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In a Nutshell: Theory X & Theory Y

Theory X and Theory Y are basic (and opposing) attitudes of management held towards employees. They are general assumptions, in the sense that they are based on the typical worker, rather than all workers.

Jan 1, 2019

Topics: Psychology- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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37 Mind-Blowing Facts About Human Beings

While certainly not as wondrous as dolphins and nowhere near as cute and cuddly as sloths, humans are among planet Earth’s most charming and terrifying inhabitants. Below you’ll find a hodgepodge of facts — good, bad, and some downright scary — that may give you a totally new perspective on your species.

Nov 19, 2018

Topics: Psychology

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See How You Rank Compared to 100 Billion Humans

You are a god. Yes, you, reading this. You are a god, who, in all likelihood, looks in the mirror each day and sees the reflection of a pitifully ordinary creature. Your mirror is a good-for-nothing liar.

Apr 10, 2018

Topics: Psychology

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5 Ways to Fight a Demonic Problem

"There is nothing like a good problem to spark the synapses, is there? To open the mind to new possibilities, new ways of seeing things. Of course, one must always confront self-doubt and fear. But that is a small price to pay for the... exhilaration of finding the perfect solution." — Kurros, Star Trek: Voyager, Think Tank

Dec 4, 2017

Topics: Psychology

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10 Signs You’re Failing at Life

Some of the indicators that your emotional intelligence is functioning at an all-time low. In this fun look at our potential dysfunctional habits, you may identify some people you know and work with who could benefit from a “life reset”.

Dec 3, 2017

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology

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67 Rules, Principles, & Truths for Success (Work & Life)


As humans, we depend on heuristics, or rules of thumb, to succeed and survive. From how often to brush our teeth (twice a day), to how hard we should shake someone’s hard (firmly, up and down 2-3 times).

Nov 11, 2017

Topics: Psychology

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5 Famous Psychology Experiments


 This article provides a brief overview of five of the most important, most influential, and most talked about psychology experiments in history.

Oct 27, 2017

Topics: Psychology

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2,185 Videos. 853 Participants. 27 Emotions. Science is Amazing.


Like the small handful of characters featured in the Disney film Inside Out (2015), there is a prominent view held in psychology that most human emotions can be divided in to 5 or 6 major universal categories, such as happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust.

Sep 16, 2017

Topics: Emotional Intelligence- Psychology

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