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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Source: Glenn Geher I’m kind of known in some circles for having boundless optimism—particularly when it comes to working with college students. Some people may get sick of it, thinking of me as sort of a professor version of Spongebob Squarepants. But you know what? I don’t care! I have extraordinary faith in my students, and my optimism has been supported for decades now by the hundreds of alumni of mine that have gone on to obtain advanced degrees and have become huge successes in all kinds of careers. I’ve got alum who are now successful doctors, professors, statisticians, teachers, authors, counselors, psychologists, and more. As a teacher, my alumni are the ultimate fruits of my work and seeing them succeed is pretty much my raison d'etre. In this post, I talk about a little applied statistics lesson that I gave to my students the other day in class. As you’ll see, this lesson combines statistical concepts along with inspiration for any student at … [Read more...] about A Statistical Argument for Optimism
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?
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Staff By Staff on June 26, 2018 We all have experiences in our life that make us happy, put a smile on our face, and give us a "high". It could be achieving a deadline at work, shopping, that warm chocolate cookie, or just curling up in front of our favourite TV show. We all want that "high" but what is it that compels some people to seek out these experiences even at a huge financial and personal cost, jeopardizing health and relationships? What causes addiction? Answers Divya Kanchibotla, International Meditation Teacher and Director, Sri Sri Institute of Advanced Research. American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations. Addiction can be chemical (drugs, alcohol, opioids, nicotine) or behavioural (gambling, social media). … [Read more...] about Neurochemistry Of Addiction And How Yoga Can Help
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?