Lecture on Personality | Heidegger, Binswanger & Boss | University of Toronto

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VIDEO: Psychology Degree Lecture on Story and Meta-Story | University of Toronto

University of Toronto PSY Course Information: http://jordanbpeterson.com/Psy230H Bookmark Psychology Unlocked for all the latest fascinating insights into different types of Psychology.

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Catatonic symptoms and autism

“Catatonic symptoms are more prevalent in young people with autism than previously thought” said an article recently published by Breen and Hare. Continuing a research theme of at least one of the authors, the idea that catatonic symptoms – primarily manifesting as stupor, unresponsiveness to light, noise or touch, mutism, etc – might be over-represented […]

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Peak: Secrets of Experts of Experts – Anders Ericsson – Animated Book Review

This is an animated book review of “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise” by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. In this video we will discuss talent, how to perform effective practice and the 10,000 hours rule. Are great people really born with a special gift? Before we start, you should know that the […]

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Using Discourse Analysis to Assess Cognitive Decline

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other dementias are progressive neurodegenerative conditions that unfold over time. Subtle symptoms such as forgetfulness and word finding problems may progress to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and then escalate to full-blown dementia. Recent efforts to classify prodromal states have included automated analysis of spontaneous… Berisha V, Wang S, LaCross A, & […]

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Social interaction and autism: it takes two to tango

Noah Sasson and colleagues have published their findings suggesting advocating “for a broader perspective of social difficulties in ASD (autism spectrum disorder) that considers both the individual’s impairments and the biases of potential social partners.” In other words, it takes two to (socially, interactively) tango. I might add that a doctoral thesis by one of the […]

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Changing your name after marrying, bias at home and  work, and smart-phone blindness

It’s time again for another combination post featuring fascinating tidbits you may have missed were it not for our eagle eyes and constant efforts to keep you informed. And yes, we’ll start at the end since we know you are wondering if smart-phone blindness is really a thing. Would we steer you wrong? Smart-phone blindness […]

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Why does music training increase intelligence?

We know that music training causes intelligence to increase, but why? In this post I 1) propose a new theory, and 2) falsify it immediately. Given that this particular combination of activities is unpublishable in any academic journal, I invite you to read the whole story here (in under 500 words). 1) Proposing the ISAML Incredible but […]

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Does Your View of Happiness Shape Your Empathy?

Empathy has gone mainstream. Now more than ever, parents and teachers are trying to foster empathy in kids, and citizens are advocating for a society and for leaders who are more empathic. But why are some people more empathic than others, and what is the best way to cultivate empathy? Being empathic means being able […]

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“early medical events are associated with clinical ASD phenotypes”

The paper by Charlotte Willfors and colleagues provides some food for thought today and the observation that various individual and cumulative medical events – “early medical events likely to be caused by environmental factors” – may be important to at least some autism. Researchers “scrutinized the early medical histories of a rare and informative sample […]

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