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Psychology

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? By Dr. Xanthé Mallett

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? By Dr. Xanthé Mallett

Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? Television serial killer Dexter may be more of a psychopath than a sociopath due to his methodically delivered kills. Pimkie/Flickr, CC BY Xanthe Mallett, University of New England Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in […]

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How Does a Female Psychopath Behave? | Fitness Hacks For Life

How Does a Female Psychopath Behave? by Dr. Winifred Rule

How Does a Female Psychopath Behave? Clues that a female psychopath may be in your midst. THE BASICS What Is Psychopathy? Find a therapist who understands personality disorders Having lived with two psychopaths—a mother and a sister—I am hoping that my personal experience will help others to better understand and protect themselves from women displaying

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Practising Mindfulness Can Help us Through the Coronavirus Pandemic by Kira Jade Cooper Ph.d Canditate

Practising Mindfulness Can Help us Through the Coronavirus Pandemic by Kira Jade Cooper Ph.d Canditate

We seem to have mastered the perfect recipe for chaos: a global ecological emergency, humanitarian crises and to top it off, a pandemic of epic proportions. Where do we begin to make sense of the current times? Or more importantly, how can we move towards a positive systemic shift that leaves no one behind? How

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Meditation Apps Might Calm you – But Miss the Point of Buddhist Mindfulness Dr Grieve and Dr.McGuire

Meditation Apps Might Calm you – But Miss the Point of Buddhist Mindfulness Dr Grieve and Dr.McGuire

n today’s stressful world, mindfulness – a type of popular spirituality that strives to focus on the present moment – promises to soothe away the anxiety and stress of modern life. The Internet is full of popular cure-all mindfulness Meditation apps targeting everyone from busy urban professionals to dieters, those suffering from insomnia, and even children. Meditation Apps We are scholars of Buddhism who specialize in social media research. In August

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Why We Can't Always Trust Common Sense By Dr. Jessica Koehler

Why We Can’t Always Trust Common Sense By Dr. Jessica Koehler

Our intuitions about human behavior are often wrong. Source: Pixelvario/Shutterstock Key Points: Science helps buffer against flaws in our thinking when it comes to understanding the world, including human behavior. We often mistakenly trust common sense because of hindsight bias, overconfidence and the tendency to perceive order in random events. Before reading further, click here to test your psychology

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How Do People Become Total Jerks? BY Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D

How Do People Become Total Jerks? BY Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D

What all detours to total-jerkdom have in common.   KEY POINTS DSM-like rubrics are useful for categorizing “dark” personalities but do little to explain them. People detour into total jerkdom by way of many paths, some of them opposites — for example, being dominant or oppressed. Total jerks take the path of most insistence because

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The Internet Troll Archetype Mr. Paul Archer

The Internet Troll Archetype Mr. Paul Archer

“Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Internet trolls are an interesting phenomenon that has been getting some attention in psychology circles recently. I’m involved in a few emerging technology platforms, including Earth2 and Veve, and have witnessed on their forums the same archetypes, comments, and tactics being used. And it’s fascinating. Trolls and FUDders (fear, uncertainty,

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