The field of psychology is ever-striving to achieve the pin-point levels of accuracy that many other sciences enjoy. The Psychological Science Accelerator seeks to close that gap, bolstering the strength of psychological studies through globalization, accountability, and diversity. Listen to the full episode here!
Barriers to entry form road bumps on our path to engagement in meaningful and passionate work. What are these barriers, how do they affect our lives, and how can we eliminate them once and for all? Listen to the full episode here!
A recent study has shown that gratitude plays a crucial role in mediating the relationship between our zest for life and depression. How can gratitude be used to place our ego in check? Listen to the full episode here!
A recent article sparks interesting conversation around our ability to train and improve our five senses. Plus, we may have many more senses than the five we have always been taught about! Listen to the full episode here!
As I recently celebrated my 26th birthday, I have been more introspective than usual. On this episode, I weigh what ages were benchmarks in my own maturation, why it’s important to measure the ‘eggs’ in your ‘basket’, and how consistency with small and simple things can bring about impactful change. Listen to the full episode here!
Join me as we pick apart a recent piece I wrote for my blog, ‘Grow a Little More’. In this episode we discover ways of becoming more mentally efficient, what ‘peak efficiency’ is, and we talk about a couple easy-to-use writing techniques. Listen to the full episode here!
Reading fiction for enjoyment has recently been shown to bolster our verbal abilities, according to new research. Our intent with what we read plays an important role in how we intake and remember information. Listen to the full episode here!
The Sunk Cost Fallacy affects many of our every day decisions–but what does that mean, how do we fix it, and where can we start? This Bedletter lesson focuses on weighing our financial, emotional, and temporal investments against our happiness and satisfaction payouts. Listen to the the full episode here!
Daylight savings feels like humanity’s attempt to obtain some form of control over the inescapable, ever-present factor of time. And at the end of the day, all we are left with is a pointless practice of springing forward or falling back twice a year. As if life wasn’t complicated enough already, lets throw in yet another meaningless annoyance that can actually cause some real problems, primarily if you were to forget or never even become informed of the date and time of the next daylight savings shift. I understand that it provides us with more daylight, technically speaking–as in, it will get darker later in the day, or at least we will think that it will, while in reality we just switched the label, not the actual event. The god of time is present in all matters of life, every minute and moment is another reminder of this. Similar in how you can say a word too many times and it becomes meaningless noise, or semantic satiation, if you think about the passage and inner workings of time, things starts to feel a slight bit uncomfortable.
A glimmer of hope shines brighter than all the darkness of despair.
Marshmallow tests, moral outrage attractiveness, the perceptions of gambling versus investing, cognitive bias and post-truth, the dark triad of personality traits, and more in this March News Roundup. Listen to the full episode here!