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Biderman’s Chart of Coercion

A tool designed to demonstrate and explain the coercive methods of stress manipulationused to torture prisoners of war. It has been applied to explain the coercive techniques used by perpetrators of domestic abuse. https://www.strath.ac.uk/media/1newwebsite/departmentsubject/socialwork/documents/eshe/Bidermanschartofcoercion.pdf

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The Most Powerful Way to Save People…From Themselves

But there are some things that are extremely difficult to save people from: misleading beliefs, addictions, suicidal ideation, mental illness, etc. These situations are sticky because much of what these sufferers need saving from is…well, themselves. But no one likes to relinquish a familiar and comfortable part of themselves, even if that part happens to […]

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Elliot Aronson

Elliot Aronson’s primary research is in the area of social influence. Throughout his career he has sought to do experiments that would integrate his passion about basic science with his desire to apply those research findings toward improving the human condition (e.g., to reduce prejudice, deter bullying, and convince people to conserve energy and other […]

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Things to do in lockdown-Covid 19

Research your family History 50 Free Genealogy Sites 1. FamilySearch: largest collection of free genealogical records in the world 2. WikiTree: enormous collaborative family tree 3. Fulton History: historical newspapers from the US and Canada Advertisement 4. Find a Grave: locate your ancestors in cemeteries across the globe 5. Google News Archive: millions of archived newspaper pages 6. US National Archives: official US […]

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Leon Festinger – Cognitive dissonance Effort justification Social comparison theory

Festinger and his co-authors concluded that the following conditions lead to increased conviction in beliefs following disconfirmation: 1. The belief must be held with deep conviction and be relevant to the believer’s actions or behavior. 2. The belief must have produced actions that are arguably difficult to undo. 3. The belief must be sufficiently specific […]

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Untruthfulness and insincerity

The psychopath shows a remarkable disregard for truth and is to be trusted no more in his accounts of the past than in his promises for the future or his statement of present intentions. He gives the impression that he is incapable of ever attaining realistic comprehension of an attitude in other people which causes […]

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THE MASK OF SANITY

Anyone concerned at all with psychiatry is likely to find in Jenny Hagar Poster Evered of The Strange Woman (Ben Ames Williams) 295 detail and concreteness familiar in the direct study of patients but hard to put into medical histories. In that she does not respect the rights of others and particularly in that she […]

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Rite of Making Wrong: Stop the Pointing Fingers at the Person NOT in the Room

We all have done it. It’s way too easy to do. It’s not cool … not at all. But, the Blame Game is one of the easiest and deepest rabbit holes we can fall into. We point fingers at dead people, people who’ve long moved on to live their best life and people we relate […]

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Struggle Precedes Pain And Suffering

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” — Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh on The Practice of Mindfulness – Lion’s Roar Christmas Planning

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