Tag Archives: psychology

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

I get quite cross when some says “I’m no good at that” or “I can’t do that” or worse “You’re stupid.”  I’m especially conscious of it as a dad of two small children.  I believe talk like that can become a self-fulfilling prophecy: if it is said often enough about someone, they’ll live up to […]

The Week’s Review

Some of the articles that have caught my eye this week: Male modesty is a turn off for women (and men), at least in job interviews. From Rutgers University http://news.rutgers.edu/medrel/special-content/summer_2010/rutgers-study-finds-20100726 Send a picture of your face on the final shuttle missions. https://faceinspace.nasa.gov/index.aspx Cambridge study suggests that education reduces the risk of dementia http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/133/8/2210 (pdf). Here’s […]