Identify the primary bottlenecks to optimal personal development and how they can be overcome. Go to discussion.
Establish a valid and reliable measure of cognitive growth that can be used to quantify the rate at which a person’s practical and epistemic rationality are increasing or decreasing. Go to discussion.
Develop a computational-level theory of optimal personal development and demonstrate its successful application to increasing cognitive growth and well-doing. Go to discussion.
Develop a value-change intervention that can shift people’s aspirations towards intrinsic values according to the expanded aspirations index (Martela, Bradshaw, & Ryan, 2019) by at least two-thirds of a standard deviation. Go to discussion.
Develop a tool or intervention for promoting metacognitive learning that can consistently increase people’s weekly cognitive growth over a period of at least 3 months. Go to discussion.
Develop a career advice system that increases the expected well-doing of the resulting work and the consistency of the resulting choices with the person’s intrinsic values by at least 10% each. Go to discussion.
Develop interventions that increase the adaptive problem solving and problem-solving in technology-rich environments skills of at least 10% of adults by at least one level on the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (OECD, 2020). Go to discussion.
Discover effective cognitive strategies for goal-setting and planning and a way of conveying those strategies to people that together significantly improve people’s performance in the real world. Go to discussion.
Formulate sociologically informed principles for designing tools and interventions for diverse populations that support their autonomy in the real world and demonstrate their effectiveness. Go to discussion.