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4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere.  It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.

 

However, research shows that much of the advice extolled may be misleading or even wrong. Several myths about performance persist, despite research and practices that show they are half-truths at best. That might explain why the most likely purchasers of self-improvement books have bought another within the previous 18 months.  The first myth-riddled book didn’t work, so they bought another, and maybe another soon after.

 

A recent report in the Journal of Management noted that of nearly 25,000 academic articles on performance, only a fraction include what psychologists call within person variance, which describes ranges, such as that between individuals’ top, average and worst performances. Advice too often mistakenly assumes performance can be compared across people, using the same gauge. That’s absurd.

 

Our observation of hundreds of performance seekers largely confirms the report and has led to delineating a series of myths that hold people back when trying to improve. These assertions are based on a diverse set of fields, including psychology, sports, arts, and leadership. We hope that by dispelling these myths, explaining the reality and offering some sound advice instead, we can help move people toward more effective personal development.


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How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness

How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Compassionate self-talk reminds us of our common humanity, the inevitability of mistakes, and our ability to bounce back and keep going. It shifts the self-talk from “I am a failure — I am so ashamed of myself” to “Everyone messes up sometimes — let’s see what I can learn from this situation so I can try again.”

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 15, 6:27 AM

Really useful reading.

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10 Keys To Cognitive Flexibility | Problem Solving

10 Keys To Cognitive Flexibility | Problem Solving | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
While this definition, and these strategies, tend to frame “flexible” thought as a departure from one’s normal way of thinking, a more comprehensive definition might account for the efficiency of that normal way of thinking as well: how flexibly can we engage various parts of our brain to respond to a task, whether or not the task requires us to think “differently”?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2018 7:33 AM

Well worth reading and with some useful suggestions for exercises at the end.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, December 27, 2018 9:31 PM

Sesgos cognitivos y estrategias para manejarlos

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Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy

Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Empathy is an element of the skill that is developed in the course. More specifically, I want to help students understand the reality of an immigrant. Thus, when confronted with this situation in their future job, they will be able to ask the appropriate questions to establish a therapeutic relationship.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2018 3:18 PM

Interesting case studies.

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Are You Really Listening? 7 Barriers to Effective Listening

Are You Really Listening? 7 Barriers to Effective Listening | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Being present and really listening to what others have to say takes patience and practice.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 19, 2018 12:49 AM

 

Effective communication is one of the most important elements in operating a successful business.  To communicate effectively, a business owner needs to develop the most desirable skill of all, that of becoming an effective listener. To do so, understanding the major barriers to effective listening, is your first step.

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Listening to someone creates engagement! People come away with a sense that what they have to say is important, and more than that, they understand that they are of value. Being present and really listening to what others have to say takes patience and practice, especially if we have listening habits that keep us from hearing and connecting with others.

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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Download a PDF of "How People Learn" by the National Research Council for free.

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Won Ho's curator insight, November 11, 2018 9:33 AM
Probably something about brain~ Good for the free book.
 
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Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research

Drawing Is the Fastest, Most Effective Way to Learn, According to New Research | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
When was the last time you sat down with a pencil and paper and drew something? For many of us the answer is high school art class or that Paint and Sip evening you went to awhile back. Aside from professionals and a few dedicated hobbyists, few of us make time for sketching, doodling, or any other form of visual art in our lives.

But according to a fascinating new study, the right answer is whenever was the last time you tried to learn anything new. Put away the highlighter (really, science shows they're worse than useless) and skip the flash cards. The fastest way to cram new information into your brain is by drawing it, concludes the research.

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Technology Tips Newsletter - Empathy

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Tech Tips Newsletter - Empathy Should Become Part of Everyone’s Vocabulary

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 30, 2018 9:51 PM

Do you understand the difference between sympathy and empathy? Interested in free classroom activities for teaching tolerance and empathy? Looking for a way to lead virtual teams? Look here for all this and more. 

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How Smart is today's Artificial Intelligence

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How Smart is today's Artificial IntelligenceCurrent AI is impressive, but it's not intelligent.

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Big data mgt, cpu time, automation , etc... are not intelligence
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Intelligence Unleashed

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This paper is published as part of the Open Ideas at Pearson series. The series features some of the best minds in education - from teachers and technologists, to researchers and big thinkers - to bring their ideas and insights to a wider audience.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 29, 2018 6:07 AM

An interesting look at the future.

