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10 Mind-Blowing Experiments That Will Change The Way You Understand Yourself

10 Mind-Blowing Experiments That Will Change The Way You Understand Yourself | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”

Psychologists have long sought insights into how we perceive the world and what motivates our behavior, and they've made enormous strides in lifting that veil of mystery. Aside from providing fodder for stimulating cocktail-party conversations, some of the most famous psychological experiments of the past century reveal universal and often surprising truths about human nature. Here are 10 classic psychological studies that may change the way you understand yourself.

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Tony Phillips's curator insight, October 21, 2013 5:04 PM

I love the way science can show us just a little bit about how we think.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:23 PM

Interesting article summarising psychological studies which help us understand why we are the way we are!

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Hand Selected Stories To Keep You On The Leading Edge

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7 Highly Effective Habits to Become the Most Influential Person in the Room

7 Highly Effective Habits to Become the Most Influential Person in the Room | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Your character plays a key role in becoming influential with others. Although charisma and good communication skills are important, they're not enough to build lasting and impactful influence. There isn't a one-size-fits-all strategy for achieving influence. However, you can greatly benefit from practicing the following seven habits.

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Practicing these 7 habits will establish your credibility. When your credibility is established, you'll have huge opportunities to influence people.

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The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.


"I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot of money, and then basically lost everything I made, whether it was $50 million or $5 million or whatever," he tells Fast Company. "I always have a tendency to lose everything I made."


There are some simple rules, like drink coffee first thing in the morning and 20 minutes before you write so that it "sets your brain on fire, makes you go to the bathroom, cleans your body out before you set your heart on fire." Then, there’s his 30% rule, which basically says that everyone should cut or rewrite at least 30% of their masterpiece after they think they’ve finished it.

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Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.

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Adele Taylor's curator insight, September 2, 5:36 PM

There is definitely a few things I can take away from this article. I like the ideas concept, and also when your not healthy physically and emotionally your work suffers!

John Norman's curator insight, September 2, 6:15 PM

I shall be looking to leverage this advice for myself.

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done

7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Start Getting Stuff Done | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

If you're like many of my clients prior to them seeing me, you might have a hard time getting started with projects and completing tasks. Maybe you do everything but what you need to be doing. Perhaps you watch TV instead of cleaning your house. You socialize instead of finishing a work project, or surf the Internet instead of writing that business plan you've been meaning to do for the longest time.

You essentially avoid that which you deem to be uncomfortable. It’s an adaptive response to stress, fear, and anxiety. The problem with this tactic is, by putting off an important task, it ultimately leads to more stress, greater fear, more anxiety — and of course not completing the task.

This procrastination can lead to feelings of guilt, inadequacy, and depression — all of which can kill motivation and creativity and perpetuate the unproductive cycle. Poor time management, feeling overwhelmed, unrealistic standards, or just plain laziness are a few possible reasons for procrastination.

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Are you tired of stressing out over your growing to-do list? Learn how to finally get stuff done and be more productive.

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc in your mental well-being, which can lead to physical challenges.

A bad state of mind not only affects your physical well-being but makes it difficult for you to respond calmly under pressure. Ninety percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions, so your ability to perform effectively can be affected if you do not adopt strategies that will allow you to deal with toxic people.

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