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Understanding people and behaviours. (visit http://www.brainstormpsychology.blogspot.com)
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Brainstorm Psychology: Being an Introvert: The good and the bad.

Brainstorm Psychology: Being an Introvert: The good and the bad. | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
Why introverts are the way they are including advantages and disadvantages of being an introvert..
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Discussing the misunderstood world of introverts giving both the advantages and disadvantages of having an introverted personality.

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Why Are Mean People So Successful?

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A new study sheds light on why schemers survive and thrive
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10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today | Mental Floss

10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today | Mental Floss | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
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Brain imaging has potential to read minds someday, including in court

Brain imaging has potential to read minds someday, including in court | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
It's a given of criminal proceedings that some people will lie in the courtroom if it suits their purposes. They'll lie about where they were, what they saw or did, why they did it, how they felt. Whom to believe?

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How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away

How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
Psychopaths may be cunning and manipulative, but how they speak can be revealing.
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The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less: Amazon.co.uk: Barry Schwartz: Books

The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less

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A simple read but quite interesting nonethless, in a world were we value choice we can sometimes forget that choice (especially too much of it) can be stifling rather liberating and by seeking more choice rather than being satisfied with what you already have can intice more stress than what is necessarily needed. Instead, by having fewer choices that satisfy a criteria and not always being on the look out for another alternative you can give more of your energy to making decisions that are more relevant to you and important in the long run. Such as carefully deciding which house you want to buy, not the colour of your new car radio.

 

Having less choice can can free up a lot of mental energy which is good for your well being and you are more likely to place importance to things that actually matter and run less risk of decision paralysis. A good read and supported by various studies which all in all shifts your perspective on your future decisions.

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The confirmation bias and seeing only what you want to see. ~ Brainstorm Psychology

The confirmation bias and seeing only what you want to see. ~ Brainstorm Psychology | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
Our need to make sense of things on the other hand can also be a hindrance when we go too far the other end by fixating on one idea and only excepting information supporting this idea whilst ignoring everything else even though it may discredit...
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Your expectations can influence your perceptions blinding you to anything thats not a part your expections.

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» Brain Sees Danger to Friends as Similar to Danger to Ourselves - Psych Central News

» Brain Sees Danger to Friends as Similar to Danger to Ourselves - Psych Central News | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that humans are hardwired for empathy — the ability to put ourselves in others' shoes — because we closely associate people who are
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Brainstorm Psychology: Fear psychology

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Fear is an emotional response towards which something can pose a potential threat alerting us to danger. the threat can be towards..
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Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on TED.com

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves.
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Are You Codependent or Compassionate? - World of Psychology

Are You Codependent or Compassionate?  - World of Psychology | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it

If a woman doesn’t want to have sex with her husband but does it anyway to please him, is she codependent or compassionate? That was the subject of debate a few days ago among some friends and I. Half said she was codependent and half said compassionate. 

The line between codependency and compassion can be fuzzy because the intentions of both appear the same. However, while compassion promotes effective communication and mutual respect, codependency destroys the foundation of healthy relationships.

By THERESE J. BORCHARD


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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 28, 2013 9:02 AM

respect yourself first, and you will be able to build healthy relationships! 

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Dominant or Submissive? The Paradox of Power in Sexual Relationships

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In sex, which role—active or passive—would you think offers more control?
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Brainstorm Psychology resources

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Good books and resources on psychology, body language, memory and more...

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Psychology of promiscuity: When more is less - VOXXI

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Psychology of promiscuity: When more is less
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The psychology of promiscuity may not seem that mysterious; sex has become so mainstream and the public is so comfortable with exploring sexuality that promiscuity might even seem a little outdated.

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The Shocking Truth of the Notorious Milgram Obedience Experiments - The Crux

The Shocking Truth of the Notorious Milgram Obedience Experiments - The Crux | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it

It’s one of the most well-known psychology experiments in history – the 1961 tests in which social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in a study about memory and learning. Its actual aim, though, was to investigate obedience to authority – and Milgram reported that fully 65 percent of volunteers had repeatedly administered increasing electric shocks to a man they believed to be in severe pain.

In the decades since, the results have been held up as proof of the depths of ordinary people’s depravity in service to an authority figure. At the time, this had deep and resonant connections to the Holocaust and Nazi Germany – so resonant, in fact, that they might have led Milgram to dramatically misrepresent his hallmark findings.

 

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Why Do People Have Dreams?

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pls watch embedded vedios also! Why do people have dreams? - Presenting 9 theories on the purpose of dreams. Possible evolutionary functions include aiding memory and rehearsing threats.


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pls watch embedded videos also!

Abbey Hughes's curator insight, December 10, 2013 8:46 AM

Such an useful insight into a natural process, very interesting to see how theories have developed and matured since the 19th century ideas of Sigmund Freud.I found the idea that sleep is a cognitive processor of memories learned particularly exciting.

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How to never forget the name of someone you just met: The science of memory - - The Buffer Blog

How to never forget the name of someone you just met: The science of memory - - The Buffer Blog | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
3 techniques to memorize better and improve your recall, featuring memorization tips from memory champions.
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» The Dance Between Codependents & Narcissists - World of Psychology

» The Dance Between Codependents & Narcissists - World of Psychology | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
The inherently dysfunctional “codependency dance requires two opposite but distinctly balanced partners: the pleaser/fixer (codependent) and the

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Heartbeats link mind and body together | PsyPost

Heartbeats link mind and body together | PsyPost | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
While we're not necessarily aware of our heartbeat, this inner rhythm actually contributes to how we experience the body, and what belongs to it, according to research recently conducted at EPFL.
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What you say about others says a lot about you, research shows

What you say about others says a lot about you, research shows | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
How positively you see others is linked to how happy, kind-hearted and emotionally stable you are, according to new research. In contrast, negative perceptions of others are linked to higher levels of narcissism and antisocial behavior.
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The Psychology of Networking

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“At the core of our relationship with work [people] is the psychological contract — comprised of our perceptions and beliefs concerning the exchange agreement that exists between ourselves and our employer [clients].” - Dr. Marla Gottschalk. If we start out with the wrong notion about networking, developing relationships with other people, then we are immediately put on the back foot and for sure, relationships will be ‘harder’ and take much more energy.

 

See more at: http://performancein.com/news/2013/08/21/psychology-networking/


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Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms.
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The psychology of perceived wealth.

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Studies have shown that not every dollar contributes equally to perceived wealth, people’s standing relative to those around them often predicts well-being better than net worth does, and increasing income trends are preferred over decreasing ones.


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Our Personalities Are Constantly Changing, Even if We Think They’re Not | TIME.com

Our Personalities Are Constantly Changing, Even if We Think They’re Not | TIME.com | Brainstorm Psychology. | Scoop.it
We admit we've changed in the past, but mistakenly believe we'll be the same person in the future
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Brainstorm Psychology: Scarcity: Having less making you want more.

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