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The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story

The Psychology of What Makes a Great Story | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

"The great writer's gift to a reader is to make him a better writer."

 

“Stories,” Neil Gaiman asserted in his wonderful lecture on what makes stories last, “are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.” But what is the natural selection of these organisms — what makes the ones that endure fit for survival? What, in other words, makes a great story?


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Mike Donahue's curator insight, January 24, 11:21 AM

This contains some great insights from Bruner and others that can help anyone approach their storytelling challenges in more effective ways.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:51 PM

The monomyth lives!

Andre Piazza's curator insight, January 29, 4:40 PM

#Storytelling

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Autism spectrum, sensory therapy, behavior management | Best Online Courses

Autism spectrum, sensory therapy, behavior management | Best Online Courses | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Learn about autism and how to manage challenging behaviors so we can change the perspectives of others and help people.

The course covers: how our brain experiences the world around us; the characteristics of autism; how autism may impact our behavior; and, strategies for managing common characteristics of autism.


Read more:http://www.bestonlinecourses.info/autism-spectrum-sensory-therapy-behavior-management/#ixzz3xD6xCRwT

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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the top 10 TED talks we’ve featured on Lifehacker or that have been popular on TED.


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The Good Life | Robert Waldinger | TEDxBeaconStreet

What makes us happy and healthy as we go through life?
If you want to invest in "the good life," where should you put your time and energy? Robert Waldinger answers these questions with lessons learned from a 75-year-long study of adult life that started in the late 1930s and continues to this day.

Robert Waldinger is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and Zen priest. He directs the Harvard Study of Adult Development at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and teaches at Harvard Medical School.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty

11 Ways Successful People Overcome Uncertainty | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright side, if you know the right tricks, you can override your brain’s irrational tendencies and handle uncertainty effectively.

 

Our brains give us fits when facing uncertainty because they’re wired to react to it with fear. In a recent study, a Caltech neuroeconomist imaged subjects’ brains as they were forced to make increasingly uncertain bets—the same kind of bets we’re forced to make on a regular basis in business.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, December 22, 2015 5:10 PM

To boost your EQ, you have to get good at making sound decisions in the face of uncertainty, even when your brain fights against this. Fear not! There are proven strategies that you can use to improve the quality of your decisions when your emotions are clouding your judgment.

Nadene Canning's curator insight, December 26, 2015 5:06 AM

Tips on dealing with uncertainty #neuroscience

Ian Berry's curator insight, December 27, 2015 7:29 PM

A good list to contemplate The only one I'd question if asking what if questions. In the right context asking what if is essential

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#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine

#MRI scan sensitive to metabolic changes reveals #brain differences in bipolar disorder #medicine | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective.


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 23, 2015 8:54 AM

surprising role for cerebellum abnormalities in bipolar disorder!

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Minimize Stress With These 4 Mental Techniques

Minimize Stress With These 4 Mental Techniques | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
The next time the unexpected shows up at your door, be prepared with these strategies.

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donhornsby's curator insight, October 12, 2015 6:18 PM

(From the article): Stress, just like change, is to be expected. Similarly, though, stress can be managed the same way adversity can. It just takes a little concerted focus and effort.

Tonya R Perry, MBA's curator insight, October 13, 2015 8:36 AM

I enjoyed reading these tips and applying them more importantly!

Authentis Formations's curator insight, November 13, 2015 3:54 AM

En d'autre mots, c'est prendre du recul, faire de la préfrontalisation, passer en mode préfrontal...

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Your Facial Bone Structure Has a Big Influence on How People See You

Your Facial Bone Structure Has a Big Influence on How People See You | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
New research shows that although we perceive character traits like trustworthiness based on a person’s facial expressions, our perceptions of abilities like strength are influenced by facial structure...

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Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease | Best Online Courses - About Psychology Degrees

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease | Best Online Courses - About Psychology Degrees | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

This free online course by the University of Birmingham is aimed at anyone who wants to find out the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease. We will look at how Parkinson’s disease affects people; what causes it; what we can do to try to ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson’s; and what we don’t yet know about it.


