Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

The Experience in Japan In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, (Stigler is now a professor of psychology at UCLA), he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class. “The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper,” Stigler…

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Making a Digital First Impression: Why You Can’t Fake Your Facebook Profile

The photos in your Facebook profile provided a very accurate reflection of your personality in real life. The Facebook study found that accuracy was strongest for judging extroversion and openness. The study on the role of physical appearance in creating first impression found that you can actually learn a great deal about a stranger’s personality from appearance alone. When people stood in a natural position,…