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When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart : NPR Audio

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart : NPR Audio | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
If your boss is a jerk, there might be a scientific reason for it. A new study suggests feeling powerful dampens the part of the brain that helps us connect with others.

 

It turns out, feeling powerless boosted the mirror system — people empathized highly. But, Obhi says, "when people were feeling powerful, the signal wasn't very high at all." So when people felt power, they really did have more trouble getting inside another person's head. 

 

"What we're finding is power diminishes all varieties of empathy," says Dacher Keltner, a social psychologist at University of California, Berkeley, not involved in the new study. He says these results fit a trend within psychological research.

 

by CHRIS BENDEREV


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Jot Nur Fitz's comment, August 12, 2013 5:13 AM
Jerk personality has internal (soul or family) problem, which very crucial to cure, if they themselves not aware.. self-conscious or self-awareness is very important.. to make ourselves to be self-awareness, just look around, think, learn & teach ourselves.. the mindset is to make ourselves better person & to make this world better place to stay... wrong mindset will open negative door inside one self.. this what i learn & teach myself daily.. i dont want MYSELF to be a JERK for whole life, very boring life & boring character, not challenging ha.. jajajaa.. even though i'm not in high post or boss position, i still have JERK character, which sometimes may affected someone else life or giving trouble to others.. jejejeee .. i feel that, my character is my responsibility to be correct..
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Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland

Book release:Towards Peer-production in Public Services: cases from Finland | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

by Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services. The Book can be freely downloaded....


” There are many challenges and opportunities in designing, developing and maintaining services for participatory modes of governance, not to mention their co-creation and peer-to-peer aspects. We ask what can be learned from current research, and what is happening already beyond academia? With the aim to increase the opportunities for dialogue between the Finnish scene and the international context, we gather this collection of articles that deal broadly with the relationships between peer-to-peer dynamics, and public services. Most of the cases presented are illustrative of recent developments and discussions in Finnish society, however, also included are broader international perspectives, giving historical reflection and future-oriented speculation on what might be the outcomes.”

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Joe Brewer: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex issues

Joe Brewer: An interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex issues | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Seattle based JOE BREWER is one amongst a rare and emerging breed of interdisciplinary experts around the world. In an era of specialisations, what’s missing is a holistic view that cuts across various discipines, whether it comes to addressing climate change or societal change. Brewer steps in with his unique perspectives on ‘cognitive policy.’ As Founder and Director of Cognitive Policy Works, he paints a sweeping and fascinating canvas covering the human mind, human behaviour, public policy, social media and societal change.

 

By Bhavani Prakash

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Archive for ‘P2PF/Orange Report’: Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy full appendixes

Archive for ‘P2PF/Orange Report’: Synthetic overview of the collaborative economy full appendixes | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Rushkoff on “Synthetic Overview of the Collaborative Economy Report”   “There is no longer any excuse to remain ignorant of the vast peer-to-peer landscape that is slowly but surely replacing ...

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A New Fundraising Tool for Permaculture Permaculture Research Institute

A New Fundraising Tool for Permaculture Permaculture Research Institute | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

WeTheTrees provides a multifaceted tool to every permaculturalist, and can be used very creatively to not only raise funds for a project, but also to fundraise for a course, assess the market potential of different ideas, and even to pre-sell products that will be produced with aforementioned fundraised capital, allowing the farmer or eco-social entrepreneur to feel more secure in their undertaking.

 

WeTheTrees can also function as an excellent way for a community to collect money for cooperative endeavors.

 

And furthermore, WeTheTrees allows a wonderful and meaningful way for anyone to be able to contribute to positive change on this planet. Just browsing through the site can be enjoyable, seeing all the interesting projects that other folks are raising money for, and when a person sees one that really excited them, its just a click away to become a contributor.

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The Man Who Would Stop Time

The Man Who Would Stop Time | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"I want to cure my aging, my friends' and family's aging, my investors' aging, and I want to make a ton of money," Bill Andrews says.

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