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Restaurants use various tricks to manipulate us into choosing their establishment rather than another, such as the careful use of photography. The colors, even the tone, used has an effect on us. Red, for instance, can make us hungrier. Obviously, the photograph should display food beautifully arranged to titillate our appetite. Inside the restaurant, the menu has a further effect.

Note how often someone will say, Mm nice menu, meaning they were attracted by the verbal description. Plain names, beans on toast, egg and chips, fish pie, is honest but is more suited to the busy truck driver. A smidgeon of rare saffron floated over a choice cut of best salmon is much more likely to manipulate us into believing the dish will be good. One very expensive item may divert us from recognizing that their cheapest item is over-priced for what it is.

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There are a lot of negative things that have been associated with procrastination. There are some who feel that this is being done only by those who feel depressed and sad. There are also some who say that their feelings of procrastination are due to anxiety. At times, procrastination is being done by people who have had enough with work. They are already feeling burned out.

Procrastination is usually done by people who feel that they are already stressed out and they just need to take a break. The bad part about this is it would only make their work pile up. It might increase the amount of time that they have to spend just to finish their tasks.

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Yes, self-report personality tests are subject to a number of weaknesses, and yet they are widely used. Firstly, the examiner must rely on the examinee's honesty. Secondly, does the examinee understand the wording of the item fully? Thirdly, is the item relevant to the examinee? If not, his response is useless.

Test constructors overcome some of these problems in part by very careful test design: an advanced psychological skill in itself which is not assigned to anyone junior. Some items are targeting the same question but the wording is changed so that the examinee is unaware of this. Some items are worded positively, some negatively: such as 'which is your favourite task' as against, 'which task would you be least likely to refuse'

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It's not a really a good idea to 'destroy' people and especially not enemies. Enemies are more important than friends when it comes to doing things in your life. Enemies are the reason you strive harder for success. Having said that, there will be times where your enemy is better than you and you need a little bit of a psychological advantage. You can certainly weaken your enemies with a few tactics and play with their emotions a bit without actually harming them.


Again, there is no guarantee that they'll be weakened or be defeated. In the end, it's your grit and talent that'll help you win. Here are the things you can do to demotivate and defeat them:

1. Make yourself appear more loved than you are: Showing yourself as a more loved person is one of the most effective ways of demotivating your enemies. Have a large social circle, look good and always have a smile on your face. Nothing irritates your enemy more than you being happy, loved and good-looking.
2. Always know more than you should: If your enemy is above you in a hierarchy then you will need to be smarter and more clever than him/her. Strive for knowledge and find it any way you can. Knowing more information gives you an undeniable amount of advantage over the person you're trying to cross.
3. Be proactive: Take initiatives, communicate more, and get noticed by important people. Proactivity attracts more attention than hard work.
3. Don't fake too much: The above methods hold true with the quote 'fake it till you make it.' Don't fake a lot or your enemy will know and not pay attention. You need your enemy's attention on you all the time.
4. Make him your friend: The best way to defeat your enemy is to make him your friend. Turn your enmity into a positive rivalry. Try and get along with him. It's not always possible but it certainly is effective.
Last but not least:
5. The biggest enemy is 'YOU': You are your own biggest enemy. Others are there for some time. Get yourself under control first by changing your mindset, setting goals, improving every facet of your life, and loving yourself more.

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I wouldn't want to see sex as any cure for anything except sexual appetite and wouldn't put any percentage on the question. in a depressive state, most acts and outcomes are perceived negatively. That is, taking the worst scenario, not the optimistic one.

Anything during the sex act could be misperceived by the depressive, such as 's/he turned away/took a long time/held me in this way because s/he doesn't really like me'. After the act, even with the partner attentive and affectionate, anything not absolutely perfect can be seen as a negative sign. Medication and/or talking therapies are the appropriate treatments for depression, not sex...an emotional and possibly risky act with a new partