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

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. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. (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 … 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.

Elearning Mathias Sager

Welcome to the e-Learning Coursesof the Mathias Sager School & AdvisoryYour Unique Program for Individual Thriving, Organizational Performance, and the Common Good across Cultures The e-Learning Courses are powered by the world novel concept of Awareness Intelligence™ Are you living your maximum and best self, being and enjoying who you really want to be? Very rare are … Continue reading Elearning Mathias Sager

80% is Psychology Workshops

Welcome to ‘80% is Psychology!’Your Unique Program for Individual Thriving, Organizational Performance, and the Common Good across Cultures The ‘80% is Psychology’ Workshops are powered by the world novel concept of Awareness Intelligence™ Are you living your maximum and best self, being and enjoying who you really want to be? Very rare are those who reach their … Continue reading 80% is Psychology Workshops

Learning theories

​Behaviorism’s approach to learning is like a black box and is about observable behavior.Cognitivism, on the other hand, is structured, computational. And Constructivism conceptualizes learning as creating social meaning by the learner.Influencing factorsThe influencing factors for behaviorism in learning are the nature of reward, punishment, and stimuli. In Cognitivism, these are about existing schemas, previous experiences, … Continue reading Learning theories

Surviving and thriving through change

The most profound, impactful and sustainable way to change the thinking is to change the layer from where thought arises: awareness. Every movement is your decision, and harmony comes from being intelligently aware of your, your partners’, and the music’s desire to unfold. When the spirit of the music intuits your individual and collaborative intention to the imagination that the music is just perfectly reflecting the vibes of melted body and soul, Awareness Intelligence has come to play.

How poorly do we understand animal-human (dis-)similarity?

Having said that animals and humans are different, (for example as related to free will, human consciousness), when it comes to emotions, and especially pain and suffering, we should be careful.The question of animal-human similarity is indeed essential to decide whether animals should be treated alike and whether animals possess rights. What characteristic determines a … Continue reading How poorly do we understand animal-human (dis-)similarity?

“Nature or Nurture” approach to psychology (debate)

NatureBecause we inherit genes from our parents, we are born with a certain set of physical and personality characteristics.  NurtureThe environment around us impacts the way our personalities and preferences develop. *Cultural, social (parents, teachers, friends), technology, etc. General intelligence is considered to be significantly influenced by genetic disposition as well. There is agreement though, … Continue reading “Nature or Nurture” approach to psychology (debate)