Start here for an overview of key concepts Love Love Dr. C. George Boeree Human happiness seems to be strongly tied to having close and satisfying relationships with friends, family, and, of course, a partner. Love is basically a matter of caring about someone else's well-being as much or more than you care about your own. There have been many suggestions as to various types of love. Another way to classify love is in terms of the people involved. Love between parent and child very clearly has some biological roots. Love between friends seems to begin with commonalities: We are attracted to people who are similar to us. When it comes to the love between partners, it usually begins with some degree of sexual attraction, along with the kinds of things that attract one to potential friends. Over time, the love between partners is likely to become somewhat less sexual and more companionate, but the long-term intimacy has a special warmth of its own. Love is a tough subject to do research on: How do you measure it? Romance Sexual Desire
Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - Spot The Fake Smile Themes in Psychology PsyBlog PsyBlog Themes in Psychology Below are collected the series published on PsyBlog which focus on specific areas of psychology over several posts. Social psychology How we are affected by the presence of other people, whether it is actual, imagined or implied. Cognitive psychology Examines cognitive and emotional processes: how we think, perceive, remember, learn and create. Motivation/Emotion Mind and Body Cyberpsychology Top 10s Some top 10 studies ranging across various areas of psychology. Money/Work A series of special articles on our relationship with work, money and consumerism. Happiness What scientists have discovered about what makes us happy and how we can become happier. Text: © All rights reserved. Images: Creative Commons License
History of writing The history of writing is primarily the development of expressing language by letters or other marks and also the study and description of these developments. In the history of how systems of representation of language through graphic means have evolved in different human civilizations, more complete writing systems were preceded by proto-writing, systems of ideographic and/or early mnemonic symbols. True writing, in which the content of a linguistic utterance is encoded so that another reader can reconstruct, with a fair degree of accuracy, the exact utterance written down[A 1] is a later development. It is distinguished from proto-writing which typically avoids encoding grammatical words and affixes, making it more difficult or impossible to reconstruct the exact meaning intended by the writer unless a great deal of context is already known in advance. One of the earliest forms of written expression is cuneiform. Inventions of writing Writing systems Proto-writing
The Official Web Site of Oscar Wilde Men "No man is rich enough to buy back his past." "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." "Men become old, but they never become good."-- “Lady Windermere's Fan” "I delight in men over seventy, they always offer one the devotion of a lifetime. "-- “A Woman of No Importance” "How many men there are in modern life who would like to see their past burning to white ashes before them!" "A man who moralizes is usually a hypocrite, and a woman who moralizes is invariably plain."-- “Lady Windermere's Fan” "Nowadays all the married men live like bachelors and all the bachelors live like married men."-- “The Picture of Dorian Gray” "I don't like compliments, and I don't see why a man should think he is pleasing a woman enormously when he says to her a whole heap of things that he doesn't mean."-- “Lady Windermere's Fan” Women "One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. "Men know life too early. "I am sick of women who love one. People Life
Blog My new book on sleep and dreaming, Night School, is published today. It has been 2 years in the making and so I am very excited to see it out there! Based on research, mass-participation experiments and the world’s largest archive of dream reports, it reveals how to… …get the best night’s sleep of your life …discover what your dreams really mean …learn information while you sleep ….banish jet-lag, nightmares and snoring To give you a flavour of the material, here are 7 surprising facts about sleep and dreaming… 1) If you want to feel sleepy when you head to bed …Banish the blues: Blue light from computer screen and smartphones keeps you awake. 2) If you want to fall asleep quickly…Use positive imagery and the paradox principle: First, imagine yourself in a very pleasant scenario. 3) If you lie in bed feeling worried …The list: If you have a lot on your mind, make a list of all of the things that you have to do the next day. I hope you enjoy Night School!
Utopia by Medicine People 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness The eight-circuit model of consciousness is a theory proposed by Timothy Leary and expanded on by Robert Anton Wilson and Antero Alli. The model describes eight circuits of information (eight "brains") that operate within the human nervous system. Each circuit is concerned with a different sphere of activity. Leary, Alli and Wilson have written about the model in depth and how each circuit operates, both in the lives of individual people and in societies. The term "circuits" came from the first wave of cybernetics research and development in the United States in the 1970s. The eight circuits 1. This circuit is concerned with nourishment, physical safety, comfort and survival, suckling, cuddling etc. This circuit is activated in adults by opioids such as morphine and heroin. A positive imprint sets up a basic attitude of trust. This circuit is said to have appeared in the earliest evolution of the invertebrate brain and corresponds to the reptilian brain of triune brain theory. 2. 3.
30 Most Depressing Movies TotalFilm.com recently compiled a list of the Top 30 Most Depressing Movies of all time. I think it's a pretty accurate list. It goes without saying that here be spoilers. 1. Source What movies, listed here or not listed, depress you? Why Atheism Will Replace Religion Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe (Barber, 2012). In underdeveloped countries, there are virtually no atheists . Atheism is thus a peculiarly modern phenomenon. First, as to the distribution of atheism in the world, a clear pattern can be discerned. The question of why economically developed countries turn to atheism has been batted around by anthropologists for about eighty years. Atheists are more likely to be college-educated people who live in cities and they are highly concentrated in the social democracies of Europe. It seems that people turn to religion as a salve for the difficulties and uncertainties of their lives. In addition to being the opium of the people (as Karl Marx contemptuously phrased it), religion may also promote fertility, particularly by promoting marriage , according to copious data reviewed by Sanderson (2008). References Barber, N. (2012).
Quitting Adderall: Work and Productivity 9 Adderall-Created Work Habits that You Must Overcome Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 by Mike 1. Waiting for the buzz to kick-in before starting to work. On Adderall, your work routine looks like this: Have work to do. Don’t really feel like doing it. Heather’s Tips for Quitting Adderall Friday, November 18th, 2011 by Mike Mike note: Fellow ex-Adderallic Heather sent me the following tips via comment, and I think they’re all spot-on. Misery Bear Goes to Work [video] Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Mike Here’s a little humor for you. 6 Ways to Outsmart Your Lazy, ADD Brain Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Mike A Quick Story of a Real-Life Absent-Minded Professor A psychology teacher of mine told a story of a friend he had in graduate school who was studying cockroach behavior (in order to gleam insights into human instinct and impulse). 3 People Who Invented Their Own Job (And Love It) [VIDEO] Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 by Mike Adderall helps you fit into any mold. Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Mike
List of unsolved problems in neuroscience Some of the yet unsolved problems of neuroscience include: References External links