Answering 10 questions to determine which woodland creature you most identify with can be fun. But how accurate are what we consider to be more in-depth personality tests? Some of the most popular ones are the Myers-Briggs test, the 5 Love Languages quiz and the Enneagram test. “I’m all for people taking assessments, but they must know what the assessment is primarily used … [Read more...] about Should I base my personality off a Buzzfeed quiz?
In a world with instant access to an infinite amount of information, do you have common sense? Do you: Eat fruits and vegetables? Exercise? Engage in habits that are good for you? If you answered yes to these questions, you have common sense, according to Drs. Norman Shealy and Amber Abernathy. Conscientiousness equals common sense Abernathy, the Mary-Charlotte … [Read more...] about Common sense: Are you born with it?
Missouri State University and Burrell Behavioral Health are planning to begin a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Springfield. The partners signed a memorandum of understanding today (Feb. 10) at Burrell Administrative Center. “With a nationwide workforce shortage and an ongoing mental health crisis made worse by COVID-19, there has never been a greater need for … [Read more...] about Partnership seeks to bring Doctor of Psychology program to Springfield
Recently, Dr. Leslie Echols, associate professor of psychology at Missouri State University, worked with Dr. Jerreed Ivanich of the University of Colorado to conduct a Fast Friends study. It looked at using questions and answers to foster friendships among middle school students. This research was featured in the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley’s recent list of … [Read more...] about Professor’s work featured in ‘Top 10 Insights from the Science of a Meaningful Life in 2021’ list
Is there an effective way to foster friendships among tweens and teens? Yes, according to a recent study conducted by psychologist Dr. Leslie Echols of Missouri State University and Dr. Jerreed Ivanich of the University of Colorado. Engaging in meaningful Q&A The researchers implemented the 36 questions activity known as Fast Friends in a local middle school. About 300 … [Read more...] about Using questions to help kids build friendships