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How To Use Psychological Torment Self-Improvement And Profit - io9

How To Use Psychological Torment Self-Improvement And Profit - io9 | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
This post isn't as evil as it sounds because it's yourself you'll be tormenting. The method you will use is counterfactual thinking. If you use it right, you can wring money from the gullible and improve all kinds of things about yourself...
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The neuroscience of nostalgia — strong holiday memories explained | Al Jazeera America

The neuroscience of nostalgia — strong holiday memories explained | Al Jazeera America | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
How the brain stores sad, glad and bittersweet recollections
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Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death - Metapsychology

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In The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death, Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter attempt to combine the objective norms of statistics with the intuitive flavor of anecdotes.
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Partyism by Cass R. Sunstein :: SSRN

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“Partyism” is a form of hostility and prejudice that operates across political lines. For example, some Republicans have an immediate aversive reaction to Democrats, and some Democrats have the same aversive reaction to Republicans, so much so that they would discriminate against them in hiring or promotion decisions, or in imposing punishment. If elected officials suffer from partyism – perhaps because their constituents do – they will devalue proposals from the opposing party and refuse to enter into agreements with its members, even if their independent assessment, freed from partyism, would be favorably disposed toward those proposals or agreements. In the United States, partyism has been rapidly growing, and it is quite pronounced – in some ways, more so than racism. It also has a series of adverse effects on governance itself, above all by making it difficult to enact desirable legislation and thus disrupting the system of separation of powers. Under circumstances of severe partyism, relatively broad delegations of authority to the executive branch, and a suitably receptive approach to the Chevron principle, have considerable appeal as ways of allowing significant social problems to be addressed. This conclusion bears on both domestic issues and foreign affairs.

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Simon Baron-Cohen: 'Zero Degrees of Empathy' - The Forgiveness Project 2013

On 17th September 2013 we held our fourth annual lecture, "Zero Degrees of Empathy: Exploring explanations of human cruelty & kindness". Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge delivered the keynote speech, and the lecture was followed by a panel discussion with Mary Foley, Peter Woolf and Marina Cantacuzino, chaired by Simon Fanshawe.


Outline

11:30 - cruelty the result of Evil.. Evil is defined as the absence of good. Did something bad because they are not good.  Empathy is a better term.

cognitive and affective empathy

20:00 cruelty is the loss of effective empathy -

goes back to Martin Buber - see people as people or as object

21:00 empathy bell curve.

How to lose empathy

due to obedience to authority

ideology

like terrorists and their beliefs

eugenics is USA

in-group and out-group - Ie Rwanda

Psychopaths - Ted Bunde

29:00 psychopaths don't' have empathy

Autism - difficulty with cognitive empathy

32:00 John Bolby studies childhood causes of psychopaths

genes and environment

Genes and testosterone

35:00 location of empathy in the brain - brain regions

person with brain damage

Jeane Decety - pain studies

37:30 - teaching empathy

38:30 high empathy people

Swedish diplomat

Mandela

building friendship across the political divide

42:00 Discussion

is empathy fixed? feel empathy for people who lack empathy


Culture of Empathy Builder: Simon Baron-Cohen
 http://j.mp/K6sEKd ;         



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A Short History of Empathy, the book, now available....

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BY LOU AGOSTA on NOVEMBER 10, 2014

 

Here is the short version of the short  version: The deep, underground history of empathy is surfaced and reconstructed in Hume, Kant, Lipps, Freud, Scheler, Stein, and Husserl. A Rumor of Empathy is engaged in vicarious feeling, receptivity, empathic understanding, empathic interpretation, and empathic intersubjectivity.

 

A rumor of empathy becomes a scandal of empathy in Lipps’ projections and Strachey’s mistranslations. Empathy is reconstructed in Hume’s many meanings of “sympathy”; in Kant on “the communicability of feelings” and “enlarged thinking” of the other; in Freud’s introspection and free association; in Scheler’s “vicarious experience” and perception of The Other; in Stein’s sensual empathy; and in Husserl’s late writing on empathic windows of consciousness accessing other persons as Husserl’s empathy moves from the periphery to the foundation of community.

 

 

Yet when all the philosophical arguments and categories are complete, the phenomenological methods reduced, and hermeneutic circles spun out, in empathy, we are quite simply in the presence of another human being.

 

For those who knew Michael Franz Basch personally, see the tribute to him in the Preface – an empathic moment indeed. The work is also available as a more reasonably priced electronic version. Available to ship as of this date (2014/11/24).

 

 “Okay, I’ve read enough – I want to order to book.” Click here to order – A Rumor of Empathy: Rewriting Empathy in the Context of Philosophy.

 

 

http://empathyinthecontextofphilosophy.com/2014/11/10/a-short-history-of-empathy-the-book-now-available/

 


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Scientists link Selfies to Mental Illness and Narcissism

Scientists link Selfies to Mental Illness and Narcissism | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks.

According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal: “Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies on social media sites.”

“Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to help a patient to recognise the reasons for his or her compulsive behaviour and then t
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The Neuroscience of Altruism

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In The Altruistic Brain, neurobiologist Donald Pfaff makes the case that humans are hard-wired for good.

