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Knowledge and Wisdom

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"What country is foreign to a man of true learning? Who can be inimical to one who speaks pleasingly?" -Chanakaya
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Moksha - Life is Beautiful

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Love this -- can so relate to the photo along with the artistry -- thank you for posting it 
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Callyn Villanueva

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To finally present my research after vigorously working on it for months was definitely worth the wonderful experience I had today at the Long Island Undergraduate Conference. Thank you Dr. Shin for all the support & guidance! 
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Indeed it is associated with the mirror theory, Callyn Villanueva. Thank you.
Interesting sources. I shall have to look them up. I'm certain your presentation was a success and the best of luck to you and your work! V
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Anahoreta Ambiverta

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How often do you consciously use "body language" and what is your purpose when you use it? 
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Hey,it's my 2nd tongue. I use it everyday to convey what my lips care not to express. 
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Tony Trucano

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Take a stance. I argue that although nature does play an impact on the way people develop, nurture can override everything nature gives you. And therefore nurture takes precedence over nature
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+Sarah McKee Are there medications available to palliate your symptoms? There is your nurture argument.
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Neha Afreen

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LOVE
It may be more correct to view love not as an emotion, but a state or situation that can produce emotions both positive and negative. Still, that begs the question—what is the nature of this state, and why is it so important to our sense of well-being to have those pleasurable feelings?
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that would be maternal empathy not brotherly love. And not all creatures produce young that are helpless.
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Eric Smith

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Better to have the APA setting acceptable standards or better to stay out of it and have no standards? 
WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror, according to a new report by a group of dissident ...
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nicholas biddle

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I have a topic that has been nagging me. In relation to psychopath killers. They will tell you they do what they do because they get off on it. They get off on it because its sadistic and taboo, gives them a rush. If psychopaths cant feel empathy then how could the act of murder feel sadistic? It wouldn't. Otherwise they'd be murdering lamps, pillows, and other inanimate objects. Its sadistic because they do have empathy and they get a sick thrill. So how can what they teach about psychopathy be correct?
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+Melissa Austin right. Is it just me or wouldn't it be simpler to just call cognitive empathy "empathy" and assertive empathy "sympathy"
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Mariam nazia

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5 Things about Introverts Other People Just Can’t Understand
BY CHRISTINA APRIL 24, 2015 PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, SELF IMPROVEMENT, SELF-KNOWLEDGE & PERSONALITY TESTS


Sometimes, being the pensive introvert and preferring to spend time alone over spending time with others may mean other people just don’t understand certain things about your personality. Paying close attention to one’s own thoughts, emotions and being selectively social may seem alien to others who aren’t used to an introvert’s ways. Here are 5 things about introverts that other people, mainly extroverts, just can’t get their head around:



1. Being an introvert doesn’t necessarily mean you’re shy, retiring or socially awkward.
An introvert gains energy from spending time alone. They prefer to look internally for comfort and answers to questions, rather than turning to the outside world. Some introverts may be shy and awkward in social situations, but not all introverts are. Just because somebody defines themselves as an introvert, doesn’t mean they can’t network like a pro at a social event every now and then, it just means they will need time to spend alone to revive themselves afterwards and time to reflect on what happened during the event.

2. Introverts can’t be around other people 24/7.
Sometimes extroverts just can’t understand why introverts don’t want to constantly be around other people and this is perhaps the biggest trait of introversion that others don’t understand. Most introverts are drained by the thought of being around others for extended periods of time, which may be perplexing to people who thrive amongst the presence of others.

3. Introverts don’t speak much.
Okay, so it’s not so much that introverts don’t speak much, it’s more that in some situations we don’t feel the need to speak unless we have something to add. In some cases, it’s in groups that we tend to keep quiet and observe. In other cases, introverts prefer to stay quiet even in one-to-one conversations and speak only when they want to input something valuable. Sometimes, other people can’t understand why we aren’t speaking more, why we don’t win over the room the same way they do or why we seem stand-offish and quiet.



4. Introverts have few friends.
When it comes to introverts, quality over quantity often reigns true when it comes to friendships, which is something those with large friendship groups don’t often understand. Choosing to be around a few close friends rather than a larger group of acquaintances is a trait of an introvert and one that others struggle to understand.

