Emotional blackmail Emotional blackmail is a form of psychological manipulation. [Emotional blackmail] is "the use of a system of threats and punishment on a person by someone close to them in an attempt to control their behavior.—  Emotional blackmail... typically involves two people who have established a close personal or intimate relationship (mother and daughter, husband and wife, sister and sister, two close friends).—  When subjected to emotional blackmail, "we become the other's emotional hostage." General Types Forward and Frazier identify four blackmail types each with their own mental manipulation style: punishers - 'My way or the highway' is the punisher's motto. Borderline personality disorder According to Harriet Braiker, people with borderline personality disorder are particularly likely to use emotional blackmail. Affluenza, children and emotional blackmail I became an expert in emotional blackmail by the time I was five" —Doris Lessing Resisting
Recognizing Spatial Intelligence Ninety years ago, Stanford psychologist Lewis Terman began an ambitious search for the brightest kids in California, administering IQ tests to several thousand of children across the state. Those scoring above an IQ of 135 (approximately the top 1 percent of scores) were tracked for further study. There were two young boys, Luis Alvarez and William Shockley, who were among the many who took Terman’s tests but missed the cutoff score. Despite their exclusion from a study of young “geniuses,” both went on to study physics, earn PhDs, and win the Nobel prize. How could these two minds, both with great potential for scientific innovation, slip under the radar of IQ tests? One explanation is that many items on Terman’s Stanford-Binet IQ test, as with many modern assessments, fail to tap into a cognitive ability known as spatial ability. A recent review, published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, analyzed data from two large longitudinal studies. Are you a scientist?
Dating abuse Dating abuse or dating violence is defined as the perpetration or threat of an act of violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other member within the context of dating or courtship. It is also when one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse/violence. This abuse/violence can take a number of forms: sexual assault, sexual harassment, threats, physical violence, verbal, mental, or emotional abuse, social sabotage, and stalking. Dating violence crosses all racial, age, economic and social lines. Profiles of abuser and victim Individuals of all walks of life can find themselves in an abusive relationship. The Centre for Promoting Alternatives to Violence describes abusers as being obsessively jealous and possessive, overly confident, having mood swings or a history of violence or temper, seeking to isolate their partner from family, friends and colleagues, and having a tendency to blame external stressors. Characteristics
Institute for the Study of the Neurologically Typical Text Only (Note: The content of this site is a parody. It is not to be taken literally. Help with understanding the humor.) What Is NT? Neurotypical syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity. Neurotypical individuals often assume that their experience of the world is either the only one, or the only correct one. NT is believed to be genetic in origin. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Normal Disorders: 666.00 Neurotypic Disorder How Common Is It? Tragically, as many as 9625 out of every 10,000 individuals may be neurotypical. Are There Any Treatments For NT? There is no known cure for Neurotypical Syndrome. However, many NTs have learned to compensate for their disabilities and interact normally with autistic persons. Could I be NT? Take the Online NT Screening Test. Papers and Abstracts Riviera N. About This Site This site is an expression of autistic outrage. My brain is a jewel. -muskie
Teen dating violence Definition Teen dating violence is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship. According to the United States public health authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of teen dating violence is often misunderstood. In a 2009 survey, the CDC reports that 9.8% of high school students in the U.S. report that they have been deliberately physically hurt by their boyfriend or girlfriend in the preceding 12 months. Also, 1 in 5 women, and around 1 in 7 men, who have been a victim of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, typically experience a form of dating violence between the ages of 11 and 17. Characteristics The ages between 16 and 24 are the most susceptible to dating violence. United States Prevalence of teen dating violence Surveys indicate that the majority of American teens who have actually had sex wish they had waited. Legislation
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UK | Profile: UK serial killers As the bodies of five dead women are found in Ipswich, Suffolk, within two weeks, fears are growing that a serial killer is on the loose. How does this compare to past serial killers in the UK? Through the late 1970s and early 80s, women in the north of England feared a killer known both as the Yorkshire Ripper and Wearside Jack. The killer, who it later emerged was a Bradford man called Peter Sutcliffe, is serving life for the murders of 13 women in West Yorkshire between 1975 and 1981. Sutcliffe, now 60, also carried out attacks on seven other women during that period. It is not known what sparked his attacks. Sutcliffe, who struck in Yorkshire and Manchester, claimed at his trial that he had heard "voices from God" telling him to go on a mission to rid the streets of prostitutes. The case only came to the attention of the national press in June 1977 when Sutcliffe claimed the life of Jayne MacDonald, a 16-year-old shop assistant who was not a prostitute.
Thought Experiments: Deep Thought Provoking Questions and Thought Experiments to Boost your Creativity! Home- IQ Tests - Creativity - Genius - Brainstorming - Self-Help - BLOG Thought experiments are simple creative ways you can begin to unleash the genius within and boost your brain power to new levels of creativity and excellence. Albert Einstein is probably the most famous person to have used thought experiments, but plenty of other great thinkers, scientists, philosophers, artists and geniuses have employed the thought experiment technique to access their most brilliant ideas. Become an Instant Genius Discover secret 'brain hacks' to activate your hidden genius! Here's how Wikipedia defines a thought experiment: A thought experiment basically involves visualizing a situation and performing some kind of experimental action and seeing what happens. For example, Albert Einstein imagined what it would be like to ride across the universe on a photon beam of light. Chat with Einstein... Thought experimentation skills The skills needed for effective thought experimentation are: What If... 1.
The Art of Rejection - Manage Your Career By Melissa Girard and Cristina Stanciu "The art of losing isn't hard to master," Elizabeth Bishop writes in her poem "One Art." "Lose something every day," she advises, "Then practice losing farther, losing faster." That is the advice every job candidate has received from well-meaning job-placement directors, advisers, friends, and family. As veterans of the academic job market, we have endured countless rejections. Right now those of us in English, foreign languages, and allied fields are entering the season of rejection. In its "Report on the MLA Job Information List, 2010-11," published last September, the association reported a statistic that may simultaneously comfort and terrify job seekers. While landing a job in academe—particularly in the humanities—is often a game of chance, rejection letters can and should be composed purposefully. Let's start with an incomplete list of the ways in which we have been rejected. The stages of rejection. Accuracy. No room for ambiguity. Timing.
Einstein-era reading vs. today’s: Is workplace ‘efficiency’ why we curl up with ‘American Idol’? “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits,” Albert Einstein said in a quotation I picked up from by jan on freedom . “Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” Einstein lived in a different age from ours, that’s for sure. I’m more worried that my students’ lives are so frantic and busy—like mine—that they hardly have time to read and reflect. I have to schedule the time in my calendar. Or, given the realities of workplace “efficiency”—a code for fewer people doing more work—it’s not just the frantic sense; it’s the frantic of having to get stuff done. One advantage of E, of course, as many e-book boosters have noted, is that you can whip out your cellphone or PDA and read in the grocery line or a doctor’s waiting room. In a related vein, yes, Prof.
Karl Popper is an idiot. - Politics, Philosophy, and Religion What do you guys think of this view taken to it's extreme as in Tegmark's mathematical universe hypothesis: I found this interesting: We discuss the nature of reality in the ontological context of Penrose’s math-matter-mind triangle. The triangle suggests the circularity of the widespread view that math arises from the mind, the mind arises out of matter, and that matter can be explained in terms of math.
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