Rachel Salaman talks to science writer David Robson about "expectation effects," and why we may need to change our approach to happiness
"People in the performing arts don’t reach the top of the tree by crushing the opposition. They do it by being creative," - Steven Edwards
"Not everyone can win an Oscar or top the charts. There’d be a great deal of disappointment if everyone took "growth mindset" to be some kind of life goal guarantee!" - Jonathan Hancock
"I don't bother myself with uncertainty because I understand I have no control over it."
I'm tired. Very tired... But much to my surprise, I'm also very happy. If you're turning green with envy, or puce with revulsion, at the prospect of me sharing an unfeasibly upbeat success story, don't worry. My rosy, if sleepy, glow is the result of some painful change over the last few years – and there's […]
Are we born with certain abilities or can we acquire them through deliberate practice? Myles Downey has a theory about this nurture/nature question of genius. For him, the debate points directly to a tradition of powerful people seeking to retain their authority. A keen tennis player himself, he explains this with a metaphor from the world […]
Guest blogger Bob Little explores the truth of two contrasting mindsets. You might think that your current level of success is based on your innate abilities. Or that it reflects your determination to work hard and keep learning. According to Carol S. Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, you […]