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“We Are Visual Animals, Driven By Images” - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus

“We Are Visual Animals, Driven By Images” - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Dr. Peter Gruss is the President of the Max Planck Society, one of the largest and most successful scientific research institutions…
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Stop Phubbing

Stop Phubbing | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention
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How Having A Purpose Improves Your Life

How Having A Purpose Improves Your Life | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Seeking your purpose in the form of something larger than yourself, that beckons you, while keeping short-term self-interest at bay, makes you more likely to find and fulfill it -- while living a long, healthier life....
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The One Thing That's Preventing Us From Finding Happiness

The One Thing That's Preventing Us From Finding Happiness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
I decided to try creating my own happiness. When life was hard, I would take a deep breath and step away from life. Creating happiness can be as simple as that. It can be taking time to notice the beauties around you. It can be painting a picture, pa...
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The Cycle Of Poverty Is Psychological, Not Just Financial

The Cycle Of Poverty Is Psychological, Not Just Financial | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Being poor makes you stressed, which prevents you from thinking long term.
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A global epidemic of anxiet

A global epidemic of anxiet | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

“It was 30 years ago this year that anxiety was first recognized as its own mental disorder,” says UPEI’s Dr. Ian Dowbiggin. “Today, it is diagnosed in more than three million Canadians. The World Health Organization says we have a global epidemic of anxiety in the 21st century.”

 
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Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence as a Lifeboat in Turbulent Times and What Suffering Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life

Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence as a Lifeboat in Turbulent Times and What Suffering Teaches Us About the Meaning of Life | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer… his unique opportunity lies in the way he bears his burden."

The life-story of Aust
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Can there be meaning in pointless torment? | ideas.ted.com

Can there be meaning in pointless torment? | ideas.ted.com | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Andrew Solomon regularly writes -- beautifully -- of people coping in unthinkable conditions. So how do we cope with purposeless tragedy?
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Confidence isn't the problem; overconfidence is - SunHerald.com

Confidence isn't the problem; overconfidence is
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Dan Ariely's work shows how consistently we overpraise our virtues and rationalize our faults so we can think too highly of ourselves. Most of us call ourselves honest.

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Our Disembodied Selves and the Decline of Empathy

Our Disembodied Selves and the Decline of Empathy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
“Fellow-feeling. . .is the most important factor in producing a healthy political and social life. Neither our national nor our local civic life can be what
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Brené Brown: 'People are sick of being afraid all the time'

Brené Brown: 'People are sick of being afraid all the time' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Brené Brown is a Texan academic and bestselling author who believes all our relationships would be better and happier if we stopped worrying about ourselves and engaged meaningfully with each other. By John-Paul Flintoff
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Why Men Need Women

Why Men Need Women | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.
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Mirror Neurons - YouTube

It is believed by many that mirror neurons enable humans to emulate others and thereby empathise with one another. If true, functioning mirror neurons are es...
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How we read each other's minds

How we read each other's minds | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions.
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Just One Thing: Feel Whole

Just One Thing: Feel Whole | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Allowing just a small part of ourselves to take over can lead to mistakes, argues Rick Hanson. Here's how to become whole again.
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Shaking Off Loneliness

Shaking Off Loneliness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Social isolation can adversely affect health, undermining the ability to self-regulate, raising stress and increasing inflammation, studies show.
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A Simple Experiment in Empathy

A Simple Experiment in Empathy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
After the phone call I feel like a tiny tear in the fabric of my own humanity has been restored. All through this simple experiment in empathy....
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Monoculture: How Our Era’s Dominant Story Shapes Our Lives

Monoculture: How Our Era’s Dominant Story Shapes Our Lives | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
What Galileo has to do with the economy, or how Wall Street is moulding your taste in art.

"The universe is made of stories, not atoms,"
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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!"

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After the Balkan floods: Unity and compassion

After the Balkan floods: Unity and compassion | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The Balkans floods have unleashed an unprecedented humanitarian response that cuts across borders.
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Clue to Autism May Lurk in Sensory Nerves in Our Skin — NOVA Next | PBS

Clue to Autism May Lurk in Sensory Nerves in Our Skin — NOVA Next | PBS | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A particular kind of nerve, called C-tactile (CT) afferents, could help us understand the sensory-social dimensions of autism.
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Autism Has Increased (Like 373% In 14 Years). But Here Are Some Facts About Vaccines.

Autism Has Increased (Like 373% In 14 Years). But Here Are Some Facts About Vaccines. | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The autism debate is controversial, but only if you don't listen to the facts. Here are some of the facts.
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Could it be related to the decrease of empathy in society as a major environmental factor? Self-centeredness is the ideology of the western civilization.

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Young people 'nothing to live for'

Young people 'nothing to live for' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

As many as three quarters of a million young people in the UK may feel that they have nothing to live for, a study for the Prince's Trust charity claims.

 

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Extending empathy is key to human survival, says academic (Wired UK)

Extending empathy is key to human survival, says academic (Wired UK) | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Society needs to undergo an empathic revolution if we are to survive as a species, says Anita Nowak of McGill University speaking at PINC 15 in the Netherlands
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