Essential Reads

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work?

A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Happy?

Does AI spell the doom of humankind? Or should we welcome it? Given the significant limitations of human rationality, only AI can help humans to solve many difficult problems.

Consciousness and Empathy

While much of human intelligence does not require one to be consciously aware of it, empathy may be something that necessitates phenomenal consciousness.

Can Dogs Teach Other Dogs to Speak?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 28, 2016 in Canine Corner
A dog can learn how to make and use specific sounds for communication simply by observing other dogs

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Debate Scorecard for Hiring the President: How to Evaluate

How to bypass your biases and explore proven leadership competencies and derailers for the most important hiring evaluation. Score each candidate so you can ne be more objective.
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Reclaiming Your Creative Self

By Barnet Bain on October 21, 2016 in Doing and Being
The key to finding resilience, courage, and wonder in a changing world.

How the Trump Foundation Scandal Hurts the Nonprofit Sector

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Emotional intelligence research shows how you can be in danger due to scandals that have nothing to do with you!

Our Evolving Sense of Identity

Renew you spirit with these scientific discoveries.
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Thank You, Michelle Obama!

In this time of change and challenge, children need help becoming smart and creative. Thank you, Michelle Obama, for living this message so effectively.

What's Your Dog’s IQ?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 14, 2016 in Talking Apes
My dog’s smarter than your dog—and there’s a doggie IQ test to prove it!

In Praise of Nuance

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Toward our being less black-and-white in discussing difficult issues.

Intelligence Is No Bar to Irrationality

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 06, 2016 in Am I Right?
Have you ever wondered why smart people do irrational things?

Fallacy of Fluid/Crystalized Intelligence in Older Adults

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on October 05, 2016 in iAge
Fluid and Crystalized intelligence are a remnant of an old eugenicist legacy that have no practical or clinical use today. Is it time to discard them?

Smart Trees Teach via New Film & Bestselling Book

By Rachel Clark on October 05, 2016 in Mothering Nature
“The Hidden Life of Trees” hits NYTs Best Sellers list, while companion film “Intelligent Trees” roots out the science of tree chatter. Turns out forests have a few things to say.

Trump Is Only the Symptom

By Guy P. Harrison on October 02, 2016 in About Thinking
Donald Trump is not the problem. He's a symptom of the problem.

Why the Pundits Are Wrong About Clinton Winning the Debate

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Most pundits focus on content in determining the debate winner. This article helps reveal the surprising role of emotional expression and emotional intelligence in the debate.

The Burdens of Intelligence

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
We admire intelligence but it imposes hidden burdens. Fortunately, there are ways to address them.

Trump and Clinton Debate Public Speaking Strategies

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 25, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Trump and Clinton use research-based strategies to inform their debate and public speaking skills - and now you can use the same to be a better public speaker!

Debate Scorecard for the Presidency: Trust

The selection of our next president is fast approaching. What is the criteria you will use to make that selection? Here's a scorecard to help you really think, consider and decide.

A Better Idea for Mark Zuckerberg: A Super-Intelligence Pill

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Instead of his likely unrealistic goal of trying to cure all disease, he should fund research to create a super-intelligence pill.

Trust Your Gut—There's Nothing Woo-Woo About the Vagus Nerve

By Christopher Bergland on September 23, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study found that financial traders who trust their gut feelings and have grace under pressure are more successful. What is the physiological explanation for this phenomenon?

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 9

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Groups working to maximize their collective understanding of societal problems need a space where they are free to exercise their intelligence.

What Teachers Need to Know About Their Students' Brains

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 17, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Hot-off-the-press research suggests a radically new way to teach

Listen To Your Heart

By Gaby Pfeifer, Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in Mind Growth
Our ability to listen to internal bodily signals, such as our heartbeat, is known as interoception. How does interoception contribute to our emotional experiences?

The Other Einstein—Was There One?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in Singletons
At what point can a writer legitimately cross the line between fact and fiction?

Outta Control: Trump, Critics, and Circumcising Mosquitoes

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Caveman Politics
We need some "mosquito surgery" in this year's presidential election. Calling all male mosquitoes.

Why I Prefer “Victim” to “Survivor”

Change the connotation of “victim,” not the term for it.

On Closing the "Word Gap"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
The 30-million word-gap "cure:" A confusion of correlation with causation?

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

Of all the novels on this list, how many have you read and enjoyed? Which books aren't here that you regard as essential? (Why aren't Hemingway or Melville here? I'm not a fan...)

Playing Games With Memory

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Play in Mind
New technology makes it less urgent that we commit facts to memory.

Becoming Brilliant

By The Book Brigade on August 18, 2016 in The Author Speaks
In the push to make kids smart, you can spend $300 to count every word your kid hears. Or try to teach the fetus in the womb. But the best way is to change how you look at things.

Killer Whales Trained as Performers Suffer Psychologically

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 18, 2016 in Animal Emotions
A new essay called "Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement" shows how being trained to perform results in heightened aggression.

CIA Torture Techniques Harm Interrogators As Well

Torture used as an interrogation device can have severe, long-lasting effects.

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 11, 2016 in Hide and Seek
Emotional intelligence is, in fact, a kind of virtue.