Thursday, September 20, 2018

26 results for 'psychology'

the article is about understanding maladaptive behavior

By jonpercepto, published on Jun 4, 2014

As we grow into adulthood, we often carry deep-seated memories connected to strong emotions that originated in childhood. These recollections, many of them subconscious, control our present behavior and reinforce patterns that either give us a balanced approach to dealing with our problems or reiterate maladaptive behavior (responding poorly to a situation) that interferes with our ability to form intimate relationships. How can we tap into these memories is the question that continually arises as we struggle to find the answers that help us understand why we react the way we do in... (more)

Tags: relationships, psychology, sociology, maladaptive_behavior

Don't Be A Donald Sterling

By Randy Mitchell, published on May 15, 2014

By now everyone has heard about the antics of billionaire Donald Sterling, whose racially-charged rants gained media coverage everywhere.

It’s a sad testimony to an obviously smart businessman (you have to be either very smart or extremely lucky to have that kind of wealth.)

You would think someone so talented in the art of making money would be just as sharp in his personal life, learning to play correctly within the affairs of society and piecing together an inner personal circle having his back and protecting his interests.

Isn’t it amazing what the right face can... (more)

Tags: relationships, dating, psychology, dating advice, randy mitchell, relationship advice, dating, donald sterling, senior living

Getting Your Sizzle Back

By Randy Mitchell, published on Feb 24, 2014

At last, you found, “The One.” Each time she enters a room your heart skips inside your chest, palms sweat, pupils dilate, nerves are on edge and your mind floods with ideas of making her happy, content and wanting more. The hours or days anticipating seeing her cannot pass quickly enough. You feel knots in your stomach. The love bug has definitely swung your way and you cannot imagine a future without her. Life for you, even on the grayish and rainiest of days is filled with nothing but sunshine and clear blue skies. Sigh…

Well, that’s the way it used to be. But what made it change,... (more)

Tags: sex, marriage, love, relationships, psychology, lost love, intimacy, dating advice, randy mitchell, love advice, dating

9 Critical Reading Skills That Many Scholars Claim You Lack

By darinlhammond, published on Jul 24, 2013

The debateI'll get right to it: The scholars who doubt your intelligence and reading skills are narrow dimwits. And, you have every right to tell them to attend to their own reading abilities. You are able to read critically in the form they desire, as well as reading in diverse ways.A faction of scholars have created a Brain Trust under the helm of Nicholas Carr, who escalated the debate with his 2008 article "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" in the Atlantic, which I have debated handley. Carr stated that digital media "supply the stuff of thought, but they also shape the process of thought. And... (more)

Tags: writing, critical thinking, higher education, psychology, reading, digital media, critical reading, reading skills

Celebrate Yourself

By Randy Mitchell, published on Jul 18, 2013

There’s a wonderful saying, “Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.”

When I think about these words, so many meanings come to mind: the people in your life and their attitudes towards you, the places you frequent socially, your workplace environment and those you meet for the very first time. They also raise the questions: are the people and surroundings you deal with supporting, loving, befriending, even helping you when you need them the most? Or do they pull you down, surround you with negative energy, refuse to acknowledge your accomplishments or... (more)

Tags: relationships, psychology, opinions, friendships, randy mitchell, social awareness,, self appreciation

Love Advice. Who's Qualified?

By Randy Mitchell, published on Apr 23, 2013

Eyes meet; two bodies and their souls come together. The sparks fly, the clouds part, food tastes better, the fragrance of flowers sweeter, you start walking around in a daze 24/7, everything’s finally making sense and your life has new meaning like never before until…

When things go wrong, or even well, in the arena of love lots of people go looking for advice. They seek out friends, family, psychiatrist’s, astrologers, those grey-haired couples who’ve been married for most of their lives, even their local bartender or barber gets an unwilling ear full of questions and... (more)

Tags: sex, love, relationships, dating, romance, psychology, randy mitchell, courtship, love advice, alternative lifestyles

Diet conversations I have are usually about psychology

By Lartinos, published on Mar 18, 2013

Everyone wants to know more information about dieting as there is a tremendous amount of ignorance in the world as how to properly run a diet. To get good and not great results you do not need to actually know all that much. It is common sense that sugar is indeed not good for dieting, but many people simply rationalize the decisions they make so their world makes sense on their own terms. I was once one of these people who were totally addicted to sugar and therefore blinded to the rationalizations that I made. Conquering weight loss can very often lead to other great changes in our life as... (more)

Tags: psychology, fitness, weight loss, diet, fat, fitspo, carbs, calories, rationalize, fitblr

How to Use Cognitive Science to Crush Writer's Block

By darinlhammond, published on Jan 30, 2013

...friend. Research to energize the prefrontal lobe: Again, I suggest that blockage does not come from a lack of ideas, and I hold to that. Still, reading up and researching on related material can help you tap into the knowledge you already possess and allow it to flow. Research exercises: psychology, writing, blogging, creativity, topics related to your writing subject, or topics wholly unrelated. Imagine the cognitive and physical process of writing: Much research suggests that imagining or performing the same action engage the exact same regions in the brain. By extension, visualizing ... (more)

Tags: psychology, writer's block, writing tips, cognitive science, best writing

This Time of Year

By Randy Mitchell, published on Nov 21, 2012

This time of year always brings to light the inner-emotions of every human being. For better or worse, angry or happy, blessed or starving, employed or not, living among the devastation of war or sitting underneath the comfortable blanket of peace, we all have something to be thankful for and look forward to the upcoming days of the holiday season.

It’s been a crazy year for many. The aggressive political election and its results left millions wondering what’s next for our beloved country. The images from overseas, mainly the events happening within the Middle East, makes us ponder what’s... (more)

Tags: christmas, psychology, world peace, randy mitchell, the holidays, christmas stress

Mind Reading: Neuroscientists Pinpoint Thoughts in the Brain

By darinlhammond, published on Nov 17, 2012

At times in my marriage, I have dreamed of high tech helmets that my wife and I could wear to communicate, connecting brains, so I could truly understand what my wife thinks, reading her like in science fiction books and movies. These helmets would have been useful, for example, the time my wife became furious after finding I had eaten her donut, the last one. She was pregnant with our first child. Perhaps more than a mind reading device would be required to understand such complexity.But, who hasn't longed to see into the mind of another person? The idea of getting into someone else's brain... (more)

Tags: neuroscience, communication, psychology, brain power, mind reading

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