A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism Bilingualism or the ability to speak more than one language is a prevalent linguistic phenomenon. Even in the online digital discourse a great deal of multilingualism and bilingualism is observed in text-mediated interactions between users. For those of you interested in learning more about bilingualism in the virtual world, we recommend Language Online: Investigating Digital Texts and Practices (by David Barton and Carmen Lee) and The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (by Brenda Danet and Susan C. Herring).
Want Collaboration?: Accept—and Actively Manage—Conflict The challenge is a long-standing one for senior managers: How do you get people in your organization to work together across internal boundaries? But the question has taken on urgency in today’s global and fast-changing business environment. To service multinational accounts, you increasingly need seamless collaboration across geographic boundaries. To improve customer satisfaction, you increasingly need collaboration among functions ranging from R&D to distribution. Advertising Techniques 2014 + Creative Examples Creative advertising techniques are communication tools - the tools you use to attract attention, engage minds, trigger emotion, and change what people think. All of which can lead to calls, clicks and customers. You'll make more effective ads, faster, if you know which techniques work, and which work best for your product or service. Like these:
Learned helplessness Learned helplessness is behavior typical of a human or non-human animal and occurs where an animal endures repeatedly painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it is unable to escape or avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn or accept "escape" or "avoidance" in new situations where such behavior would likely be effective. In other words, the organism learned that it is helpless in situations where there is a presence of aversive stimuli and has accepted that it has lost control, and thus gives up trying.
How to Organize Your Agenda I know it’s only July, but it’s never too early to start getting prepared for the fall semester! One of the best ways to stay organized when classes are in session is by keeping up with a planner. I’m a huge fan of writing everything down – from homework and papers to meetings and events – and I wouldn’t be able to keep track of everything without documenting it in an agenda. Character Strengths Survey, Character Test: VIA Character Movies are an art-form highly suited for inspiring character strengths and helping in the discovery, understanding and exploration of these positive aspects in human beings. Ryan Niemiec (VIA's education director) and Danny Wedding explore 1,500 examples in their book Positive Psychology at the Movies, 2nd edition (2014). They explain that the best positive psychology movies meet the following criteria: Strong portrayal of a character's signature strengths which are critical to the character's identity; Depicts conflict/obstacles that challenge the character; The character uses strengths to overcome the adversity; The film's overall presentation is uplifting or speaks deeply to the human condition. The film holds great potential to generate cinematic elevation (i.e., it causes people to feel motivated to do good and increases their altruism) or cinematic admiration (i.e., it causes people to want to improve themselves and copy the model).
Falser Words Were Never Spoken IN a coffee shop not long ago, I saw a mug with an inscription from Henry David Thoreau: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” At least it said the words were Thoreau’s. But the attribution seemed a bit suspect. Thoreau, after all, was not known for his liberal use of exclamation points. Ad Techniques Advertising is a type of persuasive message that is designed to motivate consumers to buy a product. The advertising industry uses specific techniques to appeal to their target audience. This is a list of some techniques that are often used not only in advertising, but also in any persuasive message. Techniques of persuasion: motivating the consumer Stacking: list of reasons why the product or service is good
Serotonin and Depression: 9 Questions and Answers 1. What is serotonin? Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another. Although serotonin is manufactured in the brain, where it performs its primary functions, some 90% of our serotonin supply is found in the digestive tract and in blood platelets. 2. How is serotonin made?
Top 10 Best Stores for Fashion on a Budget At some point in your life as a stylish college girl, you’ll face an important choice: buying clothes, or buying books? Since books are non-negotiable in college, if you want to maximize your (few) leftover dollars, you need to know where to shop. There are tons of discount clothing stores out there, but which ones are worth shopping at, and which aren’t?
Learned Optimism: The Half Full Cup - PositivePsychologyProgram.com If you’ve ever taken an introductory psychology class, one thing that you’re bound to encounter is ‘the cup’. Now, this cup is unique in the fact that scholars and non scholars alike seem to wage a fierce debate over the contents of said cup. One side says that this proverbial cup is half empty, and the opposition adamantly argues that the cup is, in fact, half full. The exercise of viewing the glass within these parameters is said to tell you something about your personality. If you see the cup as half empty, you’re generally considered a pessimist. 30 Ways to Define Leadership Credit: Rawpixel/Shutterstock Webster's Dictionary defines leadership as "the power or ability to lead other people," but for most people, there's a lot more to it than that. Ask anyone what it means to be a leader, and you'll likely hear something unique every time. That's because everyone has his or her own idea of what leadership is, but not every boss leads a team the same way.
Study Finds TV Alters Fiji Girls' View of Body ''You've gained weight'' is a traditional compliment in Fiji, anthropologists say. In accordance with traditional culture in the South Pacific nation, dinner guests are expected to eat as much as possible. A robust, nicely rounded body is the norm for men and women.