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Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by Charles Fernyhough - review

Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory by Charles Fernyhough - review | Psychology | Scoop.it
How do you remember things?Kathryn Hughes on an enlightening survey...
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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The field of psychology abounds with dichotomies- some of which are patently false/outdated, as per the grapevine.
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People Choose Electric Shocks Over Sitting Quietly for 15 Minutes and Thinking — PsyBlog

People Choose Electric Shocks Over Sitting Quietly for 15 Minutes and Thinking — PsyBlog | Psychology | Scoop.it

even reading 'cIn psychology experiment one man shocked himself 190 times rather than sit doing nothing.

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even reading 'shocking' articles like this are preferable over spending time by ourselves:-)

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All Paths Lead to Magical Thinking

All Paths Lead to Magical Thinking | Psychology | Scoop.it
Which cognitive biases lead to which supernatural beliefs?
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Mentalizing leading to magical thinking via dualism, anthropomorphism and teleology!

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Why Behavioral Economics Is Cool, and I'm Not

Why Behavioral Economics Is Cool, and I'm Not | Psychology | Scoop.it

Time to proudly proclaim one apsychologits than take the Psychology has come a long way since Freud, but the brand hasn't caught up. Ideally, we'll start rebranding psychology as a source of interesting, rigorous ideas....

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Time to proudly proclaim one as a psychologist and not look towards labels like behavioral economist or neuroscientist to gain credibility!! I, for one, would loudly like to proclaim myself as a psychologist, but cant as have no formal degrees :-) so I'm a 'psychology enthusiast' which sounds even more cool to me:-))

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Killer Pick Up Lines That Actually Work! - Fulfillment Daily

Killer Pick Up Lines That Actually Work! - Fulfillment Daily | Psychology | Scoop.it
First impressions matter, and our opening few lines can either energize the interaction, or cause the other person to look around for the nearest exit.
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bottom line: don't be flippant, if you are in for the long haul:-)

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Tired of procrastination? Try pre-crastination! - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Tired of procrastination? Try pre-crastination! - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com | Psychology | Scoop.it
Photo: flickr/nromagna While we like to think we're pretty rational beings, we end up doing irrational things all the time. From believing in superstitions
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Pretty interesting!

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How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People | Psychology | Scoop.it
Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.
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A self-fulfilling fallacy?

A self-fulfilling fallacy? | Psychology | Scoop.it
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Cool new research on how risk taking interacts with streaks of wins or losses in uncertain outcomes.

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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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Do people choose pain over boredom?

Do people choose pain over boredom? | Psychology | Scoop.it
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Boredom seems more aversive than painful stimuli:-)

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That's So Random: Why We Persist in Seeing Streaks - New York Times

That's So Random: Why We Persist in Seeing Streaks - New York Times | Psychology | Scoop.it
New York Times
That's So Random: Why We Persist in Seeing Streaks
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Today, there still isn't much evidence for a hot hand in basketball or beyond. But our belief in it is unquestionably real.

Via Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks
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Well, I've got a few likes/ thanks in a row for shared articles, so am confident that this one will also receive likes/ thanks:-) I'm on a streak:-)

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How Magical Thinking Controls Our Lives (For Better and Worse) - Matthew Hutson LIVE on Big Think TV | Matthew Hutson | Big Think

How Magical Thinking Controls Our Lives (For Better and Worse) - Matthew Hutson LIVE on Big Think TV | Matthew Hutson | Big Think | Psychology | Scoop.it
In this live interview, Matthew Hutson discusses the ideas in his new book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking.
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What's important is not to have an accurate view of reality, but a useful view of reality...a profoundly new (and useful) way of looking at things!

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Flashback Friday the 13th: How superstition improves performance. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

Flashback Friday the 13th: How superstition improves performance. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com | Psychology | Scoop.it

its somthing akin to having a mleable mindset (I can control my fate by Photo: flickr/discoodoni Since you're reading a science website, you're probably not the type of person to buy into superstition. But according to this stu

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Its something akin to 'malleable' mindset....if I use this lucky charm, I can overcome my fate....vs a 'fixed' mindset.... that I am doomed by my fate.....having a malleable mindset has been shown to increase task persistence etc. ...
so go ahead and indulge with your favorite lucky charm:-)

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What's In a Name? Turns Out, Your Entire Future

What's In a Name? Turns Out, Your Entire Future | Psychology | Scoop.it
New research reveals how your name shapes the course of your life.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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sensationalistic headline; but some good research covered too....

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Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love | Psychology | Scoop.it
Reflections on the cornerstone of our flourishing.

"A principal fruit of friendship," Francis Bacon observed, "is the ease and discharge
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IMHO, both romantic love and platonic friendship have their place and  need in our lives!

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Beyond the Damaged Brain

Beyond the Damaged Brain | Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists can learn from the humanities.
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Focus on the whole person, not just the deficit or damaged brain!!

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4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Benefits So Many Conditions — PsyBlog

4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Benefits So Many Conditions — PsyBlog | Psychology | Scoop.it
Four central components of how mindfulness meditation works.
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Body awareness - people report higher awareness of the sensations in their body, of the tought in their mind, how things taste and so on. Being mindful may also help with empathising with others because knowledge of the self provides sight into othersEmotional control - One is becoming much less reactive to things which previoisly piqued their emotionsAttentional control - controlling attention is "the very root of judgement, character and will" (William James)New perspective of the self - One is becoming able to see in action the thought processes that manufacture what feels like 'the self' to us. 

 

Actually, I would like to see a matching program for me...:-))) It's not so easy...:-)))

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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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