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laurie corzett

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"Dyble says the latest findings suggest that equality between the sexes may have been a survival advantage and played an important role in shaping human society and evolution. “Sexual equality is one of a important suite of changes to social organisation, including things like pair-bonding, our big, social brains, and language, that distinguishes humans,” he said. “It’s an important one that hasn’t really been highlighted before.”
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Physiology determines a flawed theory?
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How should the mentally ill be cared for in prison? Read more: http://ow.ly/NabaY

Excessive and often unnecessary force is being used against mentally ill US prisoners according to Human Rights Watch.

A new report contains shocking details of how jail and prison staff abused inmates with tazers and pepper spray.

So what can be done to address the mental health of prisoners and still maintain a secure and safe prison environment for everyone?

We’ll discuss Wednesday at 19:30 GMT.
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Emanuela Rubinstein

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AURA
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“A dim grayish light is in the distance. Maybe it is coming from a remote streetlight, maybe from a reflection of light on water. Squinting makes it possible to see that the heart of the light is more intense, and around it there is an aura, beams of light spattered and spreading everywhere. But since it is in the distance it is hard to see the details…”

After severe accidents, we talk about “memory loss”, as though the many details our memory holds are erased - but the fundamental human framework of thought and experience is still there, intact. 

The protagonist of ‘Aura’ undergoes an accident from which surfaces a primeval, almost primitive, human consciousness: sounds, smells, natural phenomena, they are his vehicles for perceiving the surrounding. His family members attempt to revive old memories of their mutual past, unaware that he now lingers in a different mode of consciousness, unknown to them. Unintentionally they drive him to an abyss. 

‘Aura’ is the last novella in Five Selves, published by Holland House Books. 
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David Teachout

Self and Identity  - 
 
"Conflating a particular behavior with a value not only dismisses the person’s relevance to the human experience, it ignores the real difficulty at hand. Values are a shared aspect of human experience, but to manifest in contextually-dependent situations requires a worldview for them to work through.”
http://lifeweavings.org/2015/05/08/our-values-do-not-separate-us/
"Family Values," "Good Christian Values," "He doesn't hold our values," "Core Values." The list could go on and on, with each phrase immediately bringing to mind experiential examples, emotional re...
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Ahmad Hamdan

Social Cognition  - 
 
 IntroductionWe'll shed light on the characteristics of group formations, peer effects, obedience, “People will obey a figure of authority, even if it means hurting another person” (Milgram, 1963) and “When individuals perceive another person as having authority over them, they no longer feel responsible for their actions” (Milgram, 1963). In addition, group conformity, which is the act of matching attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors to group norms...
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Dorian Furtună

Aggression  - 
 
An “infantilization of society” takes place – children become adolescents too quickly, adolescents mature later on and, accordingly, more and more individuals are classified as adolescents, their behavioral models become more representative and, thus, the factors of adolescent and young influences raise on a social level.
We could speak about some kind of a “physiology of revolutions”. There are indeed a close correlation between age and revolution.
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laurie corzett

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"Some enthusiasts for neuroscience make much of the fact that particular regions of the brain show heightened levels of activity on fMRIs when people, for example, are making choices, or telling lies. Even the philosophical idealist Bishop Berkeley would not be surprised by that. When I move, speak, think, experience an emotion, presumably this is correlated with physical changes in my brain, but such correlations prove nothing about the causal processes, any more than the existence of a particular sequence of events demonstrates that some early event in the sequence ineluctably caused a later event. Post hoc ergo propter hoc (‘after this, therefore because of this’) is an elementary logical fallacy. What fMRIs are crudely measuring is the flow of blood in the brain, and demonstrating heightened activity of this sort is a far cry from giving us privileged insights into the contents of people’s thoughts, not to mention the instability and ambiguity of the results when experiments are replicated."
Recent questions about the validity of diagnostic criteria for mental illness have raised deeper questions about the current state of psychiatry
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Ahmad Hamdan

Social Influence  - 
 
Social interactions and the sociological dynamics of social networks have many contributions that lead to many developments to our daily lives, it shaped the ways we interact, share and achieve.
  Table of Contents Introduction Sociological Literature Business Literature References  IntroductionSocial interactions and the sociological dynamics of social networks have many contributions that lead to many developments to our daily lives, it shaped the ways we interact, share and achieve. This article explores the basic principles of sociology and utilizes conclusions in previous social studies to explain and bridge the existing gap in the ...
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Stephen J Buehler

Interpersonal Relations  - 
 
Attachment styles at work: Measurement, collegial relationships, and burnout

Paper here -> http://j.mp/1OpbIdZ

Abstract: Although the potential deleterious effects of negative social interactions at work have been well established in the literature, the impact of personal factors in forming work relationships has been relatively neglected. Therefore, using a survey of 1624 Canadian healthcare providers, we examined the extent to which attachment styles at work were associated with the quality of social relationships. We found support for a new measure of attachment styles at work that differentiated between anxiety and avoidance attachment. Avoidance was negatively correlated with positive social constructs (civility, psychological safety, and trust) and with the efficacy dimension of burnout. Overall, compared to attachment avoidance, attachment anxiety was more strongly correlated with experienced and instigated workplace incivility, exhaustion, and cynicism. Attachment avoidance was negatively correlated with positive social constructs (civility, psychological safety, and trust) and with the efficacy dimension of burnout. Adding these two attachment dimensions to a model of burnout as a function of workload, value congruence, and coworker incivility significantly improved its fit. This study suggests that employees with high attachment anxiety tend to be more closely involved in work relationships and processes, but this closeness comes at a cost in that they experience more strain when participating in social encounters.
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laurie corzett

