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Behavioral Psychology Blog — Sparring Mind

Behavioral Psychology Blog — Sparring Mind
Gather ’round kids, Mr. Greggy is going to share a quick story. (“Mr. Greggy” is what my 2nd grade class used to call me when I was substitute teaching back in college, I miss em’!) Last week, I published what was undoubtedly one of my most controversial articles ever on the dangers of supernormal stimuli. Nearly 100,000 people viewed the post in 24 hours, and I got dozens of positive emails from readers who really enjoyed it.

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Sleep: The Real Key to a Long-Term, Loving Relationship? It is one of the most common struggles that couples face: Over the life of a relationship, partners can lose a sense of appreciation for each other. Holding on to a sense of gratitude for each other is one of the hallmarks of couples who stay content in their relationships over the course of many years. On the other hand, loss of gratitude and appreciation between partners can jeopardize a relationship’s long-term success.

Best Online Psychology Tests Want to know what’s really going on in your own head? The mental health Web site PsychCentral offers a list of the best online psychology tests. Some of these are used to collect data for research experiments, while others are skill tests or quizzes that offer personal insights. Coping (psychology) Psychological coping mechanisms are commonly termed coping strategies or coping skills. Unconscious or non conscious strategies (e.g. defense mechanisms) are generally excluded. The term coping generally refers to adaptive or constructive coping strategies, i.e. the strategies reduce stress levels. However, some coping strategies can be considered maladaptive, i.e. stress levels increase. Maladaptive coping can thus be described, in effect, as non-coping. Furthermore, the term coping generally refers to reactive coping, i.e. the coping response follows the stressor.

Is the Crowd a Feasible Design Partner? This is part of a series of posts examining the idea time and imagining our collective future. Tell us your wish for the future here and we'll bury it in a time capsule. Collaboration is a $1 billion industry and is projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016, according to an ABI Research study. In its wake, there’s much talk about share culture, much excitement about a rising maker culture, and much hope that design thinking and peer production are panacea to a world in crisis. Yet still we are a long way from knowing how to harness larger teams effectively. Of the many things that may work, I’d like to suggest four attributes that we should dare more in collaborative design.

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