Sunday, June 25, 2017
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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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Psychologists Support Peer Support With Australian Federal Police

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/former-afp-psychologists-call-for-agency-to-reinstate-peer-support-program-20170331-gvb3o4.html Former Australian Federal Police psychologists are calling on the agency to reinstate a peer support program they say was crucial to internal mental health support. The push is supported by mental health experts and the federal police union. Lacey Clews and Heidi Horvath were psychologists with the AFP for between eight and

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Uber: The Psychology of Manipulation

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/02/technology/uber-drivers-psychological-tricks.html?_r=1 To keep drivers on the road, the company has exploited some people’s tendency to set earnings goals — alerting them that they are ever so close to hitting a precious target when they try to log off. It has even concocted an algorithm similar to a Netflix feature that automatically

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Psychology of Hate

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nurturing-self-compassion/201703/the-psychology-hate Lack of self-compassion The antidote to hate is compassion—for others as well as ourselves. Self-compassion means that we accept the whole self. “If we find part of ourselves unacceptable, we tend to attack others in order to defend against the threat” says Reedy. “If we are okay with ourselves, we see

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Sound-meaning similarities found across thousands of languages

Sound-meaning similarities found across thousands of languages https://t.co/2bW7we9Cei — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) February 19, 2017 “These sound symbolic patterns show up again and again across the world, independent of the geographical dispersal of humans and independent of language lineage,” said Morten H. Christiansen, professor of psychology and director of Cornell’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.

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