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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder | Psychology Today

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of recurrent major depressive disorder in which episodes of depression occur during the same season each year. This condition is sometimes called the “winter blues,” because the most common seasonal pattern is for depressive episodes to appear in the fall or winter and remit in the spring.

I have always heard about the “winter blues” but I never knew it was called something else. Or that people get depressed during certain seasons… Very interesting. -Rosemary

Originally posted 2019-04-14 10:02:48.

Mind

The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

I remember becoming acutely aware of students’ multi-tasking abilities in 2005. I watched my daughter, who was a senior in high school, do her homework while also enjoying four other inputs-music from her iPod, a television show, her laptop and her phone, which enabled her to continue an ongoing conversation with a friend about a boy.

I am a professional Multi-tasker. I feel like I am a machine at times that can do so many things all at the same time that I take pride in that. The problem is that lately I have realized that reacting and doing so much at once is not leading me to the results I want. I have so many things I’m good at but I do not focus on one area at a time. I get bored because I am so used to multi tasking. I learned from a book I read, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer to take a step back and view your life as if it were a movie and analyze what is going on in inside. What he mentions as the Center of Consciousness. Follow me in my journey to focusing more. I have also been working lately on my organization which I will post more on… Rosemary

Originally posted 2019-04-14 10:21:50.

Mind

Loneliness – What is it?

Loneliness | Psychology Today

What makes us happiest in life? Some people may point to fabulous fame and fortune. Yet hands down, surveys show that friends and family are the real prize. Even though our need to connect is innate, some of us always go home alone.

 

Originally posted 2018-01-07 09:22:12.

Mind

Edward Thorndike: The Law of Effect

Edward Thorndike – Law of Effect | Simply Psychology

The law of effect principle developed by Edward Thorndike suggested that: “responses that produce a satisfying effect in a particular situation become more likely to occur again in that situation, and responses that produce a discomforting effect become less likely to occur again in that situation (Gray, 2011, pp 108-109).”

 

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:51:42.

Mind

BF Skinner – Operant Conditioning

B.F. Skinner | Operant Conditioning | Simply Psychology

A further important contribution made by Skinner (1951) is the notion of behavior shaping through successive approximation. Skinner argues that the principles of operant conditioning can be used to produce extremely complex behavior if rewards and punishments are delivered in such a way as to encourage move an organism closer and closer to the desired behavior each time.

 

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:50:00.

Mind

What is Love Bombing – Dark Psychology

Love bombing – Wikipedia

Love bombing is an attempt to influence a person by demonstrations of attention and affection. It can be used in different ways and can be used for either a positive or negative purpose. Members of the Unification Church of the United States (who reportedly coined the expression) use it to convey a genuine expression of friendship, fellowship, interest, or concern.

Love bombing is an attempt to influence a person by demonstrations of attention and affection. It can be used in different ways and can be used for either a positive or negative purpose. Members of the Unification Church of the United States (who reportedly coined the expression) use it to convey a genuine expression of friendship, fellowship, interest, or concern.[1] Critics of cults use the phrase with the implication that the “love” is feigned and that the practice is psychological manipulation in order to create a feeling of unity within the group against a society perceived as hostile.[2] Psychologists have identified love bombing as a possible part of a cycle of abuse and have warned against it. In 2011 clinical psychologist Oliver James advocated love bombing in his book Love Bombing: Reset Your Child’s Emotional Thermostat, as a means for parents to rectify emotional problems in their children.[3]

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:40:20.

Mind

Emotional Manipulation is Emotional Abuse – Dark Psychology

“Emotional manipulation is emotional abuse.  If you are in a relationship with an abuser, no good will come of it.  This person does not value you or respect you or care about your well-being.   Leave the relationship and seek professional counseling if needed. ”   http://psychopathsandlove.com/how-can-you-tell-if-youre-being-manipulated/

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:22:11.

Mind

Covert Emotional Manipulation – Dark Psychology

About Covert Emotional Manipulation | Psychopaths and Love

Covert emotional manipulation occurs when a person who wants to gain power and control over you uses deceptive and underhanded tactics to change your thinking, behavior and perceptions. Emotional manipulation operates under the level of your conscious awareness. It holds you psychologically captive. Victims usually don’t realize what’s going on while it’s happening.

 

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:02:33.

Mind

About Covert Emotional Manipulation – What is it?

Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.

Covert emotional manipulation occurs when a person who wants to gain power and control over you uses deceptive and underhanded tactics to change your thinking, behavior and perceptions.

 

 

 

 

 

Originally posted 2018-07-10 19:01:32.

Mind, Videos

The psychology of forgetting yourself:
Peder Berggren at TEDxSSE

I actually found this video amazing because my dad lately has been experiencing a loss of memory.  He actually called me his sister and that really concerned me because it felt like it was the early signs of dementia or alzheimer’s.   He comes in an out these days but seems to be doing a little better.

I always say that knowledge is power and understanding what is actually happening makes you feel less helpless in situations.

The song at the end made me cry.    Made me think of what my dad said…only when you experience something do you know what it feels like and I agree with him very much…

-Rosemary

Originally posted 2016-08-10 21:57:53.

Body, Mind

Mind Body Debate

Mind Body Debate

by Saul McLeod, updated 2018 The mind and body problem concerns the extent to which the mind and the body are separate or the same thing. The mind is about mental processes, thought and consciousness. The body is about the physical aspects of the brain-neurons and how the brain is structured.

Body, Mind

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

When you think about weight in “all or none” terms, have unrealistic expectations, or define your self-worth only in terms of weight, you become too hyper-focused on weight loss, creating anxiety and obsession that can derail your attempts to live healthier Don’t be a victim of these eight common “weight thinking traps” and learn to replace them with healthier views.

Originally posted 2016-12-27 22:24:11.