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People Who Are Sad Have A Hard Time Seeing Yellow And Blue After watching a sad video clip, students in the study were less able to accurately identify the colors in a blue and yellow spectrum. Christopher Thorstenson/Open Science Framework hide caption itoggle caption Christopher Thorstenson/Open Science Framework After watching a sad video clip, students in the study were less able to accurately identify the colors in a blue and yellow spectrum. Christopher Thorstenson/Open Science Framework Feeling blue as summer ends? Numerous studies have hinted that what you see influences what you feel. In two experiments, study lead author Christopher Thorstenson, a graduate student in psychology at the University of Rochester, and colleagues Adam Pazda and Andrew Elliot randomly assigned 129 undergraduates to two groups and showed them emotion-inducing color video clips — either an amusing one of a comedian or a sad one where a Lion King cub watches his father fall off a cliff and sobs next to his corpse. So what was going on?

What is the Point of the Humanities? Free Trade - or Protectionism?One of the most pressing choices facing modern economies is whether to adopt a…Should We Work on Ourselves - or on the World?When we’re struck down by emotional issues, like depression, anxiety, or love…Romantic vs. Psychoanalysis shapes consumer culture Who knew that Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis and critic of all things American, was an unwitting contributor to the rise of Western consumer culture? Women sporting cigarettes as a symbol of female empowerment and the ubiquitous bacon-and-egg breakfast were two public relations campaigns inspired by Freudian ideas. The link between theory and practice was Edward L. Bernays, the acknowledged father of public relations and nephew of Sigmund Freud. Bernays was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1891 but grew up in New York City. His mother was Freud's sister and his father was the brother of Freud's wife, Martha Bernays. In this case, a cigar did prove to be much more than a cigar. Manipulating behaviors Intrigued by Freud's notion that irrational forces drive human behavior, Bernays sought to harness those forces to sell products for his clients. In 1929, it was taboo for women to smoke in public and those who flouted convention were thought to be sexually permissive.

Scientists may have cracked the code to an 'Eternal Sunshine' future In the ten years since Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind first dropped its “too real it hurts” memory-erasure romance into the world, science and technology have progressed in ways that seem utterly mind-boggling. However, while holistic practices like hypnosis claimed to affect the way people remember and forget things, there has yet to be any formal medical treatment that, like the one in Eternal Sunshine, actually targets specific kinds of memories for erasure . . . until now. That’s right: Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have developed a treatment that selectively erases memories associated with a drug high in mice. Despite the eerie similarities between the film’s premise and the scientists’ research, Blebbistatin is actually meant not for erasing memories of your painful breakup, but instead to help treat drug addiction.

Anna Freud We’re particularly down on people we call ‘defensive’. They blame others for what’s probably their own fault. They hear reasonable criticism as a cruel attack. They deny they have a problem when they clearly do. But, of course, we must be doing this ourselves even if we find it hard to notice exactly when – or indeed why. The finest guide to defensive behaviour is the psychoanalyst, and daughter of Sigmund, Anna Freud. In 1934 she published The Ego and Mechanisms of Defence – the book that laid out for the first time the core idea that we instinctively try to protect our ‘ego’ (our acceptable picture of who we are) with a variety of defences. Anna Freud highlighted ten key types of defence mechanism. One: Denial We don’t admit there is a problem. The immediate survival mechanism – the short term instinct to feel alright about oneself – is to refuse to recognise there is a problem here. Sometimes, pure denial doesn’t quite feel safe enough. Denial isn’t a lie. Two: Projection Ten: Fantasy

Sigmund Freud Médecin autrichien, fondateur de la psychanalyse (Freiberg, aujourd'hui Příbor, Moravie, 1856-Londres 1939). Introduction Freud : fondateur de la psychanalyse, titulaire d'une paternité déjà légendaire ; l'homme n'est plus séparable de la science à laquelle il a consacré sa vie entière. La formation de Freud Freud est né le 6 mai 1856 en Moravie, province de l'empire d'Autriche-Hongrie, au cœur d'une famille juive nombreuse ; le père de Freud, négociant en laines, n'était pas un homme riche. Le rêve et l'hystérie : langages de l'inconscient À partir d'un corpus de rêves, dont beaucoup sont les siens, Freud dégage dans la Science des rêves les lois générales de décryptage des symptômes dont la cause est l'inconscient. L'appareil psychique, construit sur le modèle d'un appareil optique selon le schéma de l'arc réflexe, présente l'idée, permanente dans la pensée de Freud, d'un lieu psychique : « la psyché est étendue ». L'univers analytique L'anthropologie freudienne

ch06_IRM.pdf On the Dangers of the Internet Views: 4064 Over the past century, technologies have completely changed the way we connect with each other. The benefits of the internet are obvious and all around us. But the risks and dangers are more subterranean. Here are two videos that consider why we need to start taking digital sabbaths and remember what it is to be bored again: The news is the best distraction ever invented. SIGMUND FREUD (1856-1939)