Tapping our powers of persuasion Most psychologists will read this “Questionnaire” with Robert Cialdini, PhD. That may or may not be true, but according to Cialdini, that statement is powerfully persuasive because we tend to go along with our peers. Cialdini, who retired last year from a teaching and research position at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., is a renowned expert in the science of swaying. In his seminal book on the topic, “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” (Quill, 1984), he went undercover to learn the tricks mastered by used-car dealers and Fortune 500 executives alike, bringing persuasion research to psychology’s forefront. Cialdini distilled his findings into six “weapons of influence,” each grounded in how we perceive ourselves or others: Reciprocity: We inherently want to return favors. In recent years, Cialdini has been leveraging those weapons to address major world problems such as climate change by persuading people to reduce energy use. I think it’s a little too early.
Intensi-Toddy! There are many things to love about winter: extra blankets on the bed, sweatshirts, fuzzy slippers and boots, scarves and mittens, oh my! There are also many things to despise about winter: shorter days, dry skin, the blistering cold, and oh yes, getting sick. Being prone to respiratory infections, I always panic when I feel the symptoms coming on. Stuffy nose, tender and swollen throat, head congestion—I’ll rush to chug packets of Emergen-C and chug glass after glass of hot water with lemon but sometimes it’s just too late. The Mighty Respiratory Monster prevails and wastes no time making your entire body feel like a listless lump of coughing, sniffling, icky snot glob. I hocus pocused a magical concoction that will now be my go to cure-all for all future cold symptoms. Make sure it’s really hot, add more honey to the recipe if you want it sweeter, and don’t be a baby when it comes to the cayenne because that’s the magical stuff that does the ass kicking.
Insight If we eliminate system one, system two isn't going to get the job done because you can't live by system two. There are people who try, there are people who have had various kinds of brain lesions that create disconnects between their emotions and their decision-making process. Damasio has written about them. It can take them 30 minutes to figure out what restaurant they want to go to. Their performance on intelligence tests isn't impaired, but their performance in living their lives is greatly impaired; they can't function well, and their lives go downhill. So we know that trying to do everything purely rationally, just following Bayesian statistics or anything like that isn't going to work. Too often it's treated as a real dichotomy, and too many organizations that I study try to encourage people to just follow procedures, just follow the steps, and to be afraid to make any mistakes. Rather than perform standard research and manipulate variables, we said, "Let's talk to the experts."
List of thought processes Nature of thought Thought (or thinking) can be described as all of the following: An activity taking place in a: brain – organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals (only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfish do not have a brain). It is the physical structure associated with the mind. mind – abstract entity with the cognitive faculties of consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory. Having a mind is a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms. Activities taking place in a mind are called mental processes or cognitive functions.computer (see automated reasoning, below) – general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Types of thoughts Content of thoughts Types of thought (thinking) Listed below are types of thought, also known as thinking processes. Lists
Quick and Light Tiramisu Recipe | Delicious and Easy Dessert This week’s recipe is a fun favorite I learned while watching a Gordon Ramsay cooking show. My fiance and I enjoy a sweet dessert after dinner, but I don’t enjoy spending hours preparing it. This tiramisu recipe is easy to prepare ahead of time and a snap to put together when you’re ready to indulge! Gordon Ramsay sums it up: “A good tiramisu makes a heavenly dessert but it is undoubtedly very rich and indulgent, for this quick, lighter version, light cream replaces eggs, though you can use whipping cream for a richer texture.” TIRAMISU RECIPEIngredients 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream 4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 1 cup mascarpone 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons Marsala (or brandy or Tia Maria) 1/3 cup strong coffee or espresso, cooled to room temperature 16-20 lady fingers Unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting (or grated chocolate) Directions Sweeten the coffee with the remaining 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar; stir to dissolve, then add the rest of the Marsala. Makes 4 servings.
