The Definitive Book of Body Language (9780553804720): Barbara Pease, Allan Pease The psychopath in us all - Science Show - 15 October 2011 [Excerpt from The Silence of the Lambs] Psychopaths are known to do well as CEOs, as big bosses of big business, are they not? Well, Alan Saunders says no, or it least they did so in The Philosopher's Zone on ABC Radio National, saying you need to be organised, not just ruthless as a captain of industry. Well, you're about to hear how there is a spectrum of psychopathy. Adrian Raine: The seeds of sin are sown quite early on in life. A critical part of this limbic system is the amygdala, and there is an 18% reduction in the volume of the amygdala in adult psychopaths. That's adult psychopaths, but what about young children? One type of offender are the spouse abusers. Another form of crime is white-collar crime, and I want to clarify that these data, unlike the others, are not published yet, so I want to be very, very cautious about their presentation. We want to help children and families. Marc Abrahams, audience member: Marc Abrahams from Improbable Research.
How to Detect Lies - body language, reactions, speech patterns Interesting Info -> Lying Index -> How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector (Part 1) Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The following deception detection techniques are used by police, forensic psychologists, security experts and other investigators. Introduction to Detecting Lies: This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions. This is just a basic run down of physical (body language) gestures and verbal cues that may indicate someone is being untruthful. If you got here from somewhere else, be sure to check out our Lie Detection index page for more info including new research in the field of forensic psychology. Signs of Deception: Body Language of Lies: • A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact. Bored?
When you talk too much for Twitter 10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence. By using these 10 strategies you can get the mental edge you need to reach your potential. 1. Although clothes don’t make the man, they certainly affect the way he feels about himself. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot on clothes. 2. One of the easiest ways to tell how a person feels about herself is to examine her walk. 3. Similarly, the way a person carries herself tells a story. 4. One of the best ways to build confidence is listening to a motivational speech. 5. When you focus too much on what you want, the mind creates reasons why you can’t have it.
Involving Physicians in Military Interrogations A recent New England Journal of Medicine article questions the ethics of psychiatrists being involved in interrogations. In 2006 the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) issued statements that it is unethical for doctors and psychologists to be directly involved in the interrogation process. Directly involved also includes viewing the interrogation with the “intention of intervening.” In 2006, the military outlawed harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, hooding, and using military dogs. Some military psychologists have argued that they should be involved to make sure that the detainees and prisoners are treated well. Many physicians believe that treating prisoners well, being kind to them is much more effective than harsh interrogation or even other more mild but aversive interrogation techniques. Reference J.
The 50th Law Origins The 50th Law grew out of the friendship and mutual admiration between 50 Cent and Robert Greene. Greene's book The 48 Laws of Power, which has long been a staple in the hip hop world, came to the attention of 50 Cent, who asked his manager to arrange a meeting. Greene said that he was surprised by 50 Cent's persona and was impressed by his "Zen-like calmness" and eye for strategy. The two began to work on a book project that would combine their two worlds. According to Greene, 50 Cent is an example of what Machiavelli called a New Prince, a leader who emerges in a time of chaos or turmoil and rewrites the rules. According to 50 Cent, Greene's books describe the laws and strategies used by hustlers on the street, even if they might not know the "technical terms" for what they were doing. Synopsis Reception References External links
How Friends Ruin Memory: The Social Conformity Effect | Wired Science Humans are storytelling machines. We don’t passively perceive the world – we tell stories about it, translating the helter-skelter of events into tidy narratives. This is often a helpful habit, helping us make sense of mistakes, consider counterfactuals and extract a sense of meaning from the randomness of life. But our love of stories comes with a serious side-effect: like all good narrators, we tend to forsake the facts when they interfere with the plot. We’re so addicted to the anecdote that we let the truth slip away until, eventually, those stories we tell again and again become exercises in pure fiction. Just the other day I learned that one of my cherished childhood tales – the time my older brother put hot peppers in my Chinese food while I was in the bathroom, thus scorching my young tongue – actually happened to my little sister. The reason we’re such consummate bullshitters is simple: we bullshit for each other. Here’s where the fMRI data proved useful.
The 33 Strategies of War Reception In the book Greene reveals that "Afghanistan was rich in natural gas and other minerals and had ports on the Indian Ocean". The political tales in the book are said to be "mostly foolish or just plain wrong". The book has "far too many duff sentences", for example: "Your goal is to blend philosophy and war, wisdom and battle, into an unbeatable blend. It has sold more than 200,000 copies. See also References Notes Jump up ^ Greene, Robert, "The 33 Strategies of War", Viking Adult, 2006Jump up ^ "The 33 Strategies of War, by Robert Greene". External links 33 Strategies of War interview featuring Robert Greene The State of Mental Healthcare in Prison A new report by Policy Exchange reveals over a third of spending on mental health services in prison is wasted and calls for a drastic overhaul in treating mental health in prisons, including mandatory training for prison officers. Mental healthcare in prisons is widely overlooked as being a problem in the justice system, with overcrowding and high costs trumping mental health for column inches. Yet experts agree that there in a link between mental illness and reoffending in the community. In the latest Policy Exchange report, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, leading experts say that it is time policy makers woke up to the realities of mental healthcare in prisons, and the report authors suggest that only a small reduction in re-offending rates would make a tripling of the prison mental healthcare budget cost effective. Our prison population is at its highest ever. There is significantly less public sympathy for prisoners with mental illness than for those in the community. Reference