Monday, December 11, 2017
Supporting Men > Psychology (Page 2)

#Reputations #hard #earned #quickly #spent

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/23/trumps-irrational-hatred-of-the-iran-deal A nation’s credibility is the type of asset that is easy to overlook, until an emergency makes it precious. During the Cuban missile crisis, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy dispatched former Secretary of State Dean Acheson to Paris to inform President Charles de Gaulle that the Administration had decided

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#Mindfulness #Fraud

http://www.newsweek.com/mindfulness-meaningless-word-shoddy-science-behind-it-682008 Much of the research around meditation and mindfulness has serious flaws, the authors state. Among those flaws: using various definitions for mindfulness, not comparing results to a control group of people who did not meditate and not using good measurements for mindfulness. “I’ll admit to have drank the Kool-Aid a bit

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#Messiah #Narcissism

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evil-deeds/201710/lies-self-deception-and-malignant-narcissism Psychologically speaking, consciously or unconsciously, we all seek a messiah. This archetypal tendency can be seen as an expression of what existential therapist Irvin Yalom refers to as the universal hope for an "ultimate rescuer": an omnipotent force or being that unconditionally loves and protects us from the vagaries and vicissitudes

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1hr #Exercise #Week #Protects #Against #Depression

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201710/one-hour-exercise-week-protects-against-depression#_=_ The findings of this study suggest that surprisingly small amounts of low-intensity physical activity (60 minutes of exercise per week, without becoming breathless or sweating) can protect against future depression, regardless of age or gender. This international research team was led by the Black Dog Institute in Australia who conducted an

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#Apple #Siri #better #therapist

Apple wants to make Siri a better therapist. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhMuzgzY http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-16/apple-hiring-siri-engineer-with-psychology-background/8952318 The technology giant said the successful applicant would "improve Siri in these areas" and "play a part in the next revolution in human-computer interaction". Last year, a US study found personal voice assistants "responded inconsistently and incompletely to simple questions about mental health,

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#Screen #time #hamper #ability #read #emotions

Screen time could hamper our ability to read emotions: study. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw-8rmkDY http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/screen-time-could-hamper-ability-to-read-facial-emotions-study/8987512 A new study has found that people who spend the most time browsing social media, especially Facebook, showed some traits similar to those of the autism spectrum disorder, including an inability to read facial emotions. The study, by the University of

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#More #Assertive #Work

How To Be More Assertive At Work When That’s Just Not Your Personality. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwoqf3ljY https://www.fastcompany.com/40474378/how-to-be-more-assertive-at-work-when-thats-just-not-your-personality?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss For example, when you say to someone that you’re “kind of done” with a project, you’re not really stating that you are finished with it, just somewhere in the vicinity of done. These linguistic habits can creep into

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#Mental #health #patients #taught #magic #boost #self-esteem

Mental health patients being taught magic tricks to boost self-esteem. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw1aCqmjY http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/01/mental-health-patients-taught-magic-tricks-boost-self-esteem/ “So I thought why not try it with people with mental health problems. I saw how doing simple tricks can improve self-confidence and esteem if they do them for nurses and other patients. I did a magic workshop at a

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