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This site is for the fair and reasonable exchange of ideas, opinions and research about the human body as it is publicly displayed. Emphasis is on what constitutes deviant and normal presentations of self, especially through clothes or lack thereof.
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A Fascinating New Theory About the Human Mind, Evolution and Mortality

A Fascinating New Theory About the Human Mind, Evolution and Mortality | The Human Body | Scoop.it
Why have other species failed to evolve human-like intelligence? The answer may lie in our conception of mortality.

Via Cathie Bird
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The perpetual debate about intelligence origins, this time takes into mortality this time. An intriguing a article! Please comment. 

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How our body image relates to our self-esteem - ConsumerAffairs

How our body image relates to our self-esteem - ConsumerAffairs | The Human Body | Scoop.it
How our body image relates to our self-esteem ConsumerAffairs However, according to a study released by Anytime Fitness, one in three people has either low self-esteem or very low self-esteem and a lot of those negative feelings have to do with...
Terry Hill, PhDs insight:

Research on the clothed body and the fashion industry, stands in contrast to research on nude/naturist societies viv-a-viv the dimensions of body-image and self-concept. Nude groups have far fewer psychological fixations and hang-ups about self-concept and body-image. Sustained nude communities appear to act as instant 'levelling' agents regarding body shame or modesty.  

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The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity - Grazian - 2011 - Symbolic Interaction - Wiley Online Library

The Girl Hunt: Urban Nightlife and the Performance of Masculinity as Collective Activity - Grazian - 2011 - Symbolic Interaction - Wiley Online Library | The Human Body | Scoop.it

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South Bay mother promotes positive body image with Facebook page - KTVU San Francisco

South Bay mother promotes positive body image with Facebook page KTVU San Francisco For many women, posing in a bathing suit ranks right up there with a root canal in terms of unpleasant activities, but a San Jose mother is behind a new online...
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A positive body image for the self can occur regardless of one's appearance relative to social norms.
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So Just How Social is Your Business? The Results of Our New Benchmarking Study

So Just How Social is Your Business? The Results of Our New Benchmarking Study | The Human Body | Scoop.it
We noticed that companies are starting to discover that the real value of social lies not in marketing alone, but in leveraging the insights that they have gained – both offline and online – to be more responsive to key stakeholders such as current...

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The propensity to ignore the 'social' side hastens corporate atrophy in sales. CEOs must always be vigilant about their company's location in local, regional and international culture.

Karl Wabst's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:29 PM

This is a developing story. Don't rush to action based on what you read here but keep an eye out as work progresses.

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The Psychology of Influence [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Psychology of Influence [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Human Body | Scoop.it
This is a fantastic infographic about the psychology of influence.

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Influence can be seen as a function of perceived power, presentation of self, and medium impressionism. Sociologically, social status figures prominently in how people react to various messages and images of others. A nude Bill Gates may have the same influence effect as a nude Arnold Swarzenegger, not because of the body image portrayed, but because of the perceived social status of each, i.e., quite wealthy. So these two persons would fall within the oberver's similar mental deference hierarchy.

There are other factors of course.

Karl Wabst's curator insight, June 11, 2013 2:34 PM

Marketing, Sales and Psychology have been partners since there was something to barter or sell. Understanding how these disciplines work together is in your best interest whether you're selling or "just" a consumer.

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Protesters Strip Down to Promote a Healthy Body Image - PolicyMic

Protesters Strip Down to Promote a Healthy Body Image - PolicyMic | The Human Body | Scoop.it
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Protesters Strip Down to Promote a Healthy Body Image
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And where better to stage a body-image protest than Victoria's Secret?
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Funny how removing one's clothes increases in the 'non-perfects' of us a positive body image, and putting them on, exascerbates the issue. Shame, guilt and unnecessary modesty have a lot to do with sustaining the fashion industry, while for the 'perfect figure' people, it (can) reduces shame, guilt and modesty. Funny that. And yet, fashion models have no shame in being almost (or completely) nude. It's a complex world, the world of body norms.

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Holographs used for London medical school teaching tool

Holographs used for London medical school teaching tool | The Human Body | Scoop.it


HOLOGRAMS have been tested in front of medicine students as a teaching tool.


