EMPATICUS
Follow
Find
5.4K views | +4 today
 
Rescooped by Pål Dobrin from NeuroLeadership
onto EMPATICUS
Scoop.it!

New study shows humans are on auto pilot nearly half the time | Psychology Today

New study shows humans are on auto pilot nearly half the time | Psychology Today | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

It turns out that just under half the time, 46.9% to be exact, people are doing what's called 'mind wandering'. They are not focused on the outside world or the task at hand, they are looking into their own thoughts. Unfortunately, the study of 2,250 people proposes, most of this activity doesn't make us feel happy.


Via awarenessinaction
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Why, what was that? 

You said something? Sorry, I was somewhere else completely...

Come again?

more...
No comment yet.
EMPATICUS
A channel about positive change, altruistic initiatives, psychology, meditation, education, empathy, compassion and Social and Emotional Learning and all else we see as noteworthy. Enjoy and join the movement.
Curated by Pål Dobrin
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Mindful or Mindless: Where Are We Going In Our Relationship With Children?

Mindful or Mindless: Where Are We Going In Our Relationship With Children? | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Katie Zahedi spent a day delving into social-emotional learning and walked out wondering why all of that is getting lost in our present educational system.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Thank you for extending our reach outside of Omega Katie, and thank you Daniel Goleman, Linda Lantieri, Dan Siegel, Shauna Shapiro, Gunilla D, Lama Dawa Philips, Leslie Booker and not the least, Daniel Rechtschaffen.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy? | Mindful

Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy? | Mindful | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
When are we happiest? When we stay in the moment, says researcher Matt Killingsworth.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Vill du bli lycklig ? Sluta tänka så mycket!
Dagdrömmande och ältande tar oss bort från den rena upplevelsen av omvärlden med våra 5 sinnen, det tar oss upp i huvudet och  bort från möjligheten till att känna äkta lycka.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy

10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Scientists can tell us how to be happy. Really. Here are 10 ways, with the research to prove it.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Most of these are quite evident, but to stay on top of them all is a challenge well worth your efforts...

more...
Ipnotica's curator insight, October 3, 3:16 PM

For later

 

Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Vivek Wadhwa on the Gender Gap in Silicon Valley - YouTube

Vivek Wadhwa points out the lack of women in the technology sector and discusses the negative public backlash to his coverage of the issue. Wadwha is a fello...
Pål Dobrin's insight:

It is time to let the women take charge.

The world need the female qualities.

So how come things stay the way they are?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

It is time for the rise of the homo-empaticus. 
Highly empathic people listen to others to try to understand their emotional state and needs but also make themselves vulnerable.
It is a two-way street leading straight into a bright future.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Pål Dobrin from Talent Management; Engagement
Scoop.it!

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery

Culture Of Courage: Creating A Culture That Breeds Bravery | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
People are innately wired to avoid risk. During times of times of change and uncertainty, our risk aversion is amplified. Yet the number one way to gaining competitive edge is by creating a culture where people feel safe and emboldened to innovate and challenge the status quo thinking. The first key to creating a 'culture of courage' is leading from possibility, not probability.

Via Anne Leong
Pål Dobrin's insight:

The need for a culture of bravery in the midst of all fear, terror alerts and an ongoing witch-hunt on whistle blowers. 
Be brave people. 

more...
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Eight Keys to End Bullying

Eight Keys to End Bullying | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Team-work is needed, there´s no other way to end bullying. Adults must get involved. Hard facts.

Good article from Greater Good as always.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Emotional Intelligence Infographic

Emotional Intelligence Infographic | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Pål Dobrin's insight:

What is emotional intelligence and Why should you improve yours?

Good overview from University of Maryland.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

A call to arms

Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it...
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Got to love this: John Oliver using humor to stir up a reaction in the face of corporate attack on internet neutrality.

Will you laugh yourself into action?

www.fcc.gov/comments

Just do it

more...
Pål Dobrin's curator insight, October 1, 2:58 PM

Got to love this: John Oliver using humor to stir up a reaction in the face of corporate attack on internet neutrality.

Will you laugh yourself into action?

www.fcc.gov/comments

Just do it

Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Daniel Rechtschaffen | The way of Mindful education

Daniel Rechtschaffen | The way of Mindful education | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

Mindfulness in Education is an invitation to self-discovery and to becoming a skilled purveyor of mindful, compassionate, and ethical ways of teaching.

Pål Dobrin's insight:

Finally!

this book has been in the making for a while and now it is out! Daniel is one of the most influential actors in the field of Mindfulness in education, and this book gives all educators access to his many years of experience. 

Daniel has designed the mindfulness exercises included in the workbooks developed by prePULSE.com.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

ADHD Prescriptions Double and So Do The Side Effects

ADHD Prescriptions Double and So Do The Side Effects | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
While stimulant and non-stimulant medications help manage symptoms of ADHD like persistent patterns of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity, they are not without side effects.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

This data is from the US, but similar patterns are probably present all over the world. How to approach this in a holistic manner?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

International protests against PISA An Open Letter: To Andreas Schleicher, OECD, Paris | Global Policy Journal

International protests against PISA                An Open Letter: To Andreas Schleicher, OECD, Paris | Global Policy Journal | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Dear Dr. Schleicher,
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Antalet internationella forskare som protesterar mot det fokus på fler tester i skolan som uppstått till följd av PISA-rankingen.
 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

OECD and Pisa tests are damaging education worldwide - academics

OECD and Pisa tests are damaging education worldwide - academics | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
In this letter to Dr Andreas Schleicher, director of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, academics from around the world express deep concern about the impact of Pisa tests and call for a halt to the next round of testing
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Is education not supposed to be something more than what PISA tests?

