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What makes a great story? Here's the psychology

What makes a great story? Here's the psychology | immersive media | Scoop.it

ry pr"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 24, 5:55 PM

Maria Papova of Brain Pickings has written an amazing synopsis of Harvard psychologist Jerome Bruner's work Actual Minds, Possible Worlds (1986) and his thoughts on what makes storytelling work.


I love that she quotes Bruner's work on storytelling. Papova also sets the context for us by sharing Bruner's thoughts on the difference between logic-scientific thought and narrative. It provides a clear road map for the two styles of cognitive thinking and the value of both.


What I like even more is how Papova brings in other scholar's works that add to Bruner's writings. Links are included so you can go exploring and further enrich your knowledge about storytelling and the human mind.


And here is what I like the best: she NEVER mentions what Bruner is most quoted for: that people remember stories 22 times more than facts alone. Why do I like this omission? Because it was a mere mention in Bruner's work and has never been scientifically proven. See my colleague Shawn Callahan's blog post on this http://www.anecdote.com/2015/01/link-between-memory-and-stories/ 


You will definitely like this post and the accompanying articles to check out. It's meaty and rich. Have fun!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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Pareidolia, Storytelling + a Formula for our Brains: The Psychology of Stories

Pareidolia, Storytelling + a Formula for our Brains: The Psychology of Stories | immersive media | Scoop.it
Learn why our brains go nuts for a good yarn -- and how you can recreate it in your marketing.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 9, 2014 12:33 PM

What the heck is pareidolia?? It's what happens when we listen to stories, and the research about it is shared in this post by Shane Jones.


There's lots written about the psychology of storytelling, but rarely is pareidolia mentioned. Yet it is an essential part of the story experience.


But that's not the only info shared here. There's lots more material on storytelling and how to construct a great story. Many thanks to follow Andy Capaloff for pointing me to this article.


This piece is longer than most, but I appreciate its thoroughness. Have fun digging into the info and getting smarter about what works and why!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Daniel Goleman, "Focus: the Hidden Driver of Excellence" | Talks at Google

In Focus, Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, author of the #1 international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, offers a groundbreaking look at today...

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:59 AM

This may potentially be off-topic, but Daniel Goleman gives a great talk at the Google headquarters  regarding how to spend time and emotions wisely. (1 hour long)

Ken Morrison's comment, December 17, 2013 4:15 AM
Hello Luciana, Thanks for the rescoop.
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What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning | immersive media | Scoop.it
Reflecting on one's work can be instrumental to growth and improvement, but it's an activity that's often under utilized.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, May 22, 2015 4:41 AM

Wise use of Mmeaningful reflective learning practices should be:
Metacognitive

Applicable &

Shared

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Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | immersive media | Scoop.it
In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through le

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Racheli Ninio's curator insight, December 26, 2014 4:07 AM

This article is relevant to the subject and is the first step before the development of the "Peak Experience" theory. The theory shows the basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move through the different levels on our life.
The last step is the Self Actualization it's the level the we explore outside of our basic needs, and is the way to experience a peak experience in our life.

Hannah Weaver's curator insight, February 19, 2015 3:26 PM

Maslow created a list of needs for humans and their importance.  He was a humanistic theorist. He believed that your physiological needs came first, as you can read in the pyramid. These needs are self-motivated.

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Trust Me, I'm Lying. Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media

Trust Me, I'm Lying.  Ryan Holiday talks to Mitch Joel About How To Manipulate The Media | immersive media | Scoop.it
Welcome to episode #369 of Six Pixels Of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast. There are certain people and brands who know how to manipulate the media. Not in a nefarious or evil way (those kinds exist as well).

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:22 AM

I am glad that I was reminded about this book.  Great conversation between two masters who know the business well.

I was also reminded of "Help A Reporter Out"