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Possible topics that could be shared with various segments of the public:

 

 

Table of Contents

 

  1. Social Relationships  
    1.  Ways to expand (or create) social networks—and the benefits they provide
    2.  The value of genuine listening for developing meaningful connections
    3. The impact of gestures of kindness. 
    4. Emotional Intelligence: what it is and how it enhances social relationships
    5. Active listening: hearing what your children, spouse, work colleagues and friends are really saying. 
    6.   Work relationships: the benefits/strategies for establishing positive connections with colleagues 
    7.  Conflict management strategies with family, friends and work colleagues 
    8.  Step out of your comfort zone: the benefits of connecting with people who are not like you!
    9.  The difference between confidence and correctness in various arenas
    10.  The Power of Introverts: A Quiet Revolution: 
    11.  A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance: 
    12.  Importance of recognizing emotions in facial expressions
      1. Sources:
  2. Sleep:
    1. How sleep impacts your performance at work, sports and overall functioning
    2. The negative ramifications of sleep deprivation on physical and mental health
    3. Insomnia: its causes and solutions
    4. Importance of sleep for teenagers and how school schedules can best accommodate
    5. Sleep apnea: a sleep disorder on the rise that has serious ramifications
    6. The ideal environment to enhance your sleep
    7. Siestas: judicious napping enhances your well-being
    8. The night shift: why and how it negatively impacts sleep, mood and over-all functioning
      1. Sources: 
  3. The transcendent purpose of college and learning
    1. Value of a transcendent purpose for learning
    2. Educational benefits of purpose
    3. Motivation and Transcendent Purpose
      1. Sources:
  4. Mindset and Neuroplasticity
    1. Your brain is like a muscle: Teaching Growth Mindset in a Classroom
    2. The Mindset Effect on the firing and wiring of neurons.
    3. Applying neuroplasticity to higher education
      1. Sources:
  5. Depression: 
    1. How negative and distorted thinking patterns contribute to depression and how change.
    2. Stop over-thinking and obsessing and reclaim your life (Susan Nolen)
    3. Exercise acts as an anti-depressant for our brain and our mind
    4. How depression can develop into a vicious, downward spiral and how to stop it, now!
    5. Feeling immobilized by your depression?  Get off that couch and get out into the big, wide world, alone or with others.
    6. How the pervasive and extensive use of social media increases social isolation and depression.
    7. Poor you—poor me: the counter-productive nature of pity parties (Richard Carlson).
    8. How volunteering lifts your mood and gives your life genuine purpose.
    9. Why following the news can make people depressed and demoralized!
      1. Sources:
  6. Anxiety
    1.  Don’t sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff (Richard Carlson) 
    2.  OCD:  Using exposure and response prevention is an effective treatment
    3. When Panic Attacks: How to deal with panic attacks effectively efficiently.
    4. How and why exercises and meditation are so effective at relieving anxiety.
    5. Writing to Heal: Why helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune system and mind.
    6. How fears and phobia can be conquered with the use of exposure therapy, one step at a time.
    7. How achieving mindfulness dramatically reduces anxiety and enables you to discover the joy of being in the moment.
    8. Outline for a Talk on Stress Management by Riki Koenigsberg
      1. Sources:
  7. Social Psychology:
    1. Conformity and obedience: The challenges inherent in rocking the boat
    2. Attribution errors: Causes and consequences
    3. How stereotypes affect our perceptions and negative impact behaviors—self-fulfilling prophecy
    4. Group-think: how conformity and desire for harmony sabotage group decision making.
    5. Bystander apathy: why do we often walk by a person who needs help and how learn instead to intervene.
    6. Cults: Examples of cults throughout human history and the controlling methods they all use to gain power over their members lives.
    7. Why the abuse of power is pervasive among those in a position of power and how best to and how to prevent such abuse.
    8. How prejudices can be learned, measured and reduced.
      1. Sources:
  8. The injustices of our justice system:
    1. Behind closed doors: The pervasive abuse of personal rights that occur during police interrogations.
