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Wilhelm Reich’s Orgone Energy Accumulator Was Beloved by William S. Burroughs and Banned by the FDA: Find Plans to Build the Controversial Device Online

Was Austrian Marxist psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich a trenchant socio-political thinker or a total crank? A fraud or a prophet? Maybe a little from each column, at different times during the course of his bizarre career. An enthusiastic student of Sigmund Freud, Reich applied his teacher’s theories of repressed libido to the frightening political theater of the 1930s, writing against the spread of Nazism in his prescient 1933 book The Mass Psychology of Fascism. Here, Reich brought Marx and Freud ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Nazis, Fbi, Fda, Jack Kerouac, Wilhelm Reich, Freud, Simon, Marx, Reich, Facebook Twitter, Burroughs, Josh Jones, William S Burroughs


What Can You Do About QAnon?: A Short Take from Documentary Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lg6cZmfpeM You know that QAnon supporters figured prominently in the Capitol insurrection. Two QAnon conspiracy theorists now hold seats in Congress. And perhaps you read the disturbing profile this weekend about the QAnon supporter who attended the elite Dalton School in Manhattan and then Harvard. So–you’re maybe thinking–it’s finally worth understanding what QAnon is, and what we can do about it. Above, watch a 10 minute Op-Doc from filmmaker Kirby Fer...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Congress, College, Harvard, Current Affairs, Manhattan, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Dalton School, Kirby Ferguson


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist: What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


How to Talk with a Conspiracy Theorist (and Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories in the First Place): What the Experts Recommend

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpInOs1Fyno Why do people pledge allegiance to views that seem fundamentally hostile to reality? Maybe believers in shadowy, evil forces and secret cabals fall prey to motivated reasoning. Truth for them is what they need to believe in order to get what they want. Their certainty in the justness of a cause can feel as comforting as a warm blanket on a winter’s night. But conspiracy theories go farther than private delusions of grandeur. They have spilled i...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Current Affairs, Reddit, University of Pennsylvania, Vox, Bill Nye, Daniel, Facebook Twitter, Pew Research, Josh Jones, University of California Irvine, Cass Sunstein, MIT Technology Review


Social Psychologist Erich Fromm Diagnoses Why People Wear a Mask of Happiness in Modern Society (1977)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nCzsqKrkhE Modern man still is anxious and tempted to surrender his freedom to dictators of all kinds, or to lose it by transforming himself into a small cog in the machine. —Erich Fromm There are more think pieces published every day than any one person can read about our current moment of social disintegration. But we seem to have lost touch with the insights of social psychology, a field that dominated popular intellectual discourse in the post-war 20t...
Tags: Psychology, Google, College, Current Affairs, Philosophy, Un, Albert Camus, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Erich Fromm, Camus, Durham NC Follow, Maria Popova, Jacobin, Fromm, Frankfurt School


Don’t Think Twice: A Poignant Film Documents How Bob Dylan & The Beatles Bring Joy to a Dementia Patient

It’s often said the sense of smell is most closely connected to long-term memory. The news offers little comfort to us forgetful people with a diminished sense of smell. But increasingly, neuroscientists are discovering how sound can also tap directly into our deepest memories. Patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia seem to come alive, becoming their old selves when they hear music they recognize, especially if they were musicians or dancers in a former life. “Sound is evolutionarily ancien...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Music, College, Washington, Neuroscience, Bob Dylan, Npr, John, Dover, Northwestern University, Ac, Facebook Twitter, Jon, Tchaikovsky


Marina Abramović’s Method for Overcoming Trauma: Go to a Park, Hug a Tree Tight, and Tell It Your Complaints for 15 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmAHmLy5DA One of the most renowned of Chinese poets, Du Fu, survived the devastating An Lushan rebellion that nearly brought down the Tang Dynasty and resulted in an incredible loss of life around the country. His poems are full of grief, as translator David Hinton notes. The opening of “Spring Landscape” contains “possibly the most famous line in Chinese poetry,” and a painful comment on humanity’s place in the natural world. The country in ruins, river...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Art, College, Life, Nature, Marina Abramovic, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, David Hinton, Durham NC Follow, The New York Review of Books, Madeleine Thien, Du Fu, Marina Abramovi


