Following Maslow’s hierarchy,people want more than just a career out of work. They also want community and cause.
A review of Antonio Damasio’s The Strange Order of Things. To wit: the mind is more than just the brain.
Dr. Todd Kashdan has proposed a five-dimensional curiosity scale. I now tend to view these classifications in the same vein as women’s magazines personality tests (no offense to women): fun but with little bearing on actual personalities. But, well, they’re fun.
I claim to be “joyous explorer”, okay?
From IBM Research: Automated analysis of free speech predicts psychosis onset in high-risk youths. This technique uses AI to analyze speech patterns of clinical high risk youths to mark for “poverty of speech” and “flight of ideas.”
The Art of Manliness on the Internet and instant gratification.
Today I learned a new concept that, on examination, I think I should have known long ago: collective narcissism. This captures the essence of a common contemporary phenomenon.
As opposed to individuals with narcissistic personality, who maintain inflated views of themselves, collective narcissists exaggerate offences to their group’s image, and respond to them aggressively. Collective narcissists believe that their group’s importance and worth are not sufficiently recognised by others. They feel that their group merits special treatment, and insist that it gets the recognition and respect it deserves. In other words, collective narcissism amounts to a belief in the exaggerated greatness of one’s group, and demands external validation.
Research suggests swearing can moderate pain perception. The present study assessed whether changes in pain perception due to swearing reflect a “scripting” effect by comparing swearing as a response to pain in native English and Japanese speakers. Cognitive psychology denotes a ‘script’ to be a sequence of learnt behaviours expected for given situations.
This implicates high IQ as being a potential risk factor for affective disorders, ADHD, ASD, and for increased incidence of disease related to immune dysregulation. Preliminary findings strongly support a hyper brain/hyper body association which may have substantial individual and societal implications and warrants further investigation to best identify and serve this at-risk population.
Wrap your arms around the uncertainty. Accept it. Know that the way things turn out has a lot of luck involved so don’t be so hard on yourself when things go badly and don’t be so proud of yourself when they go well. Focus on process instead.