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Irrationality is predictable. We need to release "rational man" assumption.
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Take Two Aspirin And Tweet Me In The Morning: How Twitter, Facebook, And Other Social Media Are Reshaping Health Care


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When Socrates Met Phaedrus: Eros in Philosophy

When Socrates Met Phaedrus: Eros in Philosophy | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
We know eros as the force behind physical passion, but in dialogue with rhetoric, it can drive us toward another sort of love — philosophy.

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Teaching Empathy to the 'Me' Generation

Teaching Empathy to the 'Me' Generation | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Capital University’s non-credit Empathy Experiment immerses students in the plight of the working poor to promote understanding.

 

The banner on the side of the Capital University music conservatory has an outline of a sneaker and asks, “They walked a mile in someone else’s shoes. How much did they learn?”

 

Inside the hall in Columbus, Ohio, a few hundred people wait to find out. They are here this evening late in April for the concluding event of the Empathy Experiment — an experiment not in an empirical sense, but in teaching empathy.

 

By Eric Leake 


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The general hope is that teaching empathy might lead to greater social harmony, altruistic action, social justice, and interpersonal and intercultural understanding.

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Humanistic psychology - Wikipedia

Humanistic psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective which rose to prominence in the mid-20th century in response to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theory and B.F. Skinner's Behaviorism.[citation needed ] With its roots running from Socrates through the Renaissance, this approach emphasizes an individual's inherent drive towards self-actualization and creativity.

Empathy and self-help[edit]

Empathy is one of the most important aspects of humanistic therapy. This idea focuses on the therapist’s ability to see the world through the eyes of the client. Without this, therapists can be forced to apply an external frame of reference where the therapist is no longer understanding the actions and thoughts of the client as the client would, but strictly as a therapist which defeats the purpose of humanistic therapy. Included in empathizing, unconditional positive regard is one of the key elements of humanistic psychology. Unconditional positive regard refers to the care that the therapist needs to have for the client. This ensures that the therapist does not become the authority figure in the relationship allowing for a more open flow of information as well as a kinder relationship between the two. A therapist practicing humanistic therapy needs to show a willingness to listen and ensure the comfort of the patient where genuine feelings may be shared but are not forced upon someone.[3] Marshall Rosenberg, one of Carl Rogers' students, emphasizes empathy in the relationship in his concept of Nonviolent Communication.


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Humanistic psychology is one of the schools of psychology with roots starting in the Renaissance era. It got more famous and more frequently used during the mid 20th century And was created in response to Freud's psychoanalytic theory and B.F Skinner's behaviorism.

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Behavioral Economics of Addictive Behavior Change: Applications to Problem Drinking

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Long commutes are making Americans more politically apathetic

Long commutes are making Americans more politically apathetic | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
New research suggests that those hours spent in traffic may actually hurt our democracy.
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31 Reasons Why Men Don’t Cheat

31 Reasons Why Men Don’t Cheat | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
"Here's a shocker. I love my wife enormously. I worry about her daily. My love for her as a whole human being is greater than my sexual needs."

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The functional and structural neural basis of individual differences in loss aversion | CRESA

The functional and structural neural basis of individual differences in loss aversion | CRESA | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

Decision making under risk entails the anticipation of prospective outcomes, typically leading to the greater sensitivity to losses than gains known as loss aversion. Previous studies on the neural bases of choice-outcome anticipation and loss aversion provided inconsistent results, showing either bidirectional mesolimbic responses of activation for gains and deactivation for losses, or a specific amygdala involvement in processing losses. Here we focused on loss aversion with the aim to address interindividual differences in the neural bases of choice-outcome anticipation. Fifty-six healthy human participants accepted or rejected 104 mixed gambles offering equal (50%) chances of gaining or losing different amounts of money while their brain activity was measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We report both bidirectional and gain/loss-specific responses while evaluating risky gambles, with amygdala and posterior insula specifically tracking the magnitude of potential losses. At the individual level, loss aversion was reflected both in limbic fMRI responses and in gray matter volume in a structural amygdala–thalamus–striatum network, in which the volume of the “output” centromedial amygdala nuclei mediating avoidance behavior was negatively correlated with monetary performance. We conclude that outcome anticipation and ensuing loss aversion involve multiple neural systems, showing functional and structural individual variability directly related to the actual financial outcomes of choices. By supporting the simultaneous involvement of both appetitive and aversive processing in economic decision making, these results contribute to the interpretation of existing inconsistencies on the neural bases of anticipating choice outcomes.


