Category Archives: Psychology

The Social Sciences and Public Policy, by Dr. Jim Eckman

As a result of the 18th century Enlightenment, Western Civilization began an intellectual journey to develop, in the words of philosopher David Hume, a “science of man.” The Enlightenment leaders sought for the social sciences a level of certainty achieved … Continue reading

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Today’s workplace design: Is there room for the introvert?

Today’s workplace design: Is there room for the introvert? August 16, 2013 This year’s AIA National Convention kicked off with a rock band, inspirational speeches, and a film lauding the collegial values of 2013 Firm Award winner Tod Williams Billie … Continue reading

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The secret to creativity is… a messy desk?!

The secret to creativity is… a messy desk?! August 19, 2013 Anyone whose desk resembles a war zone can proudly cite a new scientific study that suggests a messy workspace may actually help people think more creatively and stimulate new ideas. Psychological … Continue reading

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The Science of Bragging and Boasting – WSJ.com

The Science of Bragging and Boasting – WSJ.com. Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money, researchers reported Monday. About … Continue reading

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