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Pro-tatoes: You can excel at sports without leaving the couch — well, sort of

Can watching sports on TV make you a better athlete? Well, kind of.<p>ASU professor says watching sports makes us better athletes.<p>Finally, an academic …

Do Sociopaths Make Better Soldiers?

Though you might think people who could kill without remorse would make perfect fighters, in reality it can be difficult to make it as a soldier without a conscience.<p>The psychopath I'm on the phone with is quite friendly.<p>"There's kind of a joke in the military that if you go out and kill 100 people …

Explainer: what is dopamine – and is it to blame for our addictions?

Most researchers agree that the key difference between human brains and those of other animals is the size and complexity of our cerebral cortex, the …

The Problem-Solving Process That Prevents Groupthink

There are two reasons most of us aren’t very good at creative problem solving. First, few people get training in how to be creative in their education. Second, few people understand group dynamics well enough to harness their power to help groups maximize their creativity.<p>Resolving the first issue …

The BBC is in a fog of groupthink and can’t see how biased it is

Here are recent examples of how mindlessly the BBC falls into its party line, on three familiar topics<p>When in 2013 a chap called Roger Mosey retired from the top of the BBC, where he had been editor of the Today programme and Head of News, he caused a stir by lashing out at the BBC’s biased …

Ice Age

From groupthink to collective intelligence: A conversation with Cass Sunstein

Article<p>From groupthink to collective intelligence: A conversation with Cass Sunstein Deloitte Review Issue 17<p>July 27, 2015<p>The concept of groupthink …

Psychology

How Women Dispel Groupthink

Issues about the lack of women in senior corporate roles are discussed in the media and in forums regularly -- yet busy executives hear but do not fully get it -- that <i>women at the top is a bottom line, strategic business imperative</i>, not just a nice thing to do!<p>I was recently reminded of this during …

Buddhism Meets Freud and LSD

<b>Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are By Tim Burkett, edited by Wanda Isle. Shambhala; $16.95. 292 pages.</b><p>White, middle class Americans -- whether they're raised Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or in some other religion --almost always seem a bit absurd when they turn to Buddhism, as …

Turn yourself into a virtual Freud, and you just might feel better

When study subjects get advice from a virtual counselor that looks like them and another that looks like the 19th-century doctor, they report that one helps their mood more.<p>What if you could have a virtual Sigmund Freud at the ready to offer you on-the-spot counseling? You might end up with way …

America is an incredibly Freudian culture that doesn’t believe in Freud

Freud has an unquestionably powerful impact on American culture. Turn on the TV and Joan from “Mad Men” is suffering from “hysteria,” and Brian from Family Guy is trying to uncover whether urinating on the floor is an act of subconscious aggression. Or, there’s Tony Soprano’s psychoanalysis …

100 years old and making a comeback – Freud’s theories of the unconscious

The unconscious has had a bumpy ride since Sigmund Freud first described the extent of his discoveries in a seminal paper published 100 years ago this month. Sceptics sneer at its mention, assuming it’s as discreditable as penis envy. Others, who sense the father of psychoanalysis was on to …

Consciousness

'The Inside of Out' tackles privilege run amuck and the trouble with 'straight saviors'

Facepalm alert.<p>In her new novel <i>The Inside of Out</i>, YA author Jenn Marie Thorne explores what happens when someone tries to be an ally for a social …

Pixar's INSIDE OUT Recut as a Dark Psychological Thriller

The surprising psychology of female serial killers

Many of the homicidal women had stereotypically female professions, including being nurses and baby-sitters. They tended to be above average in physical attractiveness, which may have helped to engender trust in their victims.<p>As to motives, the most common was "hedonistic," a category in forensic …

4 Sneaky Ways Stores Make You Buy

Designed by Sandy Ley.<p>We've all done it: gone out to buy a pair of jeans, and returned with bags of clothes we never knew we needed. So, what exactly …

