Education, Skills and Learning

Why is cognitive flexibility important and how can you improve it?

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Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian

Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Cambridge

Christelle Langley

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

Victoria Leong

Affiliated Lecturer of Psychology, University of Cambridge

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Correlations between specific factors of intellectual humility (IH) and cognitive flexibility (top row) and intelligence (bottom row). Confidence intervals reflect 95% CI. *p < .05, **p < .01, red = significant correlation, blue = nonsignificant.
Cognitive flexibility can have a positive effect on inherent biases and undesirable personality traits.
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