Psychology-Psychiatry

How You Can Enjoy Being Alone With Your Thoughts

Posted by on November 13, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How You Can Enjoy Being Alone With Your Thoughts

According to the researchers behind the new study, if people were better able to generate pleasant thoughts, they might rely less on technology for constant stimulation. The researchers didn’t find a magic switch. But they did discover a simple trick.

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How to Decode The Hidden Positive Message of Your Ego

Written by on November 11, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How to Decode The Hidden Positive Message of Your Ego

We need to find that place in our hearts to stop looking at the ego through eyes of judgment and see it through eyes of love. Only then can we shift the energy around our ego from one of annoyance and avoidance to one of willingness to integrate what we can learn from it.

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Your Brain Peforms Better When It Slows Down (Video)

Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 2 Comments
Your Brain Peforms Better When It Slows Down (Video)

Best-selling author Steven Kotler recently visited Big Think to discuss the optimization of consciousness through flow states, a key topic in his recently published book, The Rise of Superman. The best way to describe a flow state is to use the example of practically every action movie released since The Matrix. Experiencing flow is similar to being in “bullet time.” Like Keanu Reeves’ Neo (though certainly not on his level), a person in flow obtains the ability to keenly hone their focus on the task at hand so that everything else disappears.

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How to Make Your Everyday Moments Extraordinary

Posted by on November 7, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How to Make Your Everyday Moments Extraordinary

We can manipulate our experiences to stand out more by rising above the everyday and seeming extraordinary, capturing ourselves at our best, when we are achieving something important or showing courage, strengthening our social relationships, and…

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Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Get Into the Flow: 5 Performance-Enhancing Brain Chemicals

Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. “The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.

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Research Shows Many Men Now Suffer From This Problem (Formerly Considered a ‘Female Issue’)

Written by on October 13, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Research Shows Many Men Now Suffer From This Problem (Formerly Considered a ‘Female Issue’)

Mainstream media affects us in so many subtly harmful ways (if we refer to it a lot). Here’s the latest psychologically and physically dangerous trend.

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Here’s How You & Your DNA are Being Targeted

Posted by on September 24, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Technology with 2 Comments
Here’s How You & Your DNA are Being Targeted

Recently another brave whistleblower has stepped forward to expose it. Bryan Kofron (who formerly used the alias of Justin Carter) is a security industry specialist who used to work for a private security company SIS (Security Industry Specialists) in Seattle, Washington.

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Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Posted by on September 17, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Science with 3 Comments
Can Your Birth Month Affect Your Personality?

Can the season that you were born in affect your personality? New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. People born at certain times of year may have a greater chance of developing certain types of affective temperaments, which in turn can lead to mood disorders. Read More: Birth season affects your mood in later life

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How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?

Posted by on September 15, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
How Many Different Human Emotions Are There?

Psychology once assumed that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust. But a new study from Greater Good Science Center faculty director Dacher Keltner suggests that there are at least 27 distinct emotions—and they are intimately connected with each other.

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What Solar Eclipses Can Teach Us About Being Human

Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
What Solar Eclipses Can Teach Us About Being Human

The awe we experience during a total solar eclipse is very unique because it is the universe that we are experiencing. When you think about it, you are actually standing in the shadow of the moon, which is a solar object out there, and it’s the shadow that’s passing over us—that’s what the darkness is. It’s probably among the strongest awe we can feel.

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Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Posted by on August 13, 2017 in Nature, Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
Here’s Why Half of the Life You Experience is Over by Age 7

Have you ever observed that time seems to be going by faster as you get older? There’s a reason that one summer seems to stretch out forever when you’re a kid, but zips by before you know it when you’re 30. That reason is perspective, as a gorgeous interactive visualization, by Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener, demonstrates. When you’re one year old, a year is literally forever to you — it’s all the time that you’ve ever known. But as you grow older, one year is a smaller and smaller fraction of your total life. It’s like watching something shrink in your rear view mirror.

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Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Posted by on August 11, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech with 68 Comments
Opposition Defiant Disorder — Non-Conformity & Anti-Authoritarianism Now Considered an Illness

Opposition Defiant Disorder is another new “mental illness diagnosis” included in the latest DSM. So are many other things that are simply descriptors of characteristics. Read the list. All have pharmaceutical “solutions”. Where there is non conformity especially deficiencies in “rule-governed behaviour” the answer is to medicate the person into submission. There are now 357 mental illness diagnoses instead of the 130 in 1950. Overdiagnosis and overmedication are now the norm.

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These Applications and Websites Will Help Enhance Your Brain

Posted by on August 10, 2017 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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Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Bright light therapy has a proven track record of success in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), commonly referred to as the winter blues. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that this simple and safe therapy is effective for non-seasonal major depression. In fact, researchers showed light therapy was much more effective than fluoxetine (Prozac).

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Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

Posted by on July 25, 2017 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Sci-Tech, Science with 36 Comments
Darwin Was Wrong: Compassion Helped Fuel Human Evolution – NOT Survival of the Fittest

A new study of early humans has challenged one of the main tenets of Darwin’s evolutionary theory, the idea of the survival of the fittest, by suggesting compassion and the ability to accommodate “defective” members of the community actually played a significant role in how humans developed.

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