Ahh, the beginning of a new year. Time to start thinking about making up for recent overindulgences. Holiday festivities, treats, and good cheer stretching back to November have been chipping away at our rational minds bit by bit. Offering decisive indulgence and immediate gratification in … [Read more...] about Keep Impulsivity in Check by Thinking about the Future
You’ve probably heard the saying “It’s all about the people you know.” Relationships can help you get things done. The more people you know around the world, the wider your reach. But, in order to make connections with people—you have to not only talk to them, you have to persuade them … [Read more...] about Intercultural Communication Competence: It Takes Two to Tango
Which is the most useful kind of knowledge - general knowledge about how to think well, or specific knowledge within many subject areas? The idea that we can train the mind to use core cognitive skills that are effective in a wide range of situations is really fantastic. But, maybe it’s too … [Read more...] about Cognitive Skills Help Fashion Adaptive Minds
Cross-cultural competence refers to your ability to understand people from different cultures and engage with them effectively. And not just people from the one culture that you’ve studied for years. Having cross-cultural competence means you can be effective in your interactions with people from … [Read more...] about Cross-Cultural Competence: Engage People from any Culture
Everyday learning often starts with a surprise. Something unexpected happens and you use that to change your understanding. You learn the most when you use metacognitive strategies to adapt your mindset. Metacognition is what you know about how you think and learn. It includes knowing what you … [Read more...] about Five Metacognitive Strategies to Change Your Mind
In thinking through any complex issue, there are going to be different possible solutions and perspectives. Ideally, a smart and critical thinker would reason through the pros and cons of the different possibilities and come to a balanced view of the issue. Yet a great deal of research finds … [Read more...] about Does High Intelligence Mean Low Cognitive Bias?