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BPS Research Digest. Mesothelioma Cancer & Asbestos Related Disease » A Tribute to Debbie Brewer – Loving Mother& Asbestos Campaigner. June 13, 2013 A few years ago I was researching information concerning asbestos as I believed that I may have worked with it as a teenager. 35+ years later, and I can still hear my dad’s voice saying to me “ What the Eck are you working there for?

Mesothelioma Cancer & Asbestos Related Disease » A Tribute to Debbie Brewer – Loving Mother& Asbestos Campaigner

You’ll end up with lung cancer, if that stuff gets on your lungs”. I had only just turned 16, fresh out of secondary school, and didn’t have a clue what he was talking about. The company was in Armley, in Leeds. Can Borderline Personality Be Controlled? “A cure for Borderline Personality Disorder will never be found on the same level of consciousness in which it was created” -Ryan C.

Can Borderline Personality Be Controlled?

Bogdewic You know what it’s like, Borderline Personality Disorder. All of the emotional changes. The anxiety, the depression, the rages, the temper, everything that makes Borderline Personality Disorder so difficult to live with. Mind. Psychedelics. Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed. Our minds set up many traps for us. Psychology. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes. DRUGS. Psych/Neuro. 5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed. Psychology of Behavior. Psychology. Inspirational Changes to the Soul. The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments. Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature.

The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments

Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. The Five Habits Of Highly Innovative Leaders. How Do You Change An Organizational Culture? Norton%20sommers. Pearson eText. This is (not) psychology. Psychology & Philosophy. Psych 160 - Spring 2008: Social Psychology - Download free content from UC Berkeley on iTunes.

Psychology. Gero Miesenboeck reengineers a brain. How your brain sees your body: Meet the cortical homunculus. Ten Psychology Studies from 2009 Worth Knowing About - David DiSalvo - Brainspin. Image by AFP/Getty Images via Daylife Several great psychology and neuroscience studies were published in 2009. Philosophers and Their Works.

Does the comfort of conformity ease thoughts of death? - life - 25 February 2011. AS THE light at the end of the tunnel approaches, the need to belong to a group and be near loved ones may be among your final thoughts.

Does the comfort of conformity ease thoughts of death? - life - 25 February 2011

So say Markus Quirin and his colleagues at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. The team prompted thoughts of death in 17 young men with an average age of 23 by asking them whether they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements such as "I am afraid of dying a painful death". At the same time, the men's brain activity was monitored using a functional MRI scanner. To compare the brain activity associated with thoughts of death with that coupled to another unpleasant experience, the team also prompted thoughts of dental pain using statements like "I panic when I am sitting in the dentist's waiting room".

Fake smiling makes you miserable. 5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness. Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness

There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? 5 Ways Stores Use Science to Trick You Into Buying Crap. A big chunk of the world economy runs on human weakness.

5 Ways Stores Use Science to Trick You Into Buying Crap

Peer pressure, vanity, insecurity, the fact that we just cannot resist the sight of melted cheese -- all of these will make us fork over our cash. And really, we're fine with that. But what you may not know is that there are some other, much weirder scientific principles that factor into what you buy. You might not know about them, but the people selling you things sure as hell do. Stockholm syndrome. Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.

Stockholm syndrome

These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.[1][2] The FBI's Hostage Barricade Database System shows that roughly 8 percent of victims show evidence of Stockholm syndrome.[3] Stockholm syndrome can be seen as a form of traumatic bonding, which does not necessarily require a hostage scenario, but which describes "strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other.

"[4] One commonly used hypothesis to explain the effect of Stockholm syndrome is based on Freudian theory. History[edit] Extension to other scenarios[edit] Concert pianist: how to perform under pressure. Madonna–whore complex. In sexual politics the view of women as either Madonnas or whores limits women's sexual expression, offering two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity.[4] The term is also used popularly, often with subtly different meanings.

Madonna–whore complex

Causes[edit] Freud argued that the Madonna–whore complex is caused by oedipal castration fears which arise when a man experiences the affection he once felt for his mother with women he now sexually desires. 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.

Hedgehog's dilemma

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. With the hedgehog's dilemma, one is recommended to use moderation in affairs with others both because of self-interest, as well as out of consideration for others.

The hedgehog's dilemma is used to explain introversion and isolationism. Schopenhauer[edit] The concept originates in the following parable from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's Parerga und Paralipomena, Volume II, Chapter XXXI, Section 396:[1] Jungian Personality Types. Inner Space. Color Psychology. By David Johnson.

Color Psychology

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