Sunday, October 22, 2017
Supporting Men > psychology

#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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#Psychology #infant #tears

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-guest-room/201710/tears-connection To further understand the signalling power of tears, scientists recently investigated the difference between perceptions of infant tears and adult tears. The team found, perhaps unsurprisingly, that infant tears elicit a stronger response than adult tears, according to a report published in Social Neuroscience. Seeing infant tears activated brain regions

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Forbes Now: #Disavowal #Cause #Worst #Mistakes #Psychological #Gremlin

Forbes Now: The Cause of your Worst Mistakes? A Psychological Gremlin You Never Heard Of. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwxoStkDY What can you do to mitigate the damage of disavowal? • Don’t assume you are immune to it. You’re not. • Don’t assume it can’t happen again. It will. • Learn about your own overall vulnerability to this

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The Independent: 16 #psychological #tricks #people #like #you

The Independent: 16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwqs_SkTY Harvard researchers recently discovered that talking about yourself may be inherently rewarding, the same way that food, money, and sex are. In one study, the researchers had participants sit in an fMRI machine and respond to questions about either their

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#How #Mentally #Strong #People #Respond to #Snarky #Comments

How Mentally Strong People Respond to Snarky Comments. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201709/how-mentally-strong-people-respond-snarky-comments Mentally strong people understand when to be assertive and they’re not afraid to speak up. But they also recognize that it’s sometimes best to ignore someone who is using snarky comments just to get attention. They don’t feel like they have to get

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Psychosomatic Disorder Treatment

https://www.news-medical.net/health/Psychosomatic-Disorder-Treatment-Options.aspx The term psychosomatic disorder is used to refer to a condition in which a physical disease is thought to be caused or made worse by mental stress or related factors. Since this disorder correlates the mind and body, its treatment also involves remedial measures from both medical and psychological fields. Each person

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#What I #Admire In #You #Says About #Me

psychologytoday.com: Why What I Admire In You Also Says Something About Me. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/putting-psyche-back-psychotherapy/201708/why-what-i-admire-in-you-also-says-something-about-me https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/putting-psyche-back-psychotherapy/201708/why-what-i-admire-in-you-also-says-something-about-me ake a moment and think about someone you admire more than anyone else in your life: what is it about this man or woman that makes you look up to him or her? Courage? Intelligence? Modesty? Tenacity? Charisma?

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#Gifted #Child

The Guardian: Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw4fHexjU https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/25/no-such-thing-as-a-gifted-child-einstein-iq Eye-opening spin-off research, which looked in detail at 24 of the 3,000 individuals being studied who were succeeding against the odds, found something remarkable about what was going in at home. Half were on free school meals because of

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#Psychology #Ignore #Deniers #Climate #Science #Trump #Self-interest

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/93310922/the-psychology-of-climate-change-denial-why-sceptics-refuse-to-believe-the-science Some sceptics will never be convinced - and the scientists say they may be best ignored. "There are the extreme views where nothing you say makes any difference, and they'll just make up reasons to believe what they want to believe. That's what we find. And it's just pointless arguing with

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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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