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...
“The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.”
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Ask yourself this question: ‘Will this matter a year from now?’”
When Working on Boring Tasks, Listening to Music Helps You Focus
Have you ever heard the theory that we, as human beings should not listen to music while doing something else like studying or working because then you will get distracted and inevitably lose focus on both things. Basically the theory states that we are incapable of doing two things at a time simpl...
“The researchers found that that sad music has a counterintuitive appeal – it actually makes people feel better. Sad songs allow listeners to...”
23 Surprising Facts About Psychology of Attraction
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but is it really? What is pretty? Who decides whether someone is attractive or not? Why do we think someone is really cute but their friend is just average? There are many social factors that play into who we think is beautiful, but the majority of what...
6 Strange Phenomena of the Mind
Déjà Vu - the experience of being certain that you have experienced or seen a new situation previously – you feel as though the event has already happened or is repeating itself. The experience is usually accompanied by a strong sense of familiarity and a sense of eeriness, strangeness, or weirdness...