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'If I move he'll attack': mastering rage in prisoners

'If I move he'll attack': mastering rage in prisoners | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Jonathan Asser used to struggle with his extreme rage until he learned to master it – and discovered a skill for calming violent prisoners. His experience led to a film and best-newcomer award at the London Film Festival
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How to Create Happiness That Lasts

How to Create Happiness That Lasts | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Make the world a better place and you'll put yourself in a better place as well.
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Science says your soul is like a traffic jam

Science says your soul is like a traffic jam | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Science writer Jennifer Ouellette explores the emerging science of the self, a body of research that examines not just who we are, but also…if we are.
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Love letters and kindness may improve mental health

Love letters and kindness may improve mental health | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"You matter to me. In a way I cannot explain, you matter to me. And you, you are a marvel... you and all the parts of you."

 

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Can we teach kindness?

Can we teach kindness? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Early one morning in March 1964, a young woman called Kitty Genovese returned home to her New York apartment and was attacked and killed by an armed assailant.

 
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Researching the Effects of Social Isolation

John Cacioppo, author of Discovering Psychology: The Science of the Mind, 1st Edition, discusses his research on what effects social isolation, or loneliness...
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jewell Moss's curator insight, March 3, 2014 7:13 PM

No one should socially isolate themselves or their children from the world. It can cause alot of negative responsis. Watch and see for yourself. #Psycology #pressplay #learn

Holly Maiese's curator insight, March 16, 2014 4:51 PM

How does social isolation impact Ethan Frome?

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The Self Is Not Defined by the Boundaries of Our Skin

The Self Is Not Defined by the Boundaries of Our Skin | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The mind is not only embodied but shaped by our relationships as well.
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selfiecity - Study on Narcisistic Behaviour i.e. 'Selfie'

selfiecity - Study on Narcisistic Behaviour i.e. 'Selfie' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Investigating the style of self-portraits (selfies) in five cities across the world.
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What Does a Grateful Organization Look Like?

What Does a Grateful Organization Look Like? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Our analysis of Greater Good quiz results reveals how readers see and experience gratitude in their organizations.
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How behavioral science can lower your energy bill

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it.
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Do “Mirror Neurons” Help Create Social Understanding?

Do “Mirror Neurons” Help Create Social Understanding? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Is the mirror system key to how social understanding is created in the brain?

 

Researchers from Denmark released a new study on Feb. 24 showing that specific brain cells called “mirror neurons” may help people interpret the actions they see other people perform.

 

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Mirror neurons are thought to be

specialized brain cells that allow

you to learn and empathize by

observing the actions

of another person.

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The new study from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science. The research was led by postdoctoral research fellow John Michael.

 

by Christopher Bergland


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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:45 AM

It would make intuitive sense.  If you cannot somehow connect to the other, how can you have a relationship, let alone, a positive one where there is understanding?

 

Could be an interesting technique to boost empathy and relate to people from other cultures and backgrounds.  If these neurons can be built up or analyzed in real time, it might be a valuable tool for briding gaps between people from different cultural backgrounds (or, at least, weeding out those who really shouldn't be interacting with people from different backgrounds in the first place).

 

I wonder if rats and other non-primate social animals have these mirror neurons as well.

 

I think it's good to focus on confirming these results and to determine whether mirror neurons are distinctly a neuron class onto their own or are simply neurons that fulfil multiple roles.  This last question, especially, would answer a lot of questions about how the brain works in one fell swoop, showing whether or not there are specific types of neurons in the brain, or whether each neuron can fulfil multiple roles, even in this highly specialized form.

 

 

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Where to Find Love on Facebook

Where to Find Love on Facebook | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The GGSC worked with Facebook to develop a new type of emoticon. Can you guess which one proved most popular?
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Women Happier in Relationships When Men Feel Their Pain

Women Happier in Relationships When Men Feel Their Pain | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Men like to know when their wife or girlfriend is happy while women really want the man in their life to know when they are upset.
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Steven Pinker - A realidade da interpretação - YouTube

Blogger, curator, educator, scientist, sociologist, politician, psychologist, biologist, teacher and student, programmer and programmed, creator and destroye...
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The Most Depressing Things True Detective Says About The Self Are True - But Not Simpler | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Most Depressing Things True Detective Says About The Self Are True - But Not Simpler | DiscoverMagazine.com | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Rust Cohle is the most depressing detective ever...but he's right.
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Can kindness movements make a difference?

Can kindness movements make a difference? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"We have made altruism a sacred object, so we've been blinded to its deleterious effects," says Barbara Oakley from the University of Oakland, Michigan.

 

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How To Change What You Find Attractive In 60 Seconds

How To Change What You Find Attractive In 60 Seconds | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Looking at models can change your brain pretty quickly. Why that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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Should medical schools include Emotional Intelligence development in their curriculum? - YouTube

Partilhe os seus vídeos com amigos, familiares e com o mundo
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For Better or Worse, Siblings Shape Our Close Relationships

For Better or Worse, Siblings Shape Our Close Relationships | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Early conflicts with brothers and sisters can affect us long-term.
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Loneliness should be recognised as a signal of poverty in today's Britain

Loneliness should be recognised as a signal of poverty in today's Britain | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Ryan Shorthouse: Poor social bonds damage people's employment prospects, living standards and wellbeing. Iain Duncan Smith, take note
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New study settles how social understanding is performed by the brain

New study settles how social understanding is performed by the brain | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

In a study to be published in Psychological Science, researchers from Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen demonstrate that brain cells in what is called the mirror system help people make sense of the actions they see other people perform in everyday life.


Using magnetic stimulation to temporarily disrupt normal processing of the areas of the human brain involved in the production of actions of human participants, it is demonstrated that these areas are also involved in the understanding of actions. The study is the first to demonstrate a clear causal effect, whereas earlier studies primarily have looked at correlations, which are difficult to interpret.


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we have performed an experiment that

finally provides clear and straightforward

evidence that the mirror system serves

to help people make sense

of others' actions,

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When feeling poor makes you sick: Subjective poverty massively affects older people’s health

When feeling poor makes you sick: Subjective poverty massively affects older people’s health | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Being objectively low income leads to poor health and a shorter life. This much we already knew. But poverty can also be a matter of subjectively feeling poor.

 
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