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Report: Americans hold different views of what "religious" means - Religion News Service

Report: Americans hold different views of what "religious" means - Religion News Service | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
(RNS) There is a lopsided divide in America about what it means to be a religious person, with a majority believing that it's about acting morally but a strong minority equating it with faith.
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Our brains have many glitches that interfere with honest self-awareness and accurate self-assessment
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2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning

2014 is ending, but this wave of technology disruptions is just beginning | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry.
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Temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the world

Temperatures in the Arctic rising twice as fast as rest of the world | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
A new report that finds Arctic warming is affecting global weather bodes well for algae, less so for polar bears
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Beyond "The Pipeline": Reframing Science's Diversity Challenge

Beyond "The Pipeline": Reframing Science's Diversity Challenge | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
One of the most commonly used metaphors for describing the solution for growing and diversifying America's scientific talent pool is the "STEM pipeline." Major policy reports have called on the U.S.
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White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic

White Privilege, Explained in One Simple Comic | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Show the nay-sayers this succinct comic explaining what white privilege is -- and what it isn't.

Via Graeme & Jennifer Bowman
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Graeme & Jennifer Bowman's curator insight, December 17, 8:51 PM

Creative, engaging way to broach an awkward topic.

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Make policy for real, not ideal, humans - FT.com

Make policy for real, not ideal, humans - FT.com | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made. This famous remark of the German philosopher, Immanuel Kant, is particularly relevant to economists. “Homo economicus” is far-sighted, rational and self-interested. Real human

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10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal

10 Shocking Facts About Society That We Absurdly Accept As Normal | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of the mainstream medias content strategy […]

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8 horrific “cures” for mental illness through the ages

8 horrific “cures” for mental illness through the ages | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Hydrotherapy, chemically induced seizures and lobotomy are just a few ghastly treatments that were once commonplace
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Why not Cynicism?

Why not Cynicism? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
by Steve Snyder If there’s one thing that a lot of people are sure they know about Cynicism, it’s that it’s nothing other than a usually unwarranted, almost totally negative attitude about life in ...
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The roots of prejudice

The roots of prejudice | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Is your social brain wired to differ between how you relate to other people? Is your basic empathic ability changing - in the brain - according to whether you can relate to another person or not? F...
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Group-Think: Decision-Making Is Best Done Alone, Relying Too Much On Friends And Family Isn't A Good Thing

Group-Think: Decision-Making Is Best Done Alone, Relying Too Much On Friends And Family Isn't A Good Thing | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
In the classic evolutionary conflict between the individual and collective interest, the group wins.
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David Hain's curator insight, December 17, 4:27 AM

New study ~ In the classic evolutionary conflict between the individual and collective interest, the group wins.

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Six Paths to Greater Empathy

Six Paths to Greater Empathy | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Big Empathy is about expanding our empathy to embrace the suffering and well-being of more of life, more deeply, more competently, and more seamlessly than we normally do.


Below are six potentially complementary paths – not methods, but general approaches – to developing greater empathy. Of course, in order to enhance empathy, they must be undertaken with a desire to truly connect with the Other....


1. LISTENING – I’m speaking here of deep listening, empathic listening, reflective listening – listening intended to deeply understand the Other so that they feel truly understood....


2. SELF AWARENESS – We are all universal beings....


3. NARRATIVE ARTS – Stories can help us experience the inner and outer life of the Other. ...


4. IMMERSION – It is one thing to listen to, read or think about someone else’s life experience. It is quite another to actually live our life like theirs for a while. This is immersive empathy....

 

5. SCIENCES – Understanding causal and functional dynamics can deepen our capacity to enter into experiences and realities otherwise alien to us. ...


6. RESPONSIVE CARING – In caring, our empathic sensibilities merge with our will. 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 16, 9:40 PM

There are mindfulness qualities embedded here. What can we learn when we listen?

