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Seven Speaking Tips That Beat “Pretend Your Audience Is Naked". Aggh. Everyone showed up clothed! Once upon a time, I suffered from glossophobia. This affliction touches billions. It's the fear of public speaking , even to a tiny group. I conquered it by discovering what makes people smile, nod, and listen carefully, because nothing calms you down faster than an interested audience. The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog.

At this year’s American Economic Association meetings in Denver, there were the usual panels on topics like the financial crisis and the real estate market.

The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog

More unusual was a session on whether happiness measures should replace GNP. The latter was written up (rather skeptically) by The Wall Street Journal. That same month there was a similar panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, with Jeffrey Sachs, the once wunderkind of free markets, calling for happiness as the next United Nations Millennium Development Goal. Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds.


Health research : mood and intellectual performance. First Person Plural - Magazine. Mindfulness (psychology) Mindfulness as a psychological concept is the focusing of attention and awareness, based on the concept of mindfulness in Buddhist meditation.[1] It has been popularised in the West by Jon Kabat-Zinn.[2] Despite its roots in Buddhism, mindfulness is often taught independently of religion.[3][4] Clinical psychology and psychiatry since the 1970s have developed a number of therapeutic applications based on mindfulness for helping people suffering from a variety of psychological conditions.[5]

Mindfulness (psychology)

Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? 10 More Brilliant Social Psychology Studies: Why Smart People Do. A wealth of psychological insights from ten more key social psychology studies.

10 More Brilliant Social Psychology Studies: Why Smart People Do

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. Image credit: Ayres no graces. Psychology studies relevant to everyday life - PsyBlog. The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments. Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature.

The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments

Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. FACS Final Test (FFT) Description. The FACS Final Test is an important milestone in the training of a FACS coder.

FACS Final Test (FFT) Description

Documentation for obtaining and administering the test is available through links at the end of this page. Every new coder is encouraged to take the Final Test after finishing the training prescribed in the FACS Manual and diligently scoring and reviewing all the practice items. Please note that the behaviors in these records are more difficult to score than the FACS practice items and provide a realistic measure of progress in learning to score with FACS. Do not expect to pass this test after any cursory reading of the FACS Manual.

To pass the test, you must have mastery of the FACS Action Units and understand each and every example and practice item and why it is scored as indicated in the FACS Manual. Thinking the Way Animals Do. By Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Thinking the Way Animals Do

Department of Animal Science Colorado State University Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145. 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

After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Positive Psychology Exercise - Emoclear Self-Helpapedia. Emoclear Positve Psychology Exercise I: Doing Pleasurable, Important, and Meaningful Activities Every day for two weeks do the following: 1.

Positive Psychology Exercise - Emoclear Self-Helpapedia

Choose a pleasurable activity to do alone and do it to completion. Example: Gardening or writing.2. Choose a pleasurable activity to do with others and do it until completion. Emoclear Positive Psychology Exercise II: Building Character. To predict what will make you happy, ask a stranger rather than guessing yourself. Want to know how much you’d enjoy an experience?

To predict what will make you happy, ask a stranger rather than guessing yourself

You’re better off asking someone who has been through it, even if they’re a complete stranger, than to find out information for yourself. This advice comes from Daniel Gilbert from Harvard University, who espoused it in his superb book Stumbling on Happiness. Now, he has found new support for the idea by studying speed-daters and people receiving feedback from their peers. The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments. 10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life. People love to give each other advice.

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life

The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? Well, here on PsyBlog we’ve got the scientific evidence. JST Virtual Science Center. Mental Heuristics Page. A heuristic is a "rule-of-thumb", advice that helps an AI program or human think and act more efficiently by directing thinking in an useful direction. Some of these heuristics are age-old wisdom, bordering on cliche, but most are actually helpful. If you want something done, do it yourself Comment: Obviously true, and doing it is usually very good for your self esteem.

Home Page. This wiki is a collaborative environment for exploring ways to become a better thinker. Topics that can be explored here include MemoryTechniques, MentalMath, CriticalThinking, BrainStorming, ShorthandSystems, NotebookSystems, and SmartDrugs. Other relevant topics are also welcome. Welcome to Test yourself?

Sonja Lyubomirsky. Sonja Lyubomirsky is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of The How of Happiness, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness.[1] She is often quoted in news articles about positive psychology and happiness.[2][3][4] In the book The Only Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need, a criticism of self-help books, Lyubomirsky's The How of Happiness is praised as a self-help book that has claims backed by empirical data.[5] Lyubomirsky is also an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology.

Many of whom take a moral high ground. 2009 may well be remembered for its scandal-ridden headlines, from admissions of extramarital affairs by governors and senators, to corporate executives flying private jets while cutting employee benefits, and most recently, to a mysterious early morning car crash in Florida. 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies. ThoughtPlot. F.A.C.E. Training. Nootropic (Smart Drugs) Vaults. How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want. Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration.

I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to. Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling. Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams. The Last Lecture: A Positive Psychology Case Study. Personality Disorder Test - Personality Test. This test, sponsored by, is meant to help determine whether or not you have a personality disorder. 14 websites to make you a more intelligent person. Why Intelligent People Fail. Why Intelligent People Fail Content from Sternberg, R. (1994). In search of the human mind. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

The 100 Best Lifehacks of 2010: The Year in Review. The Bottom-line Bookclub. Emotional Health. 6 Random Things (Other Than Drugs) That Reduce Pain. The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010. Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes. Color Survey Results « xkcd.

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R. Feature Story: Writing to Heal: Research shows writing about emotional experiences can have tangible health benefits. Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought. The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science. Tapping our powers of persuasion. Dunning–Kruger effect. Beautycheck - social perception. You Are Not So Smart. List of cognitive biases. Personality Tests.

MBTI Basics - The 16 MBTI Types. We Perform Best When No One Tells Us What To Do. How we change what others think, believe, feel and do. MRC CBU, Cambridge » Matt Davis. Changing minds and persuasion. The uses and abuses of 'happiness' Positive Psychology Exercises. Top 10 Bizarre Mental Case Studies. Top 10 Bizarre Mental Case Studies. How to Read Someone’s Mind. Body Language Signals: Eye Directions, Pupils. A resource for increasing your capacity for happiness through simple exercises. Home. A Neuroscientist Uncovers A Dark Secret.

Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog. Think Like a Shrink. What Does Your Body Language Say About You? How To Read Signs and Recognize Gestures - Jinxi Boo - Jinxi Boo. The Glee Club. How to Tell a Loved One 'I'm Angry'

MBTI Basics - The 16 MBTI Types. Personality Tests. How to tell in 15 minutes whether someone likes you - by Bridget Webber. Body Language Basics - Syncrat Publishing. Using the new Positive Psychology.