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The century of the self - Suffering (Arthur Miller) - YouTube

Deep down, the basic thing that makes you human has not yet happened. Consciousness makes you human. And this is the beauty of it: that whenever you are cons...
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Neurons identified that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient

Neurons identified that determine whether an individual will be depressed or resilient | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We all deal with stress differently. For many of us, stress is a great motivator, spurring a renewed sense of vigor to solve life's problems. But for others, stress triggers depression.

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Researchers Find Association Between Porn Viewing And Less Grey Matter In The Brain | I Fucking Love Science

Researchers Find Association Between Porn Viewing And Less Grey Matter In The Brain | I Fucking Love Science | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin have published a study in the journal JAMA Psychiatry which found that hours spent watching pornography was associated with differences in gray matter volume in a particular region of the brain.
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Proof That Life Experiences -- Not Things -- Make You Happier

Proof That Life Experiences -- Not Things -- Make You Happier | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
If you're wondering whether to use your tax refund to buy that new expensive bag or go on vacation, a new study suggests your best bet may be the latter.

Researchers from San Francisco State University found that people generally know life experi...
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James Doty’s Helper’s High - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus

James Doty’s Helper’s High - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
James Doty is not a subject under study at the altruism research center that he founded at Stanford in 2008, but he could be. In 2000,…
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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."

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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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Is (anti) social media playing havoc with your relationship?

Is (anti) social media playing havoc with your relationship? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Excessive use is not the only way in which social media is causing conflict in romantic relationships.
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How materialism makes us sad

How materialism makes us sad | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Tanya Gold: The more we spend on unnecessary things, the less happy we are. Can this explain why affluent politicians insist on taking from the poor?
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Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook

Ten New Scientific Findings About Facebook | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.
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Men Who Read Magazines That Objectify Women Are Less Likely To Respect Sexual Boundaries

Men Who Read Magazines That Objectify Women Are Less Likely To Respect Sexual Boundaries | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"We learn a lot about how to act in a relationship by what we see and read in the media."
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Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 12: Feedback - Nautilus

Ants Swarm Like Brains Think - Issue 12: Feedback - Nautilus | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Deborah Gordon spent the morning of August 27 watching a group of harvester ants foraging for seeds outside the dusty town of Rodeo,…
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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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