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Bobby Hoffman Ph.D.
Making lemonade from lemons is not just a cliché. The use of problem-solving volitional strategies can transform anxiety and stress into productivity and personal gain.
Have you ever thought: “How in the world do people become so successful?” Science confirms that using these motivational strategies accelerates performance.
Leaders are made, not born, and not all leaders have a leadership title. Use these science-backed strategies to be recognized as a leader and enhance your promotion probability.
Being ignored by others feels patronizing, condescending, and downright rude. Here’s how to recognize and correct this obnoxious behavior.
Irrespective of politics, mandated government policies have unintended consequences on motivation for work and personal development.
Many of us reject sound evidence in favor of gut feelings when making important decisions. Do you know when each approach is beneficial or potentially lethal?
There are definable motives for mass violence and the killing of innocent individuals. Identifying the causes of depravation are necessary to understand the behavior.
Science doesn’t always seem to make sense, especially when it contradicts logic and reason, as shown in these surprising research findings.
Most cultures nurture high intelligence. However, being smart may situationally create challenges that impede work performance.
Have you ever wondered why some people are so willing to embrace and share absurd information? The reasons include the person, the content, and the source. But what matters most?
Many readers are passionate about their preferred reading modality, whether digital or print. However, few consider the benefits and drawbacks of each approach when making a choice.
Daily, we encounter opportunities that make us vulnerable to temptation. However, science reveals there are ways to reduce the likelihood of making unhealthy and risky decisions.
Is your daily life a grind? Whether you are a boss, a teacher, or a parent there are many strategies that help others focus, achieve, and feel good about their accomplishments.
Confronting an anti-vaxxer may prompt conflict and stress. A better approach is to understand why people embrace misinformation and respond to their fears.
When heartbreak hits, the knowledge and use of emotional regulation strategies can make the difference between despair and mastering valuable life skills.
Many people are resistant to change and rejecting existing beliefs can be met with hostility and reluctance. These five steps can make the change initiative actually stick.
Falling for fake news, relying on wishful thinking, and succumbing to the charismatic charm of others are three consequences of a gullible mind. You can prevent the consequences.
Fake news, conspiracy theories, and flawed thinking often lead to believing things that are unsupported by evidence. Are you equipped to avoid the pitfalls of gullibility?
The best of intentions may go awry when reporting on emotionally charged topics. Bias may cause false inferences that contribute to the problem of misinformation.
Many leaders are inflexible micro-managers as well as control freaks, but even the most incorrigible boss can change his mind when given compelling reasons.
The disease has transformed hygiene and health routines—but also, perhaps, some fundamental aspects of how you think about yourself and others.
People frequently consider changing bad habits but often don't follow through. Do you know why some fail, while others thrive? These three steps can solidify your change effort.
Stress wreaks havoc on our emotions and reasoning, but how you respond to external obstacles is up to you.
Reduce the stress of online learning by following these guidelines.
The novel coronavirus has changed many of our behaviors, including the ability to parody the words we use and what those words mean.
The adage that “adversity leads to growth” is dreadfully obvious during uncertain times. You may not realize that your core beliefs are rapidly evolving, probably for the better.
Despite the likelihood of an uncertain future coupled with personal hardship, there are positive aspects to every situation, including the battle against coronavirus.
Worse than believing in fake news, people are prone to embracing misinformation even when reliable evidence refutes their beliefs. How many of these myths do you believe?
We often make horrible decisions despite knowing the consequences of our actions. Are you capable of avoiding these blunders?
Stupid decisions and flawed thinking can sabotage the lives of anyone. How many of these mistakes can you avoid?
Bobby Hoffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida.