Archive | November, 2016


28 Nov

A 2014 study published in Behavioral Genetics looked at 12,000 twins, both identical and fraternal,from 5 countries. It found that political attitudes were 60% determined by environment and 40% determined by genes. (Zaraska, M. The genes of left and right. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(3), 9-10)


22 Nov

Mozart:To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop.


14 Nov

Einstein: The world is too dangerous a place to live not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit by and let it happen.


11 Nov

Some tips about interviewing:1) Make sure there is no compromising material on the internet At least google yourself and check; 2)Prepare some interview answers to questions you anticipate related to specific job requirements; 3) Imagine yourself feeling confident in the interview and getting the job; 4) Be self-promotional during the interview because it is usually seen as positive. (Gold, S. S. How to be a better interviewee. The Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(2), p. 14)


6 Nov

Tryon: While psychotherapeutic effects may take longer to emerge, they may be more enduring because learning-based synaptic changes are structural whereas pharmacological modifications are often not (p. 280). (Tryon. W.W. (2016) Transtheoretic transdiagnostic psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26(3), 273-287)


1 Nov

Alan Greenspan: If I seem unduly clear to you, you must have misunderstood what I said.