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Controversy of Intelligence: Crash Course Psychology #23. The Darkest Truth About Love. What Makes Men Cry? The Science of the Friend Zone. Anxiety Hurts. Philosophy of self. Definitions of the self[edit] Concepts of self[edit] Self in Eastern traditions[edit]

Philosophy of self

Philosophy of mind. Travel Tips for Introverts. 4 Psychological Terms That You're Using Incorrectly. Cold reading. Basic procedure[edit] Before starting the actual reading, the reader will typically try to elicit cooperation from the subject, saying something such as, "I often see images that are a bit unclear and which may sometimes mean more to you than to me; if you help, we can together uncover new things about you.

Cold reading

" One of the most crucial elements of a convincing cold reading is a subject eager to make connections or reinterpret vague statements in any way that will help the reader appear to make specific predictions or intuitions. Are People Really Left-Brained or Right-Brained? 25 Things Psychology Tells You About Yourself. Intuition. A phrenological mapping[1] of the brain – phrenology was among the first attempts to correlate mental functions with specific parts of the brain Intuition, a phenomenon of the mind, describes the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason.[2] The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri translated as consider or from late middle English word intuit to contemplate.[3] Intuition is often interpreted with varied meaning from intuition being glimpses of greater knowledge[4] to only a function of mind; however, processes by which and why they happen typically remain mostly unknown to the thinker, as opposed to the view of rational thinking.

Intuition

Intuition has been subject of discussion from ancient philosophy to modern psychology, also a topic of interest in various religions and esoteric domains, as well as a common subject of writings.[5] and is often misunderstood and misinterpreted as instinct, truth, belief, meaning and other subjects. Hinduism[edit] Buddhism[edit] How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition. By Maria Popova.

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

How we (should) decide. Caspar Hare is interested in your choices.

How we (should) decide

Not the ones you’ve already made, but the ones you will make, and how you’ll go about making them. The more important, the better. By way of example, suppose you’re deciding between two careers: journalism and physics. You enjoy both, but for different reasons: Journalism lets you interact with a broad swath of society, exercise your passion for writing and reach a wider audience; physics, though, represents the allure of science, with the freedom to chart a research trajectory at the forefront of human knowledge. Suppose, too, for argument’s sake, that you had a pretty good idea of how each career would turn out. In your mind, the two options — call them J and P — are so equally and oppositely attractive that you truly cannot decide. 5 Scientific Reasons Your Idea of Happiness Is Wrong. Our two favorite subjects at Cracked are the elusive concept of human happiness and Batman.

5 Scientific Reasons Your Idea of Happiness Is Wrong

This article is about the first one. If you're looking for an answer to "How can I be happy? " then the response from the experts is, "You're asking the wrong question. " Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness - Hans Villarica - Life. A study based on a survey of thousands of people from 123 countries reveals the universal needs that make us happy What are the ingredients for happiness?

Maslow 2.0: A New and Improved Recipe for Happiness - Hans Villarica - Life

It's a question that has been addressed time and again, and now a study based on the first-ever globally representative poll on well-being has some answers about whether or not a pioneering theory is actually correct. The theory in question is the psychologist Abraham Maslow's "hierarchy of needs," a staple of Psychology 101 courses that was famously articulated in 1954. It breaks down the path to happiness in an easy-to-digest list: Earthly needs, such as food and safety, are considered essential, since they act as the groundwork that makes it possible to pursue loftier desires, such as love, respect, and self-actualization (the realization of one's full potential).

The problem is, Maslow's theory remained a theory. The results are mixed. Philosophy and Psychology. An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness and How to Live with Presence. The 21 Emotional Stages Of Shopping At Ikea, From Optimism To Total Defeat. Going on a trip to Ikea is like going on a highly anticipated date.

The 21 Emotional Stages Of Shopping At Ikea, From Optimism To Total Defeat

You've done your online stalking, your expectations are insanely unrealistic, and you mentally prepare yourself to stay cool and collected throughout the entire experience. Then, usually, nothing goes as planned. Below, we've outlined the Ikea experience that'll resonate with anyone who's visited their local store and left in a total haze of exhaustion. 1. You officially block off a few hours on your calendar because you're making the Ikea trip. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.