Why Scotty McCreery Will Win American Idol

May 15, 2011 in Blog

After watching the show for so long, I get the psychology behind American Idol (see “How to Win American Idol“). Last season, when it came down to the final two, I correctly predicted that Lee DeWyze would win in textbook fashion (See “Why Lee DeWyze Will Win American Idol“). This year, I’m going to go […]

The Future Project Launch Party

May 10, 2011 in Blog

This Friday, join the founding members of The Future Project for our Launch Party! The Future Project is a movement calling on young Americans to drive education reform by changing the life of one local high school student over the course of one year; we look to Teach for America and the Peace Corps for […]

Why Do People Resist the Temptation to Cheat?

May 4, 2011 in Blog

You’re an attractive person in a loving, committed, happy relationship. Still, there is temptation at every turn. At the grocery store, the cute person at check-out smiles at you with a raised eyebrow. Later, walking down the street you help an attractive person pick up something they dropped, and strike up a conversation. This person […]

How Power Influences Creativity

April 28, 2011 in Blog

Having, or at the very least perceiving that you have power and control over your environment is important. Those who feel as though they have little control over their status, aspirations, and wealth are prone to depression. On the other hand, those who feel they have too much control are at risk of grandiosity, delusion, […]

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