The Power of Empathy: A Quick Animated Lesson from Brené Brown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw Several years back, the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts) created a series of distinctive animated shorts where well-known intellectuals presented big ideas, and a talented artist rapidly illustrated them on a whiteboard. Some of those talks featured the likes of Slavoj Zizek, Carol Dweck, Steven Pinker and Barbara Ehrenreich. Now RSA presents a video series created in an entirely different aesthetic. Above, you can watch the first of many “espre...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, College, Brene Brown, Brown, Facebook Twitter, Barbara Ehrenreich, RSA Royal Society of the Arts, Slavoj Zizek Carol Dweck Steven Pinker


A Dictionary of Symbols: Juan Eduardo Cirlot’s Classic Study of Symbols Gets Republished in a Beautiful, Expanded Edition

How, exactly, does one go about making a global dictionary of symbols? It is a Herculean task, one few scholars would take on today, not only because of its scope but because the philological approach that gathers and compares artifacts from every culture underwent a correction: No one person can have the expertise to cover everything. Yet the attempts to do so have had tremendous creative value. Such explorations bring us closer to what makes humans the same the world over: our productive imag...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, Greece, College, Washington, India, History, Pandora, Francisco Franco, Campbell, Facebook Twitter, Carl Jung, Dada, University of Copenhagen, Joseph Campbell


The Gruesome Dollhouse Death Scenes That Reinvented Murder Investigations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hdT8PgT19w Who can resist miniatures? Wee food, painstakingly rendered in felted wool… Matchbook-sized books you can actually read… Classic record albums shrunk down for mice… The late Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) definitely loved miniatures, and excelled at their creation, knitting socks on pins, hand rolling real tobacco into tiny cigarettes, and making sure the victims in her realistic murder scene dioramas exhibited the proper degree of rigor mort...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, Science, Sweden, Education, College, Life, Harvard University, Sherlock Holmes, Kate, Baltimore, Lee, Facebook Twitter, Woodman, Eliot


The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment: Psychologist Daniel Goleman Explains the Power of Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTfYv3IEOqM “Concentration is one of the happiest things in my life,” says novelist Haruki Murakami in a 2011 New York Times Magazine profile. “If you cannot concentrate, you are not so happy.” In this, the author of A Wild Sheep Chase surely has the agreement of the author of Emotional Intelligence, the psychologist and writer Daniel Goleman. But Goleman expresses it a bit differently, as you can hear — in detail and at length — in “Focus: The Secret to H...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, College, Stanford, Neuroscience, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, New York Times Magazine, Simon, Facebook Twitter, Herbert Simon, Murakami, Daniel Goleman, Colin Marshall, Power of Focus


John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” & Bach’s “Prelude in C Major” Get Turned into Dazzling Musical Animations by an Artist with Synesthesia

Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul. —Wassily Kandinsky We may owe the history of modern art to the condition of synesthesia, which causes those who have it to hear colors, see sounds, taste smells, etc. Wassily Kandinsky, who pioneered abstract expressionism in the early 20th century, did so “after having an unusually visual response to a...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Music, Film, College, Neuroscience, Munich, Levy, John Coltrane, Wassily Kandinsky, Vladimir Nabokov, Coltrane, Facebook Twitter, Wagner, Bach, Josh Jones


Why Do People Join Cults? An Animated Primer Explains

As much as we might like to think we make free choices as rational individuals, we are all more or less suggestible and subject to social pressures. Social media marketers aren’t under any illusions about this. Guides for how to exploit psychological vulnerabilities and influence behavior proliferate. (One of the top-selling business books on Amazon is a manual titled Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.) Such techniques form the basis of a massive, global ad-based industry that also...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, College, America, United States, Carl Sagan, Christopher Hitchens, Facebook Twitter, DSM, Josh Jones, Isaac Asimov, Jonestown, Durham NC Follow, California State University Chico, Janja Lalich


Interview of Bill Hunter: Improving Quality and Productivity in Organizations

Interview of William G. Hunter on Improving Quality and Productivity in Organizations by Peter Scholtes. Bill taught a course at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Improving Quality and Productivity in Organizations, which was co-sponsored by the business school, statistics department and industrial engineering department. There were a few undergraduate students, more graduate students and […]
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Marketing, Management, Respect, Madison, Systems Thinking, Respect For People, Webcast, Peter Scholtes, Bill Hunter, William G Hunter, Peter Scholtes Bill


Want students to cheat less? Science says treat them justly

Students in German and Turkish universities who believed the world is just cheated less than their pessimistic peers. The tendency to think the world is just is related to the occurence of experiences of justice. The findings may prove useful in helping students adjust to college life. Some people believe that the world is a just place where people tend to get what they deserve. The merits of this belief have been subject to debate for a few centuries, and some argue that its bad for you. It is...
Tags: Psychology, School, Learning, Education, Germany, Turkey, Ethics, Innovation, Mind, Social Justice Research, GBJW


