Category Archives: Productivity

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class

“To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand: Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.“ Written by Robinson Meyer for The Atlantic, May 1 2014. It seems the pen is mightier than the keyboard. At … Continue reading

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The “Un-Schedule” as a strategy for successful time management

Podcast: “The ‘Un-Schedule’ as a strategy for successful time management” Host: Tim Pychyl, PhD Procrastination researcher and podcaster Tim Pychyl describes the “un-schedule,” a way of planning out your week that I often use in my own life and with … Continue reading

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Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain

“Hit the Reset Button in Your Brain” The New York Times By Daniel J. Levitin, Aug 9, 2014 This article describes the brain’s attentional system, breaking it down into 2 parts; the focused mode (which he calls the “central executive”) … Continue reading

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Productivity, efficiency, and Peter Drucker

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” — Peter Drucker Just a quick post with a quote from Peter Drucker. Not necessarily directly related to psychology, though I did see the … Continue reading

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A Graduate Student Beats Her Procrastination Challenge

A Graduate Student Beats Her Procrastination Challenge This is an excellent podcast from an excellent podcast series. The series is called “iProcrastinate” and is hosted by eminent procrastination researcher Dr. Pychyl. In this episode a listener describes how she has … Continue reading

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