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Knowledge Evolved. Personality Quiz Backed By Science. You’re part of the ${group} group.

Personality Quiz Backed By Science

Its members are taking a personality quiz to see how they compare to the group’s average. Once you’ve taken the quiz, your score will be added to the group average. What’s your personality, and what can it tell you about your true self? Those questions have launched a thousand online personality quizzes. But you can do better than those specious — yet irresistible — quizzes. Meet the Big Five, the way most psychologists measure and test personality. First, the Big Five doesn’t put people into neat personality “types,” because that’s not how personalities really work.

The other thing that makes the Big Five different is it lets you easily compare your score to others’. Philosophers' Guide to Calm. Why we screw up when the heat is on. Apocalypse – Radio Times Article. Posted in Derren's Posts Posted by Derren Brown October 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm.

Apocalypse – Radio Times Article

TED: How to speak so that people want to listen. Should people accept that pressure is a fact of life? 1 May 2012Last updated at 04:25 ET For thousands of youngsters, crucial exams are nigh.

Should people accept that pressure is a fact of life?

Many say the pressure on students should be minimised, but should people just accept it as a fact of life, asks Matthew Syed. Is it any wonder that many students fail to perform, not because they lack ability, but because of the unique pressure of the exam room - the ticking clock on the wall, invigilators pacing up and down, and the surreal sense that one's very future is in the balance? Make yourself more creative. Since this review was published, author Jonah Lehrer has admitted to fabricating quotes and the book has been withdrawn from sale by the publisher Catherine de Lange, contributor THE process of creativity is notoriously mysterious.

Make yourself more creative

Moments of insight are unpredictable, and as a result have come to be seen as otherworldly, randomly bestowed gifts somehow separate from the cognitive processes of our brain. In Imagine, journalist Jonah Lehrer lays bare the magic trick. With the help of elegant experiments, mind-aching riddles and unlikely characters, he lets us peer inside our heads and see for ourselves what's going on when our best ideas come to us. To unravel this mystery, Lehrer introduces exceptionally creative minds, from Bob Dylan to the animators behind Toy Story, before deconstructing what drives their creative genius.

It turns out different types of problem require different creative methods. Parenting tips from neuroscience. Linda Geddes, reporter How to Persuade Your Toddler to Eat Spinach might have been a catchier title for this book, which tackles the fascinating subject of child brain development from infancy through to adolescence.

Parenting tips from neuroscience

Written by the former editor of Nature Neuroscience and a professor of neuroscience at Princeton University, Welcome to Your Child's Brain provides an authoritative overview and is also littered with practical tips for parents. Among the advice are insights on how to get your child to sleep (small children quickly associate particular cues with sleep, so establish a regular bedtime routine); improve their vision (children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to be short-sighted, possibly because bright light helps the eyes to develop); and promote the development of obedience and moral behaviour (warm and sensitive parenting produces more obedient children than strict parenting, because these children want to please their parents). Why Rituals Work. Think about the last time you were about to interview for a job, speak in front of an audience, or go on a first date.

Why Rituals Work

To quell your nerves, chances are you spent time preparing – reading up on the company, reviewing your slides, practicing your charming patter. People facing situations that induce anxiety typically take comfort in engaging in preparatory activities, inducing a feeling of being back in control and reducing uncertainty. While a little extra preparation seems perfectly reasonable, people also engage in seemingly less logical behaviors in such situations. The Psychology of Money. 10 More Common Faults in Human Thought. Humans This list is a follow up to Top 10 Common Faults in Human Thought.

10 More Common Faults in Human Thought

Thanks for everyone’s comments and feedback; you have inspired this second list! Bias rules the way we judge the world. Liz Else, associate editor.

Bias rules the way we judge the world

Debunking Self-Help Myths. Don't get hung up on popular self-help theories.

Debunking Self-Help Myths

Here's a secret. Much of what you've read about self-help is wrong. Recent scientific research has debunked a majority of the accepted mantras and techniques around self-improvement – leaving the traditional self-help industry reeling. Why does the human brain create false memories? 29 September 2013Last updated at 07:20 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News.

Why does the human brain create false memories?

The truth about mind control. Truth or lie - trust your instinct, says research. 28 March 2014Last updated at 21:56 ET By Helen Briggs BBC News People are generally poor at spotting a liar. Backfire Effect - Jigsaw Puzzles. Top 10 Tips for Recovering From a Mental Illness. Here are my top ten tips for recovering from mental illness. Can cognitive behavioural therapy really change our brains? 6 August 2013Last updated at 20:15 CBT is used to treat many depression and anxiety disorders Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that's used to treat a wide range of mental health problems, from depression and eating disorders to phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’. 101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email.

To Find Happiness, Forget About Passion. By Oliver Segovia | 12:05 PM January 13, 2012 Several years ago, a friend decided she wanted to follow her passion. A Case for the Pursuit of Unhappiness. Is the pursuit of happiness, which we Americans will celebrate later this week, a worthy goal? The Fear of Being Alone.

The Necessary Art of Subtraction. My Pursuit of the Art of Living. The Hard Stuff Often Matters Most. A Guide for Young People: What to Do With Your Life. By Leo Babauta. The Habit Action List. The Universe of a Single Task. How I Tackle a Big Writing Project. No Excuses: Minimalism with Kids. Letter to an 18-year-old on the Career Path Less Traveled. Letting Go of Judging People.