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I’ve heard this said about my son on more than one occasion, “he seems to think he can do what he wants, and doesn’t have to do something if he doesn’t want to.”

Um, well, yes.

He’s a human being after all, with free will and autonomy.

#GentleParenting #Parenting #WritersLift
Certainly all of our actions have consequences, and I mean naturally-occurring consequences, not adult-imposed punishments.…

#MediumWriter #MediumBlogger #ParentingBlog #ParentingTips #ParentingAdvice #MentalHealthAwareness #ADHDAwareness #Oppositional
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Mental illness does not explain mass shootings. Let's talk about psychopathy. 1/X
Psychopathy is a human trait that we all have. There are people who are constitutionally psychopathic, but they are more likely to do petty crimes or get swallowed up by the system due to impulsivity than plan out something like this. 2/X
For most people, we have a psychopathic core that is tied to group dynamics - who is "in" and safe - and who is "out" and unsafe. The more strongly we buy into an ideology, the more "out" people's humanity is dismissed and our empathy circuits turn off. 3/x
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Therapist Tip for your #mentalhealth: How to spot a #narcissist We are in a #narcisstic #psychopathic and #sociopathic epidemic. Look for these 🚩🚩1. Mirroring your interests 🚩 2. Love Bombing you at first. Feels like bliss 🚩3. Early obsession. Go too fast in any relationship
Fall in love with you in first week(s). 🚩4. Feels too good to be true 🚩5. They are idealising you & you can do no wrong. You are perfect for them. This is the 'honeymoon' period 🚩6. Them comes drama out of the blue 🚩 7. They come from a position of "how am I?" #psychology
Wanting others attention 🚩They do not care about how you are or how your day was. Do they ever ask you how you are, how was your day, say "that sounds like a tough day for you", show genuine empathy) Watch for 'false' empathy. Does the conversation always go back to them? #narcs
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Thread 1/10 We’re excited to share with you the first part of a two-part Psychology in Society (PINS) Special Issue on #Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding #Justice Guest Edited by Brendon Barnes, Lynn Hendricks and myself.
2/10 PINS is a peer-reviewed journal that was formed in September 1983 as vehicle for a critical and anti-apartheid stance in psychology. PINS continues to foster a socio-historical and critical theory perspective by focusing on the praxis of #psychology
3/10 Our editorial Psychology, Environment, and #ClimateChange: Foregrounding Justice for the Special Issue discusses the various submissions and shares views on how justice is foregrounded in #psychology…
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Thread on "How to believe that 'Whatever happens, happens for our good'?

1) Those who believe in this phrase, find that whatever is happening in their life, is happening for their good. Even when some misfortune falls on them, they remain happy and believe that it is good.
2) The sixteenth century lawyer and philosopher wrote a short novel "Candide" which was woven around theme that whatever happens, happens for our good.

From his teen age, misfortunes starts falling on Candide. He keeps discussing about it with his friend.
3) His friend keeps trying to convince him that whatever is happening with us is happening for our good.

The novel has liberating and soothing effact on our mind.

