New Book Announcement:

Title: Train your mind for peak performance: A science-based approach to achieving your goals

Authors: Lyle E. Bourne, Jr., and Alice F. Healy

Whether you’re training to play the piano, speak a foreign language, shoot a target with a bow and arrow, or master the techniques of fine carpentry, the conditions of your training will affect how successfully you learn and perform. How long should you work, study, or practice before taking a break? How can you process needed new information in order to remember it better and use it in the future? Is it desirable or even possible to “overlearn”? How can you counteract fatigue and boredom to improve performance if the task is tedious?

We have studied these and other questions for decades to determine the best training conditions for learning and job performance. In this book, we translate basic research findings into practical advice for the layperson. Readers will learn how best to acquire, retain, and transfer knowledge and skills to new situations. Not only are effective training principles identified, but mini-experiments (or exercises) are provided so that readers can see first-hand why some learning conditions are better than others.

Publisher American Psychological Association
To be released November 2013