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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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And it isn't just the structure of our native language that affects the way we think. In "Words Can Change Your Brain," Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman explain that "certain positive words--like "peace" or "love"--may actually have the power to alter the expression of genes throughout the brain and body, turning them on and off in ways that lowers the amount of physical and emotional stress we normally experience throughout the day."

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Special Needs Education: Are You Listening?

Special Needs Education: Are You Listening? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Helping a special needs child requires effective communication, and the first step in communicating well is to listen well.
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Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree | Video on TED.com

TED Talks: Dare to Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

 

The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns -- like conflict avoidance and selective blindness -- that lead managers and organizations astray.

 

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Healthy Families: Silence Is Not Golden

Healthy Families: Silence Is Not Golden | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Despite the common wisdom that one should say something nice or nothing at all, silence may not be the best strategy for good family relationships.

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Parent Talk - An Interview With Ruth Nemzoff

Parent Talk - An Interview With Ruth Nemzoff | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Ruth Nemzoff is a resident scholar at Brandeis University. Vision interviewed her about her recent book covering parent and adult-child communication.

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11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | Psychology Today

11 Ways That Active Listening Can Help Your Relationships | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Put active listening together with empathy to improve your relationships By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D....
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Gestures provide a helping hand in problem solving

Gestures provide a helping hand in problem solving | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Talking with your hands can trigger mental images that help solve complex problems relating to spatial visualization, an important skill for both students and professionals, according to new research. (Hmmm. Does this mean Italians have the upper hand in problem-solving?)

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On the 20th anniversary of the first mobile phone text message... How texting made history but ruined our language- and plenty of marriages!

On the 20th anniversary of the first mobile phone text message... How texting made history but ruined our language- and plenty of marriages! | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
DAVID THOMAS: The average Briton now sends around 50 texts a week and is more likely to text friends and family than talk to them. Here are some of the most outrageous, newsworthy, moving and shocking texts from the past two decades.
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Communicating With Style: Interview with Deborah Tannen

Communicating With Style: Interview with Deborah Tannen | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Deborah Tannen's research has led to significant contributions to linguistics theory, especially in the area of conversational strategy and style.
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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes - Harvard Business Review

Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes - Harvard Business Review | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Talking about differences of opinion or offenses doesn't need to be as difficult as we make it. When you know how to have these conversations, you don't have to fear them. And your relationships can be even better after having them.

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Workplace Relationships: [Infographic] Effects of too much email

Workplace Relationships: [Infographic] Effects of too much email | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Jay Nelson: I tried 3 sentences in my email - everyone thought I was terse and unfriendly.  Happy to re-employ some of theses techniques again.  Have you had any luck employing them?


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Communicating With Style-Interview With Deborah Tannen

Communicating With Style-Interview With Deborah Tannen | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

An interview with communication expert Deborah Tannen about some common misperceptions that can get in the way of effective family communication.


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Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals

Family Communication: If We Could Talk Like the Animals | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Miscommunication seems to be a much bigger problem for humans than animals. How can we improve our family communication skills and thereby our relationships?

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