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Placebo Effect Grows in U.S., Thwarting Development of Painkillers

Placebo Effect Grows in U.S., Thwarting Development of Painkillers | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Analgesics struggle to get through clinical trials as the response to sham treatments has become stronger
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Can We End the Meditation Madness? - NYTimes.com

Can We End the Meditation Madness? - NYTimes.com | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

I AM being stalked by meditation evangelists.

They approach with the fervor of a football fan attacking a keg at a tailgate party. “Which method of meditation do you use?”

 
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Found on Facebook: Empathy

Found on Facebook: Empathy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Yet there is a different interpretation of young people’s levels of empathy, one that takes into account their far greater tolerance today for lifestyles and values not their own.

 

Larry D. Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, who specializes in the effects of technology, worked on a recent study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior that measured the impact of spending time online on real-world empathy.

Dr. Rosen’s team found that being on the Internet “does not displace face-to-face time nor reduce real-world empathy” and that “virtual empathy was positively correlated with real-world empathy.”

Empathy, their study suggests, can be dispensed and felt virtually, though in-person empathy — a hug, for instance, as opposed to a Facebook “like” — has six times the impact on feelings of social support. 


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Selfie sticks should be banned for massaging our self-obsession

Selfie sticks should be banned for massaging our self-obsession | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
More successful societies are cooperative and prosocial. Is new tech driving our inherent narcissistic tendencies beyond a healthy level?
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The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders
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The benefits of a bilingual brain - Mia Nacamulli - YouTube

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The Forest People & The Mountain People

The Forest People & The Mountain People | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

In The Zinn Reader: Writings on Disobedience and Democracy by Howard Zinn, Page 664\665

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The Circle Of Good Will

The Circle Of Good Will | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

In the Babemba tribe of southern Africa, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.
The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness. But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.


The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” 

 

 The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace, Jack Kornfield 

Photo by Martin Harvey

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Adolescent Social Isolation Leads To Quicker Addiction - Redorbit

Adolescent Social Isolation Leads To Quicker Addiction - Redorbit | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined that the isolation, presented during the critical period of adolescence, led to an increased vulnerability to addiction of both alcohol and amphetamines.
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The Science of Connection - Why All The World Lacks Is More Connection?

The Science of Connection - Why All The World Lacks Is More Connection? | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Pinterest Collection of Scientific Articles About Connection

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Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting

Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Ostracism or exclusion may not leave external scars, but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a physical injury, according to an expert.
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The Libet experiment: Is free will just an illusion? - Aeon Video

Do Benjamin Libet’s experiments showing brain activity preceding conscious decisions fundamentally change our concept of free will?
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13 TED Talks on how your brain works

13 TED Talks on how your brain works | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Your brain is a 3-pound blob of nervous tissue -- that can create, invent and understand beauty. These talks explore the workings of your magnificent mind.
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How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings: Here’s what doesn’t get the headlines: Empathy.

How We All Miss the Point on School Shootings: Here’s what doesn’t get the headlines: Empathy. | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Here’s what doesn’t get the headlines: Empathy.

 

Listening to those around you. Even if you don’t like them very much. We have come to live in a culture where it’s taboo or unacceptable to simply check in with people emotionally and offer some empathy and understanding. I’m not saying this would magically fix all gun violence.

 

I’m just saying that all of these things — the lack of gun laws, the lack of health care, the inability to have basic conversations with friends and neighbors about what’s going on with them, these are all extensions of a callous and self-absorbed culture that lacks any real empathy.

 

by Mark Manson


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Being Kind Makes Kids Happy

Being Kind Makes Kids Happy | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A new study is the first to show that kids get a happiness boost from sacrificing for others, suggesting our strong inclinations for altruism.
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It turns out that people who talk to themselves are geniuses

It turns out that people who talk to themselves are geniuses | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There’s now scientific proof!
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Are we products of nature or nurture? Science answers age-old question

Are we products of nature or nurture? Science answers age-old question | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Twin studies collated over the past 50 years reveal human traits and disease are almost equally determined by genetic and environmental factors
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Imitation is what makes us human and creative – Kat McGowan – Aeon

Imitation is what makes us human and creative – Kat McGowan – Aeon | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
We prize originality, yet humans are natural-born copycats and only good imitators survive. Is it time to celebrate the rip-off?
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Life Song

Life Song | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it

There is a tribe in east Africa in which the art of true intimacy is fostered even before birth. In this tribe, the birth date of a child is not counted from the day of its physical birth nor even the day of conception as in other village cultures. For this tribe the birth date comes the first time the child is a thought in its mother’s mind. Aware of her intention to conceive a child with a particular father, the mother then goes off to sit alone under a tree. There she sits and listens until she can hear the song of the child that she hopes to conceive. Once she has heard it, she returns to her village and teaches it to the father so that they can sing it together as they make love, inviting the child to join them. After the child is conceived, she sings it to the baby in her womb. Then she teaches it to the old women and midwives of the village, so that throughout the labor and at the miraculous moment of birth itself, the child is greeted with its song. After the birth all the villagers learn the song of their new member and sing it to the child when it falls or hurts itself. It is sung in times of triumph, or in rituals and initiations. This song becomes a part of the marriage ceremony when the child is grown, and at the end of life, his or her loved ones will gather around the deathbed and sing this song for the last time. 

 Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart (Bantam Books, 1993), p. 334 

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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report Researchers | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the socially isolated rats. These effects, which are described this week in the journal Neuron, persist even after the rats are reintroduced into the community of other rats.
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Depression - I'd Rather Be Sleeping | Breaking Bipolar - HealthyPlace

Depression - I'd Rather Be Sleeping | Breaking Bipolar - HealthyPlace | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Depression is painful and that pain can continue no matter what you do. But when sleeping, there is a break from the pain of depression. More at Breaking Bipolar blog.
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'The Opposite Of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection.'

'The Opposite Of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection.' | Psychology, Sociology & Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Johann Hari, author of the New York Times best-selling book "Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs," has been exploring the true cause of addiction, something he be
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