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7 Essential Books on Optimism

7 Essential Books on Optimism | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
“ What the love of honey has to do with ancient wisdom, our capacity for hope, and the future of technology.”
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Barberis - Thaler - A SURVEY OF BEHAVIORAL FINANCE

Behavioral finance argues that some financial phenomena can plausibly be understood using models in which some agents are not fully rational. The field has two building blocks: limits to arbitrage, which argues that it can be difficult for rational traders to undo the dislocations caused by less rational traders; and psychology, which catalogues the kinds of deviations from full rationality we might expect to see. We discuss these two topics, and then present a number of behavioral finance applications: to the aggregate stock market, to the cross-section of average returns, to individual trading behavior, and to corporate finance. We close by assessing progress in the field and speculating about its future course.


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The experiment that led to the concept of "Thinking Outside the Box"

The experiment that led to the concept of "Thinking Outside the Box" | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
"Thinking outside the box," has become the annoying phrase we hear in commercials and bad business meetings. It stems from an actual psychological concept called functional fixedness.
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Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained'

Despite what you've been told, you aren't 'left-brained' or 'right-brained' | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Amy Novotney: The brain is more complex than corporate team-building exercises suggest, but the myth is unlikely to die anytime soon
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IQ's Corner: Article: BrainTech: Six Take-aways on Neuroplasticity ...

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... on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training.
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The Ancient Marriage between Music, Movement and Mood | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Ancient Marriage between Music, Movement and Mood | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Think back to that moment when you first heard your favorite song. What about it made you stop in your tracks? Was it the incessant buildup, ...
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How Sleep Works and Why it Affects Your Day-to-Day Performance - The Mind-Blowing Science Of Sleep

How Sleep Works and Why it Affects Your Day-to-Day Performance - The Mind-Blowing Science Of Sleep | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
All you ever wanted to know about how sleep works and why it affects your day-to-day performance.

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» Stats Can Lie: Don’t Let Divorce Statistics Dictate Your Fate - World of Psychology

» Stats Can Lie: Don’t Let Divorce Statistics Dictate Your Fate - World of Psychology | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Don't let the numbers scare you when you're just beginning to heal. Learn which to safely ignore.

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HeadCon '13 Scientific Study of Positive Emotions through @edge

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Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain | TruthTheory

Brain Scans Show The Real Impact Love Has On A Child’s Brain | TruthTheory | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
by Editor You comfort them over a skinned knee in the playground, and coax them to sleep with a soothing lullaby.
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[See @ Min 5:22] Howard Zinn.You can't be neutral on a moving train.Extra

http://www.oriolduran.blogspot.com/ VIDEO ENTERO EN http://vimeo.com/17051298 Howard Zinn.You can't be neutral on a moving train.Extra1 [VOSE ] (Documental) ...

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How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

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When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.
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In the mind of the market: Theory of mind biases value computation during financial bubbles | CRESA

In the mind of the market: Theory of mind biases value computation during financial bubbles | CRESA | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it

The ability to infer intentions of other agents, called theory of mind (ToM), confers strong advantages for individuals in social situations. Here, we show that ToM can also be maladaptive when people interact with complex modern institutions like financial markets. We tested participants who were investing in an experimental bubble market, a situation in which the price of an asset is much higher than its underlying fundamental value. We describe a mechanism by which social signals computed in the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex affect value computations in ventromedial prefrontal cortex, thereby increasing an individual’s propensity to ‘ride’ financial bubbles and lose money. These regions compute a financial metric that signals variations in order flow intensity, prompting inference about other traders’ intentions. Our results suggest that incorporating inferences about the intentions of others when making value judgments in a complex financial market could lead to the formation of market bubbles.

 


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Naïve Altruism in Science? Five Traits of Altruistic Academics

Naïve Altruism in Science? Five Traits of Altruistic Academics | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
“In academia, as in most spheres of life, you come across overly competitive and self-serving individuals. However, the majority of my experiences have been positive. So what are the traits of these altruistic academics?”
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18 signs you're reading bad criticism of economics

18 signs you're reading bad criticism of economics | With My Right Brain | Scoop.it
Every mainstream science which touches on political or religious ideology attracts more than its fair share of deniers: the anti-vaccine crowd v mainstream medicine, GMO fearmongers v geneticists, creationists v biologists, global warming deniers v climatologists. Economics is no different, but economics cranks differ in that they typically make false claims about the content of economics itself, as opposed, or as a prelude, to false claims about the way the world works. That target sometimes making it hard for non-economists to differentiate crankery from solid criticism.

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From Mine to Ours: Nurturing Empathy in Children

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See on Scoop.it - Education Top PicksStudies show children are born equipped to be empathic, but these skills take time and practice to develop. Empathic children are aware of their own feelin...
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