Hi reddit! I'm Dr. Laurie Santos, host of the Happiness Lab podcast and Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University.
I teach about the science of happiness and have found that many of us actually do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better — so I started a podcast to share my findings on what we can really do to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Season 2 of the Happiness Lab premiered this week ( listen here ). We also have a few new bonus episodes devoted to protecting our mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.
I... keep reading on reddit ➡
this post actually not for you guys, it's for me.
This happened last semester. We had to pick a mental illness to do a presentation on for our final project. A lot of people picked depression- in her defense. When she got up to present, I knew she was going to be like the majority and make the project super personal. Fine.
She tells a story about a best friend. Then she mentions where she’s from. It catches my attention at this point. Then she goes into explicit details about the day she found out about her bff’s suicide, her bff’s mom’s reaction (my aunt), and THEN SHE TELLS US ABOUT HOW HER FRIEND KILLED HERSELF AND THE GRUESOME DETAILS ABOUT HOW SHE USED A SHOTGUN AND SO ON....At this point, I was sweating. No way. No way this was about my cousin. But it fucking was. Small town USA, of course. While she continues to basically vent to the class like we’re a some sort of “off my chest” subreddit, she passes out pictures of my cousin. Holy shit, I couldn’t breath. I started tearing up. All I could hear was my heart beat. I tuned her... keep reading on reddit ➡
This came from a book (that you can find online as a pdf, by the way) that was originally written for CIA Intelligence Analysts to improve their critical thinking skills when analyzing and discriminating between several probable hypotheses. The first step of his process is to find hypotheses. Here is the explanation of the process:
>When screening out the seemingly improbable hypotheses that you do not want to waste time on, it is necessary to distinguish hypotheses that appear to be disproved from those that are simply unproven. For an unproven hypothesis, there is no evidence that it is correct. For a disproved hypothesis, there is positive evidence that it is wrong. As discussed in Chapter 4, “Strategies for Analytical Judgment,” and under Step 5 below, you should seek evidence that disproves hypotheses. Early rejection of unproven, but not disproved, hypotheses biases the subsequent analysis, because one does not then look for the evidence that might support them. Unproven h... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a student in applied psychology and in my spare time I like to play siege. This season I finally reached plat 2.
I was wondering if the people here would like to watch videos where I explain how you can use psychology in Siege and how psychology can help you to play better or how it can limit you in becoming better.
EDIT: I'd like to thank y'all for your support. Based on your input I'll be changing my script. You've given me some great insight, I'd like to thank you once again for the input you've given me. After the edits I'll start filming, in the coming week I'll make some changes to the channel (mainly the bio because I'm not really great at designing) and I'm going to edit the video, I'm expecting to have it online on the 3rd of May. I'll see you on my channel: Bot.Recoil
My first video is up and running, check it out and let me know what you think, and what you would like to see in any future videos in the comment section of the video. https://youtu.be/XA_6RxToiys
So I was dually enrolled in highschool and at the local community college when I was 17. I took psychology at the community college twice a week. During the classes, we would have a prompt that everyone had to answer before the lesson began.
The prompt that day was something like:
"You wake up in your room, but it's painted all white, and there are no windows or doors. You see all of the things that are normally in your room, but it has been painted and you can't find an exit. Give me a one word answer describing how you feel."
My answer? Safe. I felt safe at the thought of that. I was one of the first to be called on so I didn't notice it wasn't a normal reaction to that question until nobody else had the same answer.
DISCLAIMER: To get to this point and out of the deep end, I've been on meds for the past year. This is the journey that worked for me personally so it might be completely different for you and you might be at a completely different stage.
I've been researching a lot of stuff about reparenting, healing your inner child, etc etc stuff to finally deal with my childhood trauma and I recently came to a huge breakthrough by doing so. I realised almost EVERYTHING I do has an official psychological definition. I don't know why, but it's really helping me ground myself when I'm spiraling.