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Vasopressin Emerges as Hormone of Interest in Autism Research

Vasopressin Emerges as Hormone of Interest in Autism Research | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Ask a physician what the hormone vasopressin is good for, and she will explain that it regulates the volume of water in your body and also affects blood pressure. But since the 1990s, vasopressin has been a hot topic in a very different field: social behavior. And recently it has emerged as a possible target for treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which are characterized by social, behavioral and communication impairments. The research is still in early stages, however, and has yielded more questions than answers.

 


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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, September 13, 2015 2:13 AM

The complex role played by Vasopressin in Autism !

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Lifelong learning is the secret to happiness in old age

Lifelong learning is the secret to happiness in old age | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Not only can learning during the later stages of life bring happiness, wellbeing and a connection to the wider community for those studying, it can also reduce dependency on welfare

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, September 9, 2015 10:45 PM

This article is not one for the classroom, but rather for your well being outside of the classroom.  We teachers have to take care of each other!

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 14, 2015 1:13 PM
Lifelong learning and the use of information
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Can psychology fix its reproducibility problem?

Can psychology fix its reproducibility problem? | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
A attempt to repeat 100 experiments published in top psychology journals has exposed a big problem for the science's credibility.

The work was carried out by an international team of more than 300 people and released Thursday by the journal Science. The project focused on psychology because its organizers came from that field. Researchers worked with the authors of the original studies in setting up the replication attempts.

Only about 40 percent of those attempts produced the original results.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 2, 2015 11:22 AM

Remember this when someone says most scientists agree with (.....) and the issue is settled.  Instead of claiming consensus, the root of science is skepticism.  -Lon

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Blind children can repurpose brain's visual center to process speech — study

Blind children can repurpose brain's visual center to process speech — study | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Parts of the brain once thought to be primarily devoted to processing vision can be recruited by blind children as young as five to process speech, a study has found.

The work could have implications for neurologists’ understanding of “plasticity”, or how the brain adapts to experience.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, scanners to study brain activity in congenitally blind and sighted children as stories were read to them and music played.

The resulting images showed that lobes of the brain once thought to be primarily devoted to processing vision were being used by blind children to process language, findings that highlight both the brain’s adaptability in childhood and the profound impact of experience.

 
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Selfies, Narcissism and Social Media #Infographic

Selfies, Narcissism and Social Media #Infographic | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Which was more deadly in 2015: shark attacks, or selfies? The answer might surprise you.

Rawhide, a nonprofit organization that assists at-risk youth in Wisconsin, examined social media users’ obsession with selfies and narcissistic tendencies, and its findings included:


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Christine Donalies's curator insight, January 8, 2:37 PM

Of course the answer is selfies. Shark attacks are rare. Maybe use another stat to compare but article is very interesting.

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more?

If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.

This article lists 35 proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students every day.

 

Cited From: https://plus.google.com/u/0/101796324413630088793#ixzz3x21FmGR9

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Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses

Learn the Most Powerful Yoga, Health and Healing Program | Best Online Courses | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

30 Day Yoga Challenge Course Content

In 30 days you will learn basics, fundamentals as well as intermediate through advanced yoga through video, audio and ebooks. No stone is left unturned, from a yoga and fitness plan, to a customized diet, to practices for inner well being, meditation, nutrition, detox diet recipes, cleansing program, 30DYC is the complete packaged plan for total self renewal and transformation.

 

And the price of the course has been reduced to $10 - just until January 11, 2016.



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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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Technology News: Google wants to Monitor your mental Health.

Technology News: Google wants to Monitor your mental Health. | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary.

Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems of the mind. He’s 64 but he’s not retiring. He’s going to work for Google.

More precisely, he’s going to work for Google Life Sciences, one of the more exotic provinces of the online empire. He’s going to investigate how technology can help diagnose and treat mental health conditions. Google doesn’t just want to read your mind, it wants to fix it too.

 
 

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Audrey DeSisto's curator insight, December 20, 2015 12:10 PM

Google wants to track and treat mental health, not the government apparently.

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Stop saying technology is causing social isolation

Stop saying technology is causing social isolation - Digital Culturist - Medium

Social media, and smartphones for that matter, only contributes to make our social experiences richer by connecting us with people in new ways. I’m sure many of you have met lots of interesting people. I sure have. Thanks to social media, I’ve been able to meet people that are now close friends of mine. And when I’m out, I like to open Twitter and check how they are, what they are doing, if I have something to say that may interest them. Heck, I even met my girlfriend on Twitter years ago.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 31, 2015 1:43 AM

Nicely argued, but with some strong language. I couldn't agree more though.

