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How to Make Things Instantly Better (in 30 Milliseconds or less) - Fulfillment Daily

How to Make Things Instantly Better (in 30 Milliseconds or less) - Fulfillment Daily | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
You’re feeling down and need a quick pick-me-up. Maybe you’ve found yourself in a silly argument you realize you’d like to get out of. You want to make things better, fast. What can you do?
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This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus

This Is Your Brain on Silence - Issue 16: Nothingness - Nautilus | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
One icy night in March 2010, 100 marketing experts piled into the Sea Horse Restaurant in Helsinki, with the modest goal of making…
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Why We Blame Others but Not Ourselves | Big Think

Why We Blame Others but Not Ourselves | Big Think | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The psychological phenomenon known as fundamental attribution error describes our tendency to locate the cause of mistakes outside ourselves yet blame others personally. 
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Being someone else: How virtual reality is allowing men and women to swap bodies

It’s disorienting to look in the mirror and see yourself as another gender.
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Circles University | Happiness & Success Course

Circles University | Happiness & Success Course | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Get FREE earlybird access to Circles University’s new Happiness & Success course ($149 value!).
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Do the social sciences need a shake-up?

Do the social sciences need a shake-up? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Amanda Goodall and Andrew Oswald examine the state of the disciplines
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How singing together changes the brain: Tania de Jong AM at TEDxMelbourne - YouTube

Tania de Jong AM makes the case that people singing together can change the brain. Pushing the idea that creativity is the strategic tool of the 21st century...
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7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

7 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Throughout the years, I've learned there are certain traits and habits chronically unhappy people seem to have mastered. But before diving in with you, let me preface this and say: we all have bad days, even weeks when we fall down in all seven areas...
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Empathetic Rats Help Each Other Out

Empathetic Rats Help Each Other Out | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The sweet rats freed locked-up pals without any incentives.

Via Marianne PokeBunny Lenaerts, Jocelyn Stoller
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WE  can learn so much from animals 

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There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You and Your Partner Every Day!

There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You and Your Partner Every Day! | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You and Your Partner Every Day!
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Early Childhood Emotional and Social Development: Identity and Self-Esteem - Child Development and Parenting: Early Childhood

During early childhood, children start to develop a
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Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert

Your Guide To Interacting With An Introvert | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Don't get mad at the introvert in your life for shutting down; as this illustration explains, it's just their way of coping.
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Why Do So Many People Get Lost in Drugs Instead of Making a Life That You Don't Need to Escape From?

Why Do So Many People Get Lost in Drugs Instead of Making a Life That You Don't Need to Escape From? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Many of us, perhaps most of us, all do some form of drug. When our drug of choice isn’t marijuana it’s usually alcohol. And when it’s not either of those the national standard for our consumer...
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Go for the real stuff!

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Self Concept, Self Identity, Social Identity - YouTube

Self-Identity begins with the formation of a self-concept. Learn how we develop a social identity once there is an understanding that the self is different f...
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The Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science: Megan Daalder at TEDxGabriolaIsland - YouTube

Megan May Daalder is a self-styled guinea pig using performance, video, and scientific curiosity to investigate life on Earth. Her main interest is in probin...
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The Grand Illusion: Consciousness

The Grand Illusion: Consciousness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Wherever you are reading this, take a moment now and notice your body: Are
your legs crossed? Is your posture straight or are you slouching? Are you
slightly warm or cold? Now notice your surroundings: Is your body in a
serene or noxious environment?  Is it being transported in a moving
vehicle, rocking slightly from side to side? If you could precisely answer
any of those questions, congratulations, you are conscious. How
consciousness arises from, as the great neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran
mused, "a three-pound mass of jelly that you can hold in your palm" is one
of science's deepest enigmas.  
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Alive Inside: How music can help fight dementia. » Sociology Lens

Alive Inside: How music can help fight dementia. » Sociology Lens | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

What’s your favourite song? Everyone has one. Or maybe, if you’re like me, you have about twenty. Those particular songs, our desert island discs, are powerful. They connect with us at a deep level and can arouse a variety of emotions: nostalgia, empowerment, wistfulness, sadness, ecstasy, maybe even a combination of these. But the potential of music – and particularly our favourite music, goes further than this. The forthcoming documentary ‘Alive Inside’, currently doing the rounds of the film festivals, powerfully illustrates the emancipatory potential of music which has largely gone unnoticed until now. For older people suffering the confusion and loneliness of dementia, music can bring them out of their isolation and help them re-engage with the outside world.  

 
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We Are Built To Be Kind - YouTube

Greed is good. War is inevitable. Whether in political theory or popular culture, human nature is often portrayed as selfish and power hungry. UC Berkeley ps...
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Empathy - Roman Krznaric

The Power of Empathy and Britain's response to the evacuation policy of WWII.

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Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University.  The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter.  “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”

 
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Identity Development | Education.com

Information on education and child development for parents and educators. MAJOR PROCESSES IN IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT NORMATIVE DEVELOPMENTAL CHANGES THE KEY ...
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How the Development of Identity and Affects the Individual in Childhood and Adolescence

Research paper on the development of identity, childhood, and adolescence.
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High Heels Have A Strange Effect On Men, And Here's Proof

High Heels Have A Strange Effect On Men, And Here's Proof | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Listen up, ladies.

Flats may be all the rage these days, but a provocative new study from France suggests that high heels do a better job of helping women get what they want from men.

“Women’s shoe heel size exerts a powerful effec...
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