What should be the goal of our education system? It´s desired outcome?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Jane Goodall explains empathy and why kids need pets

Jane Goodall explains empathy and why kids need pets | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

The primatologist sat down with MNN, sharing her thoughts on climate change, compassion and a dog named Rusty. 


"This materialistic society. I don't know, it happened after World War II. I suppose when people found they could, and began to realize money was being equated with power. It's just "I'm the biggest, I'm the best." It's a very primate feeling, really. It's like the gorilla beating his chest. But it's out of hand, totally."


Pål Dobrin's insight:

An amazing woman that has done a lot for the world. 
Good read! 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Mindful Discipline

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child

~ Chris White MD (author) More about this product
List Price: $16.95
Price: $12.45
You Save: $4.50 (27%)

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child. Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. 

Pål Dobrin's insight:

Shauna Shapiro and Chris White helps you to find that fine line between discipline and understanding. A great handbook for parents and professionals.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Oprah with Thich Nhat Hanh

Overview: Truly insightful, deep and powerful. Oprah Winfrey via her incredible OWN network, talks to Thich Nhat Hanh about becoming a monk, meeting Martin L...
Pål Dobrin's insight:

I just love this talk. 

So simple yet so powerful

Be Mindful when listening to the people around you, for their sake.



more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Does money make you mean?

It's amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how pe...
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Trying to get rich or die trying?

Think again. 

This video explains a lot about people´s behavior, and voting tendencies...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Meditation Infographic | Mindful

Meditation Infographic | Mindful | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
You want to spend some quiet time with your mind, but you have excuses. Take a moment to examine them. They might not be such a big deal.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

A nice starting point to think about the reasons for
mediation, or not to meditation.
That is the question(s 5of them)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Meditation Has the Power to Influence Your Genes

Meditation Has the Power to Influence Your Genes | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Meditation can alter genes linked to inflammation, stress, and pain relief.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

There´s so much we don´t understand about ourselves nor how the connection between mind-brain looks.
Pain relief by meditation. The brain changes physiologically when we train focusing our attention and bring the wandering mind back repeatedly. That is really coool.
 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Love People, Not Pleasure

Love People, Not Pleasure | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
What do fame, wealth and lots of sex bring? Exactly the opposite of what you think.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

Is life all about having the most pleasurable experiences?
 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

The Character Factory

The Character Factory | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it
Antipoverty programs will continue to be ineffective until they integrate a robust understanding of character.
Pål Dobrin's insight:

What are the parts of building character?

Taking a wider approach to the factors behind success in life...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

 What skills current students need to meet  the ever changing needs of the global market, and some potential ways to address shortcomings in our collective educational systems.…

This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. the report rank the world’s educational systems . 

Pål Dobrin's insight:

Important skills  of the future.  

Global citizenship, team-working, emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship. (+4 more)

I'd like to add Heart and Purpose

 

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Developing Global Compassion - Paul Ekman Group, LLC

Developing Global Compassion - Paul Ekman Group, LLC | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

Over the last decade, Paul Ekman has had the opportunity to spend close to 50 hours in one-on-one conversations with the Dalai Lama. The content from their first dialogue was published in the book Emotional Awareness (2008). During their most recent meeting in New Delhi, India, (January 2012)  they spent another 6 hours discussing compassion; this exchange was recorded and segmented into many different webisodes for our series called Developing Global Compassion. We will release and archive a new webisode every 2 weeks beginning June 9th through December 2014. You can read part of the transcribed conversation and discover how the Dalai Lama responded to Ekman’s thinking in the last chapter of  his new book Moving Toward Global Compassion. A special thank you to John Cleese for his involvement with the Dalai Lama and participation in this project.

Pål Dobrin's insight:

This is sooo inspiring. Feels great to know that great minds are preoccupied and working to counter-act all the scary tendencies of greed, power play and egotism.
Get the book and jump aboard this wave of positive change. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

ADD - the types of its manifestation in kids | Autism & Hope

ADD - the types of its manifestation in kids | Autism & Hope | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

ADD - the types of its manifestation in kids. Attention Deficit Disorder can take several forms in children. It is not difficult to track the child with ADD who is very chaotic. Boys generally come into this category. But then there are some types of ADD which go undiagnosed because their effects in children are less outwardly evident. This happens mainly in case of girls.

Pål Dobrin's insight:

Girls are often not diagnosed due to being less outwardly evident. But what are the detectable signs?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

Alan Wallace - A Better Version of Myself

Pål Dobrin's insight:

Alan on The fine balance of relaxation and sharpness of mind...

Attention and it's role in learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Pål Dobrin
Scoop.it!

The Naked Face

The Naked Face | EMPATICUS | Scoop.it

Can you read people’s thoughts just by looking at them?

Pål Dobrin's insight:

This old article is well worth reading. Gladwell has a way with words, and the work of Paul Ekman is a remarkable subject.

more...
No comment yet.