Human spirits can stand against any misfortunes

The values discussed in that book seems to be valid even today.
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Sometimes therapists, especially those new to the field, have a powerful wish to be good at their job. And, sometimes this wish clouds their view of their flaws and mistakes. The shame that comes from recognizing one has made a mistake that hurt a patient can be 1/3
2/3 overwhelming. And, it’s common to try to avoid that shame. But, it is important to stay open to the aspects of ourselves that we don’t like. Being aware of the kinds of mistakes and flaws we may have allows us to avoid defensiveness and validate the experience people
3/3 may have of us when we are not at our best. Patient’s often find it a relief when we acknowledge our mistakes and painful when we don’t. #psychoanalysis #psychotherapy #psychology #psychstudent #psychtwitter #therapistsconnect #TherapistTwitter
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Here is a thread about the problems with borders and border walls. I don't think I've ever done a thread before and I'm guessing no one will read this but whatever, here goes. 1/
A few months before the pandemic, a publisher assigned me a short book based on this New Yorker article, "Do walls change how we think?"… 2/
the answer is yes, they sure can. years of research has shown that border walls can lead to anxiety, paranoia, depression, despair, even higher rates of poverty. 3/
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Over the past several months, I’ve been doing a deep-dive into transformer language models #NLProc and their applications in #psychology for the last part of my #PhD thesis. 👩🏻‍🎓 Here are a few resources that I’ve found invaluable and really launched me forward on this project 🧵:
🏃🏻‍♀️💨 If you already have some data and you want a jump start to classify it all using #transformers, check out @maria_antoniak’s #BERT for Humanists/Computational Social Scientists Talk: Colab notebook and other info:…
🤓 I’m an absolute nerd for stats and experiment design in psych, but doing #ML experiments is very different. A clear, detailed (and reasonable length) course to get up to speed on train-test splits, hyperparameter tuning, etc. and do the very best work:…
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A tod@s nos ha pasado que un comentario desagradable nos arruina un día perfecto, o que cuando recordamos una entevista de trabajo nos obsesionamos con un detalle que no salió como queríamos ¿cierto?


Lo comento 🧵👇🏼

Hace poco hice un pequeño #experimento en el que compartí una foto mía con un pequeño error en la descripción

¿El resultado?

La mayoría de las personas que comentaron la publicación lo hicieron para señalar el error


#NegativityBias #Psychology
¿Por qué en vez de comentar la foto o el resto de la descripción se enfocaron en ese detalle?

Es porque, como he comentado en otras ocasiones, todas las personas estamos sujetas a #SesgosCognitivos. Este en particular se conoce como sesgo negativo o sesgo de negatividad

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What is Esoteric Psychology?

"Designed for, and understood by, the specially initiated alone; not communicated, or not intelligible, to the general body of followers; private; interior. Opposed to exoteric."
from Greek psyche (pskhe) meaning "soul," and Logos, the "intelligent principle governing the cosmos." True psychology is "the knowledge of the relationship of the soul with the Divine." Esoteric Psychology is the highest and most potent level of that knowledge,
which is "private" and "interior" and is entered into in levels, according to the internal, spiritual process of the seeker. "Esoteric psychology, as studied in the light of Universal Gnosticism, can be found in all of the scriptures of the #ancient #religions.
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Right, following on from this thread about #IntrusuveThoughts, a lot of people have commented about embarrassing memories that pop up out of the blue and make them cringe all over again.

That's a different, if related, phenomenon. Here's my understanding of why it happens

First and foremost, it's important to recognise that the fundamentals of the human brain's memory system were laid down looooong ago. Before we were even human. Consciousness and rational thought are far more recent developments, evolutionary-speaking

One upshot of this is that our memory system is often the result of new software running on old hardware.

A lot of the brain is like this, in fairness, and it causes a lot of issues. I *may* have written a book all about it…

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Did anyone just post a post - linking
#cookies and 🍪
#science? 👩‍🔬🧑‍🔬👨‍🔬
What a head start for a thread on the #psychology of the cookie monster and why utilitarianism is
2 things
at the same time! 🤯
awww - how I would LOVE to write about the 2 faces of #utilitarianism in the light of our digital future and how the #CookieMonster embodies
1) the worst dystopia and
2) the best utopia same time.
Problem is:
I am trapped in the space-time continuum. Just like ...
The cookie monster.
And my twitter life has too many cookies on the tray.
And there are just 44 minutes left before I will start my shopping trip with K1.
Oh - 43.
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A Russian defeat can be more disastrous than a Ukrainian surrender.
Russians have nuclear weapons and an egoistic president suffering from a #narcissistic personality disorder.
May God help us all!
Nuclear or Chemical Weapons exchange will destroy the global environment
There is literature available on how nuclear war can instigate a nuclear winter.
That means the #sunlight will not be able to permeate the agricultural ecosystem, most crops won't grow in darkness and cold weather and that will lead to global food production disruption and famine
Previously, Western Experts had studied the possibility of nuclear winter in the context of South Asia, where nuclear arch-rivals India and Pakistan have maintained unconventional weapon arsenals for a long time.
Never thought this geostrategic risk could emanate from Eurasia?
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5 concepts you should know in 5 Tweets:

