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Anna Annie Jasinkiewicz

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"At the end of the day, each of us will regret something we did or didn’t do or say—the road taken or not taken. Perhaps the most important thing is to make sure that regret pushes us toward greater self-knowledge and action, not stasis."
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Samuel Wallace

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Why do I get super emotional when I see or even think about dancing? I have a powerful connection with music and dancing amplifies that connection and though I know I can dance I am so afraid to give it 100% in front of people. Thinking about it dancing has been one of my first loves along with video games. I used to love to see music vidoes with good dancing in it when I was younger. Fear made me feel like I could never pull the moves off but now I am finding that fear to slowly go away. Is this just a weird psychological thing thats just gonna tell me how shitty of a person I am or is this something other than that. I am just lost on the overwhelming emotion that comes to me when I think of dancing or see dancing. Its foreign to me.
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+Christina Bishop Its all about the passion I guess. That door closed but a new one can easily open. Follow your heart. 
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Lou Flores

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The Tides of Mind:  Uncovering the Spectrum of Consciousness
By David Gelernter…2016
 Imagine your consciousness as a spectrum that flows during each of our waking moments to the time we drift back into “unconsciousness” and sleep.  During our day we are active in life making rational judgments and logical choices, but as we approach the end of our day and return to a state of sleep we transform inwardly to a place of “pure being.”  As our day progresses our mind begins to flag and wander and we daydream or fantasize.  That is, even during our “waken” state we begin to morph from a person doing to a person “being” where we drift into dream stages. This is the essence of this pivotal discourse written by David Gelernter.  The author is a noted computer scientist with a doctorate from Yale and who has also extended his academic standing with studies of the mind and psychology.  Gelernter is also one of the leading proponents in the studies of artificial intelligence and the realm of singularity.  In this spectrum analogy created by the author we are provided with intriguing insights into our conscious self-awareness.  These and other aspects of ontology are the center of attention to many researchers and scientists as we discover how to create that ultimate moment when we generate an artificial mind that will surpass our own abilities.     
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Loki Snorlisson

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Someone once told me we tend to project emotional qualities onto our pets which aren't there, given their rudimentary thought processes, we tend to humanize them.

What I wonder is, what between our two species caused us to first form the domesticated bond we have.

Something about the creatures had to seem at least amusing to us, otherwise we'd eat them. Like Chinese people. Poor cats. Anyway :P

Cognitively, are there certain traits in their behavior which remind us of humans without us even having to think of it ? Do their motivations and emotions just seem to make more sense to us because we have a predefined tendency towards making benign appraisals of them ? Why do we find furry little critters so cute ? I mean cats are kind of special, they demonstrate personality, or at least seem to even though minus some of the most bizarre behaviors, they seem fairly standard, or rather to have limited overall models of behavior.

God I love cats.
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Ivan Herrejon
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Introduction to psychobiology - Part 5 (Drug effects) Feel free to leave comments and don't forget to follow us by email!
For more information about psychobiology, please check out: "Physiology of Behavior," by Neil Carlson We mentioned before that drug effects are the biological and behavioral outcomes produced by introducing drugs into the...
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+Manny Calderari You are right. I will go back and explain that and other basic concepts. I just got excited and wanted people to see the big picture. Thanks for sharing your opinion!
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Hanan Parvez

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This documentary pretty much explains why Freud is the most influential figure in psychology. His ideas drove many socio-political movements in the West in the 20th century.
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Puinacup Amicita

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Wellcome Prize won by book about psychosomatic illness - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36130885
Neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan wins the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize for her book about psychosomatic illness, It's All in Your Head.
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MRS.PUINACUP THIS SOCIETY DECTATES EVERYTHING WE DO, IF WE DISAGREE WITH THE DOCTOR'S OR ANY 1 IN AUTHORITY THEY WILL LOCK U UP, I HAVE SEEN WAT THEY DO, THANK U FOR UR OPINION, AFTER ALL U R A BEAUTIFUL PERSON & VERY INTLLIGENT, I HOPE TO HEAR FROM U SOON, ASAP
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Manny Calderari

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Why do certain folks bash others with disgust, for undergoing cosmetic surgery or other artistic procedures?
People undergo procedures like Botox, nose jobs, lips, breasts, hair implants, weaves; other folks take steroids for muscle gains, body sculpting; yet other people get tattoos, piercings, brazen hair styles, etc...

My question is: Why does a persons' own cosmetic decisions bother so many to the point of disgust?

Rapper-Singer Lil' Kim (in picture) gets bashed on her Instagram profile for her new cosmetic surgery (pale skin & blonde hair). 
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+Folabi Arogundade Please don't use that kind of language. If you don't follow the community guidelines, you will be banned.
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Márcio Moutinho

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#NoOneUnderstandsYouandWhatTodoAboutIt
is a book on how to resolve misunderstandings and fixing conflicts based on cognitive paychology. We think we understand others and they understand us, but as this book shows it is generally not the case, so acknowledging our own faults and speaking clearly is how we can resolve these issues.
No One Understands You and What to Do About It About the author: Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, is a social psychologist and article contributor to a number of leading publications. Overview Many characteristics that...
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Ivan Herrejon
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Introduction to Psychobiology - Part 6 (A Neurotransmitter known as Acetylcholine) Don't forget to follow us by email!
For more information about psychobiology, please check out "Physiology of Behavior," by Neil Carson In this post we will cover a neurotransmitter known as Acetylcholine (ACh) Acetylcholine (ACh) This is thoug...
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Jeffrey Rubin

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In the above For Better or For Worse comic, we can see that a little interference with what Mom wants to be doing might not upset her to any great extent, but there may come a point when enough is …
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Debbie Charles

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Understanding depression for those who haven't experienced it...
 
This may help those who know someone who is depressed, but struggle to understand what they are going through...
#depression   #mentalhealth   #psychotherapy  
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Svetosila Svetosila

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I feel I don't use my potential fully. Could you recommend me something to do or to read?
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+Angelica Colon thanks for your imput.
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Ziyad Ahmed

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Drive
All about TherapyTreatment and Therapy By: Ziyad Ahmed, Nicholas Luitjens, Molly Stolze, and Megan Thomas
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jaded nerd

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The world is very empty now, cause of the passing of Prince...
I love his purple Truimph motorcycle in his "When Doves Cry" video. 
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The Five Lectures of Sigmund Freud presented at Clark University per the request of American psychologist G. Stanley Hall. Feel free to leave comments and don't forget to follow us by email!
Sigmund Freud and his Clark Lectures Sigmund Freud was a neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis (Jay, 2016). In 1909, he visited the United States in order to deliver five lectures about psychoanalysis ...
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Depression and anxiety are the two most common mental health problems that plague Americans today. With a society set on fast forward and lives that must...
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