Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So here you are fresh into college, and despite having read a few books in your life thus far, you suddenly find yourself faced with a mountain of knowledge bulging out of text and reference books that you need to read and digest in a pretty short space and time. I have to concede, it seems a pretty daunting task, and quite off-putting if you are not a regular reader or someone who has trained himself to speed-read. Read the full article here.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Happiness is the elusive quest behind every human endeavor and is defined by the famous businessman, Lester Levenson, as the state of mind where there is no trace of sorrow. He also said that it is not something exclusively pursued by human beings, but something desired by all sentient creatures. Read the full article here.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Social media can sometimes do more harm than good. Imagine that you’re looking for a job that allows you to put your psychology degree to work. You print a professional resume and dress well for your interview. You concentrate on meeting your prospective employer’s eyes and answering every question concisely. Everything goes beautifully and by the time you leave, you’re convinced you’ve nailed the job.
Except you don’t get that phone call. Several weeks go by and you realize you’ve been passed over for the job. Why?Because that prospective boss, the one who just tossed your meticulously written resume into the trash, turned to his computer as soon as you left and searched for your name. Read the full article here.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Three years ago I listened to a lecture on cognition that changed the way I think about intelligence. This is the crux. There are two types of cognition. The first is normal cognition. This is the ability to retrieve knowledge from memory. When you are asked a question on a test and produce an answer, that’s a display of cognitive ability. The second type of cognition is metacognition; the ability to know whether or not you know. Read the full article here.