5. Large crowds are overwhelming.
To most introverts, large crowds can be overwhelming and being amongst them for long periods of time can be exhausting. Extroverts who thrive in such situations just can’t understand what the problem is and love the hustle and bustle of numerous personalities all together in one space.

Whether you’re an introvert and agree with all of these points or an extrovert who agrees that you just can’t understand why us introverts are the way we are, a little understanding can go along way when it comes to the introvert/extrovert spectrum.
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Me too 
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ASYMMETRIC SYMMETRY

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the dark side of emotional intelligence? Some terrible journalism for the following reasons:

EI isn't the only tool for persuasion, that can be used for selfish reasons, nor do you need EI or NLP for persuasion. 

Any persuasion tool can be used to manipulate. Gullibility and expecting everyone to be moral agents is the problem.

We can't stop people from pretending to be someone they are not but we can learn to be less gullible. This is half the reason why people should learn persuasion techniques.

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There is a dark side to every skill. I totally agree with this post. Compassion must be taught with every intelligence. Most of my gen psych classes have been on ethics. So I guess they are hoping don't give frontal lobotomies and syphilis with the knowledge we gain and the knowledge we crave. 
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Joe Bengalorie

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Hi everybody i am a newbie here all i want to know is what is Psychology &the why? If ever you feel my doubt is stupid forgive?i only want to learn not waste anyones time

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I would maybe go with psychology is the study of human behavior. Why people do what they do in general or under certain circumstances. 
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ASYMMETRIC SYMMETRY

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Id+Superego=Ego [It+Super I=I] explained:

"From the perspective of the structural model, the perceived threat activated aggressive wishes (id) to hurt the associate (give him a poor evaluation). The partner’s conscience (superego), on the other hand, would not permit such a blatant display of aggression and unfairness. Hence, he unconsciously forged a compromise (ego). He satisfied his aggression by giving the poor evaluation, but he cloaked his action in the language of the superego, claiming to be helping the young associate by discouraging his laziness, and hence satisfying his own conscience."
(Burton 423)
Burton, Lorelle. Psychology: Australian and New Zealand Edition including iStudy, 4th Edition. John Wiley & Sons Australia,, 08/2014. VitalBook file.
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+acidbath32 ldle.
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john preece

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#Knowledge and #logic are interdependent.  Astute knowledge derives from the critical appraisal of what we learn, and logic can only be used when it derives from the knowledge upon which to base judgements.  Both these elements are required in the school #curriculum, but enlightened #global-citizenship  calls for a knowledge of basic #psychology. 
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Whether I disagree or agree, not particularly here, I will compromise for the greater cause. Everyone is independent though and today urged to segregate. If it was known and understood the government would be back to the way it started. 
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Mike Garcia (Macky)

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If nobody is 100% good, can we also say that nobody is 0% good? 😕
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+ASYMMETRIC SYMMETRY My only point was that a moral code can be objective if you chose objective rules.

Will there be situations that are exactly in between good and bad?  Yes, many.

Will there be situations where you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't?  Yes, many.

Your only option is to improve your wisdom and skills so that you can avoid these dammed situations and if you do find yourself in one, your wisdom and skills will give you options that are not damming.
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Soheil De

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۱- مرد بارانی - Rain man -: مرد بارانی (به انگلیسی: Rain Man) نام فیلمی آمریکایی به کارگردانی بری لوینسن محصول سال ۱۹۸۸ است. در این فیلم تام کروز در نقش «چارلی ببیت» و داستین هافمن در نقش «ریموند ببیت
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Excellent plot...
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Peter Meinertzhagen

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Hi everyone! I've written a blog post discussing a recent study that suggests that we can change our personalities through willpower and goal-setting. This is a surprisingly under-researched area, considering that intuitively it might seem obvious. 
Most of us have aspects of our personalities we'd like to change, but did you know that change is possible through sheer will alone?
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Yes I am one & give people advice on the subject will power it's all within you.
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Sasha Lessin

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CULTIVATE THE CYCLE OF UPLIFTING COMMUNICATION 
Excerpt from” How to Really Love a Woman” by Sasha Lessin, Ph.D. and Janet Kira Lessin

Here’s Hampton-Turner’s cybernetic mode of how lovers or friends.  You and they grow from interacting.   In this model, honest communication improves relationships.  Take turns with intimates completing the CAPITALIZED sentences. Write up the completions you each say.

