Posts Tagged: Psychology

Personal Responsibility

There was an article that was getting passed around today from the BBC about a 5 year old boy from Bristol in the UK. His name was Danny Kitchen and he racked up some extraordinary charges in about 15 minutes of play on an iPad. Here’s what happened. Danny was playing on the iPad and his… Read more »

Your Body Language Changes Your Mind

It’s fairly common knowledge that your body language affects the way that other people perceive you. What most people don’t realize is that your body language affects how you perceive yourself and as a result, it affects what you are. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy gave a wonderful talk on this subject at the TED conference in… Read more »

Changing Habits

I was recently turned on to Epipheo.TV by Lifehacker. They linked to a video on the site called, “The Power of Habit.”  It gave some insight into how habits are formed and a way to think about modifying your behavior by pairing rewards with certain cues to trigger a new desired behavior. Go check out… Read more »

Cognitive Dissonance

In honor of the death of Aaron Swartz, who was a programmer and activist, Lifehacker reposted one of his articles entitled “Look at Yourself Objectively.” This was an excellent post that discussed Ignaz Semmelweis’ discovery of the efficacy of antiseptic procedures in preventing infection and death at the hospital he worked at. More importantly, it discussed… Read more »