Editor’s note: I think this is a great read and is very timely as organisations and L&D teams look to do things differently. The message of this article is that feelings cloud our judgement no matter how expert we are on a subject. What’s more ‘motivated reasoning’ can lead us to think through a topic in order that we reach a particular conclusion. We need to recognise the impact of emotions on the decisions we make and to pause for thought before responding.
Editor’s note: This longer read looks at the role psychologist Pippa Grange has had in the success of the England football team. There are some great take-aways here for anyone managing and/or developing teams.
Editor’s note: Action learning is nothing new but it is worth considering its impact on how a team functions and how the process can help build trust and psychological safety between team members.
People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more
Editor’s note: Research shows that people who think they have superior beliefs to others also exaggerate their knowledge – they think they are better informed. They are not better informed. The good news is they can be helped if they are shown their knowledge is more lacking then they think it is.
Editor’s note: Repeat something enough times and we tend to think it is right. Why? Because of ‘cognitive ease’. Great video on truth or what we create as truth.
Editor’s note: Power can cause us to be less empathetic. Research shows that power has an alarming impact on behaviours. they key here is to stay grounded.
Editor’s note: Some really great – and free – tips on how to reduce anxiety caused by uncertainty.
Editor’s note: Psychologist Alexander Todorov researches the way we perceive others and the information that actually helps us make decisions about others. His work has important implications for recruiting and promoting others.
Editor’s note: A simple test show how we like to get the gist of something – the information we need to make sense of something – rather than all the information we need.
Cognitive biases – or limitations in our thinking, or ways of processing information – are at play all the time. This list looks at the ones that affect our rational selves.
Editor’s note: This article takes a look at internet psychology and the work of psychologists in trying to understand how the web is changing how we operate at a psychological level.
#dr steve peters has just given the keynote at Learning Live 2014. In this video…
Editor’s note: It’s a small survey but an interesting take on social media usage at work. This research shows that employees are happier and more productive if they spend breaks talking to others via social media (as opposed to consuming content such as videos).
Editor’s note: 10 talks on psychology that are well worth watching.
Editor’s note: A look at the role of mood in procrastination and how changing one’s mood can enable people to tackle things more easily.