Prosocial Behaviour  - 
 
read the comments, too
 
When principal Jim Sporleder tried his New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln Alternative High for "problem kids" in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away.  Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well that he never went back to the Old Approach to Student Discipline.  http://acestoohigh.com/2012/04/23/lincoln-high-school-in-walla-walla-wa-tries-new-approach-to-school-discipline-expulsions-drop-85/
THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well ...
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Imagine that, hostility begets hostility. Curiosity begets insight. Compassion begets compassion.
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laurie corzett

Online Research Studies  - 
 
"Strengths of this study included individual-level data; control for important influences on mental well-being; a large, international sample; a robust measure of mental well-being; control for other neighborhood incivilities; and, importantly, comparison of several neighborhood services, with identification of those not using each service. Limitations included self-reported neighborhood characteristics and mental well-being outcome, raising the possibility of same-source bias.33, 34 Objectively measured neighborhood characteristics may show different associations with health.35 The term recreational/green areas was non-specific, though it is likely the word areas would discourage respondents from thinking of indoor facilities, such as gyms. The interpretation of results assumes these areas provided access to nature, but recreational areas could include those in which contact with nature is minimal. Although the cross-sectional design of this large, international study cannot prove causality, there are at least two reasons why a causal effect is plausible: the narrowing of inequality did not occur among those not using their recreational/green areas, and experimental studies5, 10, 14, 36 have proven that contact with nature can cause improved mental well-being.


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Public health professionals have campaigned for more equal distribution of power and resources to reduce health inequalities. Yet, a radically more equal world currently looks unlikely. While this campaign continues, additional ideas are needed. Environments that act to disrupt the usual conversion of socioeconomic adversity to a greater risk of poor health have been labeled “equigenic,” which may include recreational/green areas.6 Identifying and testing other equigenic characteristics should be a priority."
Search for articles by this author. Affiliations. Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. Correspondence. Address correspondence to: Richard J. Mitchell, PhD, Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, Institute of Health and Wellbeing ...
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David Teachout

Political  - 
 

"We have requested not simply that they accept their eventual or probable death, for that is no different than anybody else, but that they hold in persistent readiness the ability to divorce themselves from a shared humanity.”

http://lifeweavings.org/2014/05/27/in-the-name-of-the-soldier/
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David Teachout

Social Influence  - 
 
"Persecution on one hand can be a debilitating experience when felt in conjunction with not having any support. However, persecution, or at least the feeling of it, can be rather beneficial when one feels supported by a community. This is exacerbated more so by the human tendency to hold even more tightly to one’s beliefs when feeling attacked.”

http://lifeweavings.org/2015/04/09/when-persecution-isnt-the-technological-expansion-of-ego/
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David Teachout

Attitudes and Persuasion  - 
 
"Remember, the human tendency concerning beliefs is to continue supporting what already exists. Developmentally, we accept beliefs first and only later learn to analyze them. This framework continues throughout our lives.”
http://lifeweavings.org/2015/05/06/the-essential-humanity-of-cognitive-dissonance/
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Still needs some finishing touches, but I believe the site is much more along the lines of easy access to a great many more articles now. Thanks for the comment again +Eric Canen. You weren’t the first to make the observation, but the proverbial straw was certainly added.
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程冬冬

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Hello, everyone! 
We would like to welcome you to participate in a questionnaire study about investigating your sexual and psychosocial well-being. The present study is to gather data to get more insight about adolescents’ sexual health status. If you are interested, please open the webpage below:
https://maastrichtuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_03chfKcQyEEVMup
Much thanks!!! 
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David Teachout

Cross-Cultural  - 
 
This was one I wrote a few months ago during the Charlie Hebdo debacle. Seeking out other viewpoints is always of benefit, even if disagreement isn’t reached, at least there will be greater understanding.
http://lifeweavings.org/2015/01/20/they-dont-hate-our-values/
Values are a shared engagement with life. They help us identify the how of our relationship to our actions. Why is a particular action completed? Well, because of a particular value held. What come...
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To what extent humans have "learned" to have sex?

While, sexual desires can be "natural", but the very act of sex has greatly been "learned" via social-psychological constructs. Do you agree? 
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I agree, however culture defines so many norms each person chooses. 
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Milton H. Erickson DVDs

Attitudes and Persuasion  - 
 
"Adults are only little children grown taller."  Quote by Milton H. Erickson, MD
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David Teachout

Attitudes and Persuasion  - 
 
"Let’s face it, failure (or whatever word one desires to use there) is a fact of life. Being wrong may in fact be far more human than being right, it most certainly takes up a greater amount of our lives.”

http://lifeweavings.org/2015/04/18/to-fail-well-means-being-wrong-is-ok-too/
While the following is focused on mental health professionals, the commentary can most assuredly be applied to any walk in life. Our shared humanity means we experience a great many things similarl...
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