By Dr. Mercola One of my own recent interests has been brain plasticity - the ability of your brain to recover, repair, and regain functionality that had previously been lost.
The Mystery of the Mind
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Ten of the most influential social psychology studies. "I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?"
A wealth of psychological insights from ten more key social psychology studies. Over the last 7 months I've been exploring 10 more of my favourite social psychology studies, each with an insightful story to tell about how our minds work. This follows on from an article I wrote two years ago ( 10 brilliant social psychology studies ). Key insights from each study are below but click through to get the full story of each experiment.
What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi BooArt by Laetitzia As we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have transformed the way that we correspond with others in the modern world. We live in an era when launching apps, using an online QR code generator for immediate information, following turn-by-turn map navigation on our phones, and microblogging with tweets and instant photos have become the norm. Because of the constant buzz in our technological world, it's easy to forget how important communicating face-to-face is. When conversing old-school style, it's not only speech we verbalize that matters, but what our nonverbal gestures articulate as well. Body language is truly a language of its own.
Could you ever imagine how much you can learn about smoker from Cigars? The way people hold their cigars can tell a lot about their moods and characters. An issue of the Italian almanac, II Tabacco, that appeared in the early nineteen twenties contained a curious article headed "Sigaromanzia" describing twelve positions of the hand holding the cigar with captions about corresponding psychological characteristics of the smoker. Evidently the Italian psychologists of the last century were correct. A similar experiment has been conducted recently by a team of modern experts and the results were almost the same.
by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color . It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean?
In late-2008, I was lucky enough to discover a book called, The Introvert Advantage (How To Thrive in an Extrovert World), by Marti Laney, Psy.D. It felt like someone had written an encyclopedia entry on a rare race of people to which I belong. Not only had it explained many of my eccentricities, it helped me to redefine my entire life in a new and productive context. Sure, anyone who knows me would say, “Duh!
Why do we stick up for a system or institution we live in—a government, company, or marriage—even when anyone else can see it is failing miserably? Why do we resist change even when the system is corrupt or unjust? A new article in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, illuminates the conditions under which we're motivated to defend the status quo—a process called "system justification." System justification isn't the same as acquiescence, explains Aaron C. Kay, a psychologist at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, who co-authored the paper with University of Waterloo graduate student Justin Friesen.
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