For many people, knowing who you are isn't enough to define their overall concept of self. Many components go into what you see as your self-concept definition, and many ideas may or may not be fictional. When you think about how you see yourself, many things probably come to … [Read more...] about Knowing Your Mind: Defining Your Concept of Self
Do people think that you are just too trusting of others and call you naive? Well maybe you're just smart. Recent research has found a positive correlation between intelligence and trust. Plainly put, intelligent people are more trusting of others. The study used two … [Read more...] about Intelligent People Are More Trusting of Others
We previously talked about grit on this site and how it is important to have in order to succeed in life. In the video below, we see Angela Duckworth give a presentation at a TED talk, in which her claims is that grit (and not intelligence) is the most important factor in … [Read more...] about Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk on Grittiness and Persistence
Your mind is a force to be reckoned with. How you use it can either make you or break you. Believing in one thing can prevent you from reaching your full potential, while believing in another can push you toward becoming the person you’ve always wanted to be. It’s all a matter of … [Read more...] about Carol Dweck on Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
Traditionally, intelligence was measured by short aptitude tests that measures competence in core subjects such as reading and mathematics. And to a large extent, intelligence is still defined by how well you do on aptitude tests. However Howard Gardner, an academician from … [Read more...] about How to Improve All 9 Types of Intelligences
Video games have long been seen as the culprit behind poor, lackadaisical performances in school. As such, many parents have forced their children to part ways with their video games, grounding them if they decide to do otherwise. Latest research, however, shows that parents … [Read more...] about Can Playing Video Games Make You Smarter?
Global Positioning Systems or GPS technologies are nifty tools that can help you roam around the city sans the worry of getting lost or having a hard time getting to your destination. But did you know that those who do not use them may actually be smarter than those who do? … [Read more...] about The Cognitive Benefits of Navigating Without GPS
If, for a long time now, you have been trying so hard to shake off the addictive habit of playing games in a variety of forms, you will feel relieved to know that it may not be that bad at all. In fact, playing board and video games, or even competitive sports, may make you … [Read more...] about Can Playing Games Make You Smarter?
The Grant Study at Harvard is one of the longest running longitudinal studies in psychology/neuroscience, and specifically human development. The study started out in 1938, and followed 268 Harvard graduates throughout their lifespan. The purpose of this 75 year study was to … [Read more...] about What it Takes to Live a Happy Life: A Harvard Study Answers the Question
Chess has evolved into a well-loved strategy game among people of all ages since it was first played in Afghanistan back in 600 AD. Since the very nature of the game calls for mental acuity and perceptiveness among many other skills, a person's expertise in the game can easily … [Read more...] about Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?