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What do pilgrim badges tell us about emotion in the Middle Ages?

What do pilgrim badges tell us about emotion in the Middle Ages? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
How can dirty marks in an old book help us access a medieval reader’s emotions? Why is it important that we try to establish such connections? The history of emotions is a new field but one that encourages a wider public engagement with history. Emotions are accessible: we all understand and experience anger, pity, love and hate. These feelings help us make links to those who previously expressed them and open up new pathways to understand how people in the past felt about their world. Historians search literary and documentary evidence for publicly expressed emotions, if not interior feelings.
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Filling in Thought Holes: An Invaluable Social and Emotional Learning Lesson

Filling in Thought Holes: An Invaluable Social and Emotional Learning Lesson | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Although this blog entry attempts pretty unsuccessfully to simplify the vast and complicated field of cognitive psychology, the information about types of "Thought Holes" may prove useful as you're trying to understand the (sometimes baffling) behavior of your students. The blog's author suggests that we, as educators, may be able to teach students to recognize when they are sabotaging themselves by "falling into thought holes," but I think I'll leave that work to mental health professionals and just settle for a better understanding of what my kids may be thinking.

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This site is addictive--in status update style sentences, the results of studies done in a variety of social and psychological science fields are summarized and links provided to the source.  I dare you to resist scrolling through just a few...

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