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Alternatives To The Prison System: Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University

Alternatives To The Prison System: Alan Alda with Robert Sapolsky of Stanford University | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Throughout his science investigative career, Alan Alda has met with Dr. Sapolsky several times. In this video they discuss what Neuroscience could contribute...
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Self-Sabotage: The Enemy Within

Self-Sabotage: The Enemy Within | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We all get in our own way occasionally and some people do it repeatedly, whether it's procrastinating, drinking, or overeating. Self-sabotaging behavior results from a misguided attempt to rescue ourselves from our own negative feelings.
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Do teens lack empathy?

Do teens lack empathy? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

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While teens are sometimes dismissed as

lacking empathy due to their stage of

development, they can learn

to empathize with others.

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Teens appear to have a generally whiny reputation these days. Some call them overindulged. Others say they lack empathy and expect others to do things for them. Always, the parent takes the blame. While teens are under different stressors today, it is still important to build empathy.

 

It's easy for teens to get wrapped up in their own lives and emotions. In fact, the teen years can be characterized by door slamming, yelling, eye rolling and other acts of insensitivity. 


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Edwin Rutsch's curator insight, February 12, 2014 2:05 PM

They talk about ways of nurturing empathy


1. Discuss emotions
2.  Write it out - writing out their feelings in journals helps.
3.  Model It - model the listening 
4.  Help others  - with service event



  

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How to Find the Good in People We Love | Greater Good

How to Find the Good in People We Love | Greater Good | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

When we’re fighting with people we love, it can become hard to see the good in them. The director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects explores how to cope with the pain of a fight.

 


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This column will change your life: obvious answers

This column will change your life: obvious answers | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
'It's hard not to wonder whether there isn't another reason simple solutions get overlooked. Frankly, they seem too obvious,' says Oliver Burkeman
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I had a black dog, his name was depression - YouTube

I had a black dog, his name was depression - YouTube | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals an...
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All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin

All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.
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Why every person is a social designer: Tiago Dias Miranda at TEDxGundeldingen - YouTube

Born in Portugal, but raised in an international environment. Three continents and eleven countries later, adaptation skills, negotiating complex environment...
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Study: Your Racist Relatives May Just Be Feeling Left Out - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

Study: Your Racist Relatives May Just Be Feeling Left Out - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
German researchers find feelings of social exclusion breed intolerance of minorities.
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TED Talk: How to Start an Empathy Revolution

TED Talk: How to Start an Empathy Revolution | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
My new talk from TEDx Athens has just gone online - How to Start an Empathy Revolution. From human libraries to babies teaching empathy, here are the ingredients for transforming empathy into a for...
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How Inequality Hollows Out the Soul

How Inequality Hollows Out the Soul | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Our tendency to equate wealth with inner worth invokes deep psychological responses.
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The social animal

Tapping into the findings of his latest book, NYTimes columnist David Brooks unpacks new insights into human nature from the cognitive sciences -- insights with massive implications for economics and politics as well as our own self-knowledge.
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Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.
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Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds

Loneliness twice as unhealthy as obesity for older people, study finds | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Scientists found that the loneliest were nearly twice as likely to die during their six-year study than the least lonely
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Why childhood creativity could lead to a more empathetic world

Why childhood creativity could lead to a more empathetic world | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Childhood is so special because children have a natural tendency to be creative - every child is an artist in that way,” continues FitzGibbon.

 

“All that encourages creativity and imagination is linked to empathy and empathy is all about becoming a good, feeling and right-thinking adult. All the studies show that children who are read to when they are young and who are helped to draw and engage with art develop into more empathetic and well-rounded adults.

 

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All that encourages creativity

and imagination is linked

to empathy 

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“A lot of work has been done to show that children who are encouraged to imagine and dream become better at recognising and understanding emotion in later life, better at empathising, better at problem solving.


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Miguel Garcia's curator insight, February 19, 2014 6:52 AM

ser niño es mirar las mismas cosas con referentes distintos, esa sería su forma de construir todo este mundo nuevo q explora. pero para el adulto esa sería la creatividad: romper algoritmos, crear otros nuevos. Y tal vez tb pueda ser uno de los caminos a la empatía, aunq no necesariamente eso lleve a la empatía.

