Tom Stafford wrote about his use of Psychology to avoid Bystander Apathy. Interesting his approach point to a specific person (or persons) and tell them exactly what to do has been standard training for first aiders for years.
Sharp Brains had an excellent series “Understanding the Human Brain and How It Responds to Stress”:
- October 17th: The Human Brain and How it Responds to Stress
- October 24th: Grey Matters
- October 31st: The Little Brain Down Under
- November 7th: Stress Response Explained
- November 14th: The Human Brain Likes Balance
Study Hacks described a study of elite vs average violin players. The difference in their practice wasn’t their dedication, on average they spent the same amount of time – it was how they practiced. Elite players spent time stretching their skills, pushing their boundaries and practicing the uncomfortable. In addition elite players consolidated their practice into well defined blocks (two a day) vs. the average who spread their practice through out the day.
Stephanie West Allen shares evidence that SWOT analysis may lead us to dead ends.
Garth Sundem suggests that “Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong”. In an interview with Robert Bjork it is suggested our learning model of attempting to master one skill before moving onto the next might be completely wrong.
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