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13 Ways Gratitude Will Significantly Improve Your Life

13 Ways Gratitude Will Significantly Improve Your Life | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Gratitude: a Science-Backed Secret to being Happy, Healthy, Sexy & Inspiring!
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» Individual Moral Code Breaks Down in Group Setting - Psych Central News

» Individual Moral Code Breaks Down in Group Setting - Psych Central News | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Individuals who belong to a group are more likely to compromise their moral standards and engage in behavior they would not typically do on their own, according
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How to Eliminate Junk Stimulus, by Greater Good Berkeley

How to Eliminate Junk Stimulus, by Greater Good Berkeley | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Does your life feel busy or cluttered? Clearing out our mental and emotional closets starts with an honest appraisal of where and how we live, and letting go of what is simply taking up space. In an era when filling our homes and our calendars has become a cultural fixation, this can mean breaking old habits and the severing of ties with our beloved "stuff." While it may not be easy, the Greater Good Science Center in Berkeley lays out four steps to get us started.
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5 tips on how to start a conversation about mental health - YouTube

5 people with experience of mental health problems give us their top tips on how to start a conversation about mental health. Find out how talking tackles me...
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Our loss of wisdom

Our loss of wisdom | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
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Israeli computer 'game' teaches brain to be happier - Health & Fitness

Israeli computer 'game' teaches brain to be happier - Health & Fitness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A cognitive training program developed by Israeli psychologists quickly and easily decreases rumination and the resulting blues.
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Have We Discovered a Hidden Danger of Pornography?

Have We Discovered a Hidden Danger of Pornography? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A new study gets a lot of attention, but what does it mean?
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Take "the Other" to lunch

Take "the Other" to lunch | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.
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» How to Trust People Again - After Trauma

» How to Trust People Again - After Trauma | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
If the type of trauma you experienced was abuse or assault, then there is a breach of trust and emotional harm inherent in the assault, making it difficult to
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The Illusion of Control- Human Behavior and Donuts: Dr. Elissa Epel at TEDxSF - YouTube

Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is also a faculty mentor in the Health Psychology Postdoctoral ...
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Steven Pinker on Metaphor and the Mind


“I think that metaphor really is a key to explaining thought and language. The human mind comes equipped with an ability to...

Steven Pinker on Metaphor and the Mind<br/><br/><br/>“I think that metaphor really is a key to explaining thought and language. The human mind comes equipped with an ability to... | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Steven Pinker, Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist and linguist, cited in Mariana Soffer, Metaphor and the Mind, Sing your own lullaby
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Full quote: “I think that metaphor really is a key to explaining thought and language. The human mind comes equipped with an ability to penetrate the cladding of sensory appearance and discern the abstract construction underneath - not always on demand, and not infallibly, but often enough and insightfully enough to shape the human condition. 

Our powers of analogy allow us to apply ancient neural structures to newfound subject matter, to discover hidden laws and systems in nature, and not least, to amplify the expressive power of language itself.” “— Steven Pinker, Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist and linguist, cited in Mariana Soffer, Metaphor and the Mind, Sing your own lullaby
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Inside Every Introvert Is...an Extrovert

Inside Every Introvert Is...an Extrovert | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
An expert says we misread and badly underestimate introverts.
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Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You

Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for You | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
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'Love' hormone makes old muscles new again - Futurity

'Love' hormone makes old muscles new again - Futurity | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Oxytocin, a hormone associated with nurture and romance, can quickly repair muscles in older mice, new research shows.
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Jon Ronson interviews Eleanor Longden | TED Blog

Jon Ronson interviews Eleanor Longden | TED Blog | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Jon Ronson, the author of "The Psychopath Test," interviews Eleanor Longden, who wrote the new TED Book "Learning from the Voices in My Head."
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The Critical Importance of Kindness

The Critical Importance of Kindness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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Hipsters and Squares: Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Myth, Identity, “Creative Wholeness” and How We Limit Our Happiness

Hipsters and Squares: Psychologist Jerome Bruner on Myth, Identity, “Creative Wholeness” and How We Limit Our Happiness | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How our cult of creativity, which replaced religion, is becoming a source of anguish rather than happiness.

Today, we hang so much of our
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Choose to Love

Choose to Love | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Let love be there alongside whatever else is present in your relationship with the other person. There is love... and there is also seeing what is true about the other person, yourself, and circumstances affecting both of you....
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Zizek on injunction to enjoy - psychoanalitic view - YouTube

Žižek and his psychoanalytic view - injunction to enjoy as superego?
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Animal Madness: How Deciphering Mental Illness in Our Fellow Beings Helps Us Become Better Versions of Ourselves

Animal Madness: How Deciphering Mental Illness in Our Fellow Beings Helps Us Become Better Versions of Ourselves | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
"To selflessly love another creature is to be open to loving other humans, who are animals as much as pandas, cows, or Shih Tzus."

One of
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Selfies create the wrong impression about you

Selfies create the wrong impression about you | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Online photos can give people the wrong impression about you. They need to meet you face to face. http://www.grahamjones.co.uk/2014/blog/internet-psychology/selfies-create-the-wrong-impression-about-you.html


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Why We Laugh - YouTube

Laughter is universal, but we know very little about the reasons we do it. Dr. Robert Provine has been studying the social and neurological roots of laughter...
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The Self Illusion: An Interview With Bruce Hood | Science Blogs | WIRED

The Self Illusion: An Interview With Bruce Hood | Science Blogs | WIRED | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

ruce Hood, a psychologist at the University of Bristol, picks up where Woolf and the modernists left off. In his excellent new book, The Self Illusion, he seeks to understand how the singularity of the self emerges from the cacophony of mind and the mess of social life. 

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Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A necessary antidote to our culture's extreme bias for extraversion.

In this short animated excerpt from Susan Cain's RSA talk, based on
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The fiction of memory

The fiction of memory | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or remember them differently from the way they really were. It's more common than you might think, and Loftus shares some startling stories and statistics, and raises some important ethical questions we should all remember to consider.
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