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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Discover the 10 Things Great Artists, Writers, and Innovators Do Differently

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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman offers a new way of looking at intelligence.

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Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties

Cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive.

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The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

A variety of perspectives and the most cutting-edge research on genes, talent, expertise, practice, creativity, savants, passion, and persistence.

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The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence

This volume provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date compendium of theory and research in the field of human intelligence.

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The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays

Written by leading philosophers and psychologists, these essays integrate philosophical insights with empirical research.

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Top Psychology Podcast Episodes of 2020

From political psychology to ethical porn to sports psychology to therapy to race issues to mindsets for coping during a global pandemic and having success in one’s life, The Psychology Podcast had you covered in 2020. Here’s a sampling of some of the top podcast episodes from this year. Caroline Webb || How to Have a […]

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10 Principles of Whole Love: A Humanistic Guide to Cultivating Growth and Wholeness in Your Relationships

“We must understand love; we must be able to teach it, to create it, to predict it, or else the world is lost to hostility and to suspicion.” – Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Being In his article “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person“, the philosopher Alain de Botton noted that “choosing whom to commit […]

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The Anatomy of Assholes

A lot has been written about assholes over the years (for example, see Bob Sutton’s terrific book on surviving assholes in the workplace). But what is an asshole, really? What are the traits and characteristics of those whom we typically deem “asshole” in polite society? How do we differentiate between different asshole types? Who are not assholes? In this post, I’ll […]

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STUDY ALERT: The self-identified positive attributes and favourite activities of children on the autism spectrum

The self-identified positive attributes and favourite activities of children on the autism spectrum Megan Clark & Dawn Adams Background: When autism is viewed through a deficit lens the strengths, positive attributes and interests of individuals on the spectrum can be overshadowed. A strengths-based focus counteracts the deficit view that is traditionally associated with developmental disabilites. More […]

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The Policy Relevance of Personality Traits

The Policy Relevance of Personality Traits Wiebke Bleidorn et al., in press at American Psychologist Personality traits are powerful predictors of outcomes in the domains of education, work, relationships, health, and well-being. The recognized importance of personality traits has raised questions about their policy relevance – that is, their potential to inform policy actions designed […]

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STUDY ALERT: Are Sex Differences in Preferences for Physical Attractiveness and Good Earning Capacity in Potential Mates Smaller in Countries With Greater Gender Equality?

Lingshan Zhang, Anthony J. Lee, Lisa M. DeBruine, and Benedict C. Jones Abstract On average, women show stronger preferences for mates with good earning capacity than men do, while men show stronger preferences for physically attractive mates than women do. Studies reporting that sex differences in mate preferences are smaller in countries with greater gender […]

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