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12 ways to live a better life

12 ways to live a better life | Psychology | Scoop.it
Karl A. Pillemer, a Cornell gerontologist, used the wisdom of crowds — more than 1,000 Americans aged 65 and over — to glean material for his book “30 Lessons in Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans.’’ Here are 12 of his tips.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:33 AM

Excellent tips based on actual research with elders and what they value/ regret later in life:-)

 

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What to do when life isn't fair

What to do when life isn't fair | Psychology | Scoop.it
There are 2 types of unfairness. Learning to tell the differences is important.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 31, 2014 1:26 PM

Expect other people and yourself to be fair; but don't expect life to be fair.

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Pleasure seeking increases & meaning seeking decreases future adolescent depression

Pleasure seeking increases & meaning seeking decreases future adolescent depression | Psychology | Scoop.it

Although optimal well-being may be achieved through eudaimonic activities (meaning and purpose), individuals tend to orient toward hedonic activities (pleasure seeking), potentially placing them at risk for ill-being. We find that reward-related neural activation during eudaimonic decisions predicts longitudinal declines in depressive symptoms, whereas reward-related neural activation to hedonic decisions predicts longitudinal increases in depressive symptoms. We identified a potential neural mechanism by which adolescents may develop or be protected from developing ill-being. These findings underscore how the motivational context underlying neural sensitivity to rewards can differentially predict changes in well-being over time. To our knowledge, this is the first study to show that reward-related neural activation within an individual can be both a source of risk and protection.


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Dr James Hawkins's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:07 AM

Fascinating ... and underlines the importance of supporting adolescents to find what's meaningful for them.

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Babies' early social relationships influence life skills

Babies' early social relationships influence life skills | Psychology | Scoop.it
By sharing experiences such as book-reading, cooking or pretend play with babies as young as two, parents can help shape their children's lives for the better.
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How To Teach Understanding Consequences

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It's part of your job as a parent to teach your child to behave in an acceptable manner. Part of teaching good behaviour is teaching a child to understand consequences - cause and effect.
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Is it Important for your child to have a hobby?

Is it Important for your child to have a hobby? | Psychology | Scoop.it
While it may not seem extremely important, having a hobby will actually help your child to develop some very valuable life skills that they probably aren't learning at school.
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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Psychology | Scoop.it
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:17 AM

Developing care and concern for others/ morality, should be one of the top priorities for all parents; here are good tips on how you can go about doing that!

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Happiness Is Interacting With Others

Happiness Is Interacting With Others | Psychology | Scoop.it
Your connections to other people--even acquaintances--can make you happier.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, July 23, 2014 2:24 PM

Interactions with close people (strong ties) was associated with more happiness ( a within people effect) while interaction with acquaintances (weak ties) was associated with a sense of belonging!

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The new era of positive psychology

The new era of positive psychology | Psychology | Scoop.it
Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
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Is it Important for your child to have a hobby?

Is it Important for your child to have a hobby? | Psychology | Scoop.it
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How To Teach Understanding Consequences

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