Want Better Psychological and Physical Health? Keep a Journal

There are many good strategies and tools available today to enhance our well-being. Perhaps the most underappreciated is the power of keep a journal. Though diary-keeping has been a popular practice at least since the 10th century by women in the Japanese court, its...
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How Our habits Reveal Our Personalities

One reason that personality is such an important psychological concept is because of what it tells us about the kind of lives we’re likely to lead. For example, if you are very conscientious then you’re more likely to enjoy good physical health and more harmonious...
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Is Social Media Bad for You: What Does Research Say?

As of 2017, three billion people or about 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and with a daily average of about two hours per day sharing, liking, tweeting and updating on these platforms or half a million tweets and Snapchat photos shared every...
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Can We Learn to be More Empathetic and Use it As a Force for Social Transformation?

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s gone beyond the discussions by researchers and psychologists into the boardrooms of business and schools and politics. And we’ve seen ample examples of empathy expressed from Ukraine to...
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How You Talk About Your Life Can Transform Your Personality

Is Your Personality Unchangeable for a Lifetime? After decades of research psychologists have a fairly good understanding of the psychological component that remains with us from one situation to another – otherwise known as our personality. At the very broadest level...
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How You Talk About Your Life Can Transform Your Personality

Is Your Personality Unchangeable for a Lifetime? After decades of research psychologists have a fairly good understanding of the psychological component that remains with us from one situation to another – otherwise known as our personality. At the very broadest level... read more

Why Apologies are the Glue That Holds Us Together

By Ray Williams October 3, 202 We probably have all had the experience of an apology. It could be receiving (or hoping to receive) and apology from someone who has said or done something that hurts you in some way, or it is your behavior that prompts you to give (or... read more

How a “Nudge” Can Change Behaviour

By Ray Williams, February 23, 2021   In spite of many good intentions, we often give in to temptation. There are so many choices to make each daythat many of them are made on autopilot. We often rely on easy rules of thumb rather than consciously weighing up the... read more

Did President Trump Want to be a Dictator?

By Ray Williams November 30, 2020   Part 2 of the Article: Are Americans Becoming More Authoritarian Under An Autocratic President? Many observers have argued that America was slipping into an autocratic state under President Trump, and his current efforts to... read more

Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength

Why The Best Leaders View Vulnerability as a Strength By Ray Williams, April 20, 2019 There is compelling evidence that leaders who are prepared to show their vulnerability more easily gain the trust of others, and are, in fact, more effective leaders. Admitting our... read more

How Neuroscience Can Make Better Leaders

By Ray Williams, February 6, 2019     Leaders today must understand and apply the knowledge of neuroscience to manage organizational change successfully. In the past, efforts at organizational change which have focused on the structural aspects of... read more