Sunday, June 25, 2017
Supporting Men > Psychology (Page 2)

#Trigger #Warnings #Definition

http://theconversation.com/whats-the-difference-between-traumatic-fear-and-moral-anger-trigger-warnings-wont-tell-you-77365 To trigger something is therefore not just to bring it about in some general sense, but to cause it in a way that is mechanical and automatic, like a reflex. Pollen is an asthma trigger because it sets off muscle contractions in the airways among people who are sensitive to

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#Joy #FittingIn #Common #Name

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2017/05/trump_s_solicitor_general_tries_and_fails_to_argue_that_the_president_is.html There are definitely benefits to growing up with a common name, particularly as a child—when fitting in is paramount. Emily Arden, owner of the arts organization ReCreative Spaces, says that as a kid, she was delighted by how easy it was to find her name on keychains and other trinkets,

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#Gaslighting

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/communication-success/201704/the-7-stages-gaslighting-in-relationships Gaslighting is a form of persistent manipulation and brainwashing that causes the victim to doubt her or himself, and ultimately lose one’s own sense of perception, identity, and self-worth. The term gaslighting is derived from the 1944 film "Gaslight", where a husband tries to convince his wife that she’s insane

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#Why #Stay #Bad #Relationships

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/dating-and-mating/201705/the-good-reasons-we-stay-in-bad-relationships Common mechanisms which help to maintain our relationships are “partner-enhancement” and “positive illusions.” Both terms refer to the fact that we tend to see our romantic partners positively, sometimes unrealistically so (Morry et al., 2010; Conley et al., 2009). In both gay and lesbian as well as heterosexual couples, those

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#Brain #damage #religious #fundamentalism

Study uncovers how brain damage increases religious fundamentalism https://t.co/OHfXe3AIF7— PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) May 6, 2017 Grafman and his colleagues examined male Vietnam combat veterans with lesions to part of the brain known as the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. They found veterans with these lesions reported higher levels of religious fundamentalism compared to those

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Psychology of trolling

http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/inside-mind-troll-psychology-behind-vicious-trolling-women-face-online-61147 In 2014, three Canadian researchers ran online personality assessments on 1200 people through a survey to examine their internet commenting styles. It was found that trolling strongly associates with seeking pleasure from an act of cruelty. We call it sadism, but here we’d call it ‘everyday sadism’, giving it a

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