Tagged: psychology

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On diabetes, mental health and on risk management

On his Facebook page Bernard Jenkins (mp) – who I greatly respect – added a post. It was raising an important point, for those affected. In some ways it was and is a good thing, a right thing to do. But, yer, well, this is me. I tend to look...

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Cognitive Dissonance: Is Blizzard playing psychological mind games?

Paranoia is a funny thing… Ever wonder if Blizzard employs psychologists to work out how best to screw with your minds and, while laughing at your stupidity and gullibility, then happily take all the money they can from you, and then wait for you to gushingly thank them for every...

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Playbuzz: How sensitive is your OCD radar?

It will probably not come as a surprise to some people that I scored 100% in the Playbuzz test (linked at the bottom of the page). However, you could argue as to whether the short quiz demeans people genuinely suffering from crippling OCD, as opposed to simply being a bit...

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Déjà Vu? The ‘been there, done that’ feeling

Read this article in Psychology Today – Why Do Some of Us Get Déjà Vu More Often Than Others? – and thought I’d share a few thoughts and experiences. I did reply there, but I thought it might interest folk here as well. As an advisory, if you are studying...

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The Definitive 5 Factor Personality Test

The Definitive 5 Factor Personality Test I got Very Conscientious: You are a type A personality who is diligent, responsible and organized! You have a totally open mind and love engaging in new activities on exploring new adventures in life. You are a friendly, warm and generous person who takes...

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Black Friday and marketing conformity

Black Friday descends once more on the UK and the world. Frenzied crowds pushing and shoving, fights in the ailses as literally millions of people pile into Asda, Tesco and other stores promising slashed price bargains for the first few through the door. Riots ensue, store are closed within minutes,...

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Depression and breaking points. The cycle of hope and despair

You know in all the ‘action movies’ where the besieged heroes are valiantly crossing the decrepit rope bridge, rotten boards breaking off and falling hundreds of feet down into the chasm, rope or vines on the main cable coming apart, one strand at a time? Well, that’s life. Stuff happens....