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How to Exercise an Open Mind - WikiHow. Edit Article Edited by Sam Rawlins, Krystle C., Richd, Erika Altek and 105 others One hour of increased brain activity via innovative thinking or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, more sociable, and more open to new experiences and ways of thinking.

How to Exercise an Open Mind - WikiHow

The key ingredients are to be open to new experiences and to make changes in previous ways of thinking about these experiences. Here are some of the endless numbers of activities that can stimulate your brain. Ad Steps 1Don’t allow yourself any dead time. 20Browse something that you are not familiar with the internet. Tips Become more like an inquisitive child. Warnings Exercising an "open" mind and "stimulating" your mind are different. Mindfulness & Mindlessness in Persuasion.

Richard Petty & John Cacioppo, at Ohio State University, have described what is to date one of the most fundamental differences in receptivity to an influence attempt: the target will respond either centrally or peripherally.

Mindfulness & Mindlessness in Persuasion

Shelly Chaiken's research is similar (New York University), although she uses different terms: she says subjects will respond systematically or heuristically. In a sentence, this means that the target of influence will respond either mindfully or mindlessly. This fundamental division requires some background explanation, so you might want to print this page now and read it offline. Human brains are vastly underpowered to deal with the pace of modern living. Thinking is their job, but they don't really want to do it (reminding me of some employees I've had).

But now, you must use that same model brain to set your VCR, create a computer spreadsheet, read a map, and figure out how to set your watch once you land at the London airport. Do you notice a pattern here? Mind Hacks. How to Feel Confident. Edit Article Help Building ConfidenceTricking Your BrainWorking from the Outside InPracticing, Practicing, Practicing Edited by Hannah, DrLynx, Tom Viren, Ben Rubenstein and 92 others You might have already read and learned how to be confident, but what if you still don't feel all that confident?

How to Feel Confident

Sometimes it takes your emotions a little bit of time to catch up with your behaviors, but you can help to move the process along. Perhaps all you really need is some working out and dressing up to feel better, or maybe you can start with thinking positively and smiling more often. Ad Steps Part 1 of 3: Tricking Your Brain 1Think positively. 3Smile. Part 2 of 3: Working from the Outside In 1Dress sharp.

Part 3 of 3: Practicing, Practicing, Practicing 1Do something you're good at. Video. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. At Last—a Rejection Detector! Self-esteem, it turns out, is a lot like love.

At Last—a Rejection Detector!

We often go looking for it in all the wrong places. We attempt to bolster our sense of self from within. We may even resort to repeating simplisitc self-affirmations. But in fact, self-esteem is more a reflection of our relationship to others. In a bold new theory that turns conventional wisdom inside out, psychologist Mark R. After all, when asked about happiness, people usually focus on the quality of their relationships to others.

Think of self-esteem as the fuel gauge on a car. Call it a "sociometer. " Like, check your own behavior for things that could be turning people off. Happiness: From the Praise of Others The sociometer is built into us not just because we are happiest when basking in the acceptance and praise of others—but because without them we wouldn't have survived in the first place. "Our ideology of individualism forces us to buck this internal monitor," he points out. Outsize Attempts at Repair. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself. WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS COMMONLY BELIEVED, BUT NOT TRUE – You read by recognizing the shapes of words and groups of words.

47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself

Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”). Mixed case words are easier to read because they make unique shapes, as demonstrated by the picture below. OK, NOW THE TRUE STUFF STARTS — When I started this article the topic was supposed to be why all capital letters are harder to read.

Like most people with a usability background or a cognitive psychology background, I can describe the research — just what I wrote in the first paragraph above. Psychological ("personality") Types. Psychological ("personality") Types According to Jung's theory of Psychological Types we are all different in fundamental ways.

Psychological ("personality") Types

One's ability to process different information is limited by their particular type. These types are sixteen. People can be either Extroverts or Introverts, depending on the direction of their activity ; Thinking, Feeling, Sensing, Intuitive, according to their own information pathways; Judging or Perceiving, depending on the method in which they process received information. Extroverts vs. Extroverts are directed towards the objective world whereas Introverts are directed towards the subjective world.

Sensing vs. Sensing is an ability to deal with information on the basis of its physical qualities and its affection by other information.