Easy Pumpkin Tiramisu I always prefer to bring a homemade dessert to parties and family events when I can, but I know that there isn’t always time to put together an elaborate cake, a homemade pie or even a batch of cupcakes. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy desserts out there that still look absolutely stunning and will wow anyone at your next event. This Easy Pumpkin Tiramisu is one of them. The recipe is no-bake and starts out with just a few ingredients that, when combined, turn into a luscious, creamy and spicy dessert. The cream for this recipe is made with mascarpone cheese, cream cheese and pumpkin puree. Like most tiramisus, I dipped my ladyfingers in espresso (very strong coffee also works well) before adding them to the dessert. This dessert doesn’t take much time to make, but it does taste best if it has a couple of hours to sit so that the flavors can meld together. Serves 9-12
Bipolar Managed Best Without Drugs: 227 Patients Report For the live-updated, interactive version of this infographic, click here. We’re excited to announce the very first results of our ongoing study of Bipolar Disorder. At CureTogether, 227 people with Bipolar came together to rate 31 treatments. When we gather 1,000 treatment ratings for a condition, we publish an infographic, and Bipolar has just crossed that threshold. The results seem to say it’s best managed without drugs, except Lamictal seems to work quite well. Patients rate regimented sleep, reduced alcohol, and exercise as helpful for their symptoms, as well as yoga, mindfulness meditation, and Lamictal (see the top of the green part of the chart). The top 10 overall treatments reported for Bipolar are, as a list: 1. The rest of the results are in the graph above, which is divided into four squares… - Top right: the most popular and effective treatments - Top left: effective treatments that not many people have tried, so they may be options to think about
Bipolar Disorder Treatment: Treatment & Therapy for Mania & Depression Bipolar disorder treatment: What you need to know Bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition. It runs an unpredictable course of ups and downs. When left untreated, these ups and downs can be devastating. The recurring manic and depressive episodes that characterize the disease make it difficult to lead a stable, productive life. Successful treatment of bipolar disorder depends on a combination of factors. Recovering from bipolar disorder doesn’t happen overnight. What can I do to help me feel better? Know the difference between your symptoms and your true self. Source: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Getting an accurate diagnosis for bipolar disorder Getting an accurate diagnosis is the first step in bipolar disorder treatment. Making the diagnosis of bipolar disorder can be tricky even for trained professionals, so it’s best to see a psychiatrist with experience treating bipolar disorder rather than a family doctor or another type of physician. Types of bipolar disorder Suicide
Bipolar Disorder Self Help - 50 Natural Ways - Without Drugs - Bipolar Symptoms, Treatment, Solutions Reading is gentler on the mind than watching television and movies and has therapeutic value. Reading on spiritual subjects, as well as Bible reading, can all contribute to a stronger mind, stronger spirituality and more insight into current events, than does watching the news nightly. It bridges the gap between passive viewing and participating in what one is reading about. Reading takes more mental effort that watching TV or a movie, without overwhelming the mind. Therefore, it is the mode of choice for persons suffering with bipolar disorder for both news and as a form of recreation. 5. Abstinence from coffee and alcohol, along with a diet low in refined carbohydrates and sugar can benefit persons endeavoring to overcome symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. "It does take some work and willpower. Social Strategies: 6. Some of these thoughts are elaborated on in this text. "Don’t stand alone, you might turn to stone," said a famous rocker. 7. 8. 9. See: Pornography - is it harmful. 10. 11.
Italian Wedding Soup MEATBALLS: 3/4 pound ground turkey 1/2 pound turkey sausage, casings removed 2/3 cup fresh white bread crumbs 2 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 medium cloves) 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 3 Tbsp. milk 1 large egg, lightly beaten kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper SOUP: 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 cup minced yellow onion 1 cup diced carrots (about 3 medium) 1 cup diced celery (about 2 large stalks) 10 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup small pasta (I used mini bow-tie pasta) 1/4 cup minced fresh dill 8 ounces fresh baby spinach- trimmed, washed & patted dry extra Parmesan cheese, for serving 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Prepare meatballs: Place ground meats, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, Parmesan, milk, egg, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and combine gently with a fork. 3.
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