Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive?

This new study has found that tasks designed to make someone more agreeable also effectively reduce a trio of negative personality traits known as the ‘Dark Triad’ — Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. This is if you want to, of course. From the press release: SMU psychology professor Nathan Hudson’s study showed that practicing activities like… Read More Want to be less selfish, manipulative or impulsive?

Set the bar high!

Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences:
Paul A. Kirschner & Mirjam Neelen There’s an undeniable trend to lower the bar in education. Arguments like ‘Grades are demotivating’, ‘Participating and trying are just as important – if not more important – than performance and must be rewarded’, ‘Having specific knowledge is less important than soft skills…

Is being exposed to new things enough to make people ‘ready to learn’?

This study makes a bold claim by claiming novelty can be enough, as we know prior knowledge is often key for learning. They go even further stating that people learn from incidental exposure to things that they know nothing about and aren’t even trying to understand. Until… you discover that it’s all about something we’ve… Read More Is being exposed to new things enough to make people ‘ready to learn’?

Is scrolling on social media just like reading a good book? Yes, and maybe that is a bad thing.

I hope I didn’t upset you with the title of this post, but this new study did examine a hypothesis close to what I wrote. Sometimes when we are reading a good book, we are transported into another world. I do hope you recognize this. I often stop paying attention to what’s around me when… Read More Is scrolling on social media just like reading a good book? Yes, and maybe that is a bad thing.