Like for example, I'll keep on replaying certain events in my head (sometimes on purpose to trigger a panic attack) and come up with different ways of how I'd "fix" them - turns out, that's called rumination & emotional addiction. Most of the time I'm now able to stop myself in the middle of it and be like "hold up, you're ruminating." And then ask myself why I'm doing that, what does that mean my... keep reading on reddit ➡
My initial question was gonna be:
“How do you stay focused on your goal, with succumbing to competitiveness, spending and flexing, on your way to FF?”
But I realized there’s more to it:
I’m not FatFIRE material*. I’ve made a lot money (over 5m net) from a young age (25), but at this point (38) have almost nothing to show for it (NW almost back to zero), due to irresponsible behavior.
I recently realized being bipolar has a lot to do with it (never knew it’s a known symptom), and I’m doing a lot better, expecting FatFIRE in 4-5 years.
Still I can’t shake the feeling that “I’m too old” (especially reading some posts here from people who reached FatFIRE in their 30’s), or that I wasted my life or my 30’s and could’ve achieved financial freedom almost a decade ago.
Also, I still have moments where my ego takes over and I feel the need to “flex” and blow money away. I’m worried it will fuck up my path, and that my story will remain one if a talented guy who can make lots of money... keep reading on reddit ➡
So, I've finished my first year at Uni abroad (King's College London Digital Culture BA if anyone's interested) and have now realized that I don't feel happy or proud of myself in the slightest. It's not that the subject I'm studying is uninteresting or overly complicated; I simply don't feel drawn to it and, because it's so abstract and 'new', I can't see myself pursuing it professionally in the long run. Aside from that, being away from my home country and my loved ones has made me feel the most lost and depressed that I've ever felt, and it has heightened my anxiety issues as well as my eating disorder tendencies.
To give you a bit of background, I have always been the so-called 'perfect' child. Was always kind of a nerd, quiet and studious, got consistently good grades and was constantly told that studying abroad was undoubtedly the only path for me to evolve and grow into a successful and fulfilled person. This became especially prevalent once my parents discovered that my little... keep reading on reddit ➡
I received a text with a link very recently, and I suppose it will help out a lot of us especially college students like me who cannot afford to buy each and every textbook.
It has a wide variety of books covering many vital branches of Psychology.
I hope this is helpful!
The Message ↓
"The updated google drive of Psychology ebooks and PDFs for you incoming Psychology majors from Get Psyched PH. These are being given to you for free so please DO NOT SELL them. Instead, share them to other Psychology majors. Stay healthy and spread kindness and positivity."
Edit: You can star each folder to save them on your drive.
Edit: I did not make this drive folder, it was made by someone else. I received the link recently and shared it here.
Edit: Thank you for the awards!
*[UPDATE ON THE BOOKS SITUATION](https://www.reddit.com/r/psychologystudents/comments/h138kx/psychology_ebooks_update/?... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have spent a lot of time trying to find strategies that work and testing out all sorts of indicators. It wasn’t until I stopped focusing on that part and started working on my risk management and the psychology behind trading when I really started getting somewhere with trading.
There are so many simple strategies you can use that work well. That is easy part, but being able to let your winners run instead of taking profits instantly/ not letting your losers ride hoping it turns around is huge. Just one example
All the “gurus” focus on showing you the best setups/indicators that will make you rich when in reality that is the last thing you should be worrying about.
Before this all started, we used to have the opportunity to go to work and have a break from listening to our wives banging their boyfriends in the room next door. That's all changed now, our puts are bleeding, and your wife's boyfriend is making $800 a week as an unemployed bus boy. Does this inspire you to work harder? Does this create a circumstance for a rebound in productivity? Here you are pretending to work for $400 a week, when you could have just gotten unemployed for $800. Do workers owe their employers anything at this point?
Current position: All-in on SPXU/SRTY, will close out and buy the news for quarter 2 earnings later.
I've been reading random psychology textbook PDFs I find on google during quarantine and it's incredible learning why people behave the way they do. Suddenly everything starts to make sense and forgiving feels easier.
