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WHEN A PERSON THINKS a negative thought and tries to get rid of it, that person is thinking positively negatively. Daniel M. Wegner of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has conducted a long string of experiments that show the futility and actual danger of trying to get rid of thoughts. In some of the experiments, Wegner told his subjects, “Try not to think about a white bear.” The subjects were then asked to say aloud everything that came to mind. Trying not to think a negative thought will result in thinking it more. Thinking is like breathing: It goes on night and day and you can’t stop it. The same is true about thinking. So when you find yourself disliking the content of your thoughts, instead of trying to stop yourself from thinking a thought, try to direct your thoughts. And the way to direct your thinking is by asking yourself a question. Of course, the kind of question you ask makes a big difference. Direct your mind by asking yourself a good question. Related:  Self-Help

How to feel better now What makes you happy? I find directly pursuing happiness is difficult to do. Many times the things we think will make us happy fail to do so. But what about feeling good right now? Hack One: Goals Nothing creates a bigger jolt of enthusiasm than a new inspiring vision of the future. Hack Two: Chores Procrastination sucks. Hack Three: Laugh Don’t take yourself so damn seriously. Hack Four: Aid Help someone who needs it. Hack Five: Socialize One of the leading evolutionary theories for explaining the size of the human brain is our complex social structure. Hack Six: Inspiration Find something to get you inspired, even if just for a short time. Hack Seven: Exercise Exercise releases various chemicals into your brain which leave you feeling good. Hack Eight: Posture Change the way you hold your body to reflect someone who is happier. Hack Nine: Music Music is a fast way to boost your happiness. Hack Ten: Nature Hack Eleven: Hug Hack Twelve: Meditate Hack Thirteen: Flow Hack Fourteen: Game

Lernstile Die Lerntypentheorie, so wie sie heute von vielen vermittelt wird, richtet viel Schaden an, indem sie annimmt, dass sinnliche Wahrnehmung gleich Lernen wäre und vorgibt, eine bewährte Theorie zu sein. Das ist sie keinesfalls! Lernende erzielen bei gleichen Lernbedingungen oft unterschiedliche Erfolge, was unter anderem auf abweichende Vorkenntnisse, Motivation und grundsätzliche intellektuelle Fähigkeiten der individuellen Lerner zurückgeführt wird. Manchmal wird die Vermutung geäußert, daß unterschiedliche Personen auch unterschiedliche Fähigkeiten oder Präferenzen bezüglich der Sinnesmodalität haben, über die sie lernen, sodaß verschiedene Bedürfnisse beim Lernen und eine unterschiedliche Lerneffektivität als Ursache der Differenzen vermutet werden. cognitive controls, cognitive styles (Kognitionsstile) sowie learning styles (Lernstile im engeren Sinne). Cognitive controls sind Persönlichkeitsmerkmale, welche die Wahrnehmung von Umweltreizen beeinflussen und steuern.

HOWTO: Be more productive (Aaron Swartz: T Translations: 日本語 | Русский | Беларуская “With all the time you spend watching TV,” he tells me, “you could have written a novel by now.” It’s hard to disagree with the sentiment — writing a novel is undoubtedly a better use of time than watching TV — but what about the hidden assumption? Such comments imply that time is “fungible” — that time spent watching TV can just as easily be spent writing a novel. And sadly, that’s just not the case. Time has various levels of quality. If you want to be more productive then, you have to recognize this fact and deal with it. Spend time efficiently Choose good problems Life is short (or so I’m told) so why waste it doing something dumb? This isn’t to say that all your time should be spent on the most important problem in the world. Have a bunch of them Another common myth is that you’ll get more done if you pick one problem and focus on it exclusively. Having a lot of different projects gives you work for different qualities of time. Make a list Notes

How To Train Yourself To Be In The Mood You Want Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration. I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to. But when I’ve had a particularly hard time, I hit these moments where I’m in a foul mood, or I’m just feeling paralyzed, and I’m just stuck. Sometimes I just stew in that and stay there, but sometimes I actually get intelligent and pull my way out of it. I’m going to outline the framework that I’ve been using successfully to really get myself resourceful and motivated (and in a better mood) when I’m feeling stuck. First Up: Using A Framework to Escape From Paralyzing Emotions When we feel bad, it’s hard to “feel good” again. The reason for this is that steps take the emotion out of our situation and give us direction to simply act. A: AGREE With Yourself That You Don’t Want To Be In This Mood Right Now. Dave

