psychology

  • Why IQ Fluctuates Over Your Lifespan

    Recent research confirms that intelligence fluctuates quite a bit in adolescence.

  • Imagination Can Influence Perception

    Imagining something with our mind’s eye is a task we engage in frequently. But how can we tell whether our own mental images are accurate or vivid when we have no direct comparison?

  • Seeds of Doubt

    Are large-scale theories of creativity possible? Is creativity anything more than a (sometimes) convenient label?

  • Who Enters Flow?

    Flow- the mental state of being completely present and fully immersed in a task- is a strong contributor to creativity. But who enters flows?

  • Creativity: A Crime of Passion

    Creativity seems to be the "buzz word" of the 2000s. Society values it, companies need it, and employers want it. Or do they? What society claims to want and what is actually rewarded in practice are two different things.

  • Why Daydreamers are More Creative

    We don't have to promote either working memory skills or imagination and daydreaming. We can promote both. And in so doing, we are promoting true creativity -- creativity that is both novel and useful.

  • Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

    Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? Decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

  • Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?

    Does ADHD give people a creative edge?

  • America’s Got Talent

    Who is America's greatest idol? Hint: It's not Bill Gates. A commentary on the state of math and science education in our country.

  • The Creative Personality

    Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals.