Monday, November 19, 2018

Excitement and fear can look a lot alike

https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannawiest/2018/07/10/this-is-the-psychological-reason-why-some-people-are-so-hard-on-themselves/#6fcc8bf93f35 The psychological reason why some people are so hard on themselves isn't necessarily a matter of low self-esteem. It's more likely a product of the need for affect, which is the intensity at which people want to feel anything. Positive disintegration is often correlated with a higher degree of over-excitability,

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Peer support: no longer fear failure but take it as a learning experience

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2018/mar/researcher-highlights-importance-of-peer-support-in-diabetes-management-97177994.html "We all experienced the same difficulties, including not wanting to accept that our lives would be different from those of everyone around us; the constant judgment from doctors, friends, and strangers on our blood sugar results and what we were eating; and managing injections." Cartwright exited the meeting rejuvenated and started

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#Clown #fear

https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/96712365/scared-of-clowns-its-not-funny-says-psychologist But why are clowns, which have been around for thousands of years, considered by some to be scary? The first clowns were recorded in 2400 BC in ancient Egypt and the most famous was Englishman Joseph Grimaldi, who was hailed as the King of Clowns in the early 1800s. His stage look

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Four steps to manage fear

http://qz.com/450517/us-navy-seals-conquer-fear-using-four-simple-steps/ The mechanism of fear The frontal lobes (part of the neocortex) are responsible with conscious and rational decision making processes. The amygdala is twice as fast in response than the frontal lobes and this sometimes can be misleading. The purpose of the amygdala is to protect, no matter what. There are some fears

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