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Metacommunicative competence refers to competence in metacommunication such as to give the ability to intervene (in a guiding or constructively controlling way) within difficult conversations and to correct communication problems by utilizing the different ways of practical communication [ citation needed ] :
Cold reading is a series of techniques used by some mentalists , psychics , fortune-tellers , mediums and illusionists to determine or express details about another person, often in order to convince them that the reader knows much more about a subject than they actually do. [ 1 ] Without prior knowledge of a person, a practiced cold reader can still quickly obtain a great deal of information about the subject by analyzing the person's body language , age , clothing or fashion , hairstyle , gender , sexual orientation , religion , race or ethnicity , level of education , manner of speech , place of origin, etc.
Eating a Tangerine Thich Nhat Hanh The Buddha's first teaching was given to a group of children from a small village near the tree of his enlightenment.
How time perception is warped by life-threatening situations, eye movements, tiredness, hypnosis, age, the emotions and more... The mind does funny things to our experience of time.
A woman farmer in Yangshuo, China. Photo: Carol Schaffer / Creative Commons .
Teratology is the study of abnormalities of physiological development. It is often thought of as the study of human birth defects , but it is much broader than that, taking in other non-birth developmental stages, including puberty ; and other non-human life forms, including plants. A newer term developmental toxicity includes all manifestations of abnormal development, not only frank terata.
Marxism is an economic and sociopolitical worldview and method of socioeconomic inquiry based upon a materialist interpretation of historical development , a dialectical view of social change, and an analysis of class-relations within society and their application in the analysis and critique of the development of capitalism . In the mid-to-late 19th century, the intellectual development of Marxism was pioneered by two German philosophers , Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels . Marxist analyses and methodologies have influenced multiple political ideologies and social movements throughout history.
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