• Psychology of Music •
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The Nine Types of Intelligence
1. Naturalist Intelligence (“Nature Smart”) Designates the human ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) as well as sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations).  This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherer...
My witty, psychology band names:
Freud and the Slips The Piaget Kids Erik’s Ego Skinner Behavior Mods Carl and the Dreams Jame’s Principals The Pavlov Condition (formally Pavlov and the Pups) The Lewin, Lippitt, and White Project  The Bandura Dolls
The secret, the evidence suggests, is that listening to music is an active process: We’re making the music in our heads as the sounds play o...
What Does Your Taste In Music Reveal About Your Personality?
Could the playlists lurking on your iPod really reveal information about your personality? Research conducted by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Sam Gosling suggests that knowing the type of music you listen to can actually lead to surprisingly accurate predictions about your personality. For exa...
Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy....
The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.
Often we don’t realize that our attitude toward something has been influenced by the number of times we have been exposed to it in the past.
People act according to the way they experience the world. If you can understand their experience, you can understand their behavior.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.
Have patience with everything unresolved and try to love the questions themselves.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of...
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
Anyone can become angry —that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose,...
Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?’