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10 Ways to Improve Metacognition in Students

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Metacognition. Termed by the American Psychologist John H. Flavell, in 1979, it’s a combination of two words that best describe its meaning; meta – beyond and cognition – thinking. Going by this conceptualization, simply put, metacognition implies beyond thinking, or thinking about the thinking process.

Components of Metacognition
Metacognition principally involves being aware of one’s current thinking skills, and developing the same to customize the process of learning. The three major components of this process, are:

Metacognitive knowledge - Knowledge and awareness of one’s own cognitive processes.
Metacognitive regulation – Regulation of learning existing cognitive knowledge through regulatory activities and exercises.
Metacognitive experience – Experiences relevant to ongoing attempts at regulation.

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, July 24, 2018 10:00 AM

 


A very interesting article about metacognition and some ways to entice your learners to ruse it ☺


 

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Teaching Children Empathy Using Social Emotional Learning Theory

Teaching Children Empathy Using Social Emotional Learning Theory | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Teaching empathy and interconnectedness
Help young students recognize the impact of their emotions and actions upon others.

 

Ask: “When you were feeling mad, I noticed that you pulled her hair. How do you think that made her feel?”

 

Or “When you felt embarrassed, you made fun of him. How do you think that made him feel?” According to Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, “When children are interconnected, in tune with others, and have the capacity to be reflective, it increases empathy and understanding for the self and others.

 

The ability to be reflective and to understand the self and others is what builds resiliency.” Educators can assist students to become reflective about their emotions, empathetic and aware of their relationship to others, and more resilient as a result.


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Feedforward: How to Revitalize Your Feedback Process

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Take the fear out of feedback with Feedforward


Feed forward. It’s an alternative approach to traditional feedback designed to deliver constructive feedback focusing on a person’s development in the future. Feedback, by its very name, examines the past, which cannot be altered. Feedforward, by contrast, looks ahead at a future potential that is conceivably within our control. Feedback carries judgment and opinion; Feedforward is about people and their development. It’s a positive, future-focused, personal development process that, if used with conventional feedback, can minimize apprehensions or reactions to the latter’s delivery, such as hurt feelings, dissent, friction, and so on.


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David Hain's curator insight, June 7, 2018 11:27 AM

Feedforward - worth considering as a development technique. Exercise example here.

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That's all you've got: 9 Minutes and 59 Seconds to Hook Your Audience 

That's all you've got: 9 Minutes and 59 Seconds to Hook Your Audience  | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists say our brains have a primitive timing system that tunes out after ten minutes.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 1, 2018 6:50 PM

For over 20 years I've been tracking how long it takes people in meetings to pay attention to the presentations being shared -- without a story -- before they zone out.

 

I kept clocking it at 10 minutes.

Now research is backing up my direct experience. Yahoo!

 

Not only does this article give a link to Dr. John Medina's research, it gives 3 solid steps for how to keep everyone engaged. 

 

I've contacted Dr. John Medina, the molecular biologist and will post the link to the research here as soon as I have it.

 

Here's the link to the research that I received from Dr. Medina!

You might want to check out these references, specifically the first one http://www.brainrules.net/pdf/references_attention.pdf and also see this Brain Rules chapter as well http://www.brainrules.net/attention.

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Using listening to develop H.O.T.S.

Using listening to develop H.O.T.S. | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
One important skill for students to develop, that will help them attain the higher order thinkings skills, is the ability to listen. Including listening skills practice whenever possible can result in students becoming better communicators and questioners.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 2, 11:39 AM

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How to Be a More Patient Person - The New York Times

How to Be a More Patient Person - The New York Times | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Patience, the ability to keep calm in the face of disappointment, distress or suffering, is worth cultivating. The virtue is associated with a variety of positive health outcomes, such as reducing depression and other negative emotions. Researchers have also concluded that patient people exhibit more prosocial behaviors like empathy, and were more likely to display generosity and compassion.

A 2012 study in the Journal of Positive Psychology identified three distinct expressions of patience: 1. Interpersonal, which is maintaining calm when dealing with someone who is upset, angry or being a pest. 2. Life hardships, or finding the silver lining after a serious setback. And 3. Daily hassles, which is suppressing annoyance at delays or anything irritating that would inspire a snarky tweet.

