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1. FAULTY CAUSE: ( post hoc ergo propter hoc ) mistakes correlation or association for causation, by assuming that because one thing follows another it was caused by the other.
In her new book The ESP Enigma: The Scientific Case for Psychic Phenomena , former Harvard professor Diane Hennacy Powell combines philosophy, physics, and empirical data to examine supernatural traits like telepathy (the ability to access someone else's consciousness), psychokinesis (the ability to use one's consciousness to affect external objects), clairvoyance (the ability to broaden one's consciousness to remote time and space) and precognition (the ability to see into the future). She spoke to TIME about Abraham Lincoln's eerie dreams, Einstein's theories of time-travel and the idea that anybody can be a psychic. In your book you write about the psychologist William James and his comparison of the brain to a prism. How does this relate to psychic phenomena? He believed consciousness is not just what's happening to the neurons in the brain.
Jill Murphy Long of Steamboat Springs, Colo., used to sneak naps.
Screenshot of a tetromino game. People who play video puzzle games like this for a long time may see moving images like this at the edges of their visual fields, when they close their eyes, or when they are drifting off to sleep. The Tetris effect (also known as Tetris Syndrome ) occurs when people devote sufficient time and attention to an activity that it begins to overshadow their thoughts , mental images , and dreams .
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority , mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes. [ 1 ] Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others". [ 2 ] [ edit ] Historical references
March 29, 2013 1:38 pm | A specially-adapted “tactile helmet”, developed by researchers at the University of Sheffield, could provide fire-fighters operating in challenging conditions with vital clues about their surroundings.
So you want to keep your lover or your employee close. Bound to you, even. You have a few options. You could be the best lover they've ever had, kind, charming, thoughtful, competent, witty, and a tiger in bed.
By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on January 7, 2010 Researchers have discovered the less you use your brain’s frontal lobes, the more you see yourself through rose-colored glasses. “In healthy people, the more you activate a portion of your frontal lobes, the more accurate your view of yourself is,” says Jennifer Beer, a University of Texas assistant professor of psychology. “And the more you view yourself as desirable or better than your peers, the less you use those lobes.” Those findings are being published in the February edition of the journal NeuroImage .
Babies who receive above-average levels of affection from their mothers are less likely to grow up to be emotionally distressed.
Cognitive therapy was developed by Aaron Beck in the 1970s. It grew from empirical and theoretical work undertaken in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. To use Aaron Beck’s words: "Cognitive therapy... is based on an underlying theoretical rationale that an individual’s affect and behaviour are largely determined by the way in which he structures the world".
Column by Janine Popick, Inc.com " Girl Power Female CEO's " February 11, 2010 Imagine six business colleagues in a meeting and the leader of the meeting says: "Did everyone get the TPS report?"
Abuse victims not afraid to share their anger at meeting By Thomas Farragher, Globe Staff, 7/3/2003 The meeting had been hastily arranged. Its agenda was open-ended. And, as participants sipped iced water and soft drinks, its tone was unusually blunt. ''I'm the victim of Father James Porter, and my son is a victim of Father John Geoghan.
It does according to Karen Bishop : 1. Changing sleep patterns: restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night. Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during the day. There is something called the Triad Sleep Pattern that occurs for many: you sleep for about 2-3 hours, wake up, go back to sleep for another couple of hours, wake again, and go back to sleep again. For others, the sleep requirements have changed.
Here are seven suggestions to help you transcend ingrained ideas of self-importance. All of these are designed to help prevent you from falsely identifying with the self-important ego. 1. Stop being offended.
On January 24, my mother turned 79. Given her love of Catholicism, I sent her chocolates, a ceramic plaque that read peace be with you, and a card showing a photograph of two old nuns in traditional garb, laughing, with the words "Happy birthday!