Free Courses to Maintain Mental & Physical Health During a Pandemic

As I write this, the smoke from the numerous forest fires across California are making the air quality terrible, so we are being told to stay inside. However, the heatwave is making it insufferable to *be* inside. And we also have to be wary of COVID-19 and wear a mask. You could say this is a slightly stressful situation. And a lot of us are dealing with even more than that--job stability, rent, and on and on. Just typing this made me anxious! During this time we should try not to negle...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Facebook, California, College, MOOCs, Santos, Coursera, Yale University, Emory University, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Ted Mills, Laurie Santos, Coursera 's Science of Well Being


Take your career to the next level by raising your EQ

Daniel Goleman's 1995 book Emotional Intelligence catapulted the term into widespread use in the business world.One study found that EQ (emotional intelligence) is the top predictor of performance and accounts for 58% of success across all job types.EQ has been found to increase annual pay by around $29,000 and be present in 90% of top performers. Emotional intelligence helps us to recognize how our emotions affect our behavior and how to adjust our reactions in stressful work and life situatio...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Money, Learning, Education, Success, Intelligence, Innovation, Emotions, Personal Growth, Daniel Goleman, Robin Hills


Feel Sad/Start Tearing Up Every time I Think about or See Something to Do with My Sister’s Boyfriend

About 1.5 years ago, my older sister was talking to our parents on the phone going somewhere and then said the person driving her was her boyfriend. This was the first time she had mentioned him to any of us and my initial reaction was running to my room and crying. At the time, I honestly didn’t even know why that reaction came out of me, and still, now I’m not completely sure. Especially since I was in my mid to late teens, I don’t know why I had such a childish reaction. On that day, my paren...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, College, Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Jealousy, Siblings, Abandonment, Teenager, Adolescence


The unexpected key to student engagement? Dignity.

Respect and dignity are sometimes conflated, but Cultures of Dignity founder Rosalind Wiseman argues that they are very different.Dignity, according to Wiseman, is the essential and inextricable worth of a person. Respect is the admiration for someone's actions, which often involves how they treat others. The rub comes when people in positions of authority and respect (for example, our elders) behave in ways undeserving of that admiration but are seemingly above reprimanding."This is actually on...
Tags: Psychology, Leadership, Learning, Education, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Youth, Teaching, Innovation, Emotions, Wiseman, Rosalind Wiseman, Future Of Learning


Why the most successful students have no passion for school

In order to be successful, many people believe, one must be passionate. Passion makes challenges enjoyable. It bestows the stamina necessary to excel. However, there are telling counterexamples where passion doesn't seem to be a necessary ingredient for success. One such case is academic success. You might think that successful students should be passionate about their schooling, and that this passion for school would account, at least partly, for why some students succeed and why some don't. Bu...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Children, Intelligence, Innovation, OECD, Personal Growth, Pisa, Jihyun LeeThis


How learning journals can help students grow

Jiang Xueqin, an educator and researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Education, endorses learning journals as a good method to promote meta-learning for students during the coronavirus pandemic. Learning journals can be kept for any activity and have three components: defining a goal "concretely and precisely," writing down the process, and writing down observations and reflecting on the experience.While learning journals are primarily a personal exercise, Xueqin says that teachers can play a ...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Teaching, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Personal Growth, Goal-setting, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Future Of Learning, Jiang Xueqin


Why schools should teach habits of mind, not “college readiness”

What does it mean to prepare students for college and why is that the goal? Bena Kallick, co-director of the Institute for Habits of Mind and program director for Eduplanet21, argues that a shift has to be made. Schools should instead be helping learners by preparing them for life, not just higher education.Developed by Kallick and Arthur Costa, habits of mind are 16 problem-solving life skills designed to help people navigate real-life situations. College is not the best fit for everyone, which...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Children, Youth, Future, Communication, Teaching, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Personal Growth, Problem-solving, Future Of Learning, Bena Kallick, Institute for Habits of Mind


The key to better quality education? Make students feel valued.

Not being able to engage with students in-person due to the pandemic has presented several new challenges for educators, both technical and social. Digital tools have changed the way we all think about learning, but George Couros argues that more needs to be done to make up for what has been lost during "emergency remote teaching."One interesting way he has seen to bridge that gap and strengthen teacher-student and student-student relationships is through an event called Identity Day. Giving stu...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Children, Relationships, Youth, Future, Teaching, Self-esteem, Innovation, Friendships, George Couros, Future Of Learning, Couros


Why are college students ever trusted to run their own lives?

