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How Overconfidence and Paranoia Become Self-Fulfilling Prophecies | Healthland | TIME.com

How Overconfidence and Paranoia Become Self-Fulfilling Prophecies  | Healthland | TIME.com | Psychology | Scoop.it
From Shakespeare to The Secret, the idea that our thoughts and perceptions shape our reality is recognized as a powerful truth. As the Bard wrote, “[T]here is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
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Dichotomies; or Psychology in a nutshell

Dichotomies; or Psychology in a nutshell | Psychology | Scoop.it
The field of psychology abounds with dichotomies- some of which are patently false/outdated, as per the grapevine.
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Unlike Voters, Fish Make Better Group Decisions | RCScience

Unlike Voters, Fish Make Better Group Decisions | RCScience | Psychology | Scoop.it
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Collective decision making in fish dyads. Wish human collective decisions, like voting, we're as efficient.

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Mind Games

Mind Games | Psychology | Scoop.it

My respect for Pinker increased manifold after reading these qquiz questions....Steven Pinker culled exam questions from his Harvard course “Psychological Science.” Test your knowledge.

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My respect for Pinker grew many fold after I read these quiz questions:-)

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Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so… | Psychology | Scoop.it

psRay Kurzweil popularised the 'singularity' concept, when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. Now he is trying to make it a reality for Google. Carole Cadwalladr meets him

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language as the key to AI!

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If You Want More Out of Life, Just Ask

If You Want More Out of Life, Just Ask | Psychology | Scoop.it
Asking for what you want is highly correlated with getting it.
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the first step to persuasion/ getting someone to do stuff, is to just ask: them-)

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Wait Loss

Wait Loss | Psychology | Scoop.it
With each passing year, we are becoming more and more restless. Waiting is a waste of time. Yet, we cannot escape the
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"There are three elements to manage waiting in lines feel tolerable. We like to know how long we need to wait for; have something to do that keeps us busy; and that no one else is unfairly jumping the queue."

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Seeking Help

Seeking Help | Psychology | Scoop.it
A blog about individual therapy, couples counseling, and mental health.
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Course Review - Udacity's Introduction to Psychology MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com

Course Review - Udacity's Introduction to Psychology MOOC - moocnewsandreviews.com | Psychology | Scoop.it
Udacity's Introduction to Psychology MOOC provides a useful antidote for the psychobabble you are likely to read when you next pick up the paper.
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  a good course

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The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think | Psychology | Scoop.it
Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.
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What the agenda of AI shoudl be!

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Why Are We So Wired to Connect?

Why Are We So Wired to Connect? | Psychology | Scoop.it
A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.
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Man is a social animal!

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Nudging towards pro-social behaviour.

Nudging towards pro-social behaviour. | Psychology | Scoop.it
An influential study on the psychology of altruism and pro-social behaviour is The Good Samaritan Experiment, conducted by Darley and Batson in the 1970’s. In this classic study, seminary students ...
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How charities can utliize behavioural economics/ psychology  insights.

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I never forget a face! - Vol. 26, Part 10 ( October 2013)

I never forget a face! - Vol. 26, Part 10 ( October 2013) | Psychology | Scoop.it
I never forget a face! - Vol. 26, Part 10 ( October 2013)
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super recognisers use more holistic processing; while propoagnosics use feature by feature details.

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Rich People Just Care Less

Rich People Just Care Less | Psychology | Scoop.it
The poor are more attuned to social relations, because they have to be. Reducing the economic gap may be impossible without also addressing the gap in empathy.
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economic gap also cretaes an empathy gap!

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The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn

The Surprising Science Behind Why and When We Yawn | Psychology | Scoop.it
Yawning may be the opposite of what we think—not a signal of sleepiness but a signal that it’s time to act.
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I yawned a whole hog while reading the article!

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Hungry Spouses Lash Out as Low Blood Sugar Spurs Anger

Hungry Spouses Lash Out as Low Blood Sugar Spurs Anger | Psychology | Scoop.it
Serious discussions between spouses shouldn’t take place on an empty stomach, a study suggests.
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Don't fight on an empty stomach!

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The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love | Psychology | Scoop.it
The science of why tit-for-tat isn't the best strategy for cooperation and why you should hear out your hunches.

"When you trust people t
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a long read; the first half relevant to workplace and other social interactions and the latter half more focused on romantic relations.

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Is Empathy Sexy?

Is Empathy Sexy? | Psychology | Scoop.it
New research suggests that, for some of us, good listening is a turn-on.
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Now that I am working to improve, my already decent listening skills, do I get to flaunt my sexiness quotient:-)

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4 Major Goals of Life

4 Major Goals of Life | Psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness, Success, Meaning, and Integrity are all worth striving for.
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The major goals of life and how knowing what they are can help us achieve balance:-)

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Joe LeDoux: The Emotional Brain, Gumbo and the Amygdaloids | Emotion Researcher

Joe LeDoux: The Emotional Brain, Gumbo and the Amygdaloids | Emotion Researcher | Psychology | Scoop.it
  Joe LeDoux An Interview with Andrea Scarantino Joe LeDoux is the Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science at New York University in the Center
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  A pretty clear and well thought interview with Joe Ledoux...I continue to disagree with the focus on mere 'survival circuits' ...its time to look at "thriving circuits ' too:-))

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The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013 | Psychology | Scoop.it
Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it’s a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around...

 

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 cool studies!

 

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Apparently, blind people can still actually "see" (you know that feeling when someone is watching you...), and it turns out that coffee is a protective factor against suicide. These are bad news for stalkers, and good news for coffee lovers!

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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | Psychology | Scoop.it
The swimmers body illusion and other ways our brains play tricks on us.
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good insights and observations.

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The Focused Leader

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inner focus (self awareness); other focus (empathy) ; task focus (concentration) and systems focus (focus on forest rather than trees)

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Aerobic Exercise + Spandex = Love potion made in heaven?

Aerobic Exercise + Spandex = Love potion made in heaven? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Hopeless romantics would probably disagree with the aforementioned formula. What could love- a passionate, spectacular experience that makes many individuals think of candle lit dinners and moonlit...
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exercising leading to perceived attraction!

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5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today | Psychology | Scoop.it
Your intelligence isn't fixed it's fluid. Here's a handful of ways to improve your brain flow.
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being smart is a choice!!

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If so, I choose to get smarter!

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Don't set limits for yourself. Be smarter today!

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15 of Psychology’s Greatest Masterpieces

15 of Psychology’s Greatest Masterpieces | Psychology | Scoop.it
Paintings from the great masters capture psychology's basic ideas
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Wish the article had embedded images....

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Take Two 'Normal' People, Add Money To Just One Of Them, And Watch What Happens Next

Take Two 'Normal' People, Add Money To Just One Of Them, And Watch What Happens Next | Psychology | Scoop.it
Surprised?
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Wealth and money leading to unethical behaviour!

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