Archive | August, 2018

Cognition

31 Aug

Ignorance is bliss. One thousand subjects were asked if they wanted to know about future negative events, and 85% to 90% didn’t want to know. They were also asked if they wanted to know about future positive events, and 40% to 70% didn’t want to know , except if it were about the sex of a future child. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(6), p. 10) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

26 Aug

Zora Neale Hurston: There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Facts

22 Aug

A social psychologist at the University of California Irvine analyzed 41 experimental studies using more than 1200 subjects. They found that those who identified themselves as conservatives or liberals showed almost equal partisan bias when evaluating empirical evidence.9 Weir, K. Why we believe alternative facts: How motivation, identity and ideology combine to undermine human judgment. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), pp. 34-39) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com.

Depression

19 Aug

Research shows that physically active children and adults have less depression than sedentary ones. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), p. 14) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

17 Aug

Harry Truman: You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit. http://www.finebergpsychtherapy.com

Cognition

13 Aug

It takes slightly longer to lie than to tell the truth. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), 11-12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

9 Aug

Comedian Garry Shandling: My friends tell me that I have an intimacy problem, but they don’t really know me. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com