Monday, July 23, 2018
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Defining magical thinking

http://www.skepticnorth.com/2010/10/a-skeptics-guide-to-magical-thinking-part-1/ ...define magical thinking simply as any non-science based explanation for an event or experience. There are three important points to note about this definition. First, it does not say that a belief is magical merely because it violates an established scientific principle. After all, quantum mechanics did that when

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Don’t assume that correcting a problem will be a huge undertaking

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201807/6-thinking-mistakes-unconfident-people-make People often feel stuck in problem patterns that feel too big to fix. In fact, you may be able to make very simple changes that greatly improve whatever your problem is. For example, you could start improving your teamwork by making one positive comment at every meeting you attend. Solutions

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Narcissists Use “Gaslighting” to Control and Abuse

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-legacy-distorted-love/201804/narcissists-use-gaslighting-control-and-abuse True narcissists are not accountable for their own bad behavior. It is common for them to blame others and make it someone else’s fault. They use denial, accusation, misdirection and lying to throw you off base. You can walk away wondering if it is just your imagination or if you

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“Find your passion” is bad advice, say Yale and Stanford psychologists

https://qz.com/1314088/find-your-passion-is-bad-advice-say-yale-and-stanford-psychologists/ O’Keefe warns that the directive to “find your passion” suggests a passive process. Telling people to develop their passion, however, suggests an active one that depends on us—and allows that it can be challenging to pursue. This, the psychologist says, “is a realistic way of thinking.” Instead of looking for a

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