We Could All Learn a Thing or Two From Fans of Lousy Sports Teams

When I attended a Washington Wizards open practice at D.C.’s Capital One Arena earlier this month, the focus was more on spectator entertainment than Rocky-style workouts. The season opener was a week away, and the players ran drills at half speed and engaged in silly skills competitions for fans, including a basketball version of Connect Four. …

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Stop Hurting Your Own Feelings: Tips on Quashing Negative Self-Talk

Do you ever hurt your own feelings? For me, it’s a common occurrence. A curt reply to that thoughtful work email, zero responses to that happy hour invitation – little slights like these get my inner critic going. What a dumb thing to say! Of course they don’t like you. Who do you think you are? …

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Failure and Flourishing. Part 3 of 3 With David Myers

In the final discussion with social psychologist David Myers, a professor of psychology at Hope College in Michigan, APS’s Ludmila Nunes talks with him about the third section of his book, in which he applies his psychological insights to the larger world around us.  Listen to the previous episodes featuring David Myers and his latest …

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Why Do Our Brains Believe Lies?

It’s been an election cycle packed with misinformation and conspiracy theories. So why do so many people believe the lies? Blame the brain. Many of the decisions we make as individuals and as a society depend on accurate information; however, our psychological biases and predispositions make us vulnerable to falsehoods. As a result, misinformation is more likely …

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How Customer Psychological Mindsets Impact Their Financial Decisions

The aim of this article is to provoke some thoughts and considerations of how you, as leaders in financial services, might augment your communications to engage both systems of your audience’s brains—the smaller conscious, practical part and the larger nonconscious, emotional part. The financial industry worldwide is, firstly, governed, framed and communicated in numbers. So, …

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How Simple Rituals Help You Overcome Nervousness and Anxiety to Perform at Your Best, Backed by Considerable Science

It’s easy to assume tennis star Rafael Nadal has at least a little OCD going on. He always makes sure his chair sits perfectly perpendicular to the court. He always puts two drink bottles in front of the chair to his left, one behind the other, aimed diagonally at the court. Before he serves, he uses his right …

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What Defines Young Leaders? More Research Could Benefit Youth and Society Broadly

Editor’s note: This release is a slight modification of a release originally distributed by Northwestern University on November 9. Greta Thunberg, David Hogg and Malala Yousafzai, all teenagers when their activism caught the world’s attention, are proof that leadership develops well before adulthood. As essential as they are, and as complex the challenges they face …

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Science Says Using YouTube and Google the Wrong Way Leads to Extreme Overconfidence

I’ve learned to do a lot of things by watching YouTube videos. Wire a four-way circuit. Replace the control board on a clothes dryer. Create complicated (at least to me) spreadsheet pivot tables. Granted, “learned” is an overstatement. I got a basic sense of what to do. Most of what I learned actually came from doing, and …

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