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How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People

How To Use 10 Psychological Theories To Persuade People | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Influence your audience without feeling sleazy about it with these tips on social media.
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The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged."

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The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes

The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that."

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How Your Hobbies Impact Your Work Performance

How Your Hobbies Impact Your Work Performance | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Your after hours activities don't just keep you sane, they also boost your on-the-job performance, says a new study.
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Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and...
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Huffington: Financial Crisis or Empathy Crisis? | TIME.com

Huffington: Financial Crisis or Empathy Crisis? | TIME.com | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Last night at a cocktail party I attended in Davos, the queen of new media – Arianna Huffington – did a surprising thing. She asked people to unplug from their Blackberries and—gasp—slow down.
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If It's Pricey, It Must Be Tastier, And Other Lies Our Brains Tell

If It's Pricey, It Must Be Tastier, And Other Lies Our Brains Tell | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Why do we prefer Coke over a generic cola? Psychologist Paul Bloom tells the TED Radio Hour's Guy Raz that we come to believe something is better because we're told that it is.
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Looking At Models Changes Your Brain! - YouTube

Media has a way of glorifying men with large muscles and women who are skinny. This is especially troubling for women, as they see thinness being associated ...
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Natural Born Egoists - Selfish Gene More Than a Metaphor?

Are we programmed for self-interest, and if not, why do we act this way?

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Mindset of speculators? Show no empathy! - YouTube

Watch the full Keiser Report: Saturday In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the warning from legendary stock market spe...

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Neuroscientists Confirm That Our Loved Ones Become Ourselves

Neuroscientists Confirm That Our Loved Ones Become Ourselves | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Self-identity is entwined with the people you empathize with at a neural level.
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How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence but of the coherence of the story that the mind has
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The anti-social network :( - Telegraph

The anti-social network :(  - Telegraph | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Have we become a nation of flakes and liars, thanks to the invention of text messages and Facebook
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The Power of Perception: Why You Can't Unsee These Images

The Power of Perception: Why You Can't Unsee These Images | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We're going to rewire your brain. Are you ready?
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"WE ACCEPT THE REALITY OF THE WORLD WITH WHICH WE ARE PRESENTED" - YouTube

"we accept the reality of the world with which we are presented" PROVOKING ENOUGH TO QUESTION THE REALITY OF OUR OWN WORLD TOO.....
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Depression's Painful Effects on Friends and Family

Depression's Painful Effects on Friends and Family | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Loving someone with depression when they don't love themselves
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Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education

Top 10 Scientific Benefits of Compassion (Infographic) - The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Happiness As a Teen Linked to Better Love Life in Adulthood

Happiness As a Teen Linked to Better Love Life in Adulthood | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Depression in young adulthood can put intimate relationships at risk in midlife.
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Co-operative Behaviour: Neuroscience Insights

Co-operative Behaviour:  Neuroscience Insights | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Co-operation is essential for the functioning of human societies — and several current public policy initiatives, including health and lifestyle and environmental campaigns, depend upon it. Many attempts to persuade people to co-operate and collaborate, however, fail — or succeed for only a limited time. Understanding the neural mechanisms for co-operation can help in developing more effective ways of promoting collective behaviour and in designing policies to achieve societal aims.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:46 AM

More insights from neuroscience about how to collaborate effectively.

John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, May 7, 2014 3:05 AM

As a developing leader this is the way forward! Effective collaboration makes for great successes and mutuality is a wonderful principle to anchor your leadership behaviour upon! Thanks to David Hain for the great link!

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, May 11, 2014 2:12 AM
Co-operation with others can be inherently satisfying — and that it’s not contingent on the prospect of material reward. (A 2004 experiment, for example, found increased activity in the reward system of the brain for mutual co-operation decisions, even when controlling for the amount of money earned by the decision itself.)Playing games with another human being is more satisfying (rewarding) than playing with a computer partner.The learning of co-operative behaviour is partly dependent on reciprocation — we tend to co-operate, over the longer term, with those who behave well towards us.Co-operation can be motivated by the anticipation of guilt — activity in regions of the brain associated with ‘negative affective states’ increases when people match the expectations of other players.The ability to understand the mental states of others, traditionally referred to as ‘theory of mind’, plays an important part in co-operation.Co-operation is context-specific, depending partly on prior knowledge of others and their trustworthiness.
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Why we couldn't care less about the natural world

Why we couldn't care less about the natural world | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The richer we are and the more we consume, the more self-centred and careless of the lives of others we appear to become
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pdeppisch's curator insight, May 10, 2014 11:48 AM

I think this article sums it up nicely!  We don't really care and we are going to hell, pun intended, in a hand basket.

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Prof. Simon Baron-Cohen: Zero Degrees of Empathy - YouTube

Simon Baron-Cohen is a world leading neuroscientist and Cambridge professor. He's spent his career conducting research into autism and has garnered a string ...
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