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"Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite" - Nelson Mandela
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It’s easy for many of us, when we’re feeling down, to search for some big cinematic reason why. We might blame the day’s commute, an annoying co-worker, or even cast doubt on a new and exciting relationship.
The reality, though, is that mood and energy level are determined much more by simple things that have a large cumulative effect, and the analytical human mind is simply not very good at picking up on incremental change.
Here are 8 simple strategies you can implement in no time at all to lift your spirits:
psychologicalfeedback.com ~~~ The author of this article, Marcus, regularly blogs at psysci, a psychology, science blog that examines the latest research and explains how findings can impact and improve people’s lives. ~~~
View full lesson on ed.ted.com - http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-competitors-open-their-stores-next-to-one-another-jac-de-haan Why are all the gas stations,...
today.yougov.com From the very beginning, we have been driven by a simple idea: The more people are able to participate in the decisions made by the institutions that serve them, the better those decisions will be.
gallup.com Leaders need to engage millennials right now to seize a well-being opportunity for their organizations.
Social Media and the Illusion of Intimacy
"Alternately, when you are talking to a person in real life you don’t have minutes to carefully choose your words. There are no filters. You can’t sit in silence for two hours ruminating over what to say next. In real life it’s impossible to control all the variables that you can online..."
m.huffpost.com I recently read this article about how the nude selfi...
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
- Benjamin Franklin
apa.org Face transplant recipients must deal with the surgery’s psychological effects on — and potential threat to — their identity.
I wonder how things would change in the election if everyone took a more psychological approach to the elections...
psychologytoday.com Chemical Imbalance Comes to the Presidential Race
Against the methods and conclusions of the social psychologists who claim there’s an epidemic, there have been leveled considerable critiques from within and outside their field. Twenge and Campbell gathered tens of thousands of surveys from 30 years of studies of college students and concluded that narcissistic traits were on the rise; others have argued that the measure — the 40-question survey called the Narcissistic Personality Inventory — is inaccurate and that the work is weak for the reasons social psychology studies are often weak: it is drawn from convenient samples of college students in introductory psychology classes. Other psychologists, such as Jeffrey Arnett, marshal evidence to show that millennials are more empathetic and responsible than any generation before...
ft.com The word might occur to you at dinner, at around minute 15 or so of a monologue that began the minute your companion arrived. There wasn’t a discernible difference between her arrival and the commencing of the monologue; barely a greeting, in fact,
If you know anyone impacted by the flooding in Louisiana, this may be worth sharing with them.
apa.org Reports of record-high water levels flooding communities or water breaking through sandbag barriers or dikes are enough to create stress and anxiety for anyone living or working nearby. The…
Ever wondered what cognitive dissonance really is?
verywell.com Cognitive dissonance happens when our beliefs do not match up with our behaviors. Learn more about how people strive to reduce this dissonance.
newyorker.com The year’s most intriguing research explored autism, depression, friendship, and more.
WHY IT MATTERS: Opioid epidemic
bigstory.ap.org CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying…
What's your favorite color??
As part of a recent study on gender norms, University of Maryland sociologist Philip Cohen asked nearly 2,000 men and women a simple question: "What's your favorite color?" Blue turned out to be most popular across the board...
livescience.com What's your favorite color? In a recent study, a sociologist asked people that very question. Here are the most popular colors, by gender.
“These games are literally addictive… and the developers know it. They’re programming them in a way that hacks your brain. Taking advantage of psychological quirks that you probably aren’t aware exist and have huge consequences on how you behave, and what you play. So it’s high-time that you learn the secrets mobile developers already know and are exploiting inside that head of yours.”
Become a Theorist! ► http://bit.ly/1qV8fd6 More Gamer Psychology! ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyUC_28HIvA&index=3&list=PLOl4b517qn8ihfb6g9YbrfFkcDAXpMa...
psychologytoday.com Effective behavioral strategies to make exercise a part of your life.
forbes.com The developers behind Sleepio have just raised another $12 million to sell their app to more employers in the U.S.
Motivational Videos and how they are edited are becoming an art form and creative expression, each time the world in which these videos are set the character...
From one of the most reputable statistics organizations, here's the forecast.
projects.fivethirtyeight.com Nate Silver's predictions and polling data for the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
If you see someone's face, do you remember them forever? If so, you could be a super-recognizer!
techinsider.io The police could use your skills to catch criminals.
Heard the term "Classical Conditioning" or "Operant Conditioning?" Here's a quick and simple explanation of conditioning by Ted-Ed
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-difference-between-classical-and-operant-conditioning-peggy-andover Why is it that humans react to stimuli wi...
Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries. But the crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales...
wired.com Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
We’ve all been there. You’re slouched in a meeting or a classroom, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has long since wandered off, churning out lists of all the things you need to do—or that you could be doing if only you weren’t stuck here…
greatergood.berkeley.edu New research reveals what happens in a wandering mind—and sheds light on the cognitive and emotional benefits of increased focus.
Do you feel the benefits too?
engadget.com "The research is really, really clear on this." - Dr. John Grohol, founder of Psych Central
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally change your brain...
washingtonpost.com Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center
wired.com Pokémon Go hits the right psychological cues to make you yearn for a nice walk.
Volunteering doesn't only help the community, but it helps the volunteers on a fundamental level. Feeling like we are contributing can increase our sense of meaning and happiness in our day-to-day experience. Here's a good resource to find volunteer opportunities in your area!
volunteermatch.org Search Volunteer Opportunities. VolunteerMatch provides volunteer information and listings in your local community. Find local volunteering opportunities now!
Sustaining motivation can be tough under the best of circumstances. So how can you stay motivated when your to-do list runs to four pages, you just got another rejection letter, your adult child announced his plans to move back home, the car and washing machine went on the fritz at the same time and you can’t find time in the day to work on your own personal projects?
forbes.com It takes more than willpower. You need to have a strategy.
Interesting, What do you think?
psychologytoday.com The actual science from national survey data over time
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