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Category: Human/Psychology

Handshakes Could Be Banned At Work

Handshakes could be forbidden under new workplace rules to circumvent costly sexual harassment allegations, and every employer may ban all kinds of physical touch to avoid uncertainty about what sort of touching is suitable. It comes off the back of the #MeToo movement, with…

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Psychology behind the Excuses — Pointless Overthinking

The rationalization actually lodges the person in a bad faith, a faith that is far away from reality. It puts a resistance on the real tough phase situations like emotional distress and cognitive dissonance. via || Psychology behind the Excuses || — Pointless Overthinking

3 Reasons Why Character and Intelligence are Way More Important than Looks…with an Additional section for Men wanting to improve their confidence meeting women — Paul F.J. Aranas Ph.D

I think most people want an initial physical attraction when dating someone, but here are three reasons why character and intelligence are more important than looks. Looks fade. Look at that beautiful 25 year old girl…wait 10 years and two or three kids later….a…

Is There a Difference Between Disruptive Behavior Disorders and ADHD – Amanda Morin

You may have heard people use phrases like “out of control” or “wild” to describe kids who have a hard time controlling their emotions and impulsive behavior. If they’re talking about your child, you might wonder if your child has a disruptive behavior disorder…

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion – Carolyn Gregoire

Mounting evidence of the impact of contemplative practices like meditation (which we now know can, quite literally, rewire the brain) are finally bringing modern science up to speed with ancient wisdom. Mindfulness and compassion — the practices of cultivating a focused awareness on the present…

Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind – Maanvi Singh

If you’ve ever played Tetris whether it was at an old-school Gameboy, or just on your iPhone then you know: It’s 8-bit enchantment. “Years of my life were lost disappearing into a game of Tetris on my Nintendo system,” says Kate Sweeny, a psychologist…

How Can You Uncover Your Best Self? Start By Judging Other People Really – Todd Rose & Ogi Ogas

Uncovering your micro-motives — that collection of super-specialized things that make your particular heart sing — are key to finding fulfillment and success at work, say social scientists Todd Rose and Ogi Ogas. And there’s a fun way to identify them: observing how you…

Active Listening The Key to Communicating With Others – Give It A Spin

Active listening is a skill that can be acquired and developed through practice. However, it can be difficult to master, because you have to be patient and take time to develop it properly. Active listening refers, as its name suggests, to listening actively and…

Empathy Technologies Like VR, AR & Social Media Can Transform Education – Jennifer Carolan

In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people…

When You Are Unhappy In a Relationship, Why Do You Stay? The Answer May Surprise You – Samantha Joel

Why do people stay in unsatisfying romantic relationships? A new study suggests it may be because they view leaving as bad for their partner. The study, being published in the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, explored the possibility…

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