February 26 2008 / by iveta
Category: Health & Medicine Year: General Rating: 12
Psychology of the future and information you can use now
What am I most passionate about? The ability research findings from advanced psychological science have to significantly impact quality and quantity of life for all humans. We’re already starting to see research finding applied more often in the real world, and I think that this trend is starting to accelerate.
We will uncover more and more of the mysteries of the brain through scientific exploration: its physical and information processing mechanisms, how it is impacted by our environment (including other humans) and by our personal choices (what we eat, how we exercise, how we deal with stress, the emotions we choose to feel, and its connection with our other biological systems (i.e. through psychoneuroimmunology).
It won’t always be easy, but humans will increasingly incorporate this knowledge into designing our societies – corporations and entrepreneurs will probably apply the new knowledge first, hopefully followed by parents and educators, and then maybe governments and other organizations. Conservatives and those with a financial or power stake may try to stand in the way.
From my perspective as a former psychology student, futurist, MBA graduate, and HR professional, I am hopeful that this revolution in the application of psychological sciences will come sooner than later. Applying our understanding of how we think, learn, behave, and change will allow us to avoid unnecessary violence, inequality, health epidemics, economic irrationality, power mongering, general unhappiness, and missed opportunities to explore and understand the universe and metaverse.
Over the coming months, this blog will share and analyze psychological research I find particularly impactful and provide thoughts on how you can use this information in your daily life right now. If there are particular topics you as readers are curious about, please post them in the comments section and I will try to cover them in future blog posts.
Look forward to blog posts in at least these areas: • Positive psychology, resiliency, strengths-based management and career development • Learned helplessness and learned optimism • Neuropsychology, brain plasticity, amygdala hijacks, mirror neurons • Humanism, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs • Decision-making, rational thinking, creative thinking • Social psychology, wide-scale societal attitudinal change • Psychoneuroimmunology, health psychology, exercise, nutrition, glycemic roller coasters, stress, sleep • Mindfulness, meditation, self-awareness, emotional intelligence • Education, child-raising
I’m looking forward to delving into this with you all!