Dogs feel jealousy too

By |2016-10-12T11:58:16+00:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: Interesting Facts|Tags: , |

The scientists worked with 36 dogs. They videotaped when the owners ignoring dogs in favor of a stuffed, animated dog.

The owners treated the objects as though they were real dogs. They petted them, talked to them, etc.

Later researchers analysed the dogs’ behavior. They checked their aggression, attention seeking, and/or interest in the owner or object.

Dogs were about twice as likely to push or touch, the owner when the owner was interacting with the faux dog (78 %).

About 30 % of the dogs also tried to get between their owner and the stuffed animal.


If your football team lose yestarday your work perfomance will suffer on the next day.

By |2016-11-19T10:28:17+00:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

Research show that workers rated themselves as less absorbed in their work, less dedicated to it, and pursuing it with less vigour.

“When football fans are dissatisfied with the performance of their team, they experience negative affect that makes them less engaged in their work, which, in turn, results in lower performance,” the researchers said.



It will help you reach your goal if you see what stands between you and your goal.

By |2016-10-07T05:27:47+00:00October 9th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: |


In study 1 students considered vocational training and its benefits. They entertained positive fantasies about the benefits of vocational training. This paired up with negative reflections on what stood in their way. This convinced the students to want to take the vocational training.

In study 2 students examined the problems of an influx of immigrants. This negative fantasy paired with positive reflections on how to prevent these problems. After this reflection the students viewed the immigrants as being more beneficial.

It will help you reach your goal if you see what stands between you and your goal. (more…)


People with a plan reached their desired goal faster

By |2016-10-07T04:50:11+00:00October 8th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Experiments examined school children from the ages of 8 to 12. These children needed to plan out a desired academic future.

The control groups imagined only the academic future they wanted. They did not address how to reach that goal.

The study found that students with a plan reached their desired goal better. (more…)


By |2016-10-07T03:56:17+00:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , |

A set of studies on expectation and fantasy revealed some important findings. There were four studies.

The first study focused on graduates looking for a job. The second study focused on students with a romantic crush. The third study focused on students getting ready to take an exam. The fourth study focused on patients getting hip-replacement surgery.

Positive expectation defined as: judging (thinking about an obstaclesa desired future as likely. Positive fantasy named “daydreams,” defined as: positive views on mental images about a desired future.

The study found that positive expectations helped reach a desired goal. Meanwhile positive fantasy made it harder for a person to reach their goal. Fantasizing about a future may only serve as a distraction and make it harder to reach.



A Tired Body is an Awakened Mind

By |2016-10-02T10:15:49+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , |

A study examined the relationship between the time of day and creativity.

There were two segments of time considered in this study. These times differ from person to person.

The first time of day is the ‘optimal’ time of day. This is when a person feels most awake. In ‘non-optimal’ times of day, a person does not feel as awake.

It found that during the non-optimal time of day was better for creativity. The optimal time of day was better for solving problems that were less creative.

It may be that when a person isn’t thinking as clear that they are more creative. A certain amount of tiredness can help in finding intuitive solutions to a problem.