing behaviors that affect success in relationships, jobs, and careers.

“Learned Mindfulness”: Achieving Authentic Integrity

"Learned Mindfulness" is achieving Authentic Integrity. This Integrity Mindfulness model prevents job burnout and optimizes the quality of life.

Six Elements Of Self-Care In Adults With Childhood Trauma

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on November 18, 2017 in ExperiMentations
From childhood to our relationship with ourselves, carrying a negative or empty sense of self makes it learning self-love seem like an impossible bootstrap. Yet it can happen...
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Forget Intelligence. Aim for Mental Complexity

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in Learning at Work
Looking for a different way to think about expanding awareness of workplace dynamics?

Why Psychology Is Essential in a Future Dominated by AI

By Cami Rosso on November 16, 2017 in The Future Brain
In a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous, psychology will help people cope with the uncertainty and change.

The Paradox of "In Here" and "Out There"

It seems that, at least in the academic realm, the "objective" reality does not have to "prove" anything. It simply is. Accepted as it is—as The Truth.

Self-Sabotaging Emotional Intelligence

When looking for the negative becomes married to poor self-perception or negative self-talk, it creates a cascade of emotions, dragging us down a rabbit hole of our own making.

Do Smart Phones Make Us Smarter?

By Tim Elmore on November 09, 2017 in Artificial Maturity
If you’re like most, you will consult your phone about 80 times a day. Find out what the latest research says on how this influences your mind and your life in general.

Metacognition and Motivation

By Karen Ethridge Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Cognition Cafe
Thinking in a fast-paced society will often leave you wondering, "how can I process all this information at once?" Thinking about "how you think" may give everyone clues to use.

Animal Intersection: The Intelligence-Happiness Connection

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on October 31, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
How humans and animals derive joy from working together. For many species, happiness is closely linked with opportunities to stretch our minds and work as part of a team.

How to Learn Critical Thinking

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on October 29, 2017 in Memory Medic
You can become smarter by learning critical thinking skills.

Brain Wellness Takes a Quantum Leap

By Dana Klisanin Ph.D. on October 24, 2017 in Digital Altruism
Soon, consciousness-hacking gyms may become mainstream.

What Every New Leader Needs to Know

Workplaces that allow the human spirit to soar are not that hard to create. Here is what every new leader needs to know.

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.

Brainy and Bored: Why Whiz Kids Require Special Attention

By Dena Kouremetis on October 19, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
Gifted kids need just as much guidance as everyone else.

A Higher Intelligence May be Signaling This Statistician

Even when confronted personally with a low probability coincidence, a major statistician clings tightly to his belief in the full explanatory power of coincidences.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene: 7

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on October 13, 2017 in In One Lifespan
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.

Empowering Students of Color (Part 5 of 8)

Authors Thompson and Thompson share strategies from their book Yes, You Can!: Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color.

Boost Your Cultural Intelligence with This Simple Tool

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 08, 2017 in Adaptation
No more messy frameworks. This tool distills culture into six simple elements.

Knowing Just Enough to Be Dangerous

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on October 07, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Can too much confidence be a bad thing?

What's in a Number?

What does a measure of IQ actually tell us about a person?
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Lifting the Fog of Fear

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on October 02, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
The film of your life is still being shot.

6 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Their Anger

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Feeling It
How to communicate frustration without destroying your relationships.

Using Big Data to Study Psychology

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
There is a lot of discussion about the value of big data for companies. Can big data help science as well?