Popular Psychology

Lam says national lessons A must

The government is standing firm on the introduction of national education in primary school classrooms in September, despite a storm of controversy.

Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am

What's On

February 13

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mind mapping for a green future

Al Gore allegedly uses mind maps to study the environment. Last week, a group of local students tested Mr Gore's secret brainstorming weapon by participating in a mind-mapping contest.

23 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Having a heart will get you ahead

Emotional intelligence is all about interacting well with colleagues and contributing to a positive office ambience

Businesspeople are not always open to the concept that people need to recognise, understand and manage emotions in the office environment, notes Ben Palmer, a specialist in emotional intelligence in the workplace.

18 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

Brainwash - The Secret History of Mind Control

by Dominic Streatfeild

Hodder, HK$148

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Pulling ideas out of a hat can prove effective

Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats is a step-by-step method for decision making based on solid psychological research. Each hat represents a different perspective from which to view a problem - and it works.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Training is the key

Motivational speaker Denis Waitley doesn't believe in mind over matter. In town for a private dinner lecture to a small group in the luxury marketing trade, the behavioural psychologist thinks success comes from training, practice and preparedness. 'If you train enough, even if you don't believe, you can still do it,' he says. 'It's not just attitude.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am


The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Robin Sharma

(Element Books, $120)

13 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Take control

EQ has become a controversial issue. Some say the emotional quotient can test our emotions correctly. Others say it is a commercial gimmick to make profits.

However, this is not so. EQ is applied by many psychology specialists.

The best way to deal with emotions is to control them.


19 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Close encounters of the shy kind

You say 'tomayto', I say 'tomahto' . . . while some simply stutter in front of the opposite sex.

While books like Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus abound on the issue of romantic success, social workers are offering courses teaching etiquette and self-understanding to the unattached.

6 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Bringing out the best in everyone

How well do you know yourself? Here is an exercise - simple and bizarre it may be - to help you find the answer. First, fill a bowl with red beans and then empty it using a tablespoon. How will you go about the task? Will you set yourself a deadline? Give up after 30 seconds?

8 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Exercises in dullness defeat book's purpose

How To Be More Interesting by Edward de Bono, Viking, $305 It is extraordinary how this book managed to draw so many furtive, and then pitying, glances from people on the MTR. Pairs of eyes shifted uneasily from the words on the cover to the reader, and then moved up and down for the once-over.

10 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Sign of unity and self-respect

In reference to Joanna Tung's letter, headlined, 'Filipino flag waving signals inferiority complex' (South China Morning Post, April 16), I feel I must write against her rather ignorant understanding of human nature.

19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Inside job

A SPASTIC is stabbed through the heart with a pair of scissors as he lies helpless in a nursing home, and a young detective new to the small town is called in to investigate a murder apparently without motive.

29 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Brain gains

MAYBE my brain's playing tricks on me, but I'm sure I've heard about mind-mapping before. ''I doubt it . . . this is a new concept, and I invented it,'' said author of The Mind Map Book, Tony Buzan, with the supreme confidence of a good salesman, when we met at his hotel this week.

14 May 1994 - 12:00am