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» 6 Subtle Signs Your Boundaries Are Being Broken - World of Psychology

» 6 Subtle Signs Your Boundaries Are Being Broken - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When someone has broken a physical boundary, it’s usually easy to tell. These boundaries relate to your body, physical space and privacy. For instance, s
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Oakland Effect: Can a lack of empathy lead to violent behavior?

Oakland Effect: Can a lack of empathy lead to violent behavior? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Several months ago, I was talking to an Oakland police officer on the telephone, discussing a particular homicide investigation, when the conversation turned broad.

 

...science is increasingly showing us that repeated exposure to violence -- whether it's gang-related, domestic abuse, psychological torture, maternal separation or substance abuse -- has the long-term effect of dulling and in some cases eliminating the trait of empathy. This is key. Empathy is paramount to socialization, understanding social cues, conversing and communicating with others. It is one of the things that makes us most human. Conversely, a lack of empathy, or a dulled and stunted sense of empathy, is a crippling handicap, as well as a pretty good marker of someone bearing the traits of a psychopath.

 

By Scott Johnson

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland,_California


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The Sad Paradox of Feeling Alone in a Relationship

The Sad Paradox of Feeling Alone in a Relationship | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Find out if and why you are feeling alone in our relationships- and what to do about it. Loneliness has become an increasing problem in our relationships
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Modern Connoisseur | “Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the...

““Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life.
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Dwelling on Stressful Events Can Increase Inflammation in the Body, Study Finds

Dwelling on Stressful Events Can Increase Inflammation in the Body, Study Finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new Ohio University study finds.

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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction

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Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Alcoholic men demonstrate a deficit in empathy and distorted view of irony

Emotions are often implicit undertones to our communication interactions, and decoding them requires substantial social and cognitive abilities. A study of the ability of chronic male alcoholics to recognize the emotional component of irony in relation to their empathic abilities has found a clear deficit.

 

More specifically, the alcoholics demonstrated: a deficit of empathic functions; a specific impairment of the "social skills" component of empathy; a disturbed comprehension of irony; difficulties in recognizing the emotional dimension in communication; difficulties in identifying speakers' emotional states and intentions; and an overestimation of positive emotions and a misunderstanding of the negative connotation of ironic situations.

 

[Of course . . . hard to know which came first. It's entirely possible that their low levels of empathy and resulting relationship difficulties led to the chronic alcohol abuse to begin with.]

 

 


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Anette Due Rosenzweig's comment, November 12, 2012 9:02 PM
I tend to agree with the last statement!
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» Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop - World of Psychology

» Why Ruminating is Unhealthy and How to Stop - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Ruminating is like a record that’s stuck and keeps repeating the same lyrics. It’s replaying an argument with a friend in your mind.
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