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David Hain's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:23 AM

In The Altruistic Brain, neurobiologist Donald Pfaff makes the case that humans are hard-wired for good. Not sure I agree, nor does the writer.

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The Ulysses Strategy - The New Yorker

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Studies have shown that people can change harmful behavior by committing to be punished if they fail. Can successful businesses be built on this insight?
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Study examines the evolution of responses to (un)fairness - PsyPost

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The sense of fairness did not evolve for the sake of fairness per se but in order to reap the benefits of continued cooperation, so say Frans de Waal, PhD, ...
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Why We Kill: Violence as Socialization - YouTube

Acts of serious violence – often committed by seemingly average people – leave us only to ask “Why?” Culture, genetics, and low self-esteem are often cited, but growing evidence points to brutalization experienced in childhood, often at the hands of parents or peers. Ginger Rhodes and Richard Rhodes explore the work of criminologist Lonnie Athens, whose "violentization" model identifies a four-stage process by which almost any human being can be socialized into someone who will assault, rape, or murder. Their talk looks at the history of violence, questions the association of violence with mental illness, tests Athens’ theory on real-life cases, and makes an argument for early intervention.

Richard Rhodes is the author of twenty-five books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; an investigation of the roots of private violence, Why They Kill; and, most recently, a narrative of the Spanish Civil War, That Fine Place. He has received numerous fellowships for research and writing, including grants from the Ford Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host and correspondent for documentaries on American public television.

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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation - YouTube

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...
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How cultures around the world make decisions

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Is the American obsession with individual freedom really such a great idea? What other cultures know about how to make good choices.
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Applause is Contagious Like a Disease - D-brief

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Applause spreads linearly, like a disease. The amount of time an individual feels like clapping is a factor, but not nearly as much as peer pressure.

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La foule.. et son effet de masse...

robyns tut's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:04 PM

This is interesting, how peer pressure can factor into little things. Would be good to see what makes the brain do these things and what chemical reactions occure.

-Tanah

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Bestiary of Behavioral Economics - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Bestiary of Behavioral Economics - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
RT @vaughanbell: The Bestiary of Behavioral Economics http://t.co/U2CiKLRDVE Handy online guide
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How Hockey Got the Mumps - Cass R. Sunstein

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Over the past two months, the National Hockey League has experienced a baffling outbreak of mumps. Thirteen players are said to have it, and there's no telling when the outbreak will end. It is a story that seems to have stepped from the mid-20th century.

Before 1967, about 180,000 Americans had mumps every year. Sometimes the number was well over 200,000. While the illness is only rarely fatal, it is worse than unpleasant, producing fever, headache, fatigue and loss of appetite.

By 2012, the number of reported cases shrunk to 229. Mumps has hardly been wiped out, but in terms of public health, the improvement has been nothing short of spectacular.

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A Rumor of Empathy...in Psychology (the movie)

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This educational video explores empathy in the listening and speaking of the community of psychologists, psychotherapists, and those committed to emotional and human well-being.

 

That about covers it. Where is empathy present and where is it missing? Should one expect the therapist to cry with you if the trauma is really, really sad? What if she or he does cry anyway? How does this relate to music therapy? Neurology? Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)? How does empathy relate to the “circle of caring”? All these questions and more are engaged. Not to be missed!

 

Note: All the usual disclaimers apply. This is a good faith, best effort to expand empathy in the world by capturing the experiences and narrative of a significant individual for educational purposes.

 

(c) Lou Agosta, The Chicago Empathy Project


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Roots of Empathy - Research Symposia Proceedings - 2012, 2013, 2014

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Roots of Empathy values the lens of research as the organization continues to provide empathy-based programming to children on three continents.

 

The Roots of Empathy Research Symposia offer engaging and thought-provoking research presentations from world renowned international scientists.

2012  http://j.mp/1zKdWAM 2013  http://j.mp/1zKdRNw 2014  http://j.mp/1zKdUc4 ;

 

Click on the links below to view the proceedings of the Roots of Empathy Research Symposia:


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How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future

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How your brain processes failure determines whether you'll succeed in the future.

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For most people, the only way to success is through failure. Prove to the world that you can deal with it.

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The long reach of reason

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Here's a TED first: an animated Socratic dialog! In a time when irrationality seems to rule both politics and culture, has reasoned thinking finally lost its power?
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CONVERSABLE ECONOMIST: Focusing Behavioral Economics on Development Professionals

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RT @GautamGhosh: Fascinating! Focusing Behavioral Economics on Development Professionals http://t.co/xfYgn22sXy http://t.co/pNB3xIiJL9
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Buddy Profiling: The Latest Big Data Tool

Buddy Profiling: The Latest Big Data Tool | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Our social networks have incredible value in collecting data for business decisions.

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the psychological based 'hoarding' factor found in SNs can diminish access to the real data...

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Different Facets of Memory - BrainFacts.org

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From remembering a friend's face to figuring out where you left your keys, the act of memory has many dimensions.
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Cognitive Bias: Why Neurotic People Make This Real Estate Choice More - Science 2.0

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Phys.Org Cognitive Bias: Why Neurotic People Make This Real Estate Choice More Science 2.0 A paper in the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics finds that personality traits are strong indicators of real-estate decisions.
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