I'm reading "Expecting Students to Play It Safe if Colleges Reopen Is a Fantasy/Safety plans border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of Covid-19 among students, faculty and staff" by Laurence Steinberg (a psychology professor who wrote a book called "Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence').Most types of risky behavior — reckless driving, criminal activity, fighting, unsafe sex and binge drinking, to name just a few — peak during the late teens and early 20s.......
Tags: Psychology, Education, Safety, Law, Freedom, Laurence Steinberg, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today


The media is messing with us. At least, our memories.

Modern media isn't necessarily harming our memory systems though it is impacting what we remember. We used to retain reams of valuable information; now we're more likely to memorize URLs and passwords. The process of deep learning is being sacrificed to our addiction to novelty. You'll likely have to be Gen X (or older) to understand this question: do you remember your childhood phone number? Educational neuroscientist Jared Cooney Horvath asks this very question in his recent article on memor...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Media, Learning, Education, Memory, Neuroscience, Innovation, Derek, Ny Times, Cal Newport, Horvath, Nicholas Carr, Donald Hebb, Jared Cooney Horvath


Don't worry about making a mistake. It's how we learn.

Humans learn best when avoiding too much complexity and getting the gist of situations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Instead of remember every detail, we learn by categorizing situations through pattern recognition. We wouldn't retain much if we considered a high level of complexity with every piece of information. Humans learn in patterns. Take a bush that you pass every day. It's not particularly attractive; it just happens to exist along your norm...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Learning, Education, Neuroscience, Intelligence, Innovation, University of Pennsylvania, Vaccines, Kahn, Derek, Don, Lynn, Homo, Louis Pasteur, Christopher Lynn


Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity–Take a Free & Timely Course Online

The Great Courses has made available a free and rather timely course--Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity. Divided into 24 lectures and taught by Molly Birkholm, the course gets introduced with the following text: Recent research shows that we grow into our best and most joyful selves not when we avoid our problems but when we embrace them, confident that we are resilient enough to work through them to an appropriate resolution. Our problems are an important part of our path. ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Facebook, College, Online Courses, Facebook Twitter, Robert Wright, Free Online Version of Yale, Elizabeth Gilbert Jack Kornfield Susan David, Molly Birkholm, Birkholm, Harvard University What Are the Keys


Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity–A Free 24-Lecture Course

The Great Courses has made available a free and rather timely course--Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity. Divided into 24 lectures and taught by Molly Birkholm, the course gets introduced with the following text: Recent research shows that we grow into our best and most joyful selves not when we avoid our problems but when we embrace them, confident that we are resilient enough to work through them to an appropriate resolution. Our problems are an important part of our path. ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Facebook, College, Online Courses, Facebook Twitter, Robert Wright, Free Online Version of Yale, Elizabeth Gilbert Jack Kornfield Susan David, Molly Birkholm, Birkholm, Harvard University What Are the Keys


How to Find Emotional Strength & Resilience During COVID-19: Advice from Elizabeth Gilbert, Jack Kornfield, Susan David & Other Experts

There are many roads through the coronavirus crisis. One is denial, which only makes things worse. Another is service and self-sacrifice, a choice we honor in the medical professionals putting their lives at risk every day. For most of us, however, the best course of action is non-action—staying home and isolating ourselves from others. Days bleed into weeks, weeks into months. It can seem like life has come to a complete halt. It hasn’t, of course. All sorts of things are happening insi...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, College, Life, Ted, David, Current Affairs, TED Talks, Tim Ferris, Anderson, Chris Anderson, Gilbert, Facebook Twitter, Elizabeth Gilbert, Michel de Montaigne


The Effects Positive Attention on the Impulsive Child

We’ve all heard the parenting proverb that a child who is acting out may actually be exhibiting attention-seeking behavior. And why not? We can understand this need because children are smaller, with less ability to command the attention of an adult or even other peers. They are just beginning to figure out what captures and sustains other people’s energy and attention, without much evaluation yet as to whether or not that attention is positive or negative.  But young children also seek anoth...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Parenting, Criticism, Child Development, University Of Virginia, Discipline, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Impulsivity, Erik Erikson, Erikson, Acting Out, Attention Seeking Behavior, Oppositional Defiant Disorder



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