Ringelmann Effect
Group Attribution Error
90-9-1 Rule
Braess's Paradox
Pollyanna Principle

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Ringelmann Effect

As a group size increases, individuals tend to become increasingly less productive

Consider a tug of war. As more people are involved, their average performance tends to decrease because each participant feels that their own effort is not critical
Group Attribution Error

Falsely assuming that the views and decision outcomes of a collective group reflect the view of each member in that group, even when information is available that indicates that all members do not support the decision

Closely related to steretyping
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5 concepts to level up:

Delayed Gratification
Base Rate Neglect
Neglect of Probability
Friendship Paradox
Woozle Effect

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Delayed Gratification

The process an individual undergoes when resisting the temptation of an immediate reward in preference for a later reward

We live in a world of instant gratification: those who master the power of delayed gratification are the ones who win long term
Base Rate Neglect

A tendency to ignore the a priori probability of something by putting heavier weight on appealing information about an individual’s case

Only 3% of applicants make it into this school, but my daughter is brilliant. I’m sure they’re going to accept her!
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The #narcissist cannot exist without their #narcissisticagents (flying monkeys), who do their work for them, participating in #narcissisticabuse by proxy. There is alot of information out there on narcissists, but little on their ‘agents’. What type of person becomes an agent?
People who resonate with a #narcissists victimhood or grievance, are highly Suggestible, easily manipulated, socially naive, lack #boundaries have blind trust in the narcissist, need a leader or to be led, are easily deceived and used. All narcissists use their audience
& people as a means of #control Their agents are not ‘human’ to them. They are viewed an ‘objects’ for their own agenda. They gossip, deceive & lie to their Agents. They may bring them on board for their ‘cause’. If an agent accepts, they are agreeing to underlying rules #Control
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I feel a need to apologize on behalf of #psychology
The organisations & #psychologists have burned their profession down. Many still champion this dying spiralling wokeism, in spite of contrary evidence, for their own selfish need for relevance. This damage is likely irreparable
This toxic wokeism has infected all #Psychology Organizations. The Australian #Psychological @AustPsych Society’s ex president Bob Montgomery is a convicted sex offender in jail & the APS couldn’t even genuinely apologize 👉🏻…
Then we have the Australian Psychological Society’s one way affirmation medicalisation approach of transgendering children/teens and denial of social contagion as one factor in the 4000% increase & the silencing/harassment of psychologists who disagree 👉🏻…
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5 concepts you should know in 5 Tweets:

Fluency Heuristic
Persian Messenger Syndrome
Okrent's Law
Veirordt's Law
Cunningham's Law

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Fluency Heuristic

Related to the narrative fallacy, fluency heuristic is the tendency to believe more in ideas that are easy to explain rather than those that are hard to comprehend
Persian Messenger Syndrome

The act of blaming the bearer of negative news

Ancient Persians actually killed some messengers whose sole fault was that they brought home truthful bad news, say, of a battle lost
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Psychological Mimicking: “I have a friend who copies everything I do & it’s driving me crazy” 🚩 This is an unhealthy relationship. This person is not able to be them ‘self’. They may not know what to do socially or it may be more nefarious. Either way it’s a red 🚩#copycat
Naturally, there is context to these situations. If the behaviour makes you feel ‘creepy’, trust your instincts. People who often mimic, copy, repeat your words & phrases, style of dress, hair, are red flags 🚩 This is NOT normal (except teenagers)
In the beginning, they are agreeable, saying they like who you like, listen to whom you listen too & read your book too! It’s like a perfect match made in heaven, until it isn’t. It just feels too good to be true! (relationship, business partnership, job, friendship).
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Making money from #STOCKMARKET is a most BORING REPITITVE JOB..
One just need to keep it simple, Boring & need to repeat it every day, week, month, year.

