Is Emotional Intelligence Something You Can Learn?

I am currently in Barcelona with my wife on a five week holiday in Europe. So, I thought I would use this picture of the Foundation Antonia Tapies, one of the more famous Modernista buildings of Barcelona. I thought the sculpture on the roof a great representation of many people’s brains when they think of emotional intelligence particularly when they want to learn about it. This was the title of an interesting blog published by Psychology Today on 8 June 2019 written by Susan Kraus Whitb.....

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How Each Emotional Intelligence Component Predicts Longevity?

There was an interesting article recently that examined what personality traits affect how long you are likely to live. According to the article the key factor that mediates the personality-mortality link is sleep. People with certain personality characteristics are more likely to sleep too little, or too much, or to experience greater sleepiness during the day, and in turn this raises their year-on-year risk of dying. (too little or excess sleep, and poor-quality sleep, have known links wit.....

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How to spot a Liar

Each year Sydney has a Writers’ Festival and this years theme was Lie to Me. I attended last Friday and one of the one-hour sessions was How to spot a Liar. There were three panel participants: Calum Smith (Forensic Psychiatrist for the NSW prison system), Kate McClymont (a NSW journalist famous for exposing Eddie Obeid), Mathew Condon (a very experienced Queensland criminal journalist and author). The session was chaired by former Chaser performer, Chris Taylor. All three began by d.....

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Are Female And Male Brains Fundamentally Different?

There is an interesting blog/debate about the above question in the 23 April 2019 edition of BPS Research Digest.  Neuroscientists studying over 100 foetuses came to the conclusion that “sexual dimorphism in functional brain systems emerges during human gestation”.  In other words male and female brains are different and the difference occurs genetically. Gina Rippon, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University and author of The Gendered Brain, disagre.....

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