The Psychogenyx Magazine

By Luis Valdes | The latest in Behavioral Science news, research and applications.

4 Signs to Immediately Identify Someone With True Emotional Intelligence

Imagine the immense possibilities of working with a team that possesses these traits.<p>In a recent report, top human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the 10 job skills required by the year 2020 for workers to thrive.<p>One of those critical skills for success that …

Emotional Intelligence

If The Process Had Results, It Wouldn't Be The Process

The Process is a success.<p>Not on any of its nominal, publicly-espoused terms, of course. Those terms, laid out by former Philadelphia 76ers general …

5 Bad Leadership Habits That Will Make You Look Totally Unprofessional

Some of these unprofessional behaviors may be excusable. But three strikes, and you're out.<p>Forrest Gump famously quipped about the unpredictability of life when he said, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."<p>That metaphor of life certainly applies to the …

Leadership

This Brain Hack Can Make You a Great Public Speaker

There are two kinds of thinking. Knowing which to use onstage can keep you from freezing.<p><i>In his book,</i> Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed <i>(Portfolio, 2017), author Daniel McGinn discusses how successful people use psychological research to excel in high-pressure</i> …

Public Speaking

The Big Lie About Hard Work

The conventional wisdom that "hard work results in success" is belied by the facts.<p>If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times: "Hard work results in success." While that conventional wisdom is endlessly repeated, it's also dead wrong. Hard work--meaning long hours pursuing a single …

Success

17 apps that will help you become a more productive person

I've spent most of my life in awe of early birds. You know the type: People who can jump out of bed at 5:00 a.m., run a mile, actually eat breakfast, and still make it to work on time.<p>As a night owl, I often struggle to be productive during the day. I've tried productivity hacks to no avail, and I …

Productivity

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

Wellness

The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews

A friend of mine once had a curious experience with a job interview. Excited about the possible position, she arrived five minutes early and was immediately ushered into the interview by the receptionist. Following an amicable discussion with a panel of interviewers, she was offered the …

Job Interviews

9 Reasons Why Sleep Deprivation Is Killing Your Success

In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 percent of the respondents--which translates to about 40.6 million U.S. workers--get less than six hours of sleep a night.<p>We already knew that sleep gives your brain a much-needed break from the stresses of the day, rejuvenates …

Wellness

Bend It Like Beckham and the Art of Balancing Cultures

When the film debuted 15 years ago, it taught me that shaping a hybrid identity could be a beautiful, inventive, and at times lonely experience.<p>When the comedy-drama film <i>Bend It Like Beckham</i> premiered in the U.K. 15 years ago, frenzy for the impending World Cup was ramping up. I was 12 at the time …

David Beckham

Training Your Mind To Achieve Ultimate Performance

<b>“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is</b> …

Success

Bill Belichick reveals his 5 rules of exceptional leadership

Ask Bill Belichick if he's one of the winningest coaches in NFL history because he's a football genius, and he makes a face that's familiar to anyone …

Therapists say they are seeing uptick in patients struggling with post election fears

SEATTLE — Puget Sound resident Marcus Searles considers himself an enthusiastic consumer of knowledge and information, but over the past couple of …

Are you a 'SuperAger'? Why some brains age twice as slowly.

At 89, Donald Tenbrunsel is a bit of a phenomenon. He surfs the internet with ease, happily converses on a broad range of timely topics, volunteers and reads regularly.<p>Known as a "SuperAger," Tenbrunsel was part of a study that helped researchers discover what factors might set these super-sharp …

The Brain

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Mindfulness skills will serve your child well throughout her life.<p>Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained …

These Leadership Lessons From The SEAL Teams Are Universal For Any Industry

Shutterstock<p>I’m a big believer in sharing lessons learned. Leadership lessons, lessons in teamwork, lessons in effective thinking are all “things” that are ultimately the dividing line between success and failure, life and death.<p>Last week I gave a speech on leadership lessons from complex …

Leadership

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias

This new therapy could also lead to better treatments for people with social anxiety and PTSD.<p>There’s plenty of psychological research to back up the idea that facing a phobia can be the best way to get over it. But all the evidence in the world doesn’t necessarily make it easier to cozy up to, …

The Brain

This powerful mental technique will help you become more successful

Building a successful career is hard work.<p>But while you already know that it pays to be proactive, network and set achievable goals, there's one …

13 Of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress

Quick stress relief right at your fingertips.<p>Managing stress is a skill that everyone needs to develop. Whether it's a daily battle or an occasional flare, the effects of stress take a toll on our productivity and, more important, our health. Fortunately, new tools can bring stress management …

Wellness

Yoga Is Officially Sweeping the Workplace

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>1 in 7 workers say they do a mindfulness activity, like yoga, meditation, tai chi or qigong<p>Meditation and yoga are …

If You Want to Create a World-Class Team, Research Says Focus on These 3 Things

Working effectively in a team takes different skills than working alone.<p>Everybody loves a star performer. Whether it's LeBron James, Jack Welch, or Yo-Yo Ma, individual achievement is always held in the highest regard. So it's not surprising that managers seek to stock their organization with …

Leadership

Meditation Apps Are Becoming a Source of Zen in an Overstressed World

As stress levels rise and attention spans shrink, consumers are increasingly using technology to tap into Zen. Approximately 18 million Americans …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Success

Pain-Free Performance Reviews? Possible. Here are 5 Tips for Getting There.

The "annual" performance review system is broken. And fixing the system won't be easy. But start with more frequent, less critical feedback.<p>Let’s face it: Everyone, employees and managers, dreads performance reviews. The tired ritual of sitting down for an hour once a year is uncomfortable and …

Management

A Zen Master's Advice On Coping With Trump

It involves a lot more than meditating.<p><i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</i><p>What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective …

Buddhism

5 Reasons You're Mentally Tougher Than You Think

You probably have way more grit than you give yourself credit for.<p>If you're feeling in need of a pep talk, you could turn to your best friend or a coach. Or you could just take a look at the scientific literature on potential. A host of studies insist that we generally underestimate our own …

Self-improvement

It's Obvious: Mindfulness Improves Physical Health, Too

More often than not, you hear "mindfulness" ahead of "meditation," a practice in which people train to be more aware of their every moment. …

Super Bowl LI: 9 Things to Learn From Tom Brady

Yes, he's controversial. He's also the best--and now he has the chance to prove it.<p>Tom Brady will soon have the chance to prove something he's believed for a long time: that he's the best quarterback in the history of professional football.<p>Granted, he's also super-controversial--more on that in a …

New England

4 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain to Perform at Your Peak

No matter what your goals are, your mental game is the key to success.<p>While most quarterbacks would have crumbled under pressure, Tom Brady's mental strength became most apparent in the second half of the Super Bowl. As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best …

Self-improvement