When you confront your intimates and take to heart what they say, you help each other grow.  You feel loved and make your choices based on love.  You accept, adore, cooperate and share more.  The more you share, the more you develop judgment, competence and individuality and actively show these to your intimates, who lovingly yet honestly share reactions.  Use this feedback to raise your consciousness so you perceive with greater clarity, develop your individuality further and make better choices. 

Commit to intimates whom you accept, people who lovingly challenge and enhance you.  

Challenge is critical; in the heat of intense, authentic emotional confrontation you give each other the feedback each of you needs to understand how you affect each other, the feedback you need to become more loving.  

You risk your vulnerability with the intimates you commit to--they could reject or accept you and your growth.   Stop seeing things only your way and open to your intimates’ opinions.  Care about their development.

Learn from each other, cooperate, and make ever-more growth-enhancing choices, based on the loving energy you share.  Embrace the cycle with your intimates and raise your sophistication as you learn from their experience and feedback.  Your growth simultaneously contributes to theirs.  As you mature from their feedback, you can give the greater love, acceptance, cooperation and feedback they need.  

You and your partners grow when you cultivate the cybernetic communication cycle.  You spiral up when you let each other go separate directions around the outer rims of the cycle wheels in the diagram that accompanies this blog.  When you reach the shared rim in the middle of the chart, where clockwise merges with counter-clockwise, you care about each other's growth.  On the shared rim, you confront and take to heart what they say. You help each other grow. You feel loved and make your choices based on love.  You accept, adore, cooperate and share more.

Develop judgment, competence and individuality and actively show these to your intimates, who lovingly yet honestly share reactions.  Use this feedback to raise your consciousness so you perceive with greater clarity, develop your individuality further and make better choices.

Your growth simultaneously contributes to your intimates’ growth. As you mature from their feedback, you can give the greater love, acceptance, cooperation and feedback they need. Each time you complete a cycle--choice, commitment, vulnerability, encouragement, synergistic learning and use of each other's reactions--you raise your consciousness.

In the exercises to follow, you and your intimates experience each of the steps in the communication cycle.  You learn to choose, see, feel and enjoy each other, assert yourselves, know you can share.  You commit and risk; let love affect each of you.  You celebrate your individuality, similarity and universality.  Cooperate and encourage each other to learn and grow by just completing the sentences. All-in-all, the exercises and the communication cycle teach you to use each other’s views to better yourself and mutually make more.  

Choose

To start the cycle, each says:

               "I LOVE YOU."
"I WANT YOU AS MY INTIMATE/MATE/LOVER/FRIEND [Choose which]."
"I'M GLAD I'M YOUR INTIMATE/MATE/LOVER/FRIEND."
"I WANT A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU."
"I WANT MUTUALLY DELIGHTFUL RELATIONS WITH YOU."

See, Feel, Enjoy

Sharpen your awareness lest you dull yourself. Understand and value each other as contradictory, multi-faceted and complex. Tolerate and sympathize; be reasonable and sensitive. Love while you see and accept each other's flaws.

Seek to know each other, but avoid prying. Show respectful regard for each other, neither indifference nor interrogation.

Assert

Share your changing opinions with your intimates, even if it's risky. The alternative is to say what you think they want to hear. The cost of that is they can relate only to your lies. Inside, you feel unknown and unloved. And you torture yourself for lying.

Know You Can Share

You can cheer your intimates with words. Or do the opposite. Some kind, gentle words cost you little and mean a lot.

Commit

Get involved with, care about and commit to your mates, lovers, friends. Say what you see. Help them grow. And grow up.  

Say to each, "DEAR INTIMATE/MATE/LOVER/FRIEND, I COMMIT TO YOUR WELL-BEING AND GROWTH."  "I SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR GOALS."

Risk: Let Your Intimates Love Affect You

Declare your ideas, especially about yourself. Let your intimates influence what you think and do. Bend, adapt, and trust.  Weigh the risk of sharing against the return of more intimacy. Share only when you and they feel trust.

Finish this sentence with each other as many times as you can:
"YOU DON'T KNOW I ..."

What do you dread divulging?  Magnify your fear and finish: 

"I HAVE SECRETS SO BAD THAT IF YOU KNEW YOU'D ..."

If your intimates can cope with those, complete these:  
"IT'S HARDEST TO TELL YOU..."
"I RISK OUR RELATION BY REVEALING ..."

Celebrate You're Singular, Similar & Same

When you tell the truth, you and your intimates  learn you're different, similar and just alike.  Singular, similar, and the same.  Delight in your differences.  Similarities let you feel close.  Your sameness is your spiritual unity, the wholeness of parts joining.

Complete to each other:
"WE VARY IN THESE WAYS ..."
"I ENJOY THESE DIFFERENCES ..."
"I SEE US SIMILAR INASMUCH AS WE BOTH ..."
"I IDENTIFY WITH YOU WHEN ..."
"OUR SOULS CONNECT WHEN ..."

Grow Encouraging Each Other

Find new meanings together. Reach out to help each other meet needs. Encounter with care and mutual respect. Recognize you are each equal to the other.  When you help your intimates develop, you grow. You flower when you tell your thoughts and express your emotions that help the other mature.

 Say, " I THINK YOUR STRENGTHS ARE ..." (State some.)

Then switch. Your intimates tell you their  assessment of your admirable attributes.  

Say, "IF YOU STIMULATE THESE STRENGTHS, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW YOU'LL ..." (Complete.)

Learn from Each Other

 
Understand and artfully affirm each other. Stop submitting. Don't dominate. Learn from your intimates that you're more than you think.  

Complete with each other: "THE MOST VALUABLE THING FOR YOU TO KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU AFFECT ME IS ..."

Cooperate

Tell each other, "LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND BOTH GAIN ..."  

“HERE’S HOW TO SATISFY ME BETTER...” (finish, show them)

“HOW CAN I SATISFY YOU BETTER?”  Then do it.

Use Your Darling's View for a Better You: Integrate Feedback

Mull your intimates’ messages and you mature.   Complete to each other:
"WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU, I THOUGHT ..."
 "NOW I SEE YOU AS ..."
 "YOU'VE MADE ME AWARE THAT TO YOU I SEEM ..."

Mutually Make More

The following brings it all home. Hold hands; look in each of  your intimates’ eyes.  Take turns completing the cues. If your intimates isn't present, proclaim to a pillow, pretending it's him or her.
     "HOW I CHOOSE TO RELATE TO YOU IS..."
     "THESE ARE THE PATTERNS WE PRACTICE..."
     "WITH YOU I'M ..."
     "I SAVOR THESE SIX SUCCESSES SHARING WITH YOU ..."
     "I'M HONEST AND CARING WITH YOU WHEN I USE THESE SKILLS ..."
     "I PROMISE YOU ..."
     "I LET YOU AFFECT MY ATTITUDES WHEN ..."
     "I CARE FOR YOU IN A WAY YOU CAN FEEL WHEN ..."
     "YOU REACH OUT, CONTACTING ME WHEN YOU ..."
     "I FEEL KNOWN AND ENCOURAGED WHEN YOU ..."

• Reference
Hampton-Turner, C. 1970, Radical man. London: Duckworth.
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BILL OMONDI

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I am a second year student studying a degree in Education. Psychology is core. But can somebody please help me know what exactly LOW LATENT INHIBITION is and how it manifests?
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Thanks Dianne Morgan. It surely has helped me get it from a new angle.
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Tony Trucano

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Here is an idea for a test. It may have been beaten to death, but analyze what is a better method of memorization between images, text, and audio.
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Dr. Anadi Sahoo

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Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from. The more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend to only think about it and in turn become more negative. It’s a crazy, vicious cycle. That’s why, it’s good to simply listen, absorb and be inspired by what the world can offer you. That’s how you’d be blessed with different insights all together.  Kind of like seeing the glass half-full. Focus on the positive. Focus on the beauty instead. There’s simply no point focusing on the negative aspect of everything and feel down about it. There is beauty in a lot of things, even yourself.

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