May 20, 2014
May 19, 2014
The ego-depletion model, however, appears to be too simple.
May 18, 2014
When I interviewed Keith Stanovich in 2009, he explained that intelligence tests are not good measures of good thinking because they do not assess the extent of rational thought. His research had shown that intelligence test scores, at best, only mildly predicted rational thinking an that some rational thinkin skills are totally dissociated from intelligence. Later in the same interview he said he had started to sketch out a framework for the assessment of rational thought. As a recent publication by Toplak, West, & Stanovich (2013) shows, there is now such a framework:
May 3, 2014
The Myth of the spoiled child is the idea it is a major problem that kids lack self-discipline, will power, persistence and the ability to defer gratification. Several authors, such as Martin Seligman, Roy Baumeister, Paul Tough, and Angela Duckworth (who uses the word 'grit' a lot) have argued that parents and teachers should put much emphasis on teaching kids these things in order to succeed.