• What does the new science tell us about the mind of a leader?
• Why is emotional capital the new currency in the new world of work?
• Which 10 emotional and social skills separate great leaders from the average?
• What three things can I do immediately to lead with greater impact and create real wealth?
• How do I cultivate the mind of a leader for the long run?

Dr Martyn Newman, psychologist, internationally recognised leader in the development of emotional intelligence and author of the highly influential Emotional Capitalists – The New Leaders


Psychology and the human mind are inextricably linked.

The word psychology is derived from the Greek words psuche, meaning mind or soul, from which the term psyche arose; and logos meaning study or discourse.

Combining these words gives you a literal translation of psychology as being study of the mind.

“Psychology is the scientific study of people, the mind and behaviour.”

(The British Psychological Society).


Quote About Psychology By Yale University Professor Paul Bloom.


The elephant and the rider


Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Happiness Hypothesis, uses a metaphor to represent the human mind: an elephant and a rider.

The rider is your reason, ego, human mind  and the elephant is your passion, animal side.

The elephant runs the show. Your human mind has about as much control over your passions as you would have control over an elephant.

Change comes from “training your elephant” in productive behaviours that bring happiness.

People do business with people they like, even when it doesn’t make the best rational sense. Being responsive, happy and aspiring to a shared purpose goes a long way.



The Origin of the Human Mind: Brain Imaging and Evolution

University of California cognitive scientist Martin Sereno provides an exploration of the brain’s structure, function and evolution, as revealed through investigations with imaging techniques.


How We Read Each Other’s Minds

Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans.

But how do we do it?

MIT scientist Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples’ thoughts and judges their actions.

Human Mind Links

Human Body & Mind
Part of the science and nature section of the BBC website. Includes lots of fascinating links and articles.
Click Here To Visit Human Body & Mind.


All in The Mind (BBC Radio UK)
All in The Mind is described as a show that explores the limits and potential of the mind, revealing the latest research and bringing together experts and commentators from the worlds of psychiatry, psychology and mental health.
There is a section on the BBC website dedicated to the show and although it’s not always on air, visitors can listen to past shows in full dating back to 2005.
Click Here To Listen To All in The Mind (BBC UK).

All in The Mind (ABC Radio Australia)
Also entitled “All in The Mind” this very informative psychology podcast is produced by ABC radio in Australia. Presented by Natasha Mitchell, the show is described as “A weekly foray into all things mental – a program about the mind, brain and behaviour. From dreaming to depression, addiction to artificial intelligence, consciousness to coma, psychoanalysis to psychopathy, free will to forgetting – All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye.”
Click Here To Listen To All in The Mind (ABC Australia).

Background Information

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Professor Paul Bloom explores:

This Is Your Brain

This lecture introduces students to two broad theories of how the mind relates to the body. Dualism is the ubiquitous and intuitive feeling that our conscious mind is separate from our physical bodies, whereas Materialism is the idea that all of our mental states are caused by physical states of the brain. Dr. Bloom reviews arguments explaining why materialism has become the predominant theory of mind in psychology. This discussion is followed by a basic overview of the neurophysiology of the brain.