And in this #Thread will try to explain how to do it in such way..

You can Start it with 3lk-30lk-3cr..
It's up to u.. 🤗🙏
Divide your Capital in 3 parts..
1-1-1 lakhs or 10-10-10 lakhs or 1-1-1 crore respectively..

Let's name them

Part 1 : Fix Income Source
Part 2 : Make money with market
Part 3 : Wealth creation by Compounding

Below is the description of all 3 parts.. 👇

We all know that stock market is uncertain & beyond anyone's control. So if we enter in it as a Full Time Job then 1st thing we must do is to fix our earnings for our family's daily livelihood.
So for that we need to make our Fix Income Source from it.
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#Narcissism thread 🧵 15 (more) questions to ask yourself if you are questioning whether someone is a #narcissist
1. Do they devalue, diminish, demonise or harshly judge you or act as the righteous ‘authority’ figure with you regardless of their age, status or employment? 🚩
Are they #superior? For e.g. A non lawyer preaching to a lawyer about law. 2. Are they #defensive? Do they seem only interested in trying to prove that they are right & you are wrong, in a defensive mode? 🚩They are #competitive not co-operative. Co-operation is a must #healthy
3. Do they demand #attention from you? For e.g., insisting on having the conversation when it’s convenient for them only &/or use emotional #manipulation to ensure conversation happens on ‘their’ terms? They may not answer the question, go off topic, deflect, defensive, accuse 🚩
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#Suicide by Clinic-Referred #Transgender #Adolescents in the United Kingdom. Great piece here urging us to reflect upon & think about, if evidence based #science is still your thing. Biggs (2022) conclusion asks us to question #medical responsibility.…
How do we know if we are acting responsibly when we are offering ‘information’? What information are we offering? What if that information is on risk for #selfharm & #suicide? As a part of our daily #dutyofcare part of the #safeguarding process?
What about if that information is relied upon when we obtain parental consent for intervention with #children & #adolescents? What if that information isn’t true, is inaccurate, exaggerated, inflated, distorted? #science
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1. #Narcissism Thread: What is the quickest way to tell if someone is a #narcissist? 🚩Raise a concern with them. Hands down this works Every. Single. Time. #Narcissists are unable to manage conflict. By conflict, I mean be cooperative & problem solve concerns or disagreements
2. I mean being held accountable or addressing a concern with the genuine interest in resolving it. Resolving issues are important to healthy relationships, #trust boundaries & safety. When issues remain unresolved between #Psychology #abused
3. Couples, family members, groups, organisations, it leads to #resentment, #anger & #contempt. This is why: Say you raise an issue with your partner that’s of a concern to you. Your partner disagrees 🚩 & it doesn’t seem like she is listening to you. 🚩You keep trying to express
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Notes from my book: Receiving many messages, DM’s & emails over ‘safeguarding’. I have worked in this industry for 30 years. Safeguarding chapter: #MentalHeath professionals are human & make mistakes, because they are human. They are first & fore-mostly trained in #safeguarding
Their ethos is to ‘Do No Harm’. Most people don’t understand what this means. #Therapists & mental health professionals disagree on many issues. They are divided on what safeguarding means to them #Childsafety & #childprotection have always been fraught by #childsafety challenges
In 2015, I began raising #safeguarding concerns with My regulatory board & the #psychology organisations. These were serious concerns. Over those years, I was ignored, brushed off, #silenced or told it wasn’t a problem. The Australian Senate held an #inquiry into our regulatory
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