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by Lori Deschene “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. 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. How can you tell if someone is a psychopath? Not all are predators
At some point in your life you've won a game you've never played before or witnessed a young child say or create something with worldly depth. These are both examples of events we attribute to something called beginner's luck , as if chance caused them to happen. The reality is that the effects of this supposed beginner's luck have very real causes that can be reproduced under the right circumstances. 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 Gervais email@example.com 402-472-3793 University 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
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.
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 .
The Technique that Silicon Valley Geeks are Using to Hack the Voices Inside Their Heads This sounds like crap, for a number of reasons. (1) oversimplification of roles; (2) relies entirely on self-reporting, which makes it a real problem for folks who aren't necessarily super-articulate verbally;
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?
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 SATOSHI KANAZAWA is Reader in Management at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written over 80 articles across the fields of psychology, sociology, political science, economics, anthropology and biology. One such was his widely reported article “ Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent ” (2010). His latest book is called “ The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn't Always the Smart One ” (2012). What, if any, evolutionary advantage does intelligence give us? Actually, less intelligent people are better at doing most things.
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.
By MELINDA BECK Anxiety gets a bad rap, but a recent brain-scan study found that just the right amount of worrying has some serious upsides. Melinda Beck has details on Lunch Break. 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. Video - The Upside of Anxiety
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.
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 Chart #1 Key to the chart: Usage : Type A x Type B -> Intertype Relationship. Example #1 : A = ' ENFp
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