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[10 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

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The Royal Society played host to Prof. Geoff Beattie

“Why aren’t we saving the planet?” is the title of Geoff’s latest book. You know who he is don’t you? He’s the psychologist who does the analysis of body language on the TV show Big Brother!
I met him at the Royal Society on Wednesday evening, 9 Jun 2010 and in addition to listening to his talk, I had an excellent chat …

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[4 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
Earlier this week I was talking to my friend Max! He’s a psychologist and a very good one, and I like psychology but I’m an amateur! And the conversation quickly led to one of our favourite subjects, Goal Setting.
Both Max and I are public speakers. I regularly speak about Goal Setting and Max not only speaks about it, he writes about it! His latest book is all about handling money problems well. Watch this video . . .

. . . and sit down and start work on Max Eames …

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[1 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Monday Muse
Grab a scrap of paper and draw 9 dots in a square grid, like the picture below. Now, you’re not allowed to lift your pen from the paper once the task begins.

 
Using only four straight lines, join together all 9 dots. And remember, to keep your pen in contact with the paper at all times. Can’t do it? The solution is here.
 

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[6 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Monday Muse
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb has really got to want to change!
How do you motivate people? You cannot motivate people, the nearest you can get is providing a suitable environment in which people can motivate themselves.
The power to change, the power to make things better, lies within all of us. In 1999 I was introduced to Steven Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. It’s a life changing book. I recommend that you read it, …

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[10 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

You wouldn’t expect me to have a normal hobby would you? And, I don’t. My hobby is psychology and even though I am an unashamed novice (and not medically qualified) I talk on the subject of psychology and happiness! This is just one snippet . . .

The Happiness Triangle
Get a piece of paper and draw a triangle. Label the three points of the triangle with (A) the place where you live, (B) the place where you work and (C) your local shop or supermarket, the one you use most often …