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Webinar: Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies: A Framework for Better Living

In this webinar, Gretchen discusses how using the “Four Tendencies” framework can help us understand how to manage ourselves better – and how to help other people to manage themselves better....

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Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life

This book offers a new model for decoding and organizing one’s emotions, improving equanimity, and getting closer to thriving....

2017 July Coaching Report

Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind...

Playfulness in adults: an examination of play and playfulness and their implications for coaching

Play and playfulness have been seminal to human culture for millennia. Twentieth-century scientific enquiry was largely concerned with their evolutionary benefits, though humanistic psychology, and later positive psychology came to view them as attached to greater human values and meaning creation....

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Connecting coaching and positive organisational psychology research

I recently attended the ANZAM conference in Brisbane where two issues caught my attention. Firstly,therewasalmostnomentionofcoachingacrossthehundredsofpresentationsandsymposia(more on that later).The secondissue was anilluminatingkeynote byProf....

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Scientists Making a Difference: One Hundred Eminent Behavioral and Brain Scientists Talk about their Most Important Contributions

Scientists Making a Difference is a fascinating collection of first-person narratives from the top psychological scientists of the modern era....

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‘If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect’: Children’s and adults’ perceptions of intellectually arrogant, humble, and diffident people

Intellectual humility is usually regarded as a virtue. In this paper, we conceptualized intellectual humility along two dimensions: (1) placing an adequate level of confidence in one’s own beliefs; (2) being willing to consider other people’s beliefs....

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Attachment and cognitive openness: Emotional underpinnings of intellectual humility

The present research begins to fill an important gap in the current literature about intellectual humility (IH) by investigating how an understanding of emotion, emotion regulation, and attachment are crucial to understanding IH, particularly in the arena in which IH may matter most: heated interpersonal disagreement....

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Intellectual arrogance and intellectual humility: correlational evidence for an evolutionaryembodied-epistemological account

We outline an evolutionary-embodied-epistemic (EEE) account of intellectual arrogance (IA), proposing that people psychologically experience their important beliefs as valued possessions – mental materialism – that they must fight to keep – ideological territoriality – thereby disposing them toward IA....

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Open-minded cognition: The attitude justification effect

Although open-mindedness is generally valued, people are not equally open-minded in all situations. Open-mindedness is viewed as socially desirable when individuals encounter viewpoints that are compatible with conventional social norms....

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