The Psychology of What Makes an Image "Horror"

From the cinema to breaking news, our consumption of horrific images speaks volumes about our psyche.<p>Emotional storytelling manifests in film, but when it comes to the horror genre, images can walk a fine line between fiction and reality. Whether viewing the latest torture porn, or tuning into the …

The Nightmarish Psychology Behind Black Friday

The one-day shopping bonanza has become a crazed global phenomenon. How did we get here?<p>Today, Britain will spend an estimated £1 billion and the average American will shell out a whopping $600. In this evening's news we'll see people lining up, running, shouting, fighting, and losing all sense of …

What really drives you crazy about waiting in line (it actually isn’t the wait at all)

If the people who study the psychology of waiting in line — yes, there is such a thing — have an origin story, it’s this:<p>It was the 1950s, and a high-rise office building in Manhattan had a problem. The tenants complained of an excessively long wait for the elevator when people arrived in the …

Customer Service

'The madness of the crowds': The psychology behind Black Friday

Happy Black Friday, everyone!<p>Time to gather the children ‘round, dress them in warm clothes, and grab a few blankets as the whole family prepares to wait in line for hours at the first of many doorbuster sales.<p>Sound crazy?<p>Nearly 136 million Americans are expected to shop over Thanksgiving weekend, …

Three Women Share What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

Unlike what the movies show, it's not all boiled rabbits and suicide attempts.<p><i>This article was originally posted on Broadly.</i><p>Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, is one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses out there. Film and television portrayals of BPD — think <i>Fatal Attraction</i> or<i>Girl,</i> …

Mental Health

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Spiked Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treat Shake Shooters

Spiked Rice Krispie Treat Shake Shooters.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 24, 2014 79<p>Can we have a party?<p>No, really. We need to have a party.<p>Because we must …

Themer beta update adds tons of new themes

If, like me, you find default Android homescreens a little boring, and you’re constantly switch between new wallpapers and widgets, then Themer might be the app you’ve been waiting for. Themer, which is now in open beta, offers up a huge library of themes, completely altering your handset’s …

Galaxy NotePRO, TabPRO prices revealed in Europe – here’s what you need to know

When Samsung announced its four new Pro Galaxy tablets at CES 2014, it conveniently forgot to mention pricing details for these devices. However, it looks like pricing details have been shared in Europe, so let’s take a look at how much the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, TabPRO 12.2, TabPRO 10.1 and TabPRO …

Youmiam Is A Soundcloud For Recipes Coming Out Of France

French startup Youmiam released a new version of its recipe sharing website and just announced that it has raised $410,000 (€300,000) from angel investors Patrick Robin (24h00), Thierry Petit (Showroomprivé) and Denis Chavanis (former managing director of Nestlé Waters). Youmiam makes it easy to …

Fox face crop top with ears t shirt clothing

Description<p>Fox face crop top with ears.<p>New for Knickerocker - crop tops with ears to match the panties with ears! This is a white colored crop top with a rust colored fox face. It also has fox ears too and the whole face is actually appliqued on (sewn on - see last close up image for details).<p>It is …

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Description<p>●Mens scarf neckwarmer with snaps for boyfriend, husband, best friend, brother .... A perfect birthday or anniversary gift .<p>● MAN, WOMAN NECKWARMER :The scarf comes with a dark brown lambs leather trim and snaps .<p>● ATTENTION :The lining may come in different similar colors matching to …

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Bathroom Decor 2 Octopus Prints NAVY Blue /Cream Nautical Decor bathroom wall decor Octopus Wall Art Octopus Decor home Decor Bathroom wall

Bright and bold, contrasting and complimentary octopus duo<br>NAVY Blue Octopus on a creamy background, white octopus on a navy blue background.<p>Created by English artist Kelly Stevens-McLaughlan, NauticalNell art prints invoke thoughts of warm summer breezes and balmy evenings year round, even on the …