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Oxytocin increases empathy, researchers find

Oxytocin increases empathy, researchers find | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

 A new University of Haifa study could be of interest to the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams: It shows that the “love hormone” oxytocin raises the level of empathy toward a rival.

 

“The research findings show that exposure to oxytocin leads people to feel that the other party is also a human being with complex feelings,” said Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory of the University of Haifa’s Psychology Department, who led the study.

 

Oxytocin is a hormone known to be excreted in a variety of social situations, with previous studies showing that inhaling a synthetic version of the hormone increases altruistic feelings, for example.

 

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the researchers sought to examine

whether exposure to oxytocin could

increase feelings of empathy,

both among people within a group

and toward people from a

rival or hostile group.
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The Psychology Of Love: How Lowering Your Standards Will Allow You To Find True Love | Elite Daily

The Psychology Of Love: How Lowering Your Standards Will Allow You To Find True Love | Elite Daily | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

“Cast aside those fairy tale notions of finding the perfect mate. If you don’t, you might just find yourself looking for him or her forever. Cast aside those fairy tale notions of finding the perfect mate.”


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How Thinking About Others Improves Our Creativity

How Thinking About Others Improves Our Creativity | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Research suggests we're more creative when we're others-focused.
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Vampires and Shades of Grey: How media shapes who we are

Vampires and Shades of Grey: How media shapes who we are | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Even when we watch television or read a book alone, we do it as a member of various groups: as a member of a family or as a friend; as a member of a group like Weight Watchers; or as a member of a social media group, like ...
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Violent video games 'weaken morality'

Violent video games 'weaken morality' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Playing violent video games for long periods of time can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers, according to a study in Canada.

 

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Cities and their psychology: how neuroscience affects urban planning

Cities and their psychology: how neuroscience affects urban planning | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The study of metropolitan areas and how their inhabitants interact with them is key to planning our future as a species (Cities and their psychology: how neuroscience affects urban planning http://t.co/gJLXBVK1RB)...

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Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Organizations with a strong emotional culture have happier, more engaged employees.
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Three Reasons Happiness Is Just Not For You

Three Reasons Happiness Is Just Not For You | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Happiness - It's Not For You, But it is the Most Selfless Thing You Can Do.
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Gossip and Ostracism Promote Cooperation in Groups

Gossip and Ostracism Promote Cooperation in Groups | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"The widespread existence of cooperation is difficult to explain because individuals face strong incentives to exploit the cooperative tendencies of others. In the research reported here, we examined how the spread of reputational information through gossip promotes cooperation in mixed-motive settings. Results showed that individuals readily communicated reputational information about others, and recipients used this information to selectively interact with cooperative individuals and ostracize those who had behaved selfishly, which enabled group members to contribute to the public good with reduced threat of exploitation. Additionally, ostracized individuals responded to exclusion by subsequently cooperating at levels comparable to those who were not ostracized. These results suggest that the spread of reputational information through gossip can mitigate egoistic behavior by facilitating partner selection, thereby helping to solve the problem of cooperation even in noniterated interactions."

 


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, January 28, 2014 4:01 PM

Cooperation in groups often depends on "altruistic punishment" on non-cooperators (a mild example is the way shame can enforce norms -- in societies where spitting on the sidewalk is considered shameful, there is less spitting on the sidewalk). Or think about your emotions when you see someone cutting in line. Although punishment (maybe "sanctions" is a less loaded term) and gossip (perhaps "communication about reputation" is less loaded) are seen by many as negative traits, the research described in this abstract (full text ) presents evidence for the role of gossip and ostracism in promoting cooperation.

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▶ Leo Buscaglia - The Various Qualities of Truly Loving Relationships - YouTube

www.LastingHappiness.com .. This is an extremely interesting video in which Dr. Leo Buscaglia describes the results of a large survey he conducted. He wanted...
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