Essential Reads

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence: Part 8

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 19, 2016 in In One Lifespan
The future is uncertain. There is little doubt about that. Scenario-based collective intelligence design may help us to shape the future, specifically, through our innovations.

Gifted Programs’ Embarrassing Secret

All gifted children should receive the specialized services they need to reach their fullest potential. Then why are some gifted students excluded?

Personality and Income

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on July 28, 2016 in A Sideways View
Many things determine your salary: education, the job sector, the state of the economy. But also your personality: your motivation, how hard you work and your work relationships.

A Nation Advances on Its Stomach

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in The Human Beast
Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Now, economists conclude that how well fed a nation is drives the economy.

More Posts on Intelligence

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.

The High EQ Classroom

By Maureen D Healy on August 11, 2016 in Creative Development
Do you want to teach EQ to your children (at home or the classroom)?

Why Intimate Sex Is the Key to a Successful Relationship

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on August 10, 2016 in Save Your Sex Life
Sex + Intimacy = Mindblowing Experience

Tapping Into the Genius of Hamilton's Creator

By Susan Reynolds on August 01, 2016 in Prime Your Gray Cells
Have you tapped into your creative genius? The creator of Broadway's "Hamilton" reveals eight cognitive strengths that you can mine to bolster your creativity.

What Will Happen When Robots Can Do Most Jobs?

By Ray Williams on August 01, 2016 in Wired for Success
Technology and AI holds the promise of a bright or dark future for work.

Neuroimaging Captures Four Hidden Stages of Problem Solving

By Christopher Bergland on August 01, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
State-of-the-art neuroimaging technology allows researchers to capture complex cognitive functions on film. A new study identifies four previously hidden stages of problem solving.

Leveling Up Your Emotional Intelligence

One of the hall marks of emotional intelligence is responding, rather than reacting. An even more subtle and nuanced aspect of emotional intelligence is reflecting.

Experimentality

By Bernard L. De Koven on July 26, 2016 in On Having Fun
Are people like Einstein and Picasso and Ford the ultimate players?

Art Thinking or The Importance of Inventing Point B

By Tim Leberecht on July 25, 2016 in The Romance of Work
Business is too important to be left to business people. What if companies thought and acted more like artists?

A 60 Second Journey Deep Into Your Unconscious

Venture into the unknown...if you dare!

Why No One Should Ever Use the Word 'Cult'

By Guy P. Harrison on July 18, 2016 in About Thinking
If "cult" is a sleazy, illogical slur word, why does everyone use it?

10 Questions on Bilingualism

Can adults learn to speak a foreign language without an accent? How does bilingualism affect children's development? Do bilinguals feel different in different languages?

Bird Brains: Size Doesn't Matter But Number of Neurons Does

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 16, 2016 in Animal Emotions
New research shows that "large numbers of neurons concentrated in high densities in the telencephalon substantially contribute to the neural basis of avian intelligence."

Animals as Persons: Can We Scale Intelligence or Sentience?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Animal Emotions
"When is an animal a person?" Trying to decide is very difficult but many are working on achieving this goal. But, can we truly compare intelligence or sentience across species?

Automation Takes Jobs and Universal Basic Income Might Help

Artificial intelligence, robotics, and the rise of freelance or "gig" economy, is eliminating millions of jobs and we need a Universal Basic Income to deal with it.

Superfluidity: The Science and Psychology of Optimizing Flow

Have you ever had a 'flow' experience that felt as if you were "standing outside yourself"? The science and psychology of 'superfluidity' help to explain the highest tier of flow.

A Radical Idea for Boosting Verbal Skills and Happiness

A quick test shows how you stack up on a key skill, and how to sharpen it.
Michele Gill, used with permission.

Nurturing the Gifts of EVERY Child

By APA Division 15 on June 30, 2016 in PsychEd
We know what works in education. And yet, most schools in the U.S. are still operating on outmoded and even damaging educational beliefs and practices.

Physical Activity Boosts Brain Power and Cerebral Capacity

A team of worldwide experts published a "Consensus Statement" today agreeing that physical activity boosts brain power and cerebral functions.

What Is the Link Between ADHD and Working Memory?

What can working memory tell us about attention and hyperactivity in children with ADHD?

The Risks of a Diminished Consciousness

The way things are going, we may, at some point, have to call ourselves something other than the ‘Human Race.’

Superfluidity: Fluid Intelligence Goes Beyond Brain Size

New research debunks the idea that brain size alone dictates fluid intelligence.

New Evidence for a Way to Raise Your IQ

By Bryan Roche, Ph.D. on June 20, 2016 in IQ Boot Camp
Psychologists may have found the key to unlocking human intellectual potential. It's all about understanding "relational concepts" and the good news is these are easily learned.

The Flawed Psychological "Truths" of Yesterday

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
When expert opinion contravenes your intuition.

How to Stay Authentic, No Matter What

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on June 18, 2016 in Living Forward
Do you ever wish you could just be yourself? Learn the importance of socially intelligent self-expression.