Nick Hobson

Behavioral scientist and expert on peak mental performance: Helping people grow with science

I do research and write about the psychology of peak performance. I hold a PhD in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Toronto in Canada, where I continue to lecture and teach top-rated courses. I’m a leading research expert on a number of topics including mental performance, ritual, emotions, motivation, and learning. I consult entrepreneurs and founders on how to reach their full psychological potential using leading scientific practices. I write for Forbes, Quartz, and Psychology Today, among others. Visit me and more of my writing at https://psychologycompass.com/.
Displaying stories 1-9 of 9 in total
anilakkus/Getty Images
Wisdom//

Can’t Remember if You Turned the Stove Off?

by Nick Hobson
Community//

How Little Amounts of Sleep Can Turn On The Brain’s Anxiety and Fear Response

by Nick Hobson
Community//

A New Cognitive Training Technique That Will Alter Your Anxiety-Based Brain States

by Nick Hobson
Community//

Alleviating anxiety by putting things into perspective

by Nick Hobson
Community//

Why You Don’t Need Self-Control For Healthy (Exercise) Habits: A Dog’s Tale

by Nick Hobson
Science//

A Behavioral Scientist Explains How to Use Rituals to Manage Anxiety

by Nick Hobson
Science//

A Behavioral Scientist Shares 4 Research-Backed Tactics for Achieving Success

by Nick Hobson
Science//

A Behavioral Scientist Explains Why Rituals Help Us Perform Better

by Nick Hobson
Work Smarter//

A Professor Shares the Top Lesson He Wants to Teach His Students

by Nick Hobson

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.