Tag Archives: psychology

Grilled cheese and the science of successive approximation

Were you paying attention in those psychology classes? Do you remember the experiments where a rat was trained to press a lever to get food? It’s amazing how relevant experiments on rats can be to parenting. In pursuing my psychology degree, I took a lab where I had to perform that experiment myself. I had… Read More »

Corporate Learning conference: Day 3

I managed to get to David Snowden’s talk this morning about, essentially, the nature of learning. What does science say about how we learn? Is that different from the way we, as trainers, try to make people learn? It seems that we are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. And what… Read More »

cell phones + driving = drunk driving

Driven to Distraction I absolutely love it when I find research that backs up my position. HANG UP YOUR CELL PHONES, DRIVERS!!! Psychological research is showing that when drivers use cell phones, whether hand-held or hands-off, their attention to the road drops and driving skills become even worse than if they had too much to… Read More »