Archive | September, 2016


29 Sep

If sleeping less than 7 hours a night, adults ages 21 to 65 are more likely to engage in extra eating and in drinking other than water. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, 47(1)

Personal Growth

22 Sep

A study of 50 to 79 year olds who completed a part or full-time course of study at a university showed that 90% of them increased their cognitive capacity. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology. 2016, 47(1), p.19)


19 Sep

Christine Todd Whitman: Anyone who thinks that they are too small to make a difference has never tried to fall asleep with a mosquito in the room.


15 Sep

Regarding mobile phones, 92% of Americans own one. 80% of adults say that phone use in social settings often or occasionally harms conversation. (In Brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, 47(1), p. 13)

Personal Growth

4 Sep

“Thinking of ourselves as capable of growth can help us weather difficult periods full of judgments and setbacks. And if we can see our adversaries as capable of growth, we can interact more successfully with them (p. 39)”(Dweck, C. S. The remarkable reach of growth mind-sets. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27 (11), 36-41)


1 Sep

Mass shootings are contagious. Researchers used a mathematical model and found that shootings with at least four deaths triggered a 13 day period in which 20% to 30% of all violence has occurred. (Headlines. Scientific American Mind. 2016, 27(11), p. 11)