Source: Agencia Brasil, Creative Commons Students today are stressed out about grades, more so than ever before. A few months ago I published a post (here) with evidence that this is so for college students. Many students responded to that post with comments about how their parents, teachers, and society in general are telling them that their future depends on getting straight A’s in high school and then again in college. Here is a sample of those comments: • Anything less than an A was unacceptable, and it was ingrained in us early on by our parents that perfection was our only chance for success in this competitive world. •You know what made us think we HAVE to get all A's? Our parents, our scholarships, our teachers, the Internet. • At every corner you are told that simply learning and doing your absolute best is not good enough. Instead of the focus being on learning the material and growing through the experiences you are told what … [Read more...] about Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation
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In a recent Perspectives on Psychological Science forum on the future of psychology, many senior scholars wrote about their views on the direction of the field. One of the themes that appeared from a few of the scholars was the importance of being a generalist despite the current pressure to become more of a specialist. To slow down and be more thoughtful to improve the quality of psychological science. Carol S. Dweck: “Unlike the old days, graduate school is no longer a time to simply immerse yourself in the field, read, think, and talk for a couple of years, as you come up with new ideas and perspectives. We need to remember that this is the time in a scientist’s life when, as a newcomer, you can have fresh insights on a field, question the established theories and paradigms, and offer truly field-changing ideas. Instead, with the press to publish early and often we may be implicitly encouraging our students to dive into the status quo and start churning out … [Read more...] about The Demise of the “Big Picture Thinker” in Psychology?
After publishing a set of case study articles here on Psychology Today on GRIT, I was positively stunned when I saw Purdue University President Mitch Daniels’ recent Washington Post column—"For college admissions, let’s value grit over GPAs." Ultimately Daniels concluded that if the College Board could come up with a new GPA—Grit Potential Assessment—his university would be the first customer. As an academic researcher, author and organizational consultant who has devoted his life to GRIT, and after assessing more than one million individuals in 137 countries, I could not agree more. Mitch Daniels Source: Mitch Daniels image According to Daniels, “discipline, persistence and resilience... [are] characteristics necessary to succeed at the college level (to say nothing of adult life). In the current vernacular, these traits are often collectively called ‘grit.’ Enrollment experts agree on its significance. The problem is in … [Read more...] about The Quest for a New GPA: GRIT
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on August 10, 2018 Demi Lovato, a Grammy-nominated singer, actress and songwriter recently spoke about her drug addiction also called substance use disorder. She has come out and spoken about her battle with addiction. On the other hand, Whitney Houston, the iconic singer lost her life due to addiction. Substance use disorder is a pressing issue that affects the youth and adults alike. The other celebrities in the circuit who suffered from the substance use disorder are Ed Sheeran, Zac Efron, and Justin Bieber to name a few. Back in India, drug addiction is leading to suicides. The National Crime Records Bureau data shows that the states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are at the top when it comes to drug or alcohol addiction-related suicides. In this article, we will be talking in detail about substance use disorder and its types. So, What Is Substance Use Disorder? Substance … [Read more...] about Substance Use Disorder: What Are The Effects Of Drug Addiction & How To Manage?
Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure oi-Devika Bandyopadhya By Devika Bandyopadhya on February 11, 2019 Gone are the days when we understood medications under generalized terminologies, where one medicine would fit in for all people falling ill with a particular ailment. However, with changing times, the new era of medical sciences have coined the term 'personalized medicine'  Personalized medicine is what the people of today require. This is so because not everyone is the same anatomically or biologically. The way person X reacts to one drug might not hold true for how person Y would react to the same drug for the same illness. Pharmacogenetics comes to mankind's rescue at this stage where the scientific theories behind this applied research look at the perspective of how it is necessary to identify the genetic basis of common diseases  . What Is Pharmacogenetics? This is a scientific approach that involves the detection of variations in genes. This detection … [Read more...] about Pharmacogenetics In Treating Epilepsy