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Posted in Psychology

Psychological concept known as the principle of charity

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/misinformation-desk/202009/photographic-evidence-it-s-easy-believe Why was it so easy to believe these wildlife stories? One reason is the psychological concept known as the principle of charity, which suggests that…

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Posted in Narcissism

What is “intimacy avoidance”?

Fear of intimacy may be obvious, but it can be misinterpreted as anger, indifference, or coldness. Someone who fears intimacy may: have low self-esteem have trust…

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Posted in Anger

The Paradox of Anger: Strength or Weakness?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evolution-the-self/201106/the-paradox-anger-strength-or-weakness And not only can anger help you conceal feelings of fear, inadequacy, and self-doubt by turning them into external conflict. It can also keep at…

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Posted in Religion

Religious beings psychologically useful and ambiguous

http://bit.ly/2oyAvMk “This ambiguity attribute is interesting as it gives people latitude to form interpretations of religious beings that are personally appealing and plausible,” Dr Swan…

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Why Love Isn’t Enough

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/intimacy-path-toward-spirituality/201909/why-love-isnt-enough When we feel emotionally safe, we feel internally relaxed with a person. Our guard is down and our shields don’t go up when we…

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Posted in Science

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…

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They’re just not that into music.

https://www.inverse.com/article/49563-why-some-people-love-music-and-others-don-t But in a study published today in Current Biology, Spanish and Canadian researchers report on a group of “music anhedonics” — literally, those who…

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Terminator: Why do you cry?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201804/its-not-easy-diagnose-personality-disorder To begin with, emotionally crying appears to be a uniquely human behavior. Animals shed tears as part of a normal ocular functioning, and there…

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Cults: tapping into deficit

On Monday, Raniere’s secret world came crashing down when authorities tracked him down in Mexico after a months-long manhunt and arrested him for sex trafficking…

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Albert Bandura’s work and the cognitive revolution in psychology

https://www.verywellmind.com/albert-bandura-biography-1925-2795537 Albert Bandura’s social learning theory stressed the importance of observational learning, imitation, and modeling. “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if…

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