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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. 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

“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 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. <p class="nojs"><strong>Warning:</strong> The NCBI web site requires JavaScript to function.

A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder.

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

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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. 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. But as his projects get bigger and bolder, so does the role played by those taking part. The Upside of Anxiety. June 18, 2012 6:45 p.m.

The Upside of Anxiety

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? Groupthink And The Elevator Experiment. Want to see how people will change to fit in?

Groupthink And The Elevator Experiment

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. (The elevator experiment was still effective when replicated in the present day on the University of South Florida campus.)

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

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. 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. 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 ', B = 'INFp. 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 Snoring, sweating, stealing the sheets . . . it’s little wonder that an estimated one in four couples insist on sleeping in separate rooms. The Truth About Honesty and Dishonesty. How To Grow Up. The High Art of Handling Problem People.

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