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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: How we form beliefs

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: How we form beliefs | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
A.C. Grayling offers a review of Michael Shermer's latest book "The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths," which looks like a fascinating read. Shermer is a psychology professor, the founder of Skeptic magazine and resident sceptical columnist for Scientific American (I've done MindBlog posts on several of these columns). Grayling does such a concise job of summing up Shermer's main points that I pass on chunks of the review here (Sigh...like many of you, I suspect, I read many more reviews of books than actual books.)
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The Neuroscience of Leadership

The Neuroscience of Leadership | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Breakthroughs in brain research explain how to make organizational transformation succeed.
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Teaching empathy: a framework rooted in social cognitive neuroscience and social justice. - Free Online Library

Teaching empathy: a framework rooted in social cognitive neuroscience and social justice. - Free Online Library | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Free Online Library: Teaching empathy: a framework rooted in social cognitive neuroscience and social justice.
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The Blog : Drugs and the Meaning of Life : Sam Harris

The Blog : Drugs and the Meaning of Life : Sam Harris | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.
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:: Authentic Happiness :: Using the new Positive Psychology

:: Authentic Happiness :: Using the new Positive Psychology | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions.
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What Is Organizational Psychology?

What Is Organizational Psychology? | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
To help people understand the role of organizational psychology, I have broken it down into 3 verbs: Select, Perfect, and Persuade...
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Mirror neurons: A new issue for managers of remote teams?

Mirror neurons: A new issue for managers of remote teams? | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Managers of remote teams have plenty to worry about. On top of the deadlines, interpersonal conflicts and competing priorities that face all team leaders, managers of dispersed teams need to concern themselves with keeping everyone connected and collaborating despite physical distance. Now, Wharton management professor Nancy Rothbard is adding another item to their list of potential stresses: mirror neurons.
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NYT On The ‘Psychology Of Sharing’: E-Mail Still Rules

NYT On The ‘Psychology Of Sharing’: E-Mail Still Rules | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Hoping to get a better sense of who shares links and why, the NYT commissioned a study that breaks down the types of people who share links and offered an overview of some recent marketing campaigns that appeared to hit the “buzz” mark.
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