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Quiet: The Power of Introverts
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” ~Chinese proverb As Tiny Buddha grows larger, I find there are a lot more people emailing me with requests. The people pleaser in me wants to say yes to everyone, but the reality is that there is only so much time in the day—and we all have a right to allocate our time as best supports our intentions, needs, and goals. 20 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone 20 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone
Consider the following scene: You’re out for dinner with your family when your father suddenly stands, raps his spoon against a glass and calls the restaurant patrons – all strangers – to attention. “Many thanks,” he says, “for coming tonight, especially to those who have come from out of town. I can’t tell you how much it means that you could join us. We’d like to continue the celebration after dessert, with a reception down the street at the King’s Arms. How can you tell if someone is a psychopath? Not all are predators How can you tell if someone is a psychopath? Not all are predators
How Beginner's Luck Works and How You Can Reproduce It Anytime (Even If You're Not a Beginner)
Public release date: 25-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Sarah Gervaissgervais2@unl.edu 402-472-3793University of Nebraska-Lincoln When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo mosaics consisting of hundreds of tiny pictures that when arranged a certain way form a larger overall image: In fact, it takes two separate mental functions to see the mosaic from both perspectives. Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts
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Introduction to Social Influence, Persuasion, Compliance & Propaganda This portion of the Working Psychology website offers a brief introduction to a big topic: social influence, the modern, scientific study of persuasion, compliance, propaganda, "brainwashing," and the ethics that surround these issues. Although these topics aren't always simple (it is, after all, science), I've done my best to make this introduction interesting. Since Aristotle recorded his principles of persuasion in Rhetoric, humans have attempted to define and refine the principles of successful influence. Introduction to Social Influence, Persuasion, Compliance & Propaganda
8 Acts Of Authenticity "It's the best way to figure out what it feels like to be in someone else's head—and that's what helps us to distinguish our own identity . Authentic and Eudaimonic Authentic and Eudaimonic
The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads Self-help schemes come and go, but a new framework has attracted the attention of a number of Silicon Valley techies — especially computer scientists and programmers. Called Internal Family Systems (IFS), it's an integrated approach to individual psychotherapy that breaks conscious thoughts into individual, manageable parts that can be reprogrammed. And given its systematic methodology, it's no surprise that geeks have quickly latched on. The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads
Are You Interested? Show interest in others, and they will show interest in you. Sounds simple, right? As Joel Gascoigne explains, the challenge is keeping our interaction genuine. Are You Interested?
Pixel Poppers: Doing My Dailies: Why I Quit WoW And Started Working Out I quit World of Warcraft in June of 2009. I quit hard. I donated my assets to the guild bank and deleted all of my characters. I didn't want to leave the door open to come back. I wanted to burn it down and salt the earth. Why? Pixel Poppers: Doing My Dailies: Why I Quit WoW And Started Working Out
Quick study: Satoshi Kanazawa on intelligence: The disadvantage of smarts
Illusionist Derren Brown on how he destroyed the planet for one unsuspecting man in controversial new TV show Illusionist Derren Brown on how he destroyed the planet for one unsuspecting man in controversial new TV show IF Derren Brown ever asks for a volunteer, think very, very carefully before saying yes. The illusionist, mentalist and magician has long moved on from card tricks and cold reading. His repertoire of psychological experiments and stunts includes everything from performing Russian roulette live on TV to successfully predicting the National Lottery.
June 18, 2012 6:45 p.m. ET You have an important presentation tomorrow but your heart is racing and your mind is serving up a steady stream of what-ifs: What if I'm not fully prepared? What if it goes badly? You're running out of time. The last thing you need is all this anxiety. Video - The Upside of Anxiety
Want to see how people will change to fit in? In 1962, groundbreaking social psychologist Solomon Asch teamed up with the television show Candid Camera to demonstrate how quickly a basic social norm (how people stand in an elevator) could be reversed using group conformity. Just imagine all the behaviors and beliefs you could get tricked into following, via the power of social pressure. Groupthink And The Elevator Experiment
Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world. Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control. 10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on June 13, 2012 Despite the best efforts of counselors and the legal system, our divorce-laden society often involves rejection of a child by a parent. Dad’s Love Helps Child’s Personality Development
Complete relationship chart between psychological ("personality") types Complete relationship chart between psychological ("personality") types Chart #1 Key to the chart: Usage: Type A x Type B -> Intertype Relationship. Example #1: A = 'ENFp
Why sharing a bed is good for the heart (even if your other half snores!)
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Meaninglessness
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How to Hack Your Brain
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Mental State Called Flow
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