Book of the Week: How People Learn – Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

“How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School”, edited by John Bransford, et al. This book , a work of the National Research Council, condenses and organizes a great deal of research from the fields of cognitive psychology, child development, social psychology, and neuroscience into the framework of teaching and learning. The research is fascinating. … More Book of the Week: How People Learn – Brain, Mind, Experience, and School

Book of the Week: Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional Intelligence”, by Daniel Goleman. Bantam Books © 1997. 352 pages Take-Aways IQ contributes only 20% to life success — the rest comes from emotional intelligence (EQ). The five areas of emotional intelligence are self-awareness, managing emotions, self-motivation, empathy and handling relationships. Human beings have the equivalent of two minds — one that thinks and one that … More Book of the Week: Emotional Intelligence

Change Psychology: Groupthink

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Groupthink Irving Janis developed a study on group decision making called Groupthink Theory. It is based … More Change Psychology: Groupthink

Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Groups tend to behave in many ways like individuals, making decisions in similar ways. However, … More Changy Psychology: Group Attribution Error

Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description Extrinsic motivation is when I am motivated by external factors, as opposed to the internal … More Changy Psychology: Extrinsic Motivation

Changy Psychology: External Justification

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description When we do something that causes uncomfortable cognitive dissonance, we will have a greater tendency … More Changy Psychology: External Justification

Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description People who are threatened will take one of two courses of action: danger control or … More Change Psychology: Extended Parallel Process Model

Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description When we are trying to understand something, we will often build several candidate hypotheses as … More Change Psychology: Explanatory Coherence

Change Psychology: Expectancy Violations Theory

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description People have expectations about how other people should and will behave. Their reaction to the … More Change Psychology: Expectancy Violations Theory

Change Psychology: Expectancy Theory

I recently wrote about building up a resource for Change knowledge here within this very Blog. Finally I got the time to deal with some basic psychological questions of Change. I am looking forward to be able to share those insights on “Change Psychology” with you, here. Description As we constantly are predicting likely futures, we create expectations about future events. If things … More Change Psychology: Expectancy Theory