Karla Guedes's curator insight, November 4, 2015 6:26 AM

Interesting article on 'social isolation'.

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Australia establishes first autism biobank

Australia establishes first autism biobank | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Autism Daily Newscast — Australia has just established its first-ever large scale autism biobank, to help researchers develop an earlier and more accurate diagnosis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The biobank will keep records of information collected from families of individuals with autism, including behavioral patterns of the patients, and biological information extracted from blood and DNA samples.

 

More at: http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/australia-establishes-first-autism-biobank/31176/adn/

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Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia | Best Online Courses

Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia | Best Online Courses | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

Psychosis conditions are treatable mental health problems that can affect anyone. Millions of people find themselves thrust unexpectedly into a role providing support and care when a relative develops psychosis, but there has been very little discussion of the issues and problems that  those carers face.

 

This free online two-week course by King’s College London is open to anyone with an interest in psychosis and caregiving issues.

 


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The Psychology Of Gamification In Education: Why Rewards Matter For Learner Engagement

The Psychology Of Gamification In Education: Why Rewards Matter For Learner Engagement | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Check how the psychology of Gamification In Education makes learners come back for more, over and over again. The Psychology Of Gamification In Education!

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Josep M Torra Colom's curator insight, September 19, 2015 6:50 AM

añada su visión ...

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, September 25, 2015 8:17 AM

This might come out sounding like learning requires the carrot on a stick but in fact, it's more about making work that might be tedious and based on drill and practice a bit more fun and competitive. Learning requires a much deeper engagement than can in my opinion be achieved with gamification techniques. 

April Ross Media's curator insight, January 25, 5:21 PM

ed-Tech TOPICS: Gamification & Instructional Design

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Learners as Critical Thinkers

Learners as Critical Thinkers | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it
Critical thinking can be defined in various ways. Dr. Richard Paul briefly explains critical thinking as: “thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.”...

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Julia Steiny: ADHD Overdiagnosis a Mental Health Crisis

Julia Steiny: ADHD Overdiagnosis a Mental Health Crisis | Psychology Matters | Scoop.it

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the mid-2000s new ADHD diagnoses increased by 5% a year.  Most recently the rate mushroomed by 7%, and now fully 11% of the U.S. population between ages 5 to 17 have been diagnosed with just over 6% taking medication to control their behavior.  Some psychiatrists question the healthiness of these rates and ADHD’s biological origins.  Skeptics consider the meds “chemical restraint.

 


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:24 PM

The easy way is often not the best way. -Lon

Scott S.'s curator insight, September 15, 2015 12:06 AM

This article is a similar article explaining the overdiagnosis and possible misdiagnosis implications of the ADHD Mask of Autism article.  I found it extremely interesting.  

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People | Psychology Matters | 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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Don Wilson's curator insight, July 13, 2015 12:52 PM

Emotional Intelligence is a great skill to possess. It will truly benefit your life and everyone around you. If you are a student, parent, husband, wife, employee, employer; entrepreneur, teacher, preacher. If you are a man woman, or child, EI, can help you release damaging toxins, left by toxic people (and you too) that add undue stress, tension, and pressure; and free yourself, by improving your mental state, which in turn, increases your health and performance.

 

Other benefits include, but are not limited to; lower blood pressure and hyper-tension, blood sugar levels (diabetes), headaches, back and stomach pain. Paranoia, anxiety, and other related symptoms.

 

I am a student and practitioner of EI; and I have grown and benefited from it greatly, and so can you.

FELICIA PHILLIPS's curator insight, July 13, 2015 4:25 PM

Great Ways to Deal with Toxic People! 

Alicia Newton's curator insight, July 14, 2015 9:07 AM

Great article on avoiding the quicksand of toxic people. I practice many of these techniques. Boundaries; many you will have to love from a distance and it's ok. Being clear that just because people have the right to say what they want doesn't make it true about you; keep it moving. There will be positive & negative people. You get to choose who you will lend your energy to.