<p>This post is shared in the spirit of amazement at what is revealed about our minds when we focus the lens of science on it; the same spirit/ethos advocated</a> to LoneWolfStorm above.</p>
<p>Standford psychologist Carol Dweck has followed-up on her reseach into achievement</a> goal theory with a software</a> offering that implements the strategies of her research:</p>
Brainology® is an interactive program that teaches students to think of their intelligence as something they can develop. Once they know they are in control, their motivation to learn increases and they work harder at learning. We call this a growth mindset. </p>
<p>Brainology® helps students to change their beliefs, develop a Growth Mindset, and consequently, reach a higher level of academic achievement. These were the main research goals of our co-founders Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. and Lisa Sorich Blackwell, Ph.D.. They developed the program to help students cultivate the Growth Mindset by teaching them the powerful combination of neuroscience and study skills...
<p>What's equally interesting and mind blowing (pun intended) is that this approach (using a software program for psychological behavior modification) is also being utilized in trials for Cognitive-bias modification:</p>
The Economist: Therapist-free</a> therapy:</p>
<p>...A typical course of a modern talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy, consists of 12-16 hour-long sessions and is a reasonably efficient way of treating conditions like depression and anxiety (hysteria is no longer a recognised diagnosis). Medication, too, can bring rapid change. Nevertheless, treating disorders of the psyche is still a hit-and-miss affair, and not everyone wishes to bare his soul or take mind-altering drugs to deal with his problems. A new kind of treatment may, though, mean he does not have to. Cognitive-bias modification (CBM) appears to be effective after only a few 15-minute sessions, and involves neither drugs nor the discussion of feelings. It does not even need a therapist. All it requires is sitting in front of a computer and using a program that subtly alters harmful thought patterns....