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Want to Know If Someone Likes You?

Want to Know If Someone Likes You?
Ever wondered if someone you're attracted to likes you or not, whether someone is your friend or foe, or whether your employees respect you? There's an easy way to find out... try to make them laugh . If the laughter comes easy, the answer is likely yes. If it doesn't, the answer is likely no. In my bachelor days, I spent many years slowly learning about the ins and outs of the mating market. In my first corporate job, I was working on a project team for a few months where I didn't really like my two supervisors all that much. Many years later in grad school (my advisor was Prof. When we meet new people, it may take a while to figure out whether a relationship (of any kind) is desirable. Humor may serve many functions, but the "interest indicator" theory says that an important one is to indicate relationship interest, whether among potential or ongoing mates, friends, and allies, or among family members. Related:  Body Lanuage

Human Intelligence: Robert J. Sternberg This page is now located at an updated address. Please update your bookmarks! The new address is posted below. You will be redirected to the new page in 15 seconds or you can click the link below. Robert J. (1949- ) Cognitive Psychologist Influences Student of: Influenced by: Piaget, Information Processing Psychology Students: Influenced: Time Period: Current Efforts Education Yale University, B.A. in psychology (1972) Stanford University, Ph.D. (1975) Career Definition of Intelligence "I define [intelligence] as your skill in achieving whatever it is you want to attain in your life within your sociocultural capitalizing on your strengths and compensating for, or correcting, your weaknesses ( personal communication, July 29, 2004)." Major Contributions Triarchic Theory of Human Intelligence Several influential theories related to creativity, wisdom, thinking styles, love and hate Author of over 1000 books, book chapters and articles Robert J. Dr.

Brain Training, Brain Exercise, Brain Fitness by Brain Training 101 Reinforcement Diagram of operant conditioning Although in many cases a reinforcing stimulus is a rewarding stimulus which is "valued" or "liked" by the individual (e.g., money received from a slot machine, the taste of the treat, the euphoria produced by an addictive drug), this is not a requirement. Indeed, reinforcement does not even require an individual to consciously perceive an effect elicited by the stimulus.[1] Furthermore, stimuli that are "rewarding" or "liked" are not always reinforcing: if an individual eats at a fast food restaurant (response) and likes the taste of the food (stimulus), but believes it is bad for their health, they may not eat it again and thus it was not reinforcing in that condition.[citation needed] Thus, reinforcement occurs only if there is an observable strengthening in behavior. In most cases reinforcement refers to an enhancement of behavior but this term may also refer to an enhancement of memory. Introduction[edit] B.F. Brief history[edit] Reinforcement[edit]

Psychological manipulation Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics.[1] By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another's expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive. Social influence is not necessarily negative. For example, doctors can try to persuade patients to change unhealthy habits. Social influence is generally perceived to be harmless when it respects the right of the influenced to accept or reject and is not unduly coercive. Requirements for successful manipulation[edit] According to psychology author George K. concealing aggressive intentions and behaviors.knowing the psychological vulnerabilities of the victim to determine what tactics are likely to be the most effective.having a sufficient level of ruthlessness to have no qualms about causing harm to the victim if necessary. According to Braiker[edit] See also[edit]

Self-esteem Self-esteem is a disposition that a person has which represents their judgments of their own worthiness.[5] In the mid-1960s, sociologist Morris Rosenberg defined self-esteem as a feeling of self-worth and developed the Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES), which became the most-widely used scale to measure self-esteem in the social sciences.[6] Nathaniel Branden in 1969 defined self-esteem as "the experience of being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and being worthy of happiness." According to Branden, self-esteem is the sum of self-confidence (a feeling of personal capacity) and self-respect (a feeling of personal worth). It exists as a consequence of the implicit judgment that every person has of their ability to face life's challenges, to understand and solve problems, and their right to achieve happiness, and be given respect.[7] Theories[edit] Many early theories suggested that self-esteem is a basic human need or motivation. Development[edit] Self-evaluation[edit]

Rosenberg self esteem scale The Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES), developed by sociologist Dr. Morris Rosenberg,[1] is a self-esteem measure widely used in social-science research. The RSES is designed similar to social-survey questionnaires. The RSES has been translated and adapted to various languages, such as Persian,[3] French,[4] Chinese,[5] Italian,[6] Portuguese,[7] and Spanish.[8] The scale is extensively used in cross-cultural studies in up to 53 different nations.[9] References[edit] Jump up ^ Rosenberg, M. (1965). External links[edit] Online Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Online Etymology Dictionary Old English purpul, dissimilation (first recorded in Northumbrian, in Lindisfarne gospel) of purpure "purple dye, a purple garment," purpuren (adj.) "purple," a borrowing by 9c. from Latin purpura "purple color, purple-dyed cloak, purple dye," also "shellfish from which purple was made," and "splendid attire generally," from Greek porphyra "purple dye, purple" (see porphyry), of uncertain origin, perhaps Semitic, originally the name for the shellfish (murex) from which it was obtained. Purpur continued as a parallel form until 15c., and through 19c. in heraldry. As a color name, attested from early 15c. Tyrian purple, produced around Tyre, was prized as dye for royal garments. Also the color of mourning or penitence (especially in royalty or clergy).

Print › Psychology Core Concepts Chapter 13: Therapies for Psychological Disorders Therapy A general term for any treatment process; in psychology and psychiatry, it refers to a variety of psychological and biomedical techniques aimed at dealing with mental disorders or coping with problems of living Psychological therapies Therapies based on psychological principles (rather than on the biomedical approach); often called "psychotheraphy" Biomedical therapies Treatments that focus on altering the brain, especially with drugs, psychosurgery, or electroconvulsive therapy Insight therapies Psychotherapies in which the therapist helps patients/clients understand (gain insight into) their problems Psychoanalysis The form of psychodynamic therapy developed by Sigmund Freud. Analysis of transference The Freudian technique of analyzing and interpreting the patient's relationship with the therapist, based on the assumption that this relationship mirrors unresolved conflicts in the patient's past Neo-Freudian psychodynamic therapies Humanistic therapies Client-centered therapy Group therapy