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.

1008, 2018

Studies You Should Know: Video Game Training and Cognitive Ability

August 10th, 2018|Categories: Academia, Psychology|

Sala, G., Tatlidil, K. S., & Gobet, F. (2018). Video game training does not enhance cognitive ability: A comprehensive meta-analytic investigation. Psychological Bulletin, 144(2), 111-139. Abstract As a result of considerable potential scientific and societal implications, the possibility of enhancing cognitive ability by training has been one of the

203, 2018

Studies You Should Know: 100 Years of Training and Development

March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Academia, Psychology|

Bell, B. S., Tannenbaum, S. I., Ford, J. K., Noe, R. A., & Kraiger, K. (2017). 100 years of training and development research: What we know and where we should go. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 305–323. Abstract Training and development research has a long tradition within applied psychology

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

102, 2017

Studies You Should Know: Psychopaths Aren’t Brighter

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Academia, Psychology|

Hamzelou, J. (2017, January 17). Real-life psychopaths actually have below-average intelligence New Scientist. The article about which the summary was written is also free to download: de Ribera, O.S., Kavish, N., & Boutwell, B. (2017). On the relationship between psychopathy and general intelligence: A meta-analytic review. bioRXiv, pp 1-60.

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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