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Aggh. Everyone showed up clothed! Once upon a time, I suffered from glossophobia. Seven Speaking Tips That Beat “Pretend Your Audience Is Naked" Seven Speaking Tips That Beat “Pretend Your Audience Is Naked"
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. 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. That session was written up (less skeptically) by The New York Times. The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog The Pursuit of Happiness: Can We Have an Economy of Well-Being? - Up Front Blog
Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds
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First Person Plural - Magazine An evolving approach to the science of pleasure suggests that each of us contains multiple selves—all with different desires, and all fighting for control. If this is right, the pursuit of happiness becomes even trickier. Can one self "bind" another self if the two want different things? First Person Plural - Magazine
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] Several definitions of mindfulness have been used in modern psychology. Mindfulness (psychology) Mindfulness (psychology)
Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy?
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. Image credit: Ayres no graces 10 More Brilliant Social Psychology Studies: Why Smart People Do 10 More Brilliant Social Psychology Studies: Why Smart People Do
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The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. 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. That's something. 1. 'Lord of the Flies': Social Identity Theory The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments
The FACS Final Test is an important milestone in the training of a FACS coder. 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. FACS Final Test (FFT) Description FACS Final Test (FFT) Description
Thinking the Way Animals Do By Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Department of Animal Science Colorado State University Western Horseman, Nov. 1997, pp.140-145 Thinking the Way Animals Do
How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns 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. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you.
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To predict what will make you happy, ask a stranger rather than guessing yourself | Not Exactly Rocket Science To predict what will make you happy, ask a stranger rather than guessing yourself | Not Exactly Rocket Science Want to know how much you’d enjoy an experience? 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
People love to give each other advice. 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. 10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life |
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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
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