INSPIRING OTHERS ACROSS CULTURES AND (SELF-) LEADERSHIP PSYCHOLOGY

Objectives To provide participants an understanding of leadership from a psychological perspective, and to examine the impact of culture on leadership success. Description In this course, participants will study leadership challenges from a several different psychological perspectives, gaining an understanding of more or less effective leadership styles across different cultures and contexts, and the ethical … Continue reading INSPIRING OTHERS ACROSS CULTURES AND (SELF-) LEADERSHIP PSYCHOLOGY

How culture shapes different types of empathy

It is useful to differentiate between sympathy and empathy as the basis to also understand better how culture itself (amongst other factors) shapes cultural empathy. This is important also to define and assess more subtle aspects of empathy as it becomes increasingly imperative in education and disciplines such as global talent management. Empathy (like sympathy … Continue reading How culture shapes different types of empathy

Culture Blindness and Academic Capitalism

Summary. The advancement of a genuinely global science beyond Euro-American mainstream, the reduction of international research inequalities, and the mitigation of adverse effects of academic capitalism are important to make progress in understanding and helping humanity worldwide. 

Psychological Interactions between Personality and Culture

Individual differences that determine one’s attitudes and behavior may not all be the same across cultures. Although culture is shaping an individual, e.g., through social learning, individual emotional processes remain, which lead people to adapt to and influence their respective cultures differently. For specific and holistic psychological approaches to personality, Western and Eastern (Buddhist) contrasting … Continue reading Psychological Interactions between Personality and Culture

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs? Which one would you choose to visualize your life? They may seem quite similar and yet be very different. Both go along nine stages of a lifespan but in different directions and different coloring. Birth Kindergarten, school Work-life Marriage Having children Building/buying a house Career/Personal development Retirement Death … Continue reading Lifespan Development: Cultural norms or personal needs?

Learning from the Intra-Past

Learning for life, for one’s own identity, is learner-led and requires conditions of personal freedom; this also applies when learning from the past. The free Self (one’s intrapersonal level), not culture, societal history, religion, and judgment of others around us, teaches us about our true Self. There are three main obstacles to self-reflective learning from … Continue reading Learning from the Intra-Past

CIVILIZED TO DEATH

“Many of us have been convinced that we carry the darkness within us, in our selfish genes. “It is simply human nature,” we’re told, “to rape and kill and enslave—and anyone who thinks otherwise is a foolish romantic.” This messaging not only offends our decency and dignity, it insults our intelligence. The depiction of human … Continue reading CIVILIZED TO DEATH

Identity: Who are you?

Identity: Who are you? What a significant purpose of life: Life isn’t about learning to fit in somewhere; it is about creating somebody new. Socio-cultural identities Of course, you may want to stay social and cooperative with people in your life. However, with time, the nature of these relationships might transform as your awareness regenerates. … Continue reading Identity: Who are you?

A New Sign

This painting is a suggestion for the symbol that could represent the novel term and concept of Awareness Intelligence™. It’s time for a new understanding of awareness, instead of maintaining old and incomplete notions of it. Ralph Waldo Emerson said more than a hundred years ago that history should be banned from school. I agree … Continue reading A New Sign

The Psychology of Language

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE Having learned English, French, and Japanese while living and working in different cultures, and as a global citizen, psychologist, and artist, languages (words, images, and the heart) are vital for me every day. Research into the psychology of language, or psycholinguistics, has helped better understand the mental aspects of language and … Continue reading The Psychology of Language

A MIND not too narrowly set: A global mindset

“Most conflicts are based on black and white thinking, the fear of devaluation, and the threat to one’s own (cultural) identity. There is one level, though, the global mindset, on which black is also white.” This text was published in the ‘Skilled Helper Collaborative’ (Thanks @Patty): https://pattywolters.com/blog/2021/05/28/mindset-skilled-helpers-collaborative/ I often hear that mindset is everything. This … Continue reading A MIND not too narrowly set: A global mindset

THE ‘80% IS PSYCHOLOGY’ PROGRAM (ON-DEMAND GROUP SESSIONS)

The successful course series ‘80% is Psychology’ goes on! Download brochure: https://wp.me/a8LfrC-39B Courses Tailored to Your Needs All courses are based on sound research and consistently assume a cooperative perspective. The courses aim to equip the participants with practical tools for personal and career success and can be tailored to your needs, on-site and through … Continue reading THE ‘80% IS PSYCHOLOGY’ PROGRAM (ON-DEMAND GROUP SESSIONS)

Identities: Obstacles to change

[This article was also published together with other authors at the ‘Skilled Helpers Collaborative’: tinyurl.com/dsja4q4h] Transitions can be defined as “change from one form to another.” In physical life, change is inevitable. So, we (and all matter) constantly change. Our body that we occupied only a few years ago does not contain the same atoms … Continue reading Identities: Obstacles to change

LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

You get an understanding and compassionate ear here, but the most significant benefit lies in permitting me to offend you. First of all, if I didn’t dare to offend, I couldn’t be honest. Being offended offers a real-world check outside of one’s comfort zone. Second, if I solely entertained you, I’d waste your time distracting … Continue reading LET YOURSELF OFFEND. The benefits of letting you get offended.

The XXI Century ‘Bread and Games’ Death Trap

e.g. • Bread = Amazon • Games = Netflix • Late Roman decadence = late capitalist decadence • Gladiators = social media «influencers» • Visitors/Spectators = On the screens • Plague = corona virus • Decline of business and culture = “Corona” measures • Further elimination of democratic elements, “royal” campaigns in the deserted areas … Continue reading The XXI Century ‘Bread and Games’ Death Trap

ME, WE, ALL OF THEM TOGETHER

Today’s state of consciousness and social intelligence still seems to rest on the limitation of “me and we.” Aren’t we capable of adding (especially as concerning the future) “all of them” to our social scope? Humans are social beings equipped with the mental capacity of social intelligence whose ultimate enabler is awareness. What is the … Continue reading ME, WE, ALL OF THEM TOGETHER

(Non-violent) ‘fighting’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism

Trinity Warrior III (Non-violent) ‘fighting’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism: MODERATION leads to generosity (All are born the same as humans. There is no superiority of anyone, just different cultures, and societal norms. -> I’m thinking about my INTRAPERSONAL PAST. Who am I really regardless of my upbringing?) COMPASSION leads … Continue reading (Non-violent) ‘fighting’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism

Using socio-temporal mental maps to navigate people’s worldviews

This article is about the fascinating science of mental schemas and worldviews and how they relate to a person’s meaning and well-being. You can try out the related self-reflection tool, an exciting psycho-philosophical adventure, at www.mathias-sager.com.