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Bobby Hoffman Ph.D.
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?
Have you ever wondered why some people act strange? Educational psychology explains many of the odd but annoying behaviors that define the human condition. How many describe you?
Evaluating your “digital citizenship” has become a routine part of the recruiting and interviewing process at most leading companies. How do you stack up to the competition?
Bad habits or lack of experience may result in unconscious self-sabotage, derailing career mobility and limiting earning potential. A few behavior changes can make a difference.
Pets can teach us how to achieve a balanced lifestyle and focus our attention.
Providing too much information can sink even the best candidate. Planning responses to these critical questions can be the difference between interview success and failure.
Before planning or attending any holiday celebration, make good choices. Study these tips to avoid negative publicity, disenchanted employees, and substantial legal liability.
Meeting with a resistant, contrarian, or apathetic team member (or boss) is one of the most anxiety-provoking work experiences. But there are ways to make meetings tolerable.
Are your company leaders unknowingly sabotaging the talent acquisition process?
Would you like to be more charming, social, or successful? Avoid these five pitfalls and gain the competitive edge.
Motivation and behavior are driven by self-beliefs. When beliefs are based on personal misconceptions, we may appear strange to others—while limiting our own potential.
Returning to school can be one of the worst times of the year. But science reveals how you can help your children (and yourself) ease back into the rigors of the school year.
Bobby Hoffman, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida.