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By studying different states of awareness, we’re narrowing in on what it means to be conscious.
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is usually short-term, goal-directed, and skills-based. Therapists help patients identify and solve problems and learn specific skills to change their thinking and behavior so they can make lasting changes in their behavior and general functioning. At each session, patients record responses to their unhelpful and inaccurate thinking, along with steps they have committed to take in the coming week. A growing body o...
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New research finds mental illnesses are common among entrepreneurs, and actually help them succeed.
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Author and marketing consultant Dorie Clark explains the basic tenets of thought leadership. Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Prevailing theories on creativity focus on methodology, or amount of practice. But new studies suggest artistic talent may be more hard-wired than we thought. Via Creativity For Life
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Facebook updates can reveal narcissism and low self-esteem.People habitually posting to Facebook about exercise, diets and accomplishments are more likely to be narcissists, a new study finds.And bragging about accomplishments does tend to attract more attention from friends.The study’s first author, Dr Tara Marshall, said:“Although our results suggest that narcissists’ bragging pays off because they receive more likes and comments to their statu...
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Readers are likely to be leaders. And with reading in decline, readers possess a comparative advantage in today’s business and political environments. How? Via donhornsby
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When we make decisions, we make mistakes. We all know this from personal experience, of course. But just in case we didn’t, a seemingly unending stream of experimental evidence in recent years has documented the human penchant for error. This line of research—dubbed heuristics and biases, although you may be more familiar with its offshoot, behavioral economics—has become the dominant academic approach to understanding decisions. Its practitioner...
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How do you spend your working day? Many people work the same amount of hours - but successful people will spend the time more productively. Via Ron McIntyre
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The Psychological and Neuroscientific musings of @sandygautam
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The Mouse Trap blog  is an effort of Sandeep Gautam (sandygautam on most social web services) to learn, and at the same time document his journey, and share his knowledge, of psychology and neuroscience, with like-minded folks – a rider is in place at this point: He is primarily a software professional (a computer science major), as such, all his musings need to be taken with a pinch of salt.

Sandeep Gautam

Sandeep Gautam has developed expertise in positive psychology and the emotional/ motivational subsystems the hard way- by putting in close to 10000 hrs of self-study. While his day job requires him to lead and manage software development teams in a networking and telecommunications giant; he moonlights as a psychology and neuroscience blogger at The Mouse Trap and at the Psychology Today blog The Fundamental Four. He also blogs at The Creativity Post and his blog for The Times Of India is called Mind Cafe.

Besides being a poet and a philosopher, he is also passionate about positive psychology and has tried his hands at ventures both related to software and positive psychology application in school settings.

A perpetual learner, and believer in the growth mind-set (and a Free Will proponent), he has developed expertise by reading up extensively on psychology and neuroscience literature and believes its just the start of his journey.

His interest areas span from Affective, Motivational and Personality research; to developmental and evolutionary unfolding of stages in a pre-determined order; to conceiving autism and psychosis as opposed on a continuum spectrum; to interest in creativity, genius , positive psychology and its application in school/ work settings.

He is also an author of a work of psychological fiction “The Sculptor and the Sandman” and will like to write a non-fiction psychology book too in the near future.

Know more about him at Google Plus or About.me.