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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. 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 Below is the text of an article I wrote for the current Radio Times about Apocalypse – the first episode of which airs this Friday, C4 at 9pm.

Apocalypse – Radio Times Article

(It’s a little longer than the published version which was edited down a bit) TED: How to speak so that people want to listen. Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?

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.

Should people accept that pressure is a fact of life?

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 Since this review was published, author Jonah Lehrer has admitted to fabricating quotes and the book has been withdrawn from sale by the publisher Catherine de Lange, contributor.

Make yourself more creative

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. Let me tell you the story of two investors, neither of whom knew each other, but whose paths crossed in an interesting way.

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. 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. The truth about mind control. At the end of the Korean War, 21 American prisoners-of-war chose to remain in communist Korea and openly sided with an enemy that had killed thousands of their comrades.

In addition, a surprisingly large number of the American service personnel who did return home enthusiastically expounded the strengths of communism. The family and friends of these servicemen were stunned, and the world’s media flocked to Korea to report the story. Some researchers suggested that the Koreans had brainwashed the American soldiers with flashing lights, hypnosis or mind-altering drugs.

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 When it comes to detecting lies, you should trust your instinct, research suggests. 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. Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’. 101 Short Stories that Will Leave You Smiling, Crying and Thinking. 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. 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.