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Being Defensive

Being Defensive

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A Short Dictionary of Psychoanalysis Views: 3466 All subjects have their specialised vocabularies; a set of words that initially sound unusual, even a touch frightening, but that can also prove oddly beautiful and beguiling. To their enemies, key words are mere jargon, but jargon has its advantages: it allows us swiftly to get a firm hold of ideas that might otherwise have been confusing and cumbersome.

Existentialism in Literature and Film Course by Hubert L. Dreyfus on Free Audio Download Ever feel like life needs a little more meaning? Well then listen to these guys' perspectives and solutions to make sense of this craziness in life. The lecturer is super-accessible, and clear, and sometimes even funny. I'm 22, studied biology, never taken a philosophy class and never heard of Kierkegaard, and all his talk is understandable even to me. This class builds a framework for which we can understand our own existence and what we can do with the time we got here, from the perspectives of three philosophers.

Dealing With Someone Who Won't Stop Talking CREATISTA/Shutterstock One day recently Jean*, a young professional woman, started her session with me by ranting about one of her co-workers. “The man does not stop talking,” she said. “Today he asked me how my weekend went, and before I could utter a word he started telling me about everything he had done.” We all know someone like this man—people who talk without listening, who seem to think that what they have to say is as fascinating to everyone else as it is to them, and who don’t seem to understand that listening is an important part of communicating and connecting to others. What makes these people tick? 49 Fascinating YouTube Videos to Learn About the Human Body As any doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care professional knows, the body is an interesting system. In many ways, it’s like a machine, with many complex parts. There is a lot to learn about the body and how it works, as well as how its different systems interact to create a larger system. Here are 49 interesting YouTube videos that can help you learn about the human body:

Carl Gustav Jung Quotes and Quotations, Famous Quotes by Authors A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.

UH Psychology 1300 PORTABLE ELECTRONIC TEXT PROGRAM (For use on PUBLIC COMPUTER) Download: "Click Here" Open the Zip Folder that just download Move the "Psychology Textbook" folder and "Open Book" icon to your USB When ever you want to use electronic text on public computer, just insert the USB to the public computer, and click on the Open Book iconUSING THE SYSTEM Check the syllabus in Psymple Psych. I strongly urge you to get started reading the text as soon as possible. First, take time to read the instructions on how to use the user-friendly Psychology: Exploring Behavior system. Take the guided electronic tour available as the first option on the “Services” pull-down menu in the text—the blue button on the upper left of the text screen. If you follow the instructions…they will help!

How Languages We Speak Affect The Way We Think Keith Chen (TED Talk: Could your language affect your ability to save money?) might be an economist, but he wants to talk about language. For instance, he points out, in Chinese, saying “this is my uncle” is not as straightforward as you might think. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs If I ask my kids what they want for dinner, there's a ninety percent chance they will say pizza. They love it, as most kids do. I guess I have an affection for it too, but we don't indulge too often. If I had to choose a favorite pizza, it would be the Hawaiian, but no one else in my household appreciates its flavors like I do, too bad for them.

Reflective Listening (drawn from Communication in Organizations, by Dalmar Fisher) Reflective listening has its roots the fields of counseling and psychotherapy, particularly in Carl Rogers's "client-centered" therapy. This is not to say that people in organizations should become therapists, but rather that this one therapeutic skill can be very useful in many everyday work situations. Reflective listening is used in situations where you are trying to help the speaker deal with something. As you will see, it is very similar to what Tannen would called rapport-talk.

Half of Your Friends Aren’t Actually Your Friend Here’s a fun exercise: Take a minute and count up all your friends. Not just the close ones, or the ones you’ve seen recently — I mean every single person on this Earth that you consider a pal. Got a number in your mind? Good. Now cut it in half. Okay, yes, “fun” may have been a bit of a reach there.

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