- Raymond M. Smullyan, What is the Name of this Book?
The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles (Dover: 2011; Prentice-Hall: 1978) I left this out of the videos, but this is by far the best practice book I have found for logic in general, especially the kind you find on college admissions tests.
- Joseph Henrich: Martin Luther Rewired Your Brain, ThisViewOfLife online
- Jessica Stillman, This Is How Reading Rewires Your Brain, According to Neuroscience "Reading doesn't just cram information into your brain. It changes how your brain works." (Inc.com, Feb 22, 2021) Details about Henrich's work (above) on how reading increases your empathy and focus.
- Uri Treisman: Better Together through Study Groups Excellent summary of Treisman's breakthrough with study groups.
- 2011 UCSD keynote by Derek Bok Discussion of Treisman's work (above). Additional study tips (such as marathon reading sessions) that are appropriate for a humanities curriculum. Describes a physics colleague who erroneously taught physics as principles to be understood (perhaps by reading and recitation?) rather than skills to be gained and applied through problem solving.
- Group Work | Derek Bok Center, Harvard University Detailed discussion of how to organize group work.
- Harvard Happiness Study The long-term benefits of building strong relationships. Studying well with others strengthens this capacity.
- Ran Prieur Archives (scroll to September 1, 2014) How to make learning as addictive as a video game and progress 10x faster.
- Steven Kotler, The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance (Amazon Publishing: 2014). Excellent and detailed overview of modern flow psychology and details such as the beneficial role of pre-performance jitters.
- Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance (Free Press: 2007). Brilliant presentation of growth mindset, embracing risk and loss as stepping stones to success, learning authentically based on your personal journey, using adversity and slowing down time. Read and practice this to touch the world of champions.
- James E. Loehr, Stress for Success (Random House: 1997). A good nuts and bolts guide to performing under pressure.
- James W. Newman, Release Your Brakes (C.B. Slack: 1977). Start here if you ever get the feeling that you are sometimes your own worst enemy.
- Dale A. Dauten, The Max Strategy (William Morrow and Co., 1996). p. 71: "Mistakes are gifts of the universe."
- Christopher Bergland, Self-Talk Using Third-Person Pronouns Hacks Your Vagus Nerve, Psychology Today Online May 23, 2017.
Updated April 15, 2021.
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