Psychology-Psychiatry

The Creativity Pill

Posted by on July 20, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
The Creativity Pill

People taking dopamine for Parkinson’s disease sometimes begin to generate a lot of artwork. New research differentiates this creative expressiveness from obsessive or impulsive tendencies.

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

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How to Persuade Others with the Right Questions: Jedi Mind Tricks from Daniel H. Pink

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

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Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Internet Trolls Really Are Horrible People

The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in internet trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called Dark Tetrad: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others). It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

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The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist”

Posted by on January 20, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
The Psychology of Being a “Non-Conspiracy Theorist”

It’s the so called non-conspiracy theorists. Let’s meet face to face with your typical non-conspiracy theorist. We all know them, they often are the ones who hold the “conspiracy” verbal accusation as a valid logically defined argument in and of itself. You know, the guy who tries to terminate conversations by alleging that you are nothing more than a “conspiracy theorist” and therefore the information you share is false or not believable. Yes, that guy. this:

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What You Think Is Right May Actually Be Wrong – Here’s Why

Posted by on January 19, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
What You Think Is Right May Actually Be Wrong – Here’s Why

We like to think that we reach conclusions by reviewing facts, weighing evidence and analyzing arguments. But this is not how humans usually operate, particularly when decisions are important or need to be made quickly. What we usually do is arrive at a conclusion independently of conscious reasoning and then, and only if required, search for reasons as to why we might be right.

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Babies Know What Makes a Friend

Posted by on January 12, 2014 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Babies Know What Makes a Friend

Babies as young as 9 months old know that friends usually have similar interests, new research suggests. The new study, published online January in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, shows that babies who are too young to talk still have a set of abstract expectations about the social world.

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Seeing Beauty and Experiencing Awe Inspires Spirituality

Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 1 Comment
Seeing Beauty and Experiencing Awe Inspires Spirituality

New research shows that simply seeing beauty and experiencing awe — like the sight of the Grand Canyon or the Aurora Borealis —can trigger of belief in the supernatural.

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Moral in the Morning, but Dishonest in the Afternoon

Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Moral in the Morning, but Dishonest in the Afternoon

Our ability to exhibit self-control to avoid cheating or lying is significantly reduced over the course of a day, making us more likely to be dishonest in the afternoon than in the morning, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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“The Red Book” by Carl Jung: A Primer For Healing Madness In A Mad World

Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
“The Red Book” by Carl Jung: A Primer For Healing Madness In A Mad World

Through his meticulous design of The Red Book, Carl G. Jung interwove his experience of madness with the collective suffering of his era. Such syntheses are rare — and just what the current mental health field desperately needs. In what follows, I look at how The Red Book became Jung’s journey out of madness as well as the foundation for his analytical psychology. Even today, over 50 years after his death, Jung’s analytical psychology is a relevant, non-pathologizing method for transcending madness, while also relating individual suffering to the larger collective.

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Scientific Study Shows that Using Facebook Is a Downer

Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Scientific Study Shows that Using Facebook Is a Downer

A study has shown that the more people used Facebook, the more likely they were to feel unhappy

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Like Nearly All Other Mass Shooters, Ex-Navy Shooter Aaron Alexis Was Also Being Treated With Psychiatric Drugs

Posted by on September 17, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Like Nearly All Other Mass Shooters, Ex-Navy Shooter Aaron Alexis Was Also Being Treated With Psychiatric Drugs

As Natural News readers well know, the vast majority of mass shooters in U.S. history have all been on mind-altering psychiatric drugs. Those prescription medications create feelings of detachment in people, making them feel like they “playing out a video game” rather than acting out in the real world.

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Energy Psychology: The Future of Psychology?

Written by on August 13, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry with 1 Comment
Energy Psychology: The Future of Psychology?

The emergence of energy psychology (EP) means that, for millions of people suffering from phobias, self-limiting beliefs, or even major emotional and/or physical traumas, expensive and often ineffective traditional therapies can be eschewed in favor of more affordable (or free) and spectacularly successful “new” methods—that can achieve better results in a fraction of the time.

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

Posted by on August 11, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Power fundamentally changes how the brain operates.Obhi and his colleagues, Jeremy Hogeveen and Michael Inzlicht, have a new study showing evidence to support that claim.

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Dishonest Behavior May Be Influenced by Environment

Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Dishonest Behavior May Be Influenced by Environment

Different environments certainly have an impact on behavior, and a new study suggests that various settings may be likely to determine whether or not some are more tempted to actually steal, cheat or commit certain violations.

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Brain Training App Brings Big Data to Human Cognition

Posted by on June 27, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Brain Training App Brings Big Data to Human Cognition

With a user base of over 35 million, the data obtained through the game could help us tease out very subtle effects. But as a start, a team of researchers have focused on some simpler questions: how aging and alcohol affect our ability to learn

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