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Are We All Getting More Depressed?: A New Study Analyzing 14 Million Books, Written Over 160 Years, Finds the Language of Depression Steadily Rising

The relations between thought, language, and mood have become subjects of study for several scientific fields of late. Some of the conclusions seem to echo religious notions from millennia ago. “As a man thinketh, so he is,” for example, proclaims a famous verse in Proverbs (one that helped spawn a self-help movement in 1903). Positive psychology might agree. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought,” says one translation of the Buddhist Dhammapada, a sentiment that cognitive beha...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, College, Stanford, US, Data, Korea, Vietnam, Latin America, Indiana University, PNAS, Josh Jones, CBT, Charles Bukowski, Germany Spain


Babble hypothesis shows key factor to becoming a leader

A new study proposes the "babble hypothesis" of becoming a group leader. Researchers show that intelligence is not the most important factor in leadership.Those who talk the most tend to emerge as group leaders.If you want to become a leader, start yammering. It doesn't even necessarily matter what you say. New research shows that groups without a leader can find one if somebody starts talking a lot. This phenomenon, described by the "babble hypothesis" of leadership, depends neither on group m...
Tags: Psychology, Business, Society, Intelligence, Innovation, Leader, Binghamton University, Maclaren, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Michael Dowling, Neil G MacLaren, PsyPost MacLaren



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