1204, 2019

Finally, Some Good News of the Replication Front – Sorta

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Academia, Psychology, Science|Tags: , , , |

While the failure to replicate findings from the psychological literature has been a common critique of psychology in the recent press, one area of psychology which does appear to replicate is that of trait-based prediction, a finding that is especially relevant for I/O Psychology.

2703, 2019

The Insignificance of Significance Testing

March 27th, 2019|Categories: Psychometrics, Science|Tags: , |

This week, scientists from around the world have made a call to stop the over-reliance on the use of statistical significance testing as a means of establishing what constitutes good science. The problem it seems is that the general public, and many researchers, don’t seem to understand the significance of

1103, 2019

The Gendered Brain and the Seven Deadly Sins of Psychological Science

March 11th, 2019|Categories: Psychology, Science|

A new book has recently hit the market that I believe should be mandatory reading for most scientists in the field. The book is called - 'The Gendered Brain: The New Neuroscience That Shatters The Myth Of The Female Brain' - and the key premise of the book is that men and women’s brains are simply not that different.While the key issue discussed is certainly important, I believe there are far larger issues for the discipline that are highlighted in this book.

712, 2017

The Role Of The Executive Psychologist As A Coach

December 7th, 2017|Categories: Executive Coaching, Psychology|Tags: , , |

Executive coaching is increasingly popular for organisations aiming to get the best out of their managers and high performing talent. With the proliferation of demand, comes an increase in supply. In an unregulated industry, this results in anyone being able to call themselves a coach and organisations willing to certify

2405, 2016

Is Your Job A Tim Ferriss Experiment Or A Josh Waitzkin Mastery Goal?

May 24th, 2016|Categories: Performance|Tags: , , , |

As I have become more familiar with the work and thinking of both Tim Ferriss and Josh Waitzkin, I can form a clear dichotomy between their writing. While both have an interest in attainment and skill acquisition, through Ferriss I see the embodiment of the Pareto principle to reach competency quickly, while with Waitzkin the focus is mastery.

1705, 2016

Social Comparison and Its Negative Consequences

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Personal Reflections, Psychology|Tags: , , |

About a year ago, a friend contacted me out of the blue as he was having a hard time busting out of a slump. He had been down for a couple of months and just could not seem to lift his spirits no matter how hard he tried. Through our discussion, it was clear he was exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of depression.

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