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Doing good feels good

Action for Happiness http://www.actionforhappiness.org is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who wa...
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Happiness in the News

Happiness in the News | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The good news; happiness is starting to consistently make headlines.  The bad news; not everyone is happy.  More good news; there are a lot actions you can take to become happier.

Via Gene Shklover, PhD
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Virtual Roundtable Live 3 | Facebook

Virtual Roundtable Live 3 | Facebook | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 1:16 AM

 

JOIN AND INVITE FRIENDS !!!

Topic: Happiness Factors - What Are The Keys To Being Happy?

The Roundtable Live project - a discussion platform for a wide spectrum of socially conscious people: activists, scholars, artists, educators, public officials and everyday citizens. It is a model for how we can all sit around the table as equals and look for how to build a just, healthy and sustainable society. 

Watch and participate LIVE at www.mutualresponsibility.org/roundtable
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Have You Seen a Psychologist About Global Warming Lately?

Have You Seen a Psychologist About Global Warming Lately? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Traits ingrained in the basic human condition may be preventing people from supporting more action against climate change.
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The Surprising Health Benefits Of Connecting With Everyone Around You

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Connecting With Everyone Around You | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
By Nicole Frehsée An expert in the field of positive psychology explores the perks of bonding -- with everyone around you.
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Stanley Milgram - Conformity and Independence

The complete set of Stanley Milgram Films on Social Psychology are available at http://alexanderstreet.com/milgram This film examines classic research asking...
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Study shows social deprivation a key factor in mortality in type 1 diabetes

Levels of social deprivation, as well as how well a patient controls their blood sugar, is an independent risk factor for mortality in people with type 1 diabetes.
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News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

News is bad for you. It leads to fear and aggression. It hinders your creativity and makes you sick. We should stop consuming it, says Rolf Dobelli, who's abstained for years
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Medicine's Search for Meaning

Medicine's Search for Meaning | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Doctors willing to heal themselves can help the medical profession recover from its own illness.
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Market bubbles are driven by the impulse to predict each other’s behavior, says new research

Market bubbles are driven by the impulse to predict each other’s behavior, says new research | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Five years on from Lehman Brothers's collapse and “where did it all go wrong?” analysis is all the rage. Answers have varied: poor regulation, malicious bankers, dozy politicians, greedy homeowners, and so on.

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Neuromarketing, Citizens Under the Influence?

Documentary on As marketers� favorite target, our brain seems threatened with an always more effective decoding. Because the market studies do not guarantee the...
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Paul Zak: Why Trust (Or Lack of It) Can Mean Poverty or Prosperity

Nations where trust is high have effective governments, very tight social structures, and better interactions among people—they also have higher incomes and ...
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The Rise of Compassionate Management (Finally)

The Rise of Compassionate Management (Finally) | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Don’t look now, but all of a sudden the topic of compassionate management is becoming trendy.

A growing number of business conferences are focusing in on the topic of compassion at work. There’s the International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations. There’s the Changing Culture in the Workplace Conference. Then there’s Wisdom 2.0, dedicated to “exploring living with greater awareness, wisdom and compassion in the modern age.” The speakers are no slouches: eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, Bill Ford (yes, that Bill Ford), Karen May (VP of Talent at Google), and Linked In CEO Jeff Weiner top the bill. At TED, Karen Armstrong’s talk about reviving the Golden Rule won the TED prize in 2009 and has given rise to a Charter for Compassion signed by nearly 100,000 people.


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Choice is affected by context

Choice is affected by context | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Choice is affected by context

Choice and preference for that choice are affected by the other items on choice at the time. For example, “a pen selected from a set in which it asymmetrically dominated another pen produced a more positive writing experience and a greater willingness to pay for the pen than if the same pen was selected from a set in which it did not dominate another option”

Yoon et al. (2008). Choice Set Configuration as a Determinant of Preference Attribution and Strength. Journal of Consumer Research

www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/587630

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Happiness Is Not a Passive Phenomenon

"Happiness is not something that happens to you; happiness is a work ethic," says Achor. "It's something that requires our brains to train just like an athle...
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Patrick Scheuerer's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:35 AM

Happiness, success and fulfilment can be learned and practiced. Author and speaker Shawn Achor shares some great insights and some great advice on how to practice happiness.

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Dopamine Jackpot! Sapolsky on the Science of Pleasure

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/02/15/Robert_Sapolsky_Are_Humans_Just_Another_Primate Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford ...
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As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier?

As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Some scientists say as people earn more money, they become less community oriented.
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The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

The 7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Rejection is rough, no matter how you slice it. But it's also an inescapable fact of life, and our ability to deal with failure and rejection has a hand in determining how successful and happy we are.
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Stanley Milgram - The City and The Self

All of The Stanley Milgrams films on Social Psychology are available from Alexander Street Press @ http://alexanderstreet.com/milgram This compelling film, c...
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Chemical Romance: How Hormones Influence Sex, Love and Relationships

Chemical Romance: How Hormones Influence Sex, Love and Relationships | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The many chemicals flooding our system influence who we choose and how we feel, which means we don't have much control over who we're attracted to.

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Small Talk Can Improve Health: Scientific American

Social isolation, not loneliness, is linked with earlier death
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Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired

Internal Time: The Science of Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Debunking the social stigma around late risers, or what Einstein has to do with teens' risk for smoking.

"Six hours' sleep for a man, sev
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Is Pain a Construct of the Mind?: Scientific American

Is Pain a Construct of the Mind?: Scientific American | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Pain is an emotion
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 25, 2013 2:32 PM

An illusion is a perception that does not match the physical reality. Is pain, then, as with illusions, a mind construct that some people can decide to turn off? As you will see in the studies that follow, pain varies as a function of mood, attentiveness and circumstances, lending support to the theory that pain is an emotion. These studies show that empathy also extends to pain, just as it does to other emotions, even when the victims are fake strangers. And the research indicates that people can experience pain for the wrong reasons or fail to experience it when it would be very reasonable to do so. Moreover, when pain is disconnected from the physical reality, it is an illusion, too.

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Why Loneliness Is a Trap and How to Break Free

Why Loneliness Is a Trap and How to Break Free | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How loneliness impacts our perceptions and behaviors in self-defeating ways
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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:39 AM
A person might have many friends around them or live with a partner, yet still feel the deep ache of emotional or social isolation
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When We're Shown Trust, Our Brains Motivate Us To Be Trustworthy

http://bit.ly/jvQsv0 - Oxytocin levels in the brain have been linked to trust among individuals, opening up a range of research on their societal implication...
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