The good news is that same study found that patience as a personality trait is modifiable. Even if you’re not a particularly patient person today, there’s still hope you can be a more patient person tomorrow. So if you find yourself getting exasperated more than you’d like, here are ways to keep those testy impulses in check.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 6, 2018 10:06 AM

Nice essay on patience, a lifetime quest for me and many others. The advice here to modify my habits makes sense.

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You may be gifted - Are you embracing it?

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We may not have realized all or even many of the promises of our identity as a gifted kid, but that doesn't mean we are not still gifted as adults. What kinds of thinking and feeling get in the way?


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Bilingual children are better at recognising peoples' voices, study finds

Bilingual children are better at recognising peoples' voices, study finds | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
For many years, studies have shown that being bilingual has a raft of cognitive benefits: better concentration, improved interpersonal skills and even the ability to experience time differently. And new research has uncovered yet another advantage of speaking more than one language.

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5 Reasons Why Non-Verbal Cues Are Important in Closing a Deal

5 Reasons Why Non-Verbal Cues Are Important in Closing a Deal | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Work on your non-verbal communication skills to make the best impression at your sales meetings.
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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

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Strategies that target students’ metacognition—the ability to think about thinking—can close a gap that some students experience between how prepared they feel for a test and how prepared they actually are. In a new study, students in an introductory college statistics class who took a short online survey before each exam asking them to think about how they would prepare for it earned higher grades in the course than their peers—a third of a letter grade higher, on average.

 

This low-cost intervention helped students gain insight into their study strategies, boosting their metacognitive skills and giving them tools to be more independent learners.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=reflection

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Psychology

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Metacognition

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

 


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Strategies that target students’ metacognition—the ability to think about thinking—can close a gap that some students experience between how prepared they feel for a test and how prepared they actually are. In a new study, students in an introductory college statistics class who took a short online survey before each exam asking them to think about how they would prepare for it earned higher grades in the course than their peers—a third of a letter grade higher, on average.

 

This low-cost intervention helped students gain insight into their study strategies, boosting their metacognitive skills and giving them tools to be more independent learners.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=reflection

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Psychology

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Metacognition

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

 

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The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Learning

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Wondering what the role of Artificial Intelligence In Learning really is? Check what the role of Artificial Intelligence In Learning is and how to use it.

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Emotions Directly Influence Learning and Memory Processes

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A groundbreaking new study at the University of Haifa has found for the first time that emotions are not only the product of the processing of information by the brain, but that they also directly influence processes of learning and memory in the brain. Dr. Shlomo Wagner of the Sagol Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa, who undertook the study, explains: “It turns out that different emotions cause the brain to work differently and on distinct frequencies.”

The main goal of the new study, which was published this February in the prestigious science journal eLife, was to identify the electrical activity that takes place in the brain during the formation of social memory. During the course of their work, the researchers – Dr. Wagner and Ph.D. Alex Tendler – discovered the scientific explanation behind the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.” More importantly, they came to understand the connection between emotions and cognitive processes such as learning and memory.

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“It seems that when the emotion is social and positive, the brain tells the different areas to work according to one communication protocol. When a different emotion is involved, such a negative emotion of fear as in our experiment, the brain tells the same areas to use a different communication protocol. We will need to conduct additional studies, including studies on humans, in the future in order to understand the precise ramifications of each emotion on memory. But in broad terms,” Dr. Wagner concludes, “the implication is clear. Different emotions cause the brain to work differently, including in terms of cognitive processes such as learning and memory.”

 


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Teaching Empathy in Classrooms

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When the discussion for education system serving a wider purpose than academics arises, focus is often laid on the overall development of a student, entailing physical, mental and emotional health. Emotional development plays a major role in assisting intellectual growth. One such important aspect of emotional development, holding the power

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 2018 1:15 PM

Something close to my own heart.

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Educational Psychology

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Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits throughout various methods like teaching, training, and researching. psychology on the other hand is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. It seeks the complete understanding of the brain’s properties. Psychology is divided into many fields and specialties like forensic psychology, industrial psychology, sports psychology, and most importantly (for the purpose of this article) educational psychology.


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How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Enterprise Impact Humans?

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How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Enterprise Impact Humans?

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How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Enterprise Impact Humans

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Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children —

Effective Strategies for Behavioral Interventions in Defiant Children — | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
This Tutor in Tinseltown blog article by Stephanie Ortega discusses behavioral interventions including reinforcement, punishment, and extinction. It also covers research on using praise and negative feedback with young children and adolescents.
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