I recently changed this website's domain name from 'Human Performance' to 'The Performatist'. I did that for a couple of reasons. First, the original domain was local to Ireland where I live, it was not global and that means folks may not find the content. Second, the original name was not unique and did not stand out …
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The psychology of work is a subdivision of psychology that we can describe as the scientific study of human beings in the workplace. It concerns our relationship with work, its affects on personal wellbeing, and indeed, its broader social impact. It is the application of psychological principles to …
The ability to execute on cue in work or sport is a fundamental aspect of any high-level human performance. If you have ever been required to meet a tight deadline, conduct a task to a high proficiency under pressure, presented to an audience, or performed your sport on a big day, you'll understand …
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:12 — 7.7MB)Listen with your favourite player RSS | SubscribeOver lockdown, I had been considering formats for some new content on work. Settling on an audio series, the loose plan was to meet up with people from diverse backgrounds and record our conversations around the question; how […]
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The Performatist is the one who makes a dent in the world. Whether that dent is small or large is irrelevant. What is important is that we become an active agent in our own life experience. The new material I’m writing is an exploration and an investigation of that. The term comes from Performatism, the idea proposed by philosopher John L. Austin
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In the following article, we will explore the autotelic personality and the aspects of the self essential for peak experience in work, sport and indeed life. High performance in any and all domains of work and play require it, and the degree to which we may cultivate these aspects of personality will almost certainly influence our performance results. Want to become a better actor, writer, craftsperson, athlete or business person? Take into account these aspects of the autotelic personality and work daily to build them in yourself
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Modern conveniences abound, and technology is ubiquitous with life. Over the past 150 years, the human race has advanced to the point where we‘re on the brink of widespread automation of societal systems and daily work. Intelligent machines are already here, and soon, some suggest by 2035, artificial intelligence will carry out many of our traditional working roles in a broad spectrum of industries.