As an empath this really helped me stop trying to "fix" people that don't want to change, and that the healthier thing to do would be to stop giving in to feeling bad about it. Psychology is on another level of enlightenment hahaha
I’m sorry, I just HAD to share this! Flame University is one of the best colleges in India and I just found out that I got in!
Alright Reddit, I'm a psychology undergrad who is planning a research project for next year.
I have a Professor who is at the forefront of video games research, publishing the following paper among others:
Now most video game research follows large, well known games, however I believe that Rotmg is an untapped market for research.
It is a game with a close-knit active community, that thrives despite its small size.
So what I want do to is ask you the question, if you wanted to know something about the psychology of rotmg players, what would you want to know?
Some ideas I've already got are:
So, what do you want to see re... keep reading on reddit ➡
hi, i‘m a psychology student in 1st year and i got offered a really good job, where i would be in charge of helping children (and rarely adults) with adhd.
the situation is this: i would accept the offer in a heartbeat if it weren‘t for my inability to connect with children. i‘m scared to just start doing something i don‘t have any experience in.
now i don‘t know whether i should accept it.
I'm reading increased traffic that there's another big crash on the horizon. Let me be perfectly clear to you greedy ratfucks hoping to print your $3 puts on the same trick.
The market crash in march was on the back of fear and uncertainty. There was no precedent, no plan for the economy. The market responded to a deep shock to the established market reality and cratered.
Fear in human psychology has diminishing returns as we adapt to a new situation. We fear what we don't know, but as we grapple with a situation, we learn to adapt, and as we learn, we set in place plans and strategies. For covid, we now have those plans in place. We have a timeline to a vaccine, drugs coming online to reduce severity, a pathway to at least limited economic re-opening. People can see the way forward. We have for the most part accepted the reality of our new situation as the new normal.
The market in turn is now awake to the crisis, so you're going to see diminishing returns on the same type of ba... keep reading on reddit ➡
The article juxtaposes positive reinforcement and using food for training as opposed to what the author describes as aversive training methods. All of the authors supporting evidence can be found at the very end of the article for more research! Thought this was interesting for someone like me who’s new to puppy-owning and was feeling conflicted about training information I was seeing online.
Article Link: The Ultimate Dog Training Tip
If someone is or is going to be considered a legal guardian of a child, they should have to take a mandatory class on what parenting is REALLY like.
A class where your learn things like: how much a kid is actually gonna cost you financially, how much of your time they need from you, what sort of discipline is shown to effective and fair, how a kid learns/understands things, strategies handle a child who is overwhelmed/upset, etc.
We know so much about the psychology of kids and what kind of parenting techniques are effective. Still, SO MANY PEOPLE throw their kids in front of an iPad, don’t discipline them properly, and then wonder why their little angel is a selfish, screaming banshee that won’t listen to them.
If you have kids because you like the idea of having a mini-me but you’re not prepared for the work of building a foundation and core education for an entire separate human life, you shouldn’t be having the kids. For their sake and yours.
EDIT: Lol wow this blew up, thank... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a teenager that has been struggling with some problems with classmates and my past, which I'm yet unable to express to anyone that isn't my psychologist. I don't feel ready to tell my parents what I exactly feel or did on my past that has made me depressed. I was planning on doing it when I felt comfortable on doing it and when the psychologist provided the best solutions to my problems.
We are only 5 sessions in and she says that she needs to hear more about the issues with me in order to form a clear solution to the problem. She said that it was okay to not tell my parents yet.
So today I had the session like usual, and then my mom comes up to me and says "What did she tell you and what did you talk about with her?"
I lied saying "Well we talked about adjusting to the situation with the envoirenment." (I have told them that my anxiety is cabin fever when it's not, that's what they think.)
She says "Really? Nothing else?" and I respond "Well, we talked about the past."
"But... keep reading on reddit ➡
I've been in the horror community a long while, and one thing comes up a lot: someone says horror doesn't scare them anymore, and they are searching for ever an ever-more-intense experience. That lack of fear is a source of frustration and confusion, and often comes out as thinking modern movies aren't as good, or that something is wrong with them.
