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Psychology

Mastering Fear—It’s Not Just for Superheroes - Psychology Today (article link)

Deeply rooted in the primal need to sense threats and survive, fear still stalks us. Usually, it's totally unwarranted. But to overcome fear, you have to be willing to face it first.

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Are Women More Emotionally Intelligent Than Men? - Psychology Today (article link)

Yes, and Yes and No.

Emotional intelligence has four parts: self-awareness, managing our emotions, empathy, and social skill. There are many tests of emotional intelligence, and most seem to show that women tend to have an edge over men when it comes to these basic skills for a happy and successful life. That edge may matter more than ever in the workplace, as more companies are starting to recognize the advantages of high EI when it comes to positions like sales, teams, and leadership.

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How Power Influences Creativity - Psychology Today (article link)

How are power and creativity related?

Having, or at the very least perceiving that you have power and control over your environment is important. Those who feel as though they have little control over their status, aspirations, and wealth are prone to depression. On the other hand, those who feel they have too much control are at risk of grandiosity, delusion, and greed.

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How Reading Improves Your Social Life - Psychology Today (article link)

Reading fiction exercises our empathy muscles.

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Rolling Stone: Army manipulated visiting VIPs in Afghanistan - CNN (article link)

"Army ordered soldiers trained in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting lawmakers to secure more troops and funding for the war"

"My job in psy-ops is to play with people's heads, to get the enemy to behave the way we want them to behave," Lt. Colonel Michael Holmes"

The report said that among those singled out in the campaign included Sens. John McCain, Joe Lieberman, Jack Reed, Al Franken and Carl Levin and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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The Power of Empathy - ABC News (video)

Could compassion from your doctor help your healing process?

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Losing Touch With Reality - ABC News (video)

Vanderbilt Uni. Medical Center's Dr. Paul Ragan explains the violent behavior.

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Acid Trip Takes a 1950s Flashback - ABC News (video)

Rare footage shows a housewife reacting to LSD during an experimental session.

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How to not stutter like a King - CNN (video)

Dr. Jennifer Shu debunks stuttering myths, like how taking a deep breath doesn't always make the words come out easier.

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The Science of Lasting Love - CBS News (video)

Jeff Glor speaks with Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Hartstein about a new study that claims brain responses proves love can be long-lasting.

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Explaining "Man Flu" - CBS News (1 video)

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses a new study that claims the sexes handle stress and sickness differently.

 

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Do parents favor thinner kids? - Today (video)

NBC's Miguel Almaguer takes a look at a newstudy from the University of North Texas which indicates that the more overweight a child becomes, the less likely parents are to support them.

- Do parents overreact to overweight kids?
- The more teenagers weigh the less money their parents give them to pay for their cars, study.
- Madelyn Fernstrom Today diet and nutrition editor and Dr. Janet Taylor psychiatrist

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Can Faith Encourage Fitness? U Rochester's Dr. Nancy Bennett says discovering what motivates people is key - ABC News (video)

U Rochester's Dr. Nancy Bennett says discovering what motivates people is key.

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Former Gov. Jim McGreevey on gay hate speech - CNN (video)

HLN's Joy Behar talks with former Gov. Jim McGreevey about how anti-gay political rhetoric keeps gays from coming out.

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Study: Certain poses boost testosterone - CNN (video)

Harvard and Columbia business school researchers find certain poses boost testosterone to make posers feel more powerful.

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Tips to help children survive a divorce - CNN (video)

Psychologist: One predictor of a child's adjustment to divorce includes the quality of the parents' relationship.

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Dr. Chuck Raison psychiatrist, 5 ways to spot a liar - CNN (video)

Dr. Chuck Raison tells us about "pseudologia fantastica" or how to spot a pathological liar.

- Pseudologia Fantastica, cannot tell the truth about anything.
- Good liars are Strategic, History doesn't predict truthfulness,
- Liars use Spin, use truthful elements.
- Good liars have same gifts as good communicators, right in there with you, really understand you, on your side, your kind of people.
- Liars use counter attacks if you catch them in a lie, going ballistic can be evidence of lying.
- Liars like to bargain, do everything they can to convince you that the lie is not their Fault.

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Men; Dance moves that women prefer or make you irresistible - MSNBC TV (video)

Scientists say they have identified the dance moves that women prefer.

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Brainstorming tip, ranting and making fun of different issues can help you brainstorm them or lead to ideas. - (news flash)

- Ranting and making fun of different issues can help you brainstorming these issues by leading you to links or other points of view that you may not have thought of or realized.
- The 'funny brain' is also very creative and this can help you create or view different ideas.

Shopping became an addiction that helped her avoid emotions and left her in financial ruins - MSNBC (video)

For Avis Cardella, shopping became an addiction that helped her avoid emotions and left her in financial ruins. She reveals how she came to terms with her compulsive and destructive habit.

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