Category Archives: Psychology
Science of persuasion – Ethical, cost less and effective measures
Secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality
Are there six traits that could really mark out your potential to achieve?
Are you curious, conscientious and competitive? Do you also have the more mysterious qualities of “high adjustment”, “ambiguity acceptance” and “risk approach”? If so, congratulations! According to new psychological research, these six traits constitute a “high potential” personality that will take you far in life. Read more »
Clever people improve societies
The more generous and cooperative members of society work in the best interest of others – and themselves.
By Andis Sofianos and Eugenio Proto and Aldo Rustichini
What drives people to cooperate with each other? And what characteristics lead a person to do something that will both benefit them, and those around them? Our new research suggests that the answer is intelligence: it is the primary condition for a socially cohesive and cooperative society.
Why incompetent people think they’re amazing?
How good are you with money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you, compared to other people you know? Knowing how our skills stack up against others is useful in many ways. But psychological research suggests that we’re not very good at evaluating ourselves accurately. In fact, we frequently overestimate our own abilities.
David Dunning describes the Dunning-Kruger effect.