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Category:Psychology experiments. Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code. Behavioural Dynamics Institute. Ode to Empathy. Morality Quiz/Test your Morals, Values & Ethics - Your Morals.Org. Cherokee Language Lessons Eastern Dialect. Positive Psychology Exercises for Life Happiness: Psychology Studies to Improve Relationships and Bring Happiness. Five easy positive psychology exercises can help you improve your relationship and be happier.

Positive Psychology Exercises for Life Happiness: Psychology Studies to Improve Relationships and Bring Happiness

Each of these exercises, resulting from psychology studies, offer the benefits of greater happiness, contentment, and life satisfaction. How to know it all. The way to know it all is to change the definition of “all.”

How to know it all

Schools do this, for example, by defining “all” to mean everything on a test. Then it’s possible for someone to know it all. Schools create the illusion that the world is finite. Conway's Game of Life. "Conway game" redirects here.

Conway's Game of Life

For Conway's surreal number game theory, see surreal number. The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.[1] The "game" is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input. One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves or, for advanced players, by creating patterns with particular properties. Rules[edit] Bypassing_the_Will_2005.pdf (application/pdf Object) Polyphasic sleep. Polyphasic sleep is the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period—usually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep (once per day).

Polyphasic sleep

The term was first used in the early 20th-century by psychologist J. S. Szymanski, who observed daily fluctuations in activity patterns (Stampi 1992). It does not imply any particular sleep schedule. The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans. Multiphasic sleep of normal total duration[edit] An example of polyphasic sleep is found in patients with irregular sleep-wake syndrome, a circadian rhythm sleep disorder which usually is caused by head injury or dementia. In their 2006 paper "The Nature of Spontaneous Sleep Across Adulthood," Campbell and Murphy studied sleep timing and quality in young, middle-aged, and older adults.

In extreme situations[edit] Evolution of direct reciprocity under uncertainty can explain human generosity in one-shot encounters. How to Hack Your Brain. How neuroscience is transforming our understanding of economics. Photograph courtesy the International Monetary Fund.

How neuroscience is transforming our understanding of economics

Economics is at the start of a revolution that is traceable to an unexpected source: medical schools and their research facilities. Neuroscience—the science of how the brain, that physical organ inside one’s head, really works—is beginning to change the way we think about how people make decisions. Amazon. Eye Direction and Lying - How to detect lies from the direction of an individual's gaze / visual accessing cues. Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> Eye Direction & Visual Accessing Cues Eye Movement and Direction & How it Can Reveal Truth or Lies This is a continuation of our previous article Detecting Lies.

Eye Direction and Lying - How to detect lies from the direction of an individual's gaze / visual accessing cues.

Many comments by our visitors asked about how eye direction can indicate the presence of a lie. Can the direction a person's eyes reveal whether or not they are making a truthful statement? Short answer: sort of. In these shows a detective will deduce if a person is being untruthful simply because they looked to the left or right while making a statement. How to Memorize Anything You Want: A Quick Primer on Mental Mapping. The Century Of The Self-Full Length Documentary. The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight. The Misconception: You celebrate diversity and respect others’ points of view.

The Illusion of Asymmetric Insight

The Truth: You are driven to create and form groups and then believe others are wrong just because they are others. Source: “Lord of the Flies,” 1963, Two Arts Ltd. In 1954, in eastern Oklahoma, two tribes of children nearly killed each other. The neighboring tribes were unaware of each other’s existence. Separately, they lived among nature, played games, constructed shelters, prepared food – they knew peace.

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability. Revenge of the Introvert. There are as many introverts as extraverts, but you'd never know it by looking around. Resources. Half a Menger Sponge with Hexagonal Cross-Section. Credit: As far as I know, Sebastien Perez Duarte was the first to pose this puzzle.

Half a Menger Sponge with Hexagonal Cross-Section

His computer-rendered image is here. (And as far as I know, my nylon model shown above is the first physical model of this.) Mindfulness Practices – to try for yourself. Top 10 Strange Phenomena of the Mind. Humans The mind is a wonderful thing – there is so much about it which remains a mystery to this day.

Top 10 Strange Phenomena of the Mind

Science is able to describe strange phenomena, but can not account for their origins. 15 Styles of Distorted Thinking. The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010. The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year.

I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit.

J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. Willpower — By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney — Book Review.

The Limits of Empathy. How to Deal With Crappy People Altucher Confidential. Posted by James Altucher.

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Personality Revealed By How You Judge Others. Watch out, what you say about others may actually be like holding a mirror to yourself. A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology examined “perceiver effects,” a tendency for people to view others as having the same personality and motives as they do. Your IQ, your gender, and your attitude may reveal more about your own personality than you think. Three separate studies were conducted on college undergraduates to determine the extent that personal characteristics affect a person’s perception of other people. Century of the self. PsycPORT Article.