The Willpower Circuit
The marshmallow test needs no introduction. Walter Mischel's ingenious experiment - first conducted in 1968 - has entered the pop culture canon. The study
Hello, I find you perfectly toxic
Does Money Make You Unhappy?
David Brooks has an excellent column on the diminishing returns of luxury living: Often, as we spend more on something, what we gain in privacy and eleg
The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence
In Praise Of Vagueness
"It is the reinstatement of the vague and inarticulate to its proper place in our mental life which I am so anxious to press on the attention." - Willi
The Forer Effect
The is a term used to describe the tendency of people to interpret general statements as being accurate for them personally, even when they are not. Specifically, when people are given a random personality assessment and told it has been written for...
Abraham Harold Maslow was born April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first of seven children born to his parents, who themselves were uneducated Jewish immigrants from Russia. His parents, hoping for the best for their children in th...
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A Simple Exercise To Boost IQ
My latest column in the WSJ is now online. It's about a forthcoming PNAS paper on the n-back test and fluid intelligence: Can we make ourselves smarter?