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Do Exceptionally Advanced Kids Do Better in Private Schools?

Start with the local public school, and see if you can make that work. If your child doesn’t thrive there—and can’t be helped to do so—then it’s time to investigate other options.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 1

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Indeed, if Spinoza was right, we may need to understand teams in order to be free.

3 Not So Obvious Things Women Find Attractive in Men

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 25, 2016 in Head Games
For women, attraction is hardly about good looks and money.

Do Scientific Fields Differ in Their Influence?

Whether we like it or not, there is definitely a hierarchy of influence among the social sciences.

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Write and Wrong: Personality and Handwriting

What can graphology really tell us about personality?

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.

The No. 1 Reason You Should Never Be Afraid to Try

New research confirms the proverb, "nothing ventured, nothing gained." Unfortunately, a fear of failure is contagious and often passed on from parents to their children.

Get Teachers to Pay Attention to Your Bright or Gifted Child

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 28, 2016 How To Do Life
All children deserve an appropriate education. Alas, too many bright and gifted kids don't get it. Here are things a parent can suggest to a teacher that require little extra work.

Stupidity Is Back

Do we have the right to be stupid? My thoughts on stupidity...

How We Can Be Empowered Through Conflict

When we assume that conflict in a work situation means there's a problem, we create a problem by losing an opportunity for learning and growth. Here's how to do communication well.

Launching Into Multi-Dimensional Thinking

Can we tap into "three-dimensional" thinking?

Multiple Intelligence, Higher Education Reform, and Ethics

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 How To Do Life
An interview with Howard Gardner about the theory of multiple intelligences.

The Importance of Kindness in Science

Buz Hunt showed the importance of kindness and thoughtfulness in science, and why some, perhaps more than others, might leave much more than a scientific legacy.

Leadership Is… Taking the Lead!

Wisdom from past U.S. presidents informs mental health professionals about leadership skills.

The Unhappy Intellectually Gifted Child

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 10, 2016 How To Do Life
An interview with Edward Amend

Do Smart People Make Good Friends?

Your IQ might also reveal a fair amount about the level of your “SQ,” or social intelligence quotient.

What Is Critical Feeling?

By Rolf Reber Ph.D. on April 07, 2016 Critical Feeling
How could we get rid of fear? How do we cope with chronic illness? What keeps love alive? This blog introduces critical feeling, the Confucian idea to use feelings to improve life.

Giftedness and Social Problems

There are many reasons exceptionally capable kids can appear arrogant, perfectionistic, or impatient. Understanding and respect go a long way toward prevention and solutions.

Five Strategies to Raise Emotional Intelligence: For Self

How do you raise your Emotional Intelligence by Mastering the Moment, five strategies for self-development.

20 Rules to Live By

10. Power is the ability to persuade stupid people to do intelligent things and intelligent people to do stupid things. This is why power is dangerous.

Computers Lack Social Judgment

Optimism about the future of autonomous cars was deal a set-back when a Google auto collided with a bus. A big problem is that the bus driver did not perform as the robot predicted

Everything Intelligence

Is the word "intelligence" grossly and meaninglessly over used in popular psychology?

Deciding Whom to Hire, Promote, and Terminate

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 28, 2016 How To Do Life
Guidelines for managers and leaders.

Aha! Aerobic Exercise Facilitates the Free Flow of Thought

Albert Einstein once said of E=mc2, "I thought of it while riding my bicycle." There is growing empirical and anecdotal evidence that aerobic exercise stimulates "Aha!" moments.

Beyond the Five Senses

What, if any, is the difference between the two faculties of human consciousness, 'believing" and "knowing"?

How Do Motor Regions of the Brain Drive Fluid Intelligence?

Researchers at the Beckman Institute have identified an unexpected correlation between energy metabolism in motor regions of the brain and higher levels of fluid intelligence.

Stop Saying There Are No Good Men if You Want a Good Man

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D. on March 24, 2016 Ironshrink
I frequently hear some version of “there are no good men” from women who find themselves repeatedly dating the wrong guys. Luckily, there’s a simple (not necessarily easy) fix.

Behaviors That Make You Seem Stupid

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 17, 2016 How To Do Life
The fewer of these you do, the more intelligent you'll appear.

New Research: Women Consistently Outperform Men in EQ

By Victor Lipman on March 16, 2016 Mind of the Manager
When it comes to emotional intelligence, women beat the pants off men (so to speak), says new data. What are the implications for leadership?

Why We Need to Teach Kids Emotional Intelligence

When you teach kids how to recognize their feelings, understand where they come from and cope in healthy ways, you teach them the most essential skills for their success in life.

Help Your Child or Teenager Move Toward Happy Productivity

What can you do if your child is opting out, not achieving, not engaged? Slow things down, play outside, and say thank you, and you’ll enhance the chance for happy productivity.