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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The field of psychology abounds with dichotomies- some of which are patently false/outdated, as per the grapevine.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 are four times as likely to order dessert when their waiter is overweight. - Seriously, Science?

People are four times as likely to order dessert when their waiter is overweight. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
It’s New Years again, which means many people are trying to lose weight. Previous studies have shown that you are likely to eat more if you are dining with an overweight companion.
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related to the contagion effect of obesity....
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Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average'

Standards, Grades And Tests Are Wildly Outdated, Argues 'End Of Average' | Psychology | Scoop.it
A Harvard faculty member argues in his new book that averages tell us nothing useful about individuals. That has big implications for schools.
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focus on the uniqueness of each child!
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11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms

11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms | Psychology | Scoop.it
Psilocybin, or "magic," mushrooms are a controlled substance with hallucinogenic effects. Recently, however, researchers have been studying this fungus as a potential mental health treatment. Here are 11 strange facts about "'shrooms."
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The theraputic uses are promising.

 

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DailyGood: The Noble Art of the Manly Cry

DailyGood: The Noble Art of the Manly Cry | Psychology | Scoop.it
One of our most firmly entrenched ideas of masculinity is that men don't cry. But historical and literary evidence suggests that, in the past, male weeping was regarded as normal in almost every part of the world for most of recorded history. Consider Homer's Iliad, in which the entire Greek army bursts into unanimous tears no less than three times...
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On crying....anyone for Emotional Mondays? !?

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What Generous People’s Brains Do Differently

What Generous People’s Brains Do Differently | Psychology | Scoop.it
For some people, self-sacrifice is automatic.
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Interesting article about how brains of people who are altruistic process things differently (TPJ associated with empathy fires up)

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Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception

Feeling blue and seeing blue: Sadness may impair color perception | Psychology | Scoop.it
The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about "feeling blue" -- new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color ...
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a sad mood impairs detection of colors on the yellow-blue axis.

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oh what a sad picture! my best wishes: Elias EstatisticsEU
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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain | Psychology | Scoop.it
Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior.
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therapeutic effects of mindfulness

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 31, 2015 4:20 PM

This seems to be a fad that also has solid evidence of impact. -Lon

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Tap Into Your Character Strengths to Improve Your Life

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Tap Into Your Character Strengths to Improve Your Life | Psychology | Scoop.it
Everyone has a unique character strengths profile. And if you harness your signature strengths properly, you'll be happier, healthier, and more successful.
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a pretty good infographic on how you can use your strengths!

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Evidence of Learning and Memory in Fetuses Six Weeks Prior to Birth

Evidence of Learning and Memory in Fetuses Six Weeks Prior to Birth | Psychology | Scoop.it
According to researchers, babies begin to acquire knowledge in the womb earlier than previously believed.
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no wonder Abhimanyu remembered how to enter the chakravyauh:-)

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Here are the 10 careers with the most psychopaths

Here are the 10 careers with the most psychopaths | Psychology | Scoop.it
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some not-so-obvious careers on the list!

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hahahhahahahahahah!!! :) my best wishes: Elias EstatisticsEU
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hahahhahahahahahah!!! :) my best wishes: Elias EstatisticsEU
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Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking - Issue 24: Error - Nautilus

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking - Issue 24: Error - Nautilus | Psychology | Scoop.it
Julian Jaynes was living out of a couple of suitcases in a Princeton dorm in the early 1970s. He must have been an odd sight there…
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an interesting idea!

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The Upside of Not Fitting In

The Upside of Not Fitting In | Psychology | Scoop.it
Social exclusion enhances our ability to manage the emotions of others.
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social exclusion leading to becoming a better 'manipulator'?

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Chickens prefer beautiful humans. - Seriously, Science?

Chickens prefer beautiful humans. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Many people believe that our perceptions of human beauty are primarily determined by societal norms. But could there be something innate in our brains that influence whether we think a face is beautiful?
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Beauty lies in the eyes of chicken!
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Unemployment hurts...literally. - Seriously, Science?

Unemployment hurts...literally. - Seriously, Science? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Both economic insecurity and the use of painkillers are on the rise, and, according to these scientists, it’s more than a mere correlation.
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Unemployment hurts.....more than just your wallet!!
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Unemployment hurts.....more than just your wallet!!
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Why boredom is anything but boring

Why boredom is anything but boring | Psychology | Scoop.it
Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists.
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"boredom was about restlessness as much as apathy, the search for meaning as much as ennui"

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What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep

What Happens In Your Brain During The Two Critical Stages Of Sleep | Psychology | Scoop.it
We shouldn't wear lack of sleep like a badge of honor. Our brains are actually doing important work to make us more successful as we snooze.
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on the importance of sleep!

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There Is a Fine Line between Love and Drunk

There Is a Fine Line between Love and Drunk | Psychology | Scoop.it
Oxytocin, known as the “love hormone,” has a dark side—and it looks like alcohol intoxication
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drunk in love? there may be more to the metaphor than meets the eye!

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What Emotions Are (and Aren’t)

What Emotions Are (and Aren’t) | Psychology | Scoop.it
Most people believe that emotions are distinct, locatable entities inside us — but they’re not. No brain region is dedicated to any single emotion.
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a contrarian view on emotions.

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The Fuel of Good Decision Making, by Mark Liskey

The Fuel of Good Decision Making, by Mark Liskey | Psychology | Scoop.it
Don't think planning healthy meals and snacks during your day are important? Read this eye-opening article that illustrates the connection between good decision-making and healthy eating.
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we make status quo decisions when our brains are fatigued.

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A dream-traveller’s guide to the sleeping mind

A dream-traveller’s guide to the sleeping mind | Psychology | Scoop.it
Almost 100 years ago, an English aristocrat found the secrets of dream control. Her adventures explored the limits of consciousness – which modern science has only now rediscovered.
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On lucid dreaming

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NeuroLogica Blog » Expertise and the Illusion of Knowledge

NeuroLogica Blog » Expertise and the Illusion of Knowledge | Psychology | Scoop.it
In general people think they know more than they do. This is arguably worse than mere ignorance - having the illusion of knowledge. Psychologist David Dunning...
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Beware the illusion of expertise!

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Why We Love, Lust, and Live with Helen Fisher

Why We Love, Lust, and Live with Helen Fisher | Psychology | Scoop.it
In this episode you will hear about:

Critical factors that influence love and attraction
The biological patterns of partner choice
Some of the major reasons behind the prevalence of infidelity
The neuroscience of love
How our brain’s architecture allows us to love more than one person at once
Why we refer to it as “falling” in love
How Bill Clinton was our first “female” president
Some psychological truths about our modern hookup culture
Four patterns of mate pairing
The role of fetishes
The genetic basis for stability in relationships
Sex differences in sexual/romantic rejection.
Helen’s experience as an identical twin and her opinions on nature vs. nurture
The role of culture in changing our biology
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Scott and Helen Fisher discussing the science of love and lust!

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To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist

To Ease Pain, Reach For Your Playlist | Psychology | Scoop.it
Music can energize, soothe or relax us. And it can also help reduce pain. Researchers found that listening to a favorite song or story helped children manage pain after major surgery.
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Music soothes not only the soul, but also the body!!

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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Psychology | Scoop.it
“Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines,” the author Jeanette Winterson has written. “What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.”
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on bilbliotherapy!

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The Psychology of Simple

The Psychology of Simple | Psychology | Scoop.it
For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.
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simple = beauty + function!

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