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STUDY ALERT: Eavesdropping on Character: Assessing Everyday Moral Behaviors

December 29, 2015 in Study Alerts

Eavesdropping on Character: Assessing Everyday Moral Behaviors Kathryn L. Bollich, John M. Doris, Simine Vazire, Charles L. Raison, Joshua J. Jackson, Matthias R. Mehl Despite decades of interest in moral character, comparatively little is known about moral behavior in everyday life. This paper reports a novel method for assessing everyday moral behaviors using the Electronically Activated […]

The Surprising Benefits of a Quiet Ego

December 27, 2015 in Blog

[This post originally appeared on the Quiet Revolution] If you stroll down the self-help aisle of most bookstores in America, you’ll notice that book after book is about how to be great, look good, and win. All of these promises for self-enhancement can be loud and quite overwhelming. Sometimes I cheekily wonder, why is there no such thing […]

I’m a really slow reader

December 23, 2015 in Blog

I’m a really slow reader. This used to be a real problem, such as when I had to take the SATs or take tests in school. But now I cherish my pace. What I’ve come to realize about myself, which was never appreciated in school, is that I’m a mindful reader. I treat every sentence […]

The Real Science of Introversion (And the Rest of Personality)

December 7, 2015 in Blog

Introversion is one of the most misunderstood (yet most widely recognized and talked about) dimensions of human personality. Does introversion mean you’re less social? Not necessarily. Does introversion mean you’re shy? Not necessarily. Does introversion mean you’re more emotionally sensitive? Not necessarily. Does introversion mean you’re a nicer, warmer person? Not necessarily. Does introversion mean you’re more reflective and […]

The Myth of the Alpha Male

December 4, 2015 in Blog

There are a lot of false dichotomies out there — left brain vs. right brain, nature vs. nurture, etc. But one really persistent myth, that is literally costing human lives, is the distinction between “alpha” and “beta” males. As the story typically goes, there are two types of men. “Alpha” males are those at the top of the […]

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