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Who Are You? (And What do You Think of Me?)

Every Sunday, America's corporate titans share their hiring strategies with . "I have a very good antenna about people," Starbucks founder Howard Schultz told the "Corner Office" column. "First off, I want to know what you're reading and then I'll ask you why. Tell me what work-life balance means to you. " Abbe Raven, CEO of A&E Television Network, privileges her "gut reaction. " The problem with such freewheeling approaches is that qualities like charisma and compassion are faked in job interviews as much as 90 percent of the time, according to one landmark study. People are hugely overconfident about their ability to judge others in general, and recruiters may be particularly so. Potential employees are in impression-management hyperdrive.

Interviewers are drawn to open-ended inquiries because they think they'll zero in on personality. The First Impression. Want to Know If Someone Likes You? Ever wondered if someone you're attracted to likes you or not, whether someone is your friend or foe, or whether your employees respect you?

Want to Know If Someone Likes You?

There's an easy way to find out... try to make them laugh . If the laughter comes easy, the answer is likely yes. If it doesn't, the answer is likely no. In my bachelor days, I spent many years slowly learning about the ins and outs of the mating market. Somewhere along the way, I noticed one fairly consistent dynamic: whenever a woman I recently met and was talking to would say to me, "You're really funny! " In my first corporate job, I was working on a project team for a few months where I didn't really like my two supervisors all that much. Many years later in grad school (my advisor was Prof. When we meet new people, it may take a while to figure out whether a relationship (of any kind) is desirable. My colleagues and I ran three studies to test this theory in the mating domain ( Li, Griskevicius, Durante, Jonason, Pasisz, & Aumer, 2009 ).

Test Yourself. What is Psychology? Psychology: the science of the mindHow do psychologists study the mind?

What is Psychology?

Human behaviour: the raw data of psychologyPsychology and other disciplinesBranches of psychology Psychology: the science of the mind Psychology is the science of the mind. The human mind is the most complex machine on Earth. It is the source of all thought and behaviour. How do psychologists study the mind? But how can we study something as complex and mysterious as the mind? In fact, psychologists adopt a similar approach to scientists in other fields. Human behaviour: the raw data of psychology In a similar way, psychologists use human behaviour as a clue to the workings of the mind.

Since the German psychologist Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920) opened the first experimental psychology lab in Leipzig in 1879, we have learned an enormous amount about the relationship between brain, mind and behaviour. Psychology and other disciplines Branches of psychology. Pyschology Tests & Surveys. Encyclopedia of Psychology - Psychology Websites. Personality Disorder Information. Information on personality disorders is found below.

Personality Disorder Information

If you are looking for further information or if you believe you have a disorder, ask your local physician to recommend a professional therapist in your area. Click here to take the personality disorder test. This page is sponsored by Paranoid Paranoid personality disorder is characterized by a distrust of others and a constant suspicion that people around you have sinister motives. People with this disorder tend to have excessive trust in their own knowledge and abilities and usually avoid close relationships with others. Schizoid People with schizoid personality disorder avoid relationships and do not show much emotion. Schizotypal Many believe that schizotypal personality disorder represents mild schizophrenia.

Human Intelligence: Robert J. Sternberg. This page is now located at an updated address.

Human Intelligence: Robert J. Sternberg

Please update your bookmarks! The new address is posted below. You will be redirected to the new page in 15 seconds or you can click the link below. Robert J. Sternberg (1949- ) Cognitive Psychologist Influences Student of: Influenced by: Piaget, Information Processing Psychology Students: Influenced: Time Period: Current Efforts Education Yale University, B.A. in psychology (1972) Stanford University, Ph.D. (1975) Career Definition of Intelligence "I define [intelligence] as your skill in achieving whatever it is you want to attain in your life within your sociocultural capitalizing on your strengths and compensating for, or correcting, your weaknesses ( personal communication, July 29, 2004).

" Major Contributions Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence Several influential theories related to creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love and hate Author of over 1000 books, book chapters and articles Interview with Dr. Psychology - Complete Guide to Psychology for Students, Educators & Enthusiasts. A Free & Comprehensive Guide To The World of Psychology. Pyschology Tests & Surveys.