Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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Amazing People Library

Walt Disney would have liked it. William Shakespeare would have been amazed. Yes, the new generation of libraries has arrived. Instead of going to a building, you click your computer and you receive the book or article online. News today is that the first library that has only digital books and stories has opened in the USA. It will mean quicker access to find information. The Amazing People Club is also…

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18 September, 2013
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Amazing Performances

Is superior performance due to a natural gift linked to intelligence or practice? For example, was Mozart given a music gene and Shakespeare a writing gene that made them excellent at their craft? Given my interest in the lives and achievements of amazing people, I was interested to read the research by Anders Ericsson. Do high performers have superior powers of speed, memory and intelligence . Psychologists used psychometric tests…

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1 June, 2013
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Psychology and Amazing People

In the main, teachers gain their jobs because they qualify in subjects such as science, maths, history, or other topics in the curriculum. Each day, teachers then spend most of their time managing the behaviour of students and dealing with psychology issues, such as motivation, attention, perception, learning difficulties and so on. Few teachers are given guidance on the psychological issues. So, here is a short guide to what Amazing…

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28 May, 2013
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Self Development Psychology

8 April, 2013

A friend of mine has bought an annual membership to a local gym. He believes that, having paid in advance for his subscription, it will make him more determined to improve his fitness. That is his self development  motivation psychology? What is yours? We all have our beliefs on self development.  You will have some friends who are very dedicated to self improvement. One of my associates says she gets…

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Passions and Obsessions

31 May, 2012

What do Picasso, Mozart,  Florence Nightingale, Charles Darwin, and Carl Jung have in common? I suggest that it was the passion for their chosen profession and their obsession for pursuing it. Did  they have obsessive compusive personalities? Maybe that in order to be outstanding at any activity you need to be passionate and obsessional. Picasso was certainly passionate about his artistic creations and the fact that he continued pouring out his paintings,…

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