Hello and welcome to the sixty-fourth Personality Pedagogy newsletter highlighting what’s new at http://personalitypedagogy.arcadia.edu. For more about the links below and approximately 2,365 other interesting links related to personality, please visit: http://personalitypedagogy.arcadia.edu.
This month we’ve been doing some housekeeping by updating our backlog of links. Below you will find a little something old as well as something new sure to spark your creativity in the classroom.
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Ed Deci presents an overview of self-determination theory as part of Social PsyClips, a repository of short, visually appealing HD video documentaries of classic and contemporary social psychological theories for teaching purposes (runs 25 minutes 36 seconds).
Ed Deci describes the implications of self-determination theory in virtual worlds, health, education, and other life domains as part of Social PsyClips, a repository of short, visually appealing HD video documentaries of classic and contemporary social psychological theories for teaching purposes (runs 11 minutes 25 seconds).
Summarizes the work of McCrea (2008) on the difference between excuse-making and self-handicapping and common ways people self-handicap.
A collection of articles from ”Psychology Today” on the topic of Emotional Intelligence including what it is and is not, gender differences in EQ, and alternative intelligences.
A collection of articles from ”Psychology Today” on the topic of intelligence including giftedness and genius, how to increase intelligence, gender differences, intelligence testing, and much more.
Addiction and impulsivity have a genetic link in men, according to a new study by Scott Stoltenberg, Melissa Lehmann, Christa C. Christ, Samantha Hersrud, and Gareth Davies, published in the journal ”Drug and Alcohol Dependence” and summarized here in LiveScience, November 18, 2011.
An overview by Eve Ash on the many forms of dishonesty in the work place and how to handle them.
Research by Rentfrow and colleagues on the geography of personality suggests that there are regional clusters of personality traits. This summary of their (2008) research from the journal ”Perspectives on Psychological Science” contains a link to an interactive map of states’ personality profiles with details on each state’s rankings on each of the five factors. From the ”Wall Street Journal”, September 23, 2008.
While filming macaque monkeys in an Indonesian national park, photographer David Slater lost his camera to one of his subjects. The resulting self-portraits are both comical and all too human and illustrate nicely the question of self-recognition as a uniquely human capacity.
Discovering that an initial estimate was unduly pessimistic was associated with increased activity across the frontal lobes while being unduly optimistic was associated with reduced activity in these areas according to research by Tali Sharot and colleagues published in ”Nature Neuroscience” (2011) and summarized here in ”BPS Research Digest”, December 5, 2011.
Check out this short film (7 minutes, 35 seconds) Called ”Psychology 28 Opening Day Intro Montage” by Matt Sacks of University of the North Carolina.