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Google. The Neuroscience Of Optimism - The Huffington Post. Ask a bride before walking down the aisle “How likely are you to get divorced?”

The Neuroscience Of Optimism - The Huffington Post

And most will respond “Not a chance!” Tell her that the average divorce rate is close to 50 percent, and ask again. How people become monsters ... or heroes. Behaviorism. Neuroscience. Madonna–whore complex. In sexual politics the view of women as either Madonnas or whores limits women's sexual expression, offering two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity.[4] The term is also used popularly, often with subtly different meanings.

Madonna–whore complex

Causes[edit] Freud argued that the Madonna–whore complex is caused by oedipal castration fears which arise when a man experiences the affection he once felt for his mother with women he now sexually desires. In order to manage this anxiety, the man categorizes women into two groups: women he can admire and women he finds sexually attractive. Whereas the man loves women in the former category, he despises and devalues the latter group.[5] Psychoanalyst Richard Tuch suggests that Freud offered at least one alternative explanation for the Madonna–whore complex: According to Freudian psychology, this complex often develops when the sufferer is raised by a cold and distant mother.

In popular culture[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Notes Literature John A. Behaviourism. If you want to follow your own links, use "behaviorism" (sic.)


Most of the material is US-based and "behaviorism" and "behaviorist" is how they spell it, and I freely admit that this side-bar is purely to get the stupid search engine "bots" to register "behavior" Behavioural (or "behavioral") theory in psychology is a very substantial field: follow the links to the left or right for introductions to some of its more detailed contributions impinging on how people learn in the real world. How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns. Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss.

How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns

Personality Test Site. Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes. This page illustrates that our visual perception cannot always be trusted.

Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes

The components of an object can distort the perception of the complete object. Our mind is the final arbiter of truth. Most optical illusions are the result of 1) incongruent design elements at opposite ends of parallel lines, 2) influence of background patterns on the overall design, 3) adjustment of our perception at the boundaries of areas of high contrast, 4) afterimages resulting from eye movements or from kinetic displays, or 5) inability to interpret the spatial structure of an object from the context provided by the picture.

The Parthenon Optical illusions have been studied for millenia. Brain Teasers, Puzzles, Riddles, Trivia and Games. Optical Illusions and Visual Phenomena. Personality Test Site. Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes. 10 Certified Fresh Psychological Thrillers. Color Psychology. By David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color.

Color Psychology

It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Best Ways to Beat Depression Without Drugs. The Phobia List. How to Keep Bad Moods From Taking You Over. Photo by r.f.m II Well, it happens sometimes.

How to Keep Bad Moods From Taking You Over

I find myself in a lousy mood. Hard to say where it started, but it certainly has something to do with not getting much sleep Saturday night. I had big plans for Sunday, but the day was compromised by my zombie state. Get Anyone to Like You – Instantly – Guaranteed. Get anyone to like you - Instantly - Guaranteed If you want people to like you, make them feel good about themselves.

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This golden rule of friendship works every time - guaranteed! The principle is straightforward. Watch Free Documentaries Online. The Complexity of the Creative Personality. Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people.

The Complexity of the Creative Personality

In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” “Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” The free five minute personality test! Your Existing Situation.

The free five minute personality test!

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010. The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives.

Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits. How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns. Body Language Basics - Syncrat Publishing. Throughout history it has been an advantage if an individual can read body language. Body language helps in everyday life from closing a business deal or trusting someone with your life, to recognising when someone is upset. Body language is the art of making an educated guess at a person’s feelings or intentions based on their posture, movement and positioning.

To understand a person’s body language you need to take into account more than one aspect of their body language. Take tears for example. Just seeing tears on a person’s face does not tell you much as they could mean a person is happy, sad or just they might just have watery eyes. Each action or stance in the following list means very little, unless there is more than one indicating the same thing. Arms Feet Head Chest Other. 10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance. Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more… We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world. But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind.

As the following psychological research shows, how we move can drive both thoughts and feelings and this can boost performance. 25 Acts of Body Language to Avoid. Our body language exhibits far more information about how we feel than it is possible to articulate verbally. All of the physical gestures we make are subconsciously interpreted by others. This can work for or against us depending on the kind of body language we use. Some gestures project a very positive message, while others do nothing but set a negative tone. 10 Psychological States Youve Never Heard Of & And When You Experienced Them - StumbleUpon.

Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Body - Senses Challenge - StumbleUpon. Mind-blown from - StumbleUpon. What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and... - StumbleUpon. Art by LaetitziaAs we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world. Cravings1.jpg from - StumbleUpon. Personality Test Site - StumbleUpon. Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog - StumbleUpon. Face Research & Psychology experiments about preferences for faces and... - StumbleUpon.

Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition. Personality Quiz. Identify a Lie with 6 Simple Questions. 5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed. Personality & Psychological Profiling Instruments. Lucid Dreaming/Using - Wikibooks, open books for an open world - StumbleUpon. Dream stabilization[edit] Psychological Profiling. Watch Free Documentaries Online. What our language choices reveal about our personalities. In his new book, The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us , social psychologist James W.Pennebaker, chairman of the department of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, looks at the hidden psychological messages our language choices reveal.

In your book, you argue that the pronouns we use provide clues about our personalities and relationships. Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side.