David Myers

New in the APS Observer: Nathan on Brain Size, David on Vocational Interests

Blog Post created by David Myers Expert on Jul 19, 2016

Originally posted on September 23, 2014.


In the September Observer (from the Association for Psychological Science), Nathan explains why “Brain Size Matters.”  He summarizes, and suggests how to teach, Robin Dunbar’s conclusion that “Our brain size evolved to accommodate social groups that contain roughly 150 people.”

In the same issue, David’s essay on “Inspiring Interest in Interests” recaps research on the stability and motivational power of career-related interests, and offers students links to inventories that can assess their own interests and well-matched vocations.