How to Gain Respect of Others — It is interesting to consider why we instinctively respect some people, but others can be very hard to appreciate. Respect doesn’t necessarily mean we have to agree with everything they say; respect comes from people’s inner life, and the values and beliefs they hold. If someone is sincere, honest and self effacing it is easy to respect them, even if they believe in a different life philosophy. Talk Less We do not command respect by excessively talking. True words aren’t eloquent; eloquent words aren’t true. - Lao Tzu.Tao Te Ching Verse 81 Listen More Everyone likes to have their own say. Sincere Appreciation There is a big difference between sincere appreciation, and flattery which hopes for similar words to be repaid in kind. Non Judgemental It is easy to build up lists of people we like and people we dislike. Honesty The importance of honesty cannot be underestimated; if you gain a reputation for being ‘slippery with the truth’ it will be difficult to gain the genuine respect of others.

Inteligência, QI, etc... Suggestopedia Die Suggestopädie ist eine vom Arzt und Psychologen Georgi Lozanov (bulgarisch: ausgesprochen Losánov) seit den 1960er Jahren verbreitete Lehrmethode, die aufgrund ihres pseudowissenschaftlichen Charakters für ihre Wirkversprechen in der Lehr-Lern-Forschung kritisiert wird. Kern der Methodik ist die Sammlung teilweise bereits bekannter Elemente der Pädagogik und der Lernpsychologie zu einer umfassenden Gesamtmethodik, in der dem Schüler eine hohe Selbstverantwortung für den Lernprozess und ein erheblich mehrdimensionaleres Lernerlebnis geboten und abverlangt wird als im konventionellen Frontalunterricht, gegen dessen Verbreitung sich die Suggestopädie richtet. Während die ersten Anwendungen ausschließlich auf den Fremdsprachenunterricht bezogen waren, wird die Suggestopädie seit den 1990er Jahren auch im Sachunterricht sowie in Aus- und Weiterbildung eingesetzt. Grundlagen[Bearbeiten] Darüber hinaus werden Lernstrategien auch im suggestopädischen Unterricht verwendet. Kritik[Bearbeiten]

How To Stop Procrastinating How to hack the beliefs that are holding you back We all have beliefs that are holding us back. Sometimes we're aware of them, sometimes not. One entrepreneur I know, who shall remain nameless, admitted (after quite a lot of wine) that he has a block around sending invoices. He was perhaps exaggerating when he said that before he could send an invoice he had to down a bottle of wine and get drunk so he could hit the send button, but even so, it was clear that he had a serious block around asking people to pay him. As an entrepreneur, that's obviously a deadly flaw. In terms of "holding you back", struggling to ask people for money for work that you've done is like wearing blocks of cement as boots. Myself, I have - or used to have - similar blocks. Another would-be entrepreneur I spoke to recently was afraid to quit his job. Now, perhaps the beliefs holding you back are of a different nature, but even if the "money thing" or the "quitting thing" don't apply to you, don't disregard this article. 1. Three things will happen from this. 2.

List of Values The following list of values will help you develop a clearer sense of what's most important to you in life, as explained in the article Living Your Values. Simply print out this page, mark the values which most resonate with you, and then sort your list in order of priority. As you scan the values list below, you may find that while most values have little or no significance to you (and some may even seem negative to you), there are those values that just jump out and call to you, and you feel, "Yes, this value is part of me." This values list is merely a guide. It is lengthy and contains many synonyms but is certainly not exhaustive, so feel free to add unlisted values to your own list as well. Steve RecommendsHere are my recommendations for products and services I've reviewed that can improve your results. Site Build It!

Positive Psychology Center Your Brain On 3D Learning Sharebar Help! I’ve been caught in an immersive 3D Learning Environment! Oh wait, this is just my office. According to the authors, Karl Kapp and Tony O’Driscoll, it’s just a matter of time until virtual immersive environments are commonly accepted as the learning mode of choice. If you understand the cognitive advantages underlying this approach, you’ll be way ahead of the game. When Kapp and O’Driscoll refer to a 3D learning experience (3DLE), they’re talking about a rich interactive space in which the learner lives and interacts in real-time within an immersive virtual environment and community. You may be surprised at the ways learning can potentially be transformed when people are engaged in a virtual immersive environment. 3D environment created in Thinking Worlds Generative Learning In a well-designed 3DLE, learning is transformed from a one-dimensional, directed and managed activity to a multi-dimensional collaborative activity. Power of Being There Promotes Informal Learning

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