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Your Powers of Unconscious Awareness

Written by on September 19, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Your Powers of Unconscious Awareness

Studies show that aspects of unconscious awareness provide us with knowledge of what’s about to happen, and the findings might not be what you’d expect. You may have heard of the expression, “women’s intuition,” and thus assumed that women might feel more excited than men about finding their intuitions are proven to be correct–but according to one researcher’s […]

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How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

Posted by on September 19, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

Daniel H. Pink explains how you can use motivational interviewing to influence others’ thoughts and behaviors.

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These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

These activities are helpful for people of all ages, but those in their elderly years will certainly benefit more: a greater number of studies show that keeping an active mind is important for the brain as it ages, and doing exercises and games that keep different parts of the brain engaged are associated with warding off Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other such diseases typically associated with growing older.

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Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Young People’s Friendships Affect Their Health Later On

What’s particularly important, regardless of how old you are, is to surround yourself with as many good friends as you can find, as a wide body of research links poor social connections with early mortality.

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Is Talking to Yourself Crazy or Helpful?

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 11 Comments
Is Talking to Yourself Crazy or Helpful?

Talking to yourself has been proven to help one through difficult tasks, performance. So when you take on something new, talk yourself through it. Hearing yourself say it becomes another form of input and helps you learn in multiple ways.

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Psychologists Explain 9/11 Denial Despite Hard Scientific Evidence

Posted by on September 11, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 46 Comments
Psychologists Explain 9/11 Denial Despite Hard Scientific Evidence

Seven psychologists plus author David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., provide insights on why so many people are in total denial regarding the truth about 9/11 despite “nine years of hard scientific evidence that disproves the government theory about what happened on September 11.” Trauma, fear, pride, and cognitive dissonance (information that contradicts beliefs about our worldview) are among the reasons given for why people can’t handle the truth about 9/11.

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A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally

Posted by on September 8, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
A Simple Mind Trick Will Help You Think More Rationally

By adopting the perspective of an outside advisor, psychologist Dan Ariely says we can inject some rationality into our cognitive processes. Ariely’s new book is titled Irrationally Yours

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6 Examples of Psychological Projection We All Commit

Posted by on September 6, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
6 Examples of Psychological Projection We All Commit

Unfortunately, making assumptions – which is closely linked to something known as psychological projection – is not only something that we all do, but it is common for us to suffer greatly at the expense of such a habit. Keep reading to discover whether you’re a “serial projector” or not in your daily life.

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Mindset Science: How Our Attitudes Remake Our World

Posted by on September 2, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 4 Comments
Mindset Science: How Our Attitudes Remake Our World

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, author of the new book The Upside of Stress, talks about mindset science. McGonigal explains how positive thinking can put you on the road to positive outcomes while negative thoughts run the risk of becoming self-fulfilling prophecies. The way that you think about something can actually transform the effect that it has on you. That’s the meaning of mindset science.

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Why Paying It Forward Makes You Feel So Damn Good

Posted by on August 29, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Why Paying It Forward Makes You Feel So Damn Good

There’s no happiness like one that comes from doing something good for someone else without expecting anything in return. This kind of selflessness comes in all shapes and sizes. It can happen on a large scale — like, for example, whenever Oprah has one of her famous giveaways — or on a smaller scale, like what occurs between you and another individual.

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How We Create Reality: The Infinite Power Behind Ideas

Posted by on August 21, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 13 Comments
How We Create Reality: The Infinite Power Behind Ideas

The mind is like an endless field of the richest soil, stretching off in every direction as far as the eye can see, and ideas are the seeds that create our inner reality which in turn, manifest into what we perceive as the external world around us.

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Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

Written by on August 19, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Science Shows What You Think Will Make You Happy Probably Won’t

If you’re like most people, you probably think you know what makes you happy. Unfortunately, science says there’s a good chance you don’t. When estimating our happiness, we humans tend to engage in something called “impact bias” where we overestimate the actual effect that different outcomes will have on our life.

When if they think they’d be happier winning the lottery or becoming paraplegic, most people quite understandably respond that they’d be happier with all that money and no handicap.

Still, real life statistics show that one year after winning the lottery or losing the use of their lower body, people in both these groups are equally happy. Yes, really, EQUALLY.

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Study Finds Being Exposed To Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Pro-Sociality

Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 31 Comments
Study Finds Being Exposed To Buddhist Concepts Reduces Prejudice and Increases Pro-Sociality

Extensive data gathered by researchers from Belgium and Taiwan reveals that a person exposed to Buddhist concepts can lead to increased pro-social behavioral intentions, ultimately undermining prejudice and hate towards others.

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Studies Link Social Anxiety To High IQs & Empathetic Abilities

Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 15 Comments
Studies Link Social Anxiety To High IQs & Empathetic Abilities

A plethora of people who consider themselves to be “conscious” or “spiritual” also report feeling social anxiety and experience things like depression and other mental disorders. But as it turns out, people who suffer from anxiety may also be more intelligent.

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Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 3

Spying on Subconscious Feelings – Part 3

We are focusing on one of many fascinating uses of the freeware program [of Sharry Edwards, of the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology and Soundhealth], nanoVoice! (Try it at www.nanoVoice.org…but so you know, Sharry does not offer a MAC version, sorry) The NanoVoice graphs your emotions -even the subconscious ones! The nanoVoice graphs our emotions, whether or not we are conscious of them.

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