    2. The Center for Wrongful Convictions
    3. Central Park Five: The wrongful conviction of five young men of color
    4. False confessions: How and why do people confess to crimes they did not commit 
    5. How prejudices influence the decisions and sentencing made by judges and juries: white juror biases.
    6. Trial Lawyers: Tricks of the trade to manipulate witness and influence juries. 
    7.  The fallibility of eyewitness testimony as evidence for guilt or innocence  
    8.  When juries succumb to group-think: seeking consensus vs truth.
    9. Video: Elizabeth Loftus: The Fiction of Memory
      1. Sources:
  9. Enhancing Life in a Nursing Home
    1.  Re-examining the classic study of the benefits of plants for residents of nursing homes
    2.  Providing home care residents more control over their lives
    3.  Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity
      1. Sources:
  10.  Motivation and the workplace
    1.  Benefits of team building
    2.  Exercises and games for team building
    3. What is Leadership?  How good are your leadership skills?
    4. Styles of leadership
    5. Leadership Skills and styles
    6. Motivational Strategies
    7. Impression Management
    8. The Toyota Way: the 14 principles that form the foundation of a uniquely successful management style.
    9. How Google Works: An inside look at the world’s most desired employer
    10. A PowerPoint slide set about Motivation  has been contributed by Joan Warmbold
      1. Sources:
  11. Consumer Beware: The strategies and spin used by advertisements
    1. The Use of Gestalt theories in Advertising
    2. So they claim that their product has been through “clinical trials.” What does that really mean?
    3. A psychological look at priming and consumer behavior
      1. Sources:
  12. How to Improve Academic Performance:
    1. Strategies for taking multiple-choice tests
    2.  Effective study habits
    3. Actively elaborate while learning new information
    4. Concept mapping: Organizing new information into categories and hierarchies
    5.  The effective use of retrieval clues
    6.  Recommended approaches to writing papers.
    7.  Make it stick: The science of successful learning
    8. The “testing effect”
    9. A PowerPoint slide set for helping bust a bunch of educational myths: Educational Mythbusters.pptx  by Bill Altman
    10. A PowerPoint slide set for a quick lecture/discussion about survival skills for college students:  Survive and Thrive.pptx  by Bill Altman
    11. Posters explaining 6 effective study strategies backed by psychological science: 6 Strategies for Effective Learning, available in color, black & whote, and translated into multiple languages. By The Learning Scientists (Megan Smith & Yana Weinstein). 
    12. Video: The Wadsworth Guest Lecture Series
    13. Video:  Dan Willingham: Learning Styles Don't Exist
      1. Sources:
  13.  Parenting
    1. The amazing benefits of positive parenting
    2. The importance of infants' early experiences
    3. The stress of day care
    4. The powerful and unique contribution fathers provide to their children
    5. The major styles of parenting and how each influences children’s development
    6. Children need boundaries: How to calmly and clearly establish ground rules
    7. Encouraging security, competence and autonomy in children
    8. How token systems can come to the rescue when working with challenging children and behaviors.
    9. Encourage healthy eating without turning meal-time into a battle field.
    10. Family-building: activities and traditions
    11. GRIT: What is grit and why it enhances resilience and persistence?  
    12. PowerPoint presentation about Parenting Styles:  Parenting.pptx by Dennis Galvan
      1. Sources:
  14. Infants' amazing learning capacities
    1. What babies know and think.  
    2. Information processing: Infants are actively processing sensory data right from the start 
    3. Evidence that infants can learn and form memories 
    4. The amazing plasticity of an infant’s brain
      1. Sources:
  15. Self-regulation/Self-Control
    1. Why self-regulation is a powerful tool for enhancing your productivity, relationships, organization and leisure time.  
    2. Why we procrastinate and how to stop it! 
    3. Learning better time management 
    4. How we can practice self-control to make it a permanent part of your behavioral patterns.
    5. The marshmallow test and its long term implications for self-regulation.
  16. Health Related Behaviors
    1. Habits and Behaviors for a Healthy Lifestyle
    2. Resilience and how can it help us through challenging times 
    3. Optimism enhances your health!
      1. Sources:
  17. Addictions: Causes and Cures
    1. Scientific support for the learning model for addiction
    2. The role of our pleasure centers and dopamine in the development of addictive behaviors
    3. The relationship between impulsiveness and vulnerability to addictions
    4. Cognitive-behavioral treatments for addictions
    5. Interventions: Do they really work?
    6. The lack of evidence for common treatment for addictions.
    7. Medications used to treat addictions
      1. Sources:
  18. Effective Coaching
    1. The crucial importance of focusing on skills vs winning.
    2. The crucial role of individualized, frequent and precise feedback in creating outstanding athletes (Based on observations of John Wooden in The Talent Code).
    3. How the use of shaping or successive approximation can enable all children to develop very excellent athletic skills.
      1. Sources:
  19. Decision-making
    1.  How to make good decisions whether major or minor
    2. Time, complexity and ambiguity influence the decision making process
    3. How a matrix can assist when making complex decisions
    4. A systematic approach to decision making by using a step-by-step process
      1. Sources:
  20. Leadership Skills
    1.  Top qualities of great leaders
    2.  Strategies used by good leaders
    3. How good are your leadership skills?
    4. The different styles of leadership and developing your own style
    5. Effective motivational strategies
    6. Importance of Developing People Skills
    7. Leadership requires strategic thinking, organizing and action planning
    8. Video: Our government is broken: Diane Halpern at TEDxClaremontColleges
      1. Sources:
  21. Ways to use social media effectively while avoiding its pitfalls
    1.  Mindful use of social media
    2. How Teens can avoid the classic pitfalls when using social media
    3. Social Media in the Classroom
    4. Social Media as a Learning Tool
    5. Latest Trends in Social Media
      1. Sources:
  22. How to improve your memory
    1.  Importance of using active elaboration strategies when consuming new information
    2. Talk with others about your newly learned ideas and experiences
    3. Keeping a journal will greatly enhance your memory of your experiences—big and small
    4. Organize your new learning: develop a concept map of the major issues and ideas
    5. Aerobic exercise is crucial in maintaining ones ability to form new memories
    6. A PowerPoint slide set about The Creation of Memories has been contributed by Joan Warmbold
      1. Sources:
  23. The psychology behind acts of terrorism
    1. The psychology of terrorism
    2. Motivation behind the leaders and the joiners of terrorist organizations
    3. Recruitment strategies used by terrorist groups
      1. Sources:
  24. How to maximize your happiness
    1. Carpe Diem: Seize the day
    2. Mindfulness: Stay in the Moment!
    3. Make daily affirmations of your accomplishments and express gratitude for the good deeds of others
    4. Exercise daily to increase your "feel-good" neurotransmitters.
    5. The importance of your recreational and social activities in achieving success at work and in life.
    6. Expand your social network
    7. Keep learning new, creative and challenging skills
    8. Participate in a religious/spiritual community
  25. Bullying
    1.  Can a child be inoculated against the epidemic of bullying? 
    2.  How the blue-eyed/brown-eyed experiment sensitized children to the brutal nature of bullying.
    3.  Effective methods for reducing bullying at school and online
    4.  Who are the bullies, who are the victims and why?
  26. Sports Psychology
    1. What is sports psychology and why can it improve athletic performance?
    2. The science and practice of mindful practice
    3. Grit enhances an athlete’s performance
    4. Sport imagery: Athlete’s most powerful tool
    5. Sports psychology as a career
      1. Sources:
  27. Aging with Grace
    1. Regular exercise turns back the clock 
    2.  Consumption of cocoa enhances brain function.
    3. Meaningful and challenging volunteer work bring vitality to your life.
    4. Engaging Aging: Plan daily activities that are fun and significant
    5. The Nun Study conducted by David Snowdon
    6. Keep learning new skills—learn a new dance, a new language or how to play the keyboard.
    7. Living alone does not have to make you feel lonely: tips for going solo.
      1. Sources:
  28. Assorted Topics to be Sorted out Later
    1. A PowerPoint slide set about Consciousness by Joan Warmbold
    2. A PowerPoint slide set about Descriptive Statistics by Joan Warmbold
    3. A PowerPoint slide set about Psychological Dysfunction and Treatment  by Joan Warmbold

