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This is (not) psychology

This is (not) psychology
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Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Yet what does it all mean? Why are people more relaxed in green rooms? Why do weightlifters do their best in blue gyms? Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. Black Black is the color of authority and power. White Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. Red The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Blue The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. Green Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. Yellow Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Purple The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Brown Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Colors of the Flag In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Food for Thought

Pourquoi aurions-nous peur de la solitude? Nous vivons dans une société qui pense l’interdépendance comme un enrichissement; notre époque est overconnectée. Maintenant, plus que jamais, nous avons besoin d’instants de solitude. Être seul nous ouvre la possibilité de réguler et d’ajuster nos vies, nous apprend le courage et la capacité à satisfaire nos propres besoins, restaure notre énergie. La solitude est un combustible pour la vie. Être seul et s’engager dans des relations avec les autres sont les deux choses essentielles au bonheur et à la survie, ceux ci à égalité. La nature réclame la solitude. L’un n’empêche pas l’autre Notre erreur est de croire que les états de solitude et de lien à l’autre sont antagonistes. La solitude, comme l’anxiété ou la culpabilité, fait partie de la condition humaine. Nous avons peur de la solitude cependant que nous sommes heureux de trouver un temps à nous pour, par exemple, s’engager dans des activités propres. Nous ne sommes pas que grégaires Ne m’abandonne pas Ne me quitte pas Re-pense toi

5 Psychological Experiments That Prove Humanity is Doomed's new book is now on sale. What follows is one of 22 classic articles that appear in the book, along with 18 new articles that you can't read anywhere else. Psychologists know you have to be careful when you go poking around the human mind because you're never sure what you'll find there. A number of psychological experiments over the years have yielded terrifying conclusions about the subjects. Oh, we're not talking about the occasional psychopath who turns up. The Asch Conformity Experiment (1953) The Setup: Solomon Asch wanted to run a series of studies that would document the power of conformity, for the purpose of depressing everyone who would ever read the results. Subjects were told that they would be taking part in a vision test, along with a handful of people. The Result: Questions the subjects were asked were like the puzzle shown here: All they had to do was say which line on the right matched the one on the left. ... and make sure you conform to it perfectly. C.

Sexonomics XEnvoyer cet article par e-mail Sexonomics XEnvoyer cet article par e-mailSexonomics Bonnes feuilles Dans un essai à paraître, une analyse des rapports homme/femme sous un angle purement capitaliste ouvre des perpectives nouvelles intellectuellement intéressantes mais incapable de résoudre la prochaine crise de votre couple. Depuis la nuit des temps, les hommes et les femmes divergent dans leur quête. Analysant l'accouplement des mantes religieuses aussi bien que les comportements dans la salle du conseil d'une grande entreprise, cet éminent professeur de sciences économiques nous entraîne dans un fantastique voyage à rebours des idées en vogue. Chaude soirée de printemps, à quelques kilomètres à l'ouest de Chicago. Ce bref épisode de feuilleton à l'eau de rose est trompeur, lui aussi. Les hommes et les femmes le font aussi. À première vue, cet argument peut paraître contradictoire. Cette logique mérite analyse. Penchons-nous tout d'abord sur le problème de la transparence.

The Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. 1. The Robbers Cave Experiment is a classic social psychology experiment conducted with two groups of 11-year old boys at a state park in Oklahoma, and demonstrates just how easily an exclusive group identity is adopted and how quickly the group can degenerate into prejudice and antagonism toward outsiders. Researcher Muzafer Sherif actually conducted a series of 3 experiments. 2. This infamous experiment to plumb the depths of evil in human hearts ended up affecting its lead researcher as much as its subjects. 3. 4.

Le rêve éveillé : quand le songe soigne Georges Romey Grâce aux rêves, Marie a trouvé l'origine de ses échecs amoureux ; Hugues a surmonté ses difficultés professionnelles… Nos productions nocturnes sont l'objet d'un regain d'intérêt dans les psychothérapies. Loin des démarches traditionnelles, la technique du rêve éveillé, mise au point par un onirologue averti, Georges Romey nous aide à résoudre nos blocages. Interview… Doctissimo : Pourquoi consulter un psy pour décrypter ses rêves ? Georges Romey : Sous leurs apparences fantaisistes, les rêves sont des projecteurs braqués sur votre personnalité profonde, vos comportements, vos désirs inconscients. Doctissimo : Comment définiriez-vous le rêve éveillé ? Georges Romey : Issue de la psychanalyse et de la relaxation dynamique, cette technique consiste à vous emmener, en état de détente dans une rêverie. Doctissimo : Comment se déroule une séance de rêve éveillée ? Georges Rome : Pratiqué en individuel, la séance s'articule en trois temps : Catherine Maillard