The 3D graphic tool was used to demonstrate renal function with a 4m holographic kidney in a lecture at St George's, University of London, the BBC reports.

 

Dr Kapil Sugand and Dr Pedro Campos developed the images using an illusion called Pepper's Ghost, which uses special lighting and glass or foil to make images look like they are midair.

 

The human body is a very complext machine. It's very difficult to comprehend and appreciate how a kidney or liver functions, for example, from PowerPoint slides

 

It cost the pair $16,500 to build a library of full-colour 3D lecture aids, which are generated by three projectors.

 

But don't expect to see the holographic lecture slides rolling out to universities just yet - a St George's spokesman told the BBC it would cost too much to roll out.

 
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/holographs-used-for-london-medical-school-teaching-tool/story-fn5fsgyc-1226666411660#ixzz2WfKznQMH
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More cost-benefit analysis has to be done here, but the andragogical benefits are numerous indeed! #D visuals are much more helpful in understanding structure & function.

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Should we stop telling children they look beautiful? - The Age

Should we stop telling children they look beautiful? - The Age | The Human Body | Scoop.it
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Should we stop telling children they look beautiful?
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Christine Morgan, chief executive of the Butterfly Foundation, which supports those affected by eating disorders and negative body image, disagrees with Swinson's advice.
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Important article!
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Big Changes at the Company? Expect Employee Misconduct

Big Changes at the Company? Expect Employee Misconduct | The Human Body | Scoop.it
According to a new CEB report, significant changes to a company's status quo can lead to an escalation of employee misconduct, including incidents of bribery, harassment, and other violations.

Via Karl Wabst
Terry Hill, PhDs insight:

This little-known or cared for phenomenon, especially by HR specialists, cn account for low morale and high turnover. Employees pick up on corporate changes, especially negative change or even rumours of change, and this can fester in the underworld of staff chat - leading to results listed here. CEOs must be aware of this psycho-social phenomenon within the ranks (hope fully BEFORE it happens), and take anticipatory fail-safe action. For example, if stocks fall drastically for no apparent reason, or if senior executives are fired or leave moreso than usual, or if rumours persist that branch plants may be closed - all can predict employee misconduct, etc.

Karl Wabst's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:10 AM

There is some irony about the timing of this report, given the consequences the NSA is experiencing due to the actions of a person acting outside of corporate policy.

 

Organizational change is also Personal Change. Both can cause people to act out. The change may not be negative. In this report Promotion to Manager (23%) is an event that most would consider positive. This event occurred more often than Layoffs of Team Members (21%), Significant Organizational Restructuring (20%) or Substantial Change in Sr. Leadership (18%). 

 

In short, this means that ignoring the people side of change places your company at risk. Old school management practices, a.k.a. command and control, are inadequate for today’s hyper-connected organizational cultures.

 

Organizations are more social than ever before. The ability of single employees or groups of people with inside knowledge can cause more damage than many executives realize.

 

Internal and external communications channels are multiplying. More sensitive data is exchanged due to lax oversight and poor employee engagement. Plan for resistance, it may not be obvious.

 

Stop focusing solely on technology and the bottom line. Remember the human cost / benefit equation. People are your greatest asset, and they can be your greatest risk.

Karl Wabst's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:25 AM

HR management should heed the advice in this report

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10 Principles of Evolutionary Culture

10 Principles of Evolutionary Culture | The Human Body | Scoop.it
principles for how to transcend ego and bring a group to greatness via collaborative thinking

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Evolution has been random through genetic mutation from environmental and intra-species interactions. If we ascribe intentionality to humans, i.e., 'agency' or 'free will', we can talk about cultural evolution since humans have approached closer to having a collective purpose. This suggests directionality to our decisions, ostensibly in the interests of preserving the species. If we deny the presence of individual free will, we are left with laws of nature to determine whether the "universe is unfolding as it should". The title above, suggests agency exists, to the point that salvation may depend on 10 fundamental principles of human arrangement and behaviour. Transcending ego is a major challenge, particularly when we are attempting to bring harmony among billions of individuals. A daunting task.
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