Tag Archives: Psychology
NEROSCIENCE – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: The Biology of Good and Evil: A Conversation with Robert Sapolsky” / Sam Harris and Robert Sapolsky ☮
Robert Sapolsky is a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant. He is the author of A Primate’s Memoir, The Trouble with Testosterone, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, and Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst.
NEROSCIENCE – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: “Alcohol and Aggression” / Robert Sapolsky ☮
NEROSCIENCE – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: “The Biology of Our Best and Worst Selves” / TED Talk / Robert Sapolsky ☮
How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred. In this fascinating talk, he shares his cutting edge research into the biology that drives our worst and best behaviors.
NEROSCIENCE – COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: “Three Brain Systems That Control Your Behavior: Reptilian, Limbic, and Neo Cortex” / Big Think / Robert Sapolsky ☮
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “New Study Reveals Which People Fear Death the Least” / big think ☮
Socrates warned against fearing death. He thought it irrational—the fear of death causes you to believe you’re wiser than you actually are. “No body knows death; no body can tell, but it may be the greatest benefit of mankind; and yet men are afraid of it, as if they knew certainly that it were the greatest of evils,” he concluded. His real aim may have been the religious who expressed faith in an afterlife with utmost certainty, a trend still going strong today.
No mere mortal knows what occurs after death, yet that hasn’t stopped many from speculating. Though Socrates expressed unkind words toward the religious, turns out those who strongly believe in religion fear death less than the less religiously inclined—until you get to atheism, that is. A new study published in Religion, Brain & Behavior discovered a U-shaped curve toward contemplating death, with the most religious and atheists enjoying the least fear of mortality.
PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOANALYSIS: “What It’s Like Inside Our Minds” / The School of Life / Alain de Botton ☮
It’s remarkably hard to imagine what it might be like inside our minds. But doing so helps us to see that the real task of thinking should involve throwing a spotlight on our elusive vague thoughts.
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl Jung: What are Archetypes?” / Academy of Ideas ☮
In this video we investigate what Carl Jung called archetypes, explaining what they are, how they influence our lives, their relationship to symbols, and their connection to religious experiences.
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl G. Jung: Archetypes – The Four Stages of Life” / Collectively Conscious ☮
“Thoroughly unprepared, we take the step into the afternoon of life. Worse still, we take this step with the false presupposition that our truths and our ideals will serve us as hitherto. But we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the program of life’s morning, for what was great in the morning will be little at evening and what in the morning was true, at evening will have become a lie.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung
According to the Swiss psychologist, Carl Gustav Jung, there are 4 archetypes, 4 stages that we go through during our lifetime, and these stages are:
1. The ATHLETE Stage:
At this stage, we are mostly preoccupied with our looks, with the way our body looks.
2. The WARRIOR Stage:
During this period, this stage, our main concern is to go out there and conquer the world, to do our best, be the best and get the very best, to do what warriors do, and act like warriors act.
3. The STATEMENT Stage:
At this time, this stage in your life, you realize what you have achieved so far is not enough for you to feel fulfilled, to be happy… you are now looking for ways to make a difference in the world, for ways to serve those around you.
4. The SPIRIT Stage:
According to Jung, this will be the last stage of our life, a stage where we realize that none of those 3 stages are really who and what we are. We realize we are more than our body, we are more than our possessions, more than our friends, our country and so on.
PSYCHOLOGY – ANALYTICAL: “Carl Jung and the Shadow: Integrating the Hidden Power of Your Dark Side – Episode Preview” / Academy of Ideas ☮