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Indrajeet Patil

Social Cognition  - 
 
Of interest to this group.
Paper here: https://goo.gl/h33l96
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Sergei Morozov

Evolutionary  - 
 
E-book “Sex and Rank” now FREE on Amazon and will be free up to Sept 27. Anthropology, evolutionary psychology, sociobiology, unconventional psychology of relationship on chimps and humans.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V4B7US
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Jeffrey Rubin

Developmental  - 
 
One of the most fun ways too become a master at dealing with criticism is to teach it to a kid: http://www.frominsultstorespect.com/2012/09/14/teaching-children-how-to-deal-with-criticism/
For the past few weeks we have been discussing how to deal with criticism. As I have noted, because criticism is often accompanied by name calling, insults, threats, and even violence, it can be v…
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Brandi Pratt

Social Influence  - 
 
 
Hi :)

False memories, can they really happen?
Why isn't our memory aren't as reliable as we think it is and what can contribute to an inaccurate memory..
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Jeffrey Rubin

Developmental  - 
 
Recently I discussed the 5 levels of maturity for responding to criticism. It is equally important to think about the 5 levels of providing negative criticism: http://www.frominsultstorespect.com/2012/09/01/providing-negative-criticism-five-levels-of-maturity/
Over the past few weeks I’ve been discussing five different reasons why people provide criticism and how to respond to them: Criticism designed to encourage you to improve (see RESPONDING TO …
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Jie Yang

Groups & Intergroup  - 
Music can strongly influence our mind and behavior. In shopping centers, mangers and advertisers play music to encourage customers buy their products. In sports, athletes can have greater performance when competing with their favorite music. In classrooms, light music and classic music can help students concentrate and learn better. However, the impact of music is …
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Jie Yang

Cross-Cultural  - 
 

All smiles are equal: smiling can protect you from race and gender bias

https://knowridge.com/2016/09/all-smiles-are-equal-smiling-can-protect-you-from-race-and-gender-bias/
When you smile at others, you show pleasure, happiness and friendliness. As a mean of communication throughout the world, a smile may be worth more than a thousand words. However, smiles have more functions than just bringing a good mood. A recent study published in Motivation and Emotion shows that smiles can protect people from …
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Jeffrey Rubin

Aggression  - 
 
To become a master at responding to criticism in the most mature manner takes practice, along with understanding why it is such a mature level skill: http://www.frominsultstorespect.com/2012/06/03/responding-to-criticism-getting-familiar-with-the-most-mature-level/
The Parable of Ed and Lori Ed has been dating Lori for a little over a month. One day he invites her to have dinner at his favorite restaurant. “Ed,” she replies with a smile, “I’d like to pick the…
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laurie corzett

Attitudes and Persuasion  - 
 
 
Because "It’s a whole lot easier to hate on some down-on-his-luck human than it is to say ‘No More’ to the guys who’ve been held up as the paragons of virtue," who aren't. Because they are afraid of ending up in the same situation. Because they confuse circumstance with character. Because they buy every stereotype the media sells.
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Jie Yang

Groups & Intergroup  - 
 
A recent study shows that evening class can improve health and wellbeing in adults
When we sing with other people, it is easy to develop social bond. This may increase cooperative behaviors and create a positive atmosphere in the group. Now researchers find that doing creative activities together, such as taking evening class, can also improve adults’ health and wellbeing. The finding is recently published in Journal of Community …
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David Teachout

Interpersonal Relations  - 
 
"What provides the meaning, the structure shaping the contours for emotion to flesh out, is the worldview of the person. Unfortunately in the attempt at attacking “triggers,” we are conflating worldviews and their associated thoughts and collected meanings from a lifetime of experience, with the initial emotional reaction. The result is a dismissal not merely of the emotional response, as if emotions are unhelpful pieces of our lives that should find their proper place, but also of the depth and breadth of meaning that indicates why the event or object or person was important."

https://lifeweavings.org/2016/09/26/accepting-a-trigger-happy-life/
Emotions are the jam in the scones of our life. Slathered in-between the bread of thought and circumstance, our emotions are the sticky deliciousness that holds everything together. Granted, they m…
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Jie Yang

Health  - 
 
Researchers find that childhood bullying can affect psychological functions in college students
It is not rare that children get bullied at school or in community. The physical and verbal abuse can hurt children’s mental health and cause many emotional problems. Now scientists show that childhood bullying can have long-lasting influences on people’s psychological health in their college years. The finding is published in Social Psychology of Education. …
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Brandi Pratt

Developmental  - 
 
 
An important factor in growth and development. Similar to food, water and air, the human touch is another one of basic needs as we have a constant desire to be connect with others. this is a life long trait and this originates...
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Brandi Pratt

Social Influence  - 
 
 
This seems a bit dark but kind of interesting!
In psychology and influence its always good to understand that when you are attempting to persuade some to make an action or decision it is usually better to start small. This is because when putting all your cards on the table and directly asking for a large concession upfront is usually met with resistance, and while this bold move can sometimes work depending on who your dealing with, most of the time it does not and can place you in a weaker ...
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David Teachout

Groups & Intergroup  - 
 
"While the need to create community is innate, the way we go about it can create the disconnection such a search seeks to avoid. When an interest in ideological purity trumps that of expanding understanding, the result is an isolation of parts of humanity and an avoidance, if not deliberate ignorance, of the fact that no single idea or human action exists in a void of its own making. There is always an interconnected context, always a relational reality in which idea and deed are embedded."

https://lifeweavings.org/2016/09/14/ignoring-the-trees-for-the-forest-of-truth/
Often it seems that the internet is where good dialogue goes to die. The human tendency for confirmation bias becomes a glaring practice when faced with a near-infinite amount of information. The …
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Today, if your behavior, thoughts, or feelings begin to concern you or a family member, for a fee many doctors will translate your experiences into mental illness terminology. Synonyms for mental i…
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Thank you. This is the first article I have clicked on that I enjoyed reading and I joined G+ months ago. I was misdiagnosed for 20 years and there still seems hesitancy to revise it properly. I got pretty vocal, so got an autobiography published to get it out of me! Social Science almost seems like an oxymoron to me. It is as you say yourself subjective and a value judgement. So how can it really be so scientific, when science is observational and you simply cannot observe experience? Only the effects of experience seem to be observed and then the disparaging value judgements, as you put it, are applied (and far too readily I believe). Cheers!
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David Bloor

Social Cognition  - 
 
Sorted 😊 
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Jeffrey Rubin

Aggression  - 
 
As the new school year begins, I'd like us to revisit a disturbing incident that was recorded on a school bus a couple of years ago in the hopes that school personal and parents work to make sure such incidents are prevented in the future: http://www.frominsultstorespect.com/2012/07/08/making-the-bus-monitor-cry-rating-the-schools-response/
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David Teachout

Interpersonal Relations  - 
 
"The relationship between authority and sexuality is not, as some would like to paint, a simple matter of societal control. Societal structures and organizations are made up of individuals. As such, the authority and sexuality is often a matter of organizing the behavioral parameters between individual sexual relationships.”

https://lifeweavings.org/2016/08/20/suppressing-sexuality-to-appease-authority/
Richard Feynman is reported to have stated: “Science is a lot like sex. Sometimes something useful comes of it, but that’s not the reason we’re doing it.” If we reverse the …
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