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Depressive Thinking Can Be Contagious | TIME.com

Depressive Thinking Can Be Contagious | TIME.com | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We don't think of emotional states as passing from one person to another, but a new study suggests some depressive thoughts can go viral. Researchers studying a group of college students found that certain types of depressive thinking can spread from close-living roommates like a lingering flu.
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Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish? : Center for Social Innovation (CSI)

Are We Intuitively Cooperative or Selfish? : Center for Social Innovation (CSI) | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Prosocial Behavior Research: Spring 2014 Column This quarter we look at whether people are more naturally self-interested or cooperative, and what role self-reflection has in pushing people in one direction or another.
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Watch "The Social Brain And Its Superpowers : Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. at TEDxStLouis" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "The Social Brain And Its Superpowers : Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. at TEDxStLouis" Video at TEDxTalks | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he's learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers and ...
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Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats? Social Interaction Increases Brain Development - AARP

Are Dogs Smarter Than Cats? Social Interaction Increases Brain Development - AARP | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Do you agree with scientists who say sociable dogs have bigger brains? Or, like cats, do you remain unimpressed?
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Artists' Brains Have More 'Grey Matter' Than The Rest Of Ours, Study Finds

Artists' Brains Have More 'Grey Matter' Than The Rest Of Ours, Study Finds | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
You might be guilty of categorizing artists as "right-brained" thinkers who lean on that particular hemisphere of the brain for creativity. But a new study published last month claims overall brain "structure" is a better distingu...
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The Machine to Be Another - Artistic Experiment

themachinetobeanother.org is an art experiment by Be Another Lab designed as interactive performance installation that offers users the possibility to interact with…
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Happiness and its surprises

Happiness and its surprises | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Cognitive researcher Nancy Etcoff looks at happiness -- the ways we try to achieve and increase it, the way it's untethered to our real circumstances, and its surprising effect on our bodies.
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The Tribal Mind: Moral Reasoning and Public Discourse — The American Magazine

The Tribal Mind: Moral Reasoning and Public Discourse — The American Magazine | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
If we want to get along better and resolve differences more easily, it will take conscious effort to overcome tribal behavioral instincts.
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Having a Sense of Purpose May Add Years to Your Life - Association for Psychological Science

Having a Sense of Purpose May Add Years to Your Life - Association for Psychological Science | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according toresearch published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

 

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Ethics in Advertising

Ethics in Advertising | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

A brand is just a bigger "you" or "me". And, just like us, it's looking to connect with people. And that involves all kinds of decisions. Most of them are little decisions, but they add up, for good or for ill.

 
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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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Most People Say They Could Get Rid of Tons of Stuff and Still Be Happy

Most People Say They Could Get Rid of Tons of Stuff and Still Be Happy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Deep in your heart of hearts, you probably know you could unload the majority of your possessions without getting too upset. Could you get rid of most of your stuff and still be happy? The majority of consumers polled in a new study say they absolutely could.
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The Social Brain: Ralph Adolphs at TEDxCaltech - YouTube

Ralph Adolphs obtained his Ph.D. at Caltech in 1993, subsequently conducted postdoctoral work with Antonio Damasio in lesion patients, and has been on the fa...
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People with 'bigger brains have more friends' - Telegraph

People with 'bigger brains have more friends' - Telegraph | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
People who have a bigger brain have more real friends, a British study has suggested.
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Study On Artists' Brain Shows They're 'Structurally Unique' - YouTube

The brains of artists aren't really left-brain or right-brain, but rather have extra neural matter in visual and motor control areas. Follow Christian Bryant...
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It's official: drummers are smarter than you (and everybody else)

It's official: drummers are smarter than you (and everybody else) | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Research proves the rhythm section is more intelligent than the rest of us.
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Neuroscience and Free Will BBC video [mirror] - YouTube

Mirror: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6S9Oi... In this clip, Marcus Du Sautoy (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and the Simonyi Profess...
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Evolution Explains Why Politics Is So Tribal

Evolution Explains Why Politics Is So Tribal | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Morality binds us together into cohesive groups but blinds us to the ideas and motives of those in other groups
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How common threats can make common (political) ground

How common threats can make common (political) ground | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we'd all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Jonathan Haidt shows us a few of the very real asteroids headed our way -- some pet causes of the left wing, some of the right -- and suggests how both wings could work together productively to benefit humanity as a whole.
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ABC Catalyst S12E19 Brain Sell - YouTube

A documentary segment about the world of advertising and brain imaging technology for a new method called neuromarketing.
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Bill Hicks on Marketing & Advertising. This is frighteningly close to the truth.

Bill Hicks on Marketing & Advertising. This is frighteningly close to the truth. | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
After all, there's a big market for the anti-marketing dollar.
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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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