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Human Behavior and the Unconscious Mind

extracts from John A. Bargh, Scientific American, (Jan 2014) 32-37 The ability to regulate our own behavior depends on more than genes, temperament, or social support. It also hinges on our capacity to identify and overcome automatic impulses and emotions. “Snap” (subconscious) judgements of others allow us to make decisions about how we will act … Continue reading

How to Create a Daily Habit – Any Habit!

Pick one (1) habit only that you wish to create. Do NOT set a goal that you wish this habit to accomplish. (That will come later!) For example: A habit is “exercising more”. A goal is “running a marathon.” Decide the MINIMUM that you wish to do daily to inculcate this habit. Keep it easy! … Continue reading

How we learn

How We Learn  Highlights from David Brooks opus ‘the Social Animal’ 1. Decision Making How does the brain make decisions? e.g. about what to learn and how to learn it. According to research summarized by Brooks, the brain is an ecosystem constantly measuring the social landscape. We subconsciously form goals, ambitions, dreams and desires every … Continue reading