Development does not end once a person reaches physical maturity, but continues throughout life. Developmental psychologists seek to describe and analyze the regularities of human development across the entire life span. It focuses primarily on those aspects of development that make one person similar to another as a species (Atkinson, 1993).
Actively thinking about our thoughts, emotions, behaviours, relationships and experiences helps us to grow, connect and move from an experience to self understanding. A powerful tool.
Let us pause for a moment and think. As this is about ourselves, we call it reflection.
On a normal day, do you talk more about good stuff (values, dreams, gratitude, accomplishment) or bad stuff (weather, crowd, cost etc.)? Do we reject people as a whole just because they did something we do not like or we think is wrong. Do we ask more or talk more?
Here is a little bit of description about some of the widely used instruments in the market. Each of them are designed with a specific outcome in mind and the coach/administrator will be able to help you choose the right one, based on the purpose. Remember, what matters is not the report, but the coach-debrief conversation that follows.
Neuropsychology studies how the brain structure and functions relate to specific psychological process. Neuropsychology draws information from many disciplines - anatomy, biology, biophysics, ethology, pharmacology, physiology, physiological psychology, and philosophy among them (Kolb & Whishaw, 2009).
The social brain is designed to connect and regulate itself with the social brain of another. The mirror neuron behaves as a mirror image of another’s person non-verbals such as expressions and actions amongst others and plays a fundamental role in understanding imitation and action. Mirror systems are suspected to be involved with many social functions, including learning, the evolution of gestural and verbal language, and empathetic attunement (Cozolino, 2006).