 

Social Relationships  

  •  Ways to expand (or create) social networks—and the benefits they provide

  •  The value of genuine listening for developing meaningful connections

  • The impact of gestures of kindness. 

  • Emotional Intelligence: what it is and how it enhances social relationships

  • Active listening: hearing what your children, spouse, work colleagues and friends are really saying. 

  •   Work relationships: the benefits/strategies for establishing positive connections with colleagues 

  •  Conflict management strategies with family, friends and work colleagues 

  •  Step out of your comfort zone: the benefits of connecting with people who are not like you!

  •  The difference between confidence and correctness in various arenas

  •  The Power of Introverts: A Quiet Revolution: 

  •  A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance: 

  •  Importance of recognizing emotions in facial expressions

 

Sources:

http://www.wikihow.com/Improve-Your-Relationships                          

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-power-of-introverts/

 

 

Sleep:

  • How sleep impacts your performance at work, sports and overall functioning

  • The negative ramifications of sleep deprivation on physical and mental health

  • Insomnia: its causes and solutions

  • Importance of sleep for teenagers and how school schedules can best accommodate

  • Sleep apnea: a sleep disorder on the rise that has serious ramifications

  • The ideal environment to enhance your sleep

  • Siestas: judicious napping enhances your well-being

  • The night shift: why and how it negatively impacts sleep, mood and over-all functioning

 

Sources

http://www.apa.org/topics/sleep/why.aspx                                                 

http://sleepcenter.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=63

 

The transcendent purpose of college and learning

  • Value of a transcendent purpose for learning

  • Educational benefits of purpose

  • Motivation and Transcendent Purpose

 

Sources:

 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ulterior-motives/201410/the-value-having-transcendent-purpose    

 https://education-2020.wikispaces.com/Motivation+and+Transcendent+Purpose 

 

Mindset and Neuroplasticity

  • Your brain is like a muscle: Teaching Growth Mindset in a Classroom

  • The Mindset Effect on the firing and wiring of neurons.

  • Applying neuroplasticity to higher education

 

Sources:

http://www.rodelfoundationde.org/your-brain-is-like-a-muscle-teaching-growth-mindset-in-a-delaware-classroom/ 

 https://themindseteffect.wordpress.com/tag/neuroplasticity/

 

Depression: 

  • How negative and distorted thinking patterns contribute to depression and how change.

  • Stop over-thinking and obsessing and reclaim your life (Susan Nolen)

  • Exercise acts as an anti-depressant for our brain and our mind

  • How depression can develop into a vicious, downward spiral and how to stop it, now!

  • Feeling immobilized by your depression?  Get off that couch and get out into the big, wide world, alone or with others.

  • How the pervasive and extensive use of social media increases social isolation and depression.

  • Poor you—poor me: the counter-productive nature of pity parties (Richard Carlson).

  • How volunteering lifts your mood and gives your life genuine purpose.

  • Why following the news can make people depressed and demoralized!

 

Sources:

http://feelinggood.com/                              

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005791610000984

https://www.mentalhelp.net/articles/cognitive-theories-of-major-depression-aaron-beck/

 

Anxiety

  •  Don’t sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff (Richard Carlson) 

  •  OCD:  Using exposure and response prevention is an effective treatment

  • When Panic Attacks: How to deal with panic attacks effectively efficiently.

  • How and why exercises and meditation are so effective at relieving anxiety.

  • Writing to Heal: Why helping people manage and learn from negative experiences, writing strengthens their immune system and mind.

  • How fears and phobia can be conquered with the use of exposure therapy, one step at a time.

  • How achieving mindfulness dramatically reduces anxiety and enables you to discover the joy of being in the moment.

  • Outline for a Talk on Stress Management by Riki Koenigsberg

 

Sources:

http://avanter.net/pdfreadbook-document/when-panic-attacks-the-new-drug-free-anxiety-therapy-that-can-change-your-life-david-d-burns.pdf

http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun02/writing.aspx

 

Social Psychology:

  • Conformity and obedience: The challenges inherent in rocking the boat

  • Attribution errors: Causes and consequences

  • How stereotypes affect our perceptions and negative impact behaviors—self-fulfilling prophecy

  • Group-think: how conformity and desire for harmony sabotage group decision making.

  • Bystander apathy: why do we often walk by a person who needs help and how learn instead to intervene.

  • Cults: Examples of cults throughout human history and the controlling methods they all use to gain power over their members lives.

  • Why the abuse of power is pervasive among those in a position of power and how best to and how to prevent such abuse.

  • How prejudices can be learned, measured and reduced.

 

Sources:

http://www.jiss.org/documents/volume_5/issue_1/JISS%202015%205(1)%2044-57%20FAE.pdf

http://nobaproject.com/modules/conformity-and-obedience

http://heroicimagination.org/

 

The injustices of our justice system:

  • Behind closed doors: The pervasive abuse of personal rights that occur during police interrogations.

  • The Center for Wrongful Convictions

  • Central Park Five: The wrongful conviction of five young men of color

  • False confessions: How and why do people confess to crimes they did not commit 

  • How prejudices influence the decisions and sentencing made by judges and juries: white juror biases.