 

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Men Don't Recognize 'Benevolent' Sexism: Study

Men Don't Recognize 'Benevolent' Sexism: Study | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Do most people recognize sexism in their daily lives? And what does it take to get them to shake their sexist beliefs?

In a recent study titled "Seeing the Unseen" psychologists Janet Swim of Pennsylvania State University and Julia Becke...

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How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future

How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future.

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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, December 10, 2:51 PM

For most people, the only way to success is through failure. Prove to the world that you can deal with it.

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New Poll: The Majority of Americans Still Have No Clue the Deficit’s Gone Down Under Obama

New Poll: The Majority of Americans Still Have No Clue the Deficit’s Gone Down Under Obama | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
About 35 to 40 percent of Americans are Fox-watching conservatives. The math kind of does itself.
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Q&A: Langdon Winner on ‘the tyranny of the new’

Q&A: Langdon Winner on ‘the tyranny of the new’ | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The political theorist critiques the ideology behind the word 'innovation' and its negative impact on development.
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What Forms of Creativity Turn You On?

What Forms of Creativity Turn You On? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
It’s no secret: creativity is sexy. People all over the world rank creativity as a highly desirable quality in a partner, and people who are creative across a variety of fields report more...
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Russian Governor Decides Banning a Word is One Way to Deal with Economy in Free Fall | Nomadic Politics

Russian Governor Decides Banning a Word is One Way to Deal with Economy in Free Fall | Nomadic Politics | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The Russian economy may be in a meltdown and its currency might be in free fall. But there's one word that many Russians cannot use to describe the present mess.

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It’s Happening: Robots May Be The Creative Artists Of The Future

It’s Happening: Robots May Be The Creative Artists Of The Future | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

It's no secret that the world is being automated and that millions of people are losing work as a result. With a properly programmed machine, any unskilled laborer can be replaced.


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One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand’s toxic philosophy permanently transformed America

One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand’s toxic philosophy permanently transformed America | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
The "Atlas Shrugged" author helped make the United States one of the most uncaring nations in the industrial world
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Rise of the paranoid South: How defending against “outsiders” brought the region together

Rise of the paranoid South: How defending against “outsiders” brought the region together | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Throughout history, the region has always coalesced politically. Here's what really accounts for the unity
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A dehumanizing brain?

A dehumanizing brain? | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
Here's a buzz -- and strange conclusions based on neuroimaging data. A forthcoming article in Psychological Science by Lasana Harris and Susan Fiske is studying how people react when they are shown...
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The Persuasion Slide: An Introduction

In my keynote at the ConversionSUMMIT in Frankfurt (an amazing one-day conference I highly recommend!), I introduced a new concept I’ve been working on: The Persuasion Slide™. In short, it’s a simple model for persuasion that encompasses a variety of conscious and non-conscious factors.

I’ll be publishing more on this topic, but I’m eager to get some reader feedback. So, here’s a super-short introduction to the Persuasion Slide concept…

- See more at: http://www.neurosciencemarketing.com/blog/articles/persuasion-slide.htm#sthash.DC0SgVVt.dpuf

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UC Berkeley Study: Empathy as an antidote for job burnout

UC Berkeley Study: Empathy as an antidote for job burnout | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it
"People can be in the exact same setting and have different reactions," Ekman said. "That's why it's so important to look at internal factors, and that's not historically been done for this kind of work."

Cultivating empathy -- the ability to understand the experience of another -- is key to heading off burnout, and that takes simple cognitive shifts,


Ekman explained. A critical step is developing curiosity toward a patient, inmate or client, she said.

Realizing what a person has endured often stokes empathetic feelings, she said.


By Suzanne Bohan


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David Hain's curator insight, December 17, 4:30 AM

Cultivating empathy is key to heading off burnout - takes simple cognitive shifts, critical step is developing curiosity toward another.

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A little wisdom quiz for leaders

A little wisdom quiz for leaders | Brain Tricks: Belief, Bias, and Blindspots | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Rob Duke
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