What I understand is that by watching hundreds of horror movies, they have trained their brain to not be afraid. The fear generated is because the brain perceives the person to be in danger, but when they've seen the same formulas repeated, they know what to expect and are not alarmed.
The question I have is, what is needed to recapture that feeling? How does one walk back their tolerance to the stimulus?
Today we continue with: Season 2, Episode 3: The Psychology of Letting Go
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I’m planning on attending graduate school to study Social Psychology, but I might take a break (family reasons) after my BS and am wondering what jobs are out there.
Did you enjoy the job? If you went to graduate school, did the job experience help you get into your graduate program? Did you learn from it?
Hi! Could you please tell me what books I should read if I want to understand how people think and how human psychology works? I'd prefer books that are scientifically-backed and concise/to the point. You can also recommend any youtube channels/sites etc. instead of books if they are scientifically backed.
A lot of cases of successful guys that i came across or heard about, was due to them starting to find new means of income to provide for their new born child or to fly on vacation with mates or e able to afford chilling with girlfriend at some places.
Those things motivate you in the moment, when you feel like giving up and telling fuck this shit to work. When you dont want to sit on fucking office chair and do shit that you dislike, in those moments you remember there's gf waiting for you at home and you want to fuck her sweet pussy and want her to still be there, therefore you push yourself.
Or when you wake up in the morning and get ready to wage, you remember that you planned vacation with bunch of mates in Mexico and you wana have that fun, wna travel there, have some memories and experiences, therefore you still get your ass up and wage.
When you dont have any of that, there's no positive motivation, only negative.
Your motivations are not becoming homeless, or having... keep reading on reddit ➡
Seriously if we want to show aliens a movie that explains human psychology and philosophy then John wick is the best choice. The guy starts out normal and sentimental and because of one bad day does a complete 180. Wiping out an entire crime syndicate. There's no better explanation to how humans operate, from friendship to genocide at the drop of a hat.
I did my undergraduate in psychology & am thinking of doing my masters but am curious to know why people decide to major in psychology in the first place? I feel like it’s one of the most chosen “generic” majors but for me I personally I’d struggles with suicide & depression growing up & that’s what inspired me in the first place. Curious to hear/learn other people’s thoughts & experiences with this decision.
I hope I am asking this question in the right place, if not, apologies in advance! Psych major here, graduated around 5 years ago. My undergraduate program has enriched me a lot both in my personal and in my academic life (I'm now in healthcare). However, over time, I've realized that some of the theories or research field that I like - and that I sometimes bring up in conversations - may be now outdated, or debunked. Or that things that I learned that were "yet-to-be-discovered" are now discovered. I'd like to not loose touch with that!
Any recommendations for ways to keep with to date about general trends and important researches? I don't mind the medium, whether it be a podcast, a website, a blog, a youtube channel, etc. I'm not necessarily looking for in-depth analysis of one paper with all its nitty-gritty details (been there done that lol).
Fundamentals are the numbers, technicals are the charts, but how the individual investor and/or all investors react to every given piece of information and action is the deciding factor.
Human behaviors can be predicted when applying them to broadly similar situations. However, in the stock market and real life, there are millions of new events, new numbers, new trends happening every single second. No situation is ever entirely the same as a situation that has happened in the past.
Yes we’ve had recessions, depressions, bubbles, and even rational markets. But have we had a virus exactly like Covid-19 where everyone in the world has to stay home, unemployment is at an all time high, everyone thinks the market will tank, technology companies are thriving, and many people are making a lot of money in the stock market?
You can look at income statements, balance sheets, P/E ratios, charts, news, etc. but that only tells you a part of the story. The more important part is how all of us... keep reading on reddit ➡
Im not talking about the peek a boo style. I’m talking about the mindset that this guy had while in the 80s and 90s
People often go with the argument “martial artists don’t fight with anger” and iron mike just destroys this argument
In one of his fights he got so angry because of an argument that he punched a hole in a wall which literally broke his opponent on the inside.
If we can figure out the mind behind this guy. Life would be a lot easier