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Pyschology

Who's Afraid of the Big Definitive Book?: Scott Stossel's My Age of Anxiety

Liam Smith | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books
Liam Smith

Over the course of the 400-plus page book, Stossel outlines every aspect of the subject of anxiety imaginable. His focus shifts between history of thought on the subject, descriptions of scientific experiments and research, and his own phenomenological experience of dealing with the condition.

Objectivity: The Power of Seeing Things as They Are (Part 2)

Elizabeth R. Thornton | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth R. Thornton

Objectivity is seeing and accepting things as they are without projecting your fears, mental models, and past experiences, and responding thoughtfully and deliberately to the people, challenges and opportunities in your life.

Can You Tell If Someone's Lying From Their Eyes?

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 07/11/2012 05:28 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Conventional wisdom has it that when people talk, the directi...

Forgetting Freud: Today's Psychology is Mind Over (Subject) Matter

Charles Tiffin, PhD | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Charles Tiffin, PhD

If you're curious about human behavior and you have a passion to help people thrive, these are exciting times. The field of psychology is expanding -- often into unexpected areas -- and opportunities for psychologists are growing.

Figuring Out the Most Efficient Way to Practice, One Molecule at a Time

Gary Marcus | Posted 04.13.2012 | Science
Gary Marcus

When trying to learn a musical instrument, master a foreign language, or just study for an exam, the rate-limiting step is often memory. The faster you can convert new information into new memories, the faster you can master new skills.

Your Friends Could Be Bad For Business

Michaël Bikard | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Michaël Bikard

Beware of the blinding effect of social connections.

Money Does Buy Happiness -- If You Make Under $75K A Year: Study

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

People say money doesn't buy happiness. Except, according to a new study from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, it sort of does -- up to a...

Freud, the Consumer Finance Protection Agency and Madoff

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

As Freud said, "the mind is an arena for the struggle of antagonistic impulses." And so a la Freud, here are my competing thoughts on the necessity of increased government regulation.