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July 9, 2018

In 2012, social psychologist Amy Cuddy delivered a TED talk in Edinburgh, Scotland. She discussed a 2010 study she co-authored that concluded “power poses,” basically standing like a superhero with your hands on your waist and your chest puffed out, actually produce feelings of power in the brain. The video of the talk has over...

July 7, 2018

According to Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology, the way we think about our own talents and abilities has a big influence on our successes professionally, academically and personally. Dweck identifies two starkly different mindsets: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. Those with a fixed mindset believe...

June 23, 2018

If you didn’t already know, the use of games and play to enhance real-world tasks is increasingly popular. It may sound silly, but if it can motivate you to do your taxes, wouldn’t you try it? Researchers define play as “free and purposeless exploration of possibilities” and a game as “a playful activity constrained by...