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Emotional Intelligence Can Save Your Relationship

Being angry may keep you feeling safe and strong but sadness can save you.

To Spark Genius, Read Outside Your Comfort Zone

Reading works very different from what you're writing and has multiple benefits for your brain. Here are six that will pay off immediately.

How to enjoy life (more)

Lessons I learned as a spy for U.S. Intelligence

Spatial Talent Could Help Fill “Middle Skill" Jobs

Employers complain that electricians, pipe fitters, advanced manufacturing machinists, brick masons and radiology technicians are scarce. Spatial talent could help fill these jobs.

More Posts on Intelligence

What We Should Learn From The Shooting Death of Harambe

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on May 31, 2016 in Good Thinking
Why not capitalize on primate intelligence to develop a strategic training response to this kind of situation to avoid tragedies like Harambe's shooting death in the future?

Five Emotional Intelligence Strategies to Develop Others

What are some of the best Emotional Intelligence strategies to develop more star performers in your organization? Five actions you can take with others to master the moment.

6 Ways Reading Fires Up Your Writing Brain

Our brains are amazing thinking, dreaming, imagining, and producing machines, reliant upon their masters to program, nurture, guide, and direct them. Luckily, reading does wonders.

Exercising our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 7

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 26, 2016 in In One Lifespan
In the Roman Republic, freedom had a unique meaning.
Bryan Roche

New Evidence That IQ Can Be Increased With Brain Training

By Bryan Roche, Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in IQ Boot Camp
Still cynical about brain training? Evidence for a form of Relational Skills Training called SMART training is mounting.

Take the One Second Intelligence Test

A very fast way to learn how fast you are

Does Talking to an Attractive Woman Make Men Dumber?

If women value intelligent mates, why do men become less intelligent when talking to beautiful women?

Depth Psychology of Art

The transformative powers of artistic expression are found in diving into the depths as well as the reflections of its surfaces.

Things Which Ain't So

By Robert J King Ph.D. on May 12, 2016 in Hive Mind
Are folk right to tell you not to trust scientists? A Holy Roman Emperor supplies the answer.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 6

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 12, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Different collective intelligence methods and different norms of behaviour will be needed to maximize successful workings for a team, depending on the task at hand.
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The Science of Making a Good First Impression

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 11, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Though there a wide range of different facial cues that influence how people see us, mouth curvature and eyelid-openness seem particularly important

10 Ideas for Wise Decision-Making

High intelligence is not enough for successful decision-making.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 5

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 09, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Teams have the potential to develop a more comprehensive understanding of a problem than an individual working alone. However, this depends on the methodology they use.

Smart But Not Happy

By Lybi Ma on May 06, 2016 in Brainstorm
Raj Raghunathan tells us why intelligence and joy don't always go together.

Write and Wrong: Personality and Handwriting

What can graphology really tell us about personality?

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence Part 3

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 04, 2016 in In One Lifespan
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

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in In One Lifespan
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 in 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

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 in Rethinking Men
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

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on April 26, 2016 in The Dolphin Divide
Can we tap into "three-dimensional" thinking?

Multiple Intelligence, Higher Education Reform, and Ethics

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in 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 in 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 in 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.
Steven Seay, PhD

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.