  • Trial Lawyers: Tricks of the trade to manipulate witness and influence juries. 

  •  The fallibility of eyewitness testimony as evidence for guilt or innocence  

  •  When juries succumb to group-think: seeking consensus vs truth.

  • Video: Elizabeth Loftus: The Fiction of Memory

 

 

Sources:

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-the-eyes-have-it/

http://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1691&context=facpub

http://courses2.cit.cornell.edu/sociallaw/student_projects/FalseConfessions.html

http://www.ase.tufts.edu/psychology/sommerslab/documents/raceRealSommersEllsworth2001.pdf

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1847&context=nlr

 

Enhancing Life in a Nursing Home

  •  Re-examining the classic study of the benefits of plants for residents of nursing homes

  •  Providing home care residents more control over their lives

  •  Being a Nursing Home Resident: A Challenge to One’s Identity

                                                                           

Sources:

http://blogs.plos.org/mindthebrain/2014/11/05/re-examining-ellen-langers-classic-study-giving-plants-nursing-home-residents/

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2012/11/05/giving-care-home-residents-control-over-their-lives/

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/932381/

 

 Motivation and the workplace

  •  Benefits of team building

  •  Exercises and games for team building

  • What is Leadership?  How good are your leadership skills?

  • Styles of leadership

  • Leadership Skills and styles

  • Motivational Strategies

  • Impression Management

  • The Toyota Way: the 14 principles that form the foundation of a uniquely successful management style.

  • How Google Works: An inside look at the world’s most desired employer

  • A PowerPoint slide set about Motivation  has been contributed by Joan Warmbold

 

Sources:

http://education.qld.gov.au/staff/development/performance/resources/readings/team-building-workplaces

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/benefits-team-building-1979.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/123012-benefits-team-building-exercises/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/361711-different-types-of-games-for-team-building/

https://www.mindtools.com/

http://www.zealforexecution.com/page6/page8/files/toyota_review.pdf

http://fortune.com/2014/09/04/how-google-works/

http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/553/impression-management-considering-cultural-social-and-spiritual-factors

 

Consumer Beware: The strategies and spin used by advertisements

  • The Use of Gestalt theories in Advertising

  • So they claim that their product has been through “clinical trials.” What does that really mean?

  • A psychological look at priming and consumer behavior

 

Sources:

http://blog.motivemetrics.com/What-is-Priming-A-Psychological-Look-at-Priming-Consumer-Behavior

 

How to Improve Academic Performance:

  • Strategies for taking multiple-choice tests

  •  Effective study habits

  • Actively elaborate while learning new information

  • Concept mapping: Organizing new information into categories and hierarchies

  •  The effective use of retrieval clues

  •  Recommended approaches to writing papers.

  •  Make it stick: The science of successful learning

  • The “testing effect”

  • A PowerPoint slide set for helping bust a bunch of educational myths: Educational Mythbusters.pptx  by Bill Altman

  • A PowerPoint slide set for a quick lecture/discussion about survival skills for college students:  Survive and Thrive.pptx  by Bill Altman

  • Posters explaining 6 effective study strategies backed by psychological science: 6 Strategies for Effective Learning, available in color, black & whote, and translated into multiple languages. By The Learning Scientists (Megan Smith & Yana Weinstein). 

A series of videos about teaching, including suggested talks.  For example, check clip #35.

  • Video:  Dan Willingham: Learning Styles Don't Exist

 

 

Sources:

http://www.allkindsofminds.org/study-skills-being-active-and-strategic-impact-of-attention-memory-sequential-ordering-and-higher-order-cognition 

https://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/make-your-teaching-stick-with-ideas-from-make-it-stick-the-science-of-successful-learning/

http://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/what-is-the-testing-effect-and-how-does-it-affect-learning-knowledge-and-retention/     

http://people.uwec.edu/ivogeler/multiple.htm

 

 Parenting

  • The amazing benefits of positive parenting

  • The importance of infants' early experiences

  • The stress of day care

  • The powerful and unique contribution fathers provide to their children

  • The major styles of parenting and how each influences children’s development

  • Children need boundaries: How to calmly and clearly establish ground rules

  • Encouraging security, competence and autonomy in children

  • How token systems can come to the rescue when working with challenging children and behaviors.

  • Encourage healthy eating without turning meal-time into a battle field.

  • Family-building: activities and traditions

  • GRIT: What is grit and why it enhances resilience and persistence?  

