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Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains | Andrea Kuszewski

Walking the Line Between Good and Evil: The Common Thread of Heroes and Villains | Andrea Kuszewski | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

A few years ago, I wrote an article titled, “Addicted to Being Good? The Psychopathology of Heroism“, in which I first discussed the potential genetic link between Sociopaths and Heroes, or X-Altruists. In theory, their genetic make-up is very similar—same basic group of extreme traits in each personality—with a few important exceptions, one being expressed empathy. This notion was hinted at in 1995 by Behavior Geneticist David Thoreson Lykken [1] in his book, The Antisocial Personalities, when he said, “the hero and the psychopath may be twigs on the same genetic branch.” It is very possible that two members of the same family—even brothers in a shared home environment—could end up as seemingly polar opposites; one doing extreme good: the X-Altruist, the other doing extreme bad: the Sociopath.

 

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9_thinking_behaviours.pdf


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 9, 2013 9:01 PM

Great poster for students to assess their own thinking...

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:01 AM

Pdf-muotoinen posteri yhdeksästä ajattelun laatua mittaavasta alueesta apukysymyksineen. Taidot: Selkeys, tedon oikeellisuus, tarkkuus, tiedon keskeisyys, käsittelyn syvyys, monipuolisuus, logiikka, reiluus ja merkityksellisyys.

History@FPGS's curator insight, March 13, 9:46 AM

A great way to check your work.

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The A-Z of Words that describe emotions learning English

The A-Z of Words that describe emotions learning English | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The A-Z of Words that describe emotions. A list of words about emotions that will help you understand different ways of describing emotions.
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This might be useful to increase student communication (oral and written). Wordwall and word banks may decrease verbal violence as well as increase sophistication in writing. 

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The Suicide Rate Doesn’t Peak During the Holidays. Why Does It Peak in Spring?

The Suicide Rate Doesn’t Peak During the Holidays. Why Does It Peak in Spring? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The suicide rate does not peak during the holidays, and the media should stop saying it does, according to a report released Tuesday by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. In fact, the suicide rate is highest in spring and summer.
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Envy: The Feeling Can Help Us Even When It Hurts: Scientific American

Envy: The Feeling Can Help Us Even When It Hurts: Scientific American | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Wanting what another person has can spur us to better ourselves

 

In BriefFeelings of inferiority and desire can spur us to bring down our competitors—or to better ourselves.Our ability to successfully control envy impulses is hampered by outside factors such as stress, exhaustion and inebriation.Transforming malicious envy into its more productive cousin, benign envy, may be a way to harness the emotion's power to motivate.
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I couldn't read the whole article because I didn't buy the magazine. The "In Brief" and the article's beginnings reveal some interesting clues and topics to investigate, explore, and appreciate. One thing is the idea that envy isn't all "bad." There is malicious envy, but there is also "benign" envy, which is motivational. Even one of the "Deadly Sins" is more complex than the black-and-white evaluation we are used to encountering. This also fits well with the values of emotional intelligence in terms of social and emotional skills of self-regulation, impulse control, executive functioning skills, etc. 

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Critical Thinking and Modern Japan: Conflict in the Discourse of Government and Business

Abstract:  This paper examines the public discourses of Japanese government and business interests on the subject of critical thinking within education. It begins by examining the dilemma critical thinking can pose to states and organisations with the emphasis it places on reasoned nonconformity. While nonconformity can be important in a post-industrial business context where fresh ideas and innovation provide the impetus for profit, it can also pose potential difficulties for organisational stability, as people choose to reject established ways of thinking or behaving. In twenty-first century Japan, this dilemma can clearly be seen in public policy statements made on education. On the one hand, the impact of globalised competition has led to a demand from government and business circles for a new kind of graduate, able to exercise independent judgement skills unbound by conventional thinking. On the other hand, they also express fears that the increasing individualism displayed by young people is threatening the social order and leading Japan towards an undesirable future. Their apparent solution to this dilemma is the re-introduction of patriotic and moral education, aimed at reaffirming the pre-war values of social duty and national solidarity.

 


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Twist on 'Marshmallow Test' Shows Environment Affects Self-Control

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In the famous "marshmallow experiment" four decades ago, researchers at Stanford University presented more than 600 four-year-olds with a marshmallow and told the kids that if they could resist eating it for an unspecified amount of time (actually 15 minutes), they would get two marshmallows.

 

Researchers followed up with the participants over the next several years and found that those who were able to wait for the second marshmallow as children tended to enjoy more success later in life, from higher scores on their SATs to lower body mass index.

 

A new small study that plays on this experiment suggests that the ability to delay gratification might be impacted as much by the environment as by innate self-control....


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