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Quiet: The Power of Introverts. 20 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Angry with Someone. 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) Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts. Public release date: 25-Jul-2012 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Sarah 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.

Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body 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. A new study suggests that these two distinct cognitive processes also are in play with our basic physical perceptions of men and women -- and, importantly, provides clues as to why women are often the targets of sexual objectification. The research, published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, found in a series of experiments that participants processed images of men and women in very different ways. A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder. 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. Authentic and Eudaimonic. 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

The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads. This site is having ("something went wrong, please refresh the page and try again") problems today with the commenting and editing features.

The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads

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.

Pixel Poppers: Doing My Dailies: Why I Quit WoW And Started Working Out

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? 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. IF Derren Brown ever asks for a volunteer, think very, very carefully before saying yes.

Illusionist Derren Brown on how he destroyed the planet for one unsuspecting man in controversial new TV show

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. The Upside of Anxiety. Groupthink And The Elevator Experiment. 10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong.

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.

10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

Dad’s Love Helps Child’s Personality Development. By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M.

Dad’s Love Helps Child’s Personality Development

Grohol, Psy.D. on June 13, 2012. Complete relationship chart between psychological ("personality") types. Why sharing a bed is good for the heart (even if your other half snores!) By Anna Hodgekiss Published: 23:34 GMT, 11 June 2012 | Updated: 23:34 GMT, 11 June 2012.

Why sharing a bed is good for the heart (even if your other half snores!)

The Truth About Honesty and Dishonesty. How To Grow Up. It's all uphill from Denver to nearby Evergreen in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. And that's perhaps as it should be. I'm on my way to interview David Schnarch, the New York-born psychologist who has spent decades upending everything we thought we knew about true love, passion, and hot sex . Especially hot sex. The High Art of Handling Problem People. The walk-in medical clinic was about to close for the day when Susan Biali got a call from one of her longtime patients.

Could the doctor please hang in a bit longer? The caller was feeling very ill and needed to see her immediately. An exhausted Biali extended her already burdensome day and waited for the patient to arrive. Some time later, the woman sauntered in; she was perfectly fine. She just needed a prescription refill. How Your Greatest Insecurities Reveal Your Deepest Gifts. Personality Genes Tied To Lifespan, Study Suggests. Do those who laugh the most live the longest?

Personality Genes Tied To Lifespan, Study Suggests

Possibly so, according to a new study in the journal Aging. Researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Yeshiva University found that people who possess certain personality traits based in genetics may live longer lives -- particularly those who are optimistic, laugh a lot and are easygoing. The study was based on an analysis of 243 people with an average age of 97.6. How to Sleep Well. You Are Not So Smart. The Benjamin Franklin Effect. 6 Tips To Make Small Talk With Anyone. Top 10 strangest phenomena of the mind.

Sensitive Children Who Develop Significant Anxiety. 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. You're Only a Beginner Once So Make the Most of It. When Being Too Private on Facebook Can Actually Be a Bad Thing. Mind Wandering Can Boost Your Creativity—But Only After More Intense Brainstorming. How to Stop Whining: In Therapy, a Move to Tough Love. 50 Stress Relievers That Take 5 Minutes or Less. Angst, Mental Illness, and Creativity. By Carolyn Kaufman Everyone talks about angst-ridden creative people, and I've had several readers ask me if angst is in fact a necessary ingredient for creativity.

Archetype: The Fiction Writers' Guide to Psychology. Creativity, the Arts, and Madness. How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs. Think Again: The 10 Worst Times to Make a Big Decision. There Is Actually Nothing Better in the World Than Talking About Yourself. Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness.

Binaural beats and brainwave entrainment for the psychedelic mind. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability. DEREK WEBB. Hedgehog's dilemma. Both Arthur Schopenhauer and Sigmund Freud have used this situation to describe what they feel is the state of individual in relation to others in society. The hedgehog's dilemma suggests that despite goodwill, human intimacy cannot occur without substantial mutual harm, and what results is cautious behavior and weak relationships. How the Unrelenting Threat of Death Shapes Our Behavior - Hans Villarica - Health.

To investigate the effect of mortality awareness, researchers behind the influential "terror management theory" first experimented with judges and prostitutes. Overcome Depression: How to Avoid Hitting Bottom. 7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds. How the Brain Stops Time. Meaninglessness. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself. How to Hack Your Brain. 'Trading Places' most common pattern for couples dealing with male depression: study. Mental State Called Flow.

Being the Better Person Will Teach People To Treat You Like Crap.