  • PowerPoint presentation about Parenting Styles:  Parenting.pptx by Dennis Galvan

    • This is meant to be a starting point for others if they want to add or delete information.  It is aimed at non-academic audiences.  It is meant to have humor and get people thinking about their own style and what kind of parent they want to be.  Comments are welcome. 

 

Sources:

http://www.parentingscience.com/daycare-centers.html

http://evolutionaryparenting.com/daycare-and-cortisol-levels-what-does-this-tell-us/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/127737-role-fathers-child-rearing/

http://psychology.about.com/od/developmentalpsychology/a/parenting-style.htm 

http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/parenting/getting-kids-to-eat-what-the-family-eats

http://www.earlychildhoodnews.com/earlychildhood/article_view.aspx?ArticleID=607

http://afineparent.com/building-character/what-is-grit.html

 

Infants' amazing learning capacities

  • What babies know and think.  

  • Information processing: Infants are actively processing sensory data right from the start 

  • Evidence that infants can learn and form memories 

  • The amazing plasticity of an infant’s brain

 

Sources:

http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.001.0001/acprof-9780195366709 

(infant perception and cognition: recent advances)

http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/outreach-extension/upload/casasola.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3222570/ (Scholarly review)

http://main.zerotothree.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ter_key_brainFAQ

 

Self-regulation/Self-Control

  • Why self-regulation is a powerful tool for enhancing your productivity, relationships, organization and leisure time.  

  • Why we procrastinate and how to stop it! 

  • Learning better time management 

  • How we can practice self-control to make it a permanent part of your behavioral patterns.

  • The marshmallow test and its long term implications for self-regulation.

 

Health Related Behaviors

  • Habits and Behaviors for a Healthy Lifestyle

  • Resilience and how can it help us through challenging times 

  • Optimism enhances your health!

 

Sources:

http://feelhappiness.com/107-healthy-habits-for-a-healthier-lifestyle/

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx 

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=835

 

Addictions: Causes and Cures

  • Scientific support for the learning model for addiction

  • The role of our pleasure centers and dopamine in the development of addictive behaviors

  • The relationship between impulsiveness and vulnerability to addictions

  • Cognitive-behavioral treatments for addictions

  • Interventions: Do they really work?

  • The lack of evidence for common treatment for addictions.

  • Medications used to treat addictions

 

Sources:

http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/novdec2007p40.shtml 

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/interviews/interview/1000573/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16251991

http://americanaddictioncenters.org/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/

http://www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction-research/reports/addiction-medicine 

 

Effective Coaching

  • The crucial importance of focusing on skills vs winning.

  • The crucial role of individualized, frequent and precise feedback in creating outstanding athletes (Based on observations of John Wooden in The Talent Code).

  • How the use of shaping or successive approximation can enable all children to develop very excellent athletic skills.

 

Sources:

http://thetalentcode.com/2013/11/08/good-ideas-the-character-coach/

http://blog.drstankovich.com/shaping-sports-skills-by-using-psychological-techniques/

https://www.theartofcoachingvolleyball.com/what-a-coach-can-teach-a-teacher/ (Wooden)

 

Decision-making

  •  How to make good decisions whether major or minor

  • Time, complexity and ambiguity influence the decision making process

  • How a matrix can assist when making complex decisions

  • A systematic approach to decision making by using a step-by-step process

 

Sources:

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_00.htm

 http://career.utk.edu/CS/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Decision-Matrix-instructions.pdf

http://psychology.about.com/od/problemsolving/a/decision-making-Strategies.htm

 

Leadership Skills

  •  Top qualities of great leaders

  •  Strategies used by good leaders

  • How good are your leadership skills?

  • The different styles of leadership and developing your own style

  • Effective motivational strategies

  • Importance of Developing People Skills

  • Leadership requires strategic thinking, organizing and action planning

  • Video: Our government is broken: Diane Halpern at TEDxClaremontColleges

 

 

 

Sources:

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR 41.htm

http://www.skillsyouneed.com/leadership-skills.html

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/main/newMN_LDR.htm

http://info.profilesinternational.com/profiles-employee-assessment-blog/bid/204911/Top-10-Qualities-of-Great-Leadership-Do-You-Have-What-it-Takes

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/motivate-team-good-leadership-qualities-36865.html

 

Ways to use social media effectively while avoiding its pitfalls

  •  Mindful use of social media

  • How Teens can avoid the classic pitfalls when using social media

  • Social Media in the Classroom

  • Social Media as a Learning Tool

  • Latest Trends in Social Media

 

Sources:

http://tricycle.org/magazine/ten-mindful-ways-use-social-media/

http://blog.sewickley.org/9-ways-to-use-social-media-in-your-classroom

 http://www.edudemic.com/how-to-use-social-media-as-a-learning-tool-in-the-classroom/  

http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/social-media.htm 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/23/health/youth-social-media/  

 

How to improve your memory

  •  Importance of using active elaboration strategies when consuming new information

  • Talk with others about your newly learned ideas and experiences

  • Keeping a journal will greatly enhance your memory of your experiences—big and small

  • Organize your new learning: develop a concept map of the major issues and ideas

  • Aerobic exercise is crucial in maintaining ones ability to form new memories

  • A PowerPoint slide set about The Creation of Memories has been contributed by Joan Warmbold

 

Sources:

http://food.ndtv.com/health/how-to-improve-memory-power-10-tips-and-tricks-1229718

http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/keeping-a-journal.html

http://imindmap.com/articles/view/how-to-improve-memory-with-mind-maps/

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/regular-exercise-changes-brain-improve-memory-thinking-skills-201404097110

 

The psychology behind acts of terrorism

  • The psychology of terrorism

  • Motivation behind the leaders and the joiners of terrorist organizations

  • Recruitment strategies used by terrorist groups

 

Sources:

http://essays.ssrc.org/sept11/essays/mccauley.htm

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/disturbed/201310/profiling-terrorist-leaders

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/06/terrorism-isis-motive/395351/

 

How to maximize your happiness

  • Carpe Diem: Seize the day

  • Mindfulness: Stay in the Moment!

  • Make daily affirmations of your accomplishments and express gratitude for the good deeds of others

  • Exercise daily to increase your "feel-good" neurotransmitters.

  • The importance of your recreational and social activities in achieving success at work and in life.

  • Expand your social network

  • Keep learning new, creative and challenging skills

  • Participate in a religious/spiritual community

  

Bullying

  •  Can a child be inoculated against the epidemic of bullying? 

  •  How the blue-eyed/brown-eyed experiment sensitized children to the brutal nature of bullying.

  •  Effective methods for reducing bullying at school and online

  •  Who are the bullies, who are the victims and why?

 

Sports Psychology

  • What is sports psychology and why can it improve athletic performance?

  • The science and practice of mindful practice

  • Grit enhances an athlete’s performance

  • Sport imagery: Athlete’s most powerful tool

  • Sports psychology as a career

 

Sources:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/sport-psychologists.aspx

http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2012/11/sport-psychology.aspx

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10413200.2015.1085922

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201211/sport-imagery-athletes-most-powerful-mental-tool

http://www.coachesclipboard.net/PracticePlan.htmlhttp://www.coachesclipboard.net/BasketballTeaching.html

 

Aging with Grace

  • Regular exercise turns back the clock 

  •  Consumption of cocoa enhances brain function.

  • Meaningful and challenging volunteer work bring vitality to your life.

  • Engaging Aging: Plan daily activities that are fun and significant

  • The Nun Study conducted by David Snowdon

  • Keep learning new skills—learn a new dance, a new language or how to play the keyboard.

  • Living alone does not have to make you feel lonely: tips for going solo.

 

Sources:

http://www.usccb.org/about/national-religious-retirement-office/upload/Engaging-Aging-Newsletter-Fall-2012.pdf

http://www.ecumen.org/resources/50-tips-aging-gracefully-ecumen#.VxGJLOIrK70

 

 

Assorted Topics to be Sorted out Later

 

Comments (2)

dennis.galvan@... said

at 2:20 pm on Feb 11, 2016

This month's Monitor has an article on the impact of smart phones on relationships and parenting. This is a perfect topic for today.

I thought I was adding to the page...

jrudmann@... said

at 3:41 pm on Feb 21, 2016

Great list Bill and all!
Under the general topic of motivation I've been seeing articles in the popular press and scholarly journals on the application of Mindset and neuroplasticity (Dweck), GRIT (Duckworth), transcendent purpose for college, and self-control/self-regulation (Mischel, DeWall, et al). I think these topics could nicely complement the kinds of great resources on academic success strategies that Stephen Chew has contributed.

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