Ten Psychology Studies from 2009 Worth Knowing About - David DiSalvo - Brainspin Image by AFP/Getty Images via Daylife Several great psychology and neuroscience studies were published in 2009. Below I’ve chosen 10 that I think are among the most noteworthy, not just because they’re interesting, but useful as well. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training - CNWL Leading the development of effective approaches for arts psychotherapies practice in mental health. Arts psychotherapists use a non-verbal medium to help link talking and feeling in powerful and focused ways. It is of no surprise that arts can promote mental health and wellbeing, however the models of practice need to be applied in the right way with the knowledge of technical aspects of implementation underpinned by evidence-based interventions. The International Centre for Arts Psychotherapies Training in Mental Health (ICAPT) has been established to build upon the excellence of arts psychotherapies clinical expertise within Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust to offer training for evidence-based models more widely. The priorities of the centre are to: More information

Does the comfort of conformity ease thoughts of death? - life - 25 February 2011 AS THE light at the end of the tunnel approaches, the need to belong to a group and be near loved ones may be among your final thoughts. So say Markus Quirin and his colleagues at the University of Osnabrück in Germany. The team prompted thoughts of death in 17 young men with an average age of 23 by asking them whether they agreed or disagreed with a series of statements such as "I am afraid of dying a painful death". To compare the brain activity associated with thoughts of death with that coupled to another unpleasant experience, the team also prompted thoughts of dental pain using statements like "I panic when I am sitting in the dentist's waiting room". Quirin's team found that thoughts of death, but not of dental pain, triggered heightened activity in brain regions such as the right amygdala, which is associated with fear and anxiety. Quirin thinks the work of German philosopher Martin Heidegger could explain the unexpected result. New Scientist Not just a website! Promoted Stories

Lack of Self-Confidence "Self-confidence is not a feeling of superiority, but of independence." Lama Yeshe "Self-confidence is knowing that we have the capacity to do something good and firmly decide not to give up." His Holiness the Dalai Lama Lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem is not directly defined in the Buddhist tradition, but it would certainly be classified as a negative emotion or delusion, as it exaggerates one's limitations in capacity, quality and potential for growth. Lack of self-confidence can be made up of several different aspects like: guilt, anger turned inward, unrealistic expectations of perfection, false sense of humility, fear of change or making mistakes, depression etc. From "The Art of Happiness at Work" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. " have greater self-awareness or understanding means to have a better grasp of reality. A view from Shantideva: "Self-confidence should be applied to wholesome actions, Overcoming of delusions and my ability to overcome them.

5 Ways To Hack Your Brain Into Awesomeness Much of the brain is still mysterious to modern science, possibly because modern science itself is using brains to analyze it. There are probably secrets the brain simply doesn't want us to know. But by no means should that stop us from tinkering around in there, using somewhat questionable and possibly dangerous techniques to make our brains do what we want. We can't vouch for any of these, either their effectiveness or safety. #5. So you just picked up the night shift at your local McDonald's, you have class every morning at 8am and you have no idea how you're going to make it through the day without looking like a guy straight out of Dawn of the Dead, minus the blood... hopefully. "SLEEEEEEEEEP... uh... What if we told you there was a way to sleep for little more than two hours a day, and still feel more refreshed than taking a 12-hour siesta on a bed made entirely out of baby kitten fur? Holy Shit! We're pretty sure Kramer did this once on Seinfeld. How Does It Work? #4. #3. 1. 2. 3.

What Responsibilities Do Men Have to Their Family? « PHP: Saving America Through Free Enterprise By Patrick Bet-David I remember when I was younger and single and I asked myself the hypothetical question “Would I be okay with my daughter marrying a man like me?” That’s a pretty tough question to ask. You can only imagine being 24-years-old and trying to convince myself that I was good enough kind of man for the daughter I might have someday. As I got older, it became clear to me what kind of men women date, and what kind of men they marry. Having a shredded 6-pack is nice when trying to get a woman to go out with you, but it takes a lot more than a nice abs to find a good wife. As the Baby Boomer generation ages and retires, generations X and Y will be the examples for today’s youth and generations yet to come. So here is the list of things that I believe men are responsible for providing for their family: 1. Financial Security – Knowing there will be food on the table, a roof over your family’s head, and money saved for a rainy day. 2. 3. 4. 5. Be spontaneous. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Top 10 Thinking Traps Exposed Our minds set up many traps for us. Unless we’re aware of them, these traps can seriously hinder our ability to think rationally, leading us to bad reasoning and making stupid decisions. Features of our minds that are meant to help us may, eventually, get us into trouble. Here are the first 5 of the most harmful of these traps and how to avoid each one of them. 1. The Anchoring Trap: Over-Relying on First Thoughts “Is the population of Turkey greater than 35 million? Lesson: Your starting point can heavily bias your thinking: initial impressions, ideas, estimates or data “anchor” subsequent thoughts. This trap is particularly dangerous as it’s deliberately used in many occasions, such as by experienced salesmen, who will show you a higher-priced item first, “anchoring” that price in your mind, for example. What can you do about it? Always view a problem from different perspectives. 2. Consider the status quo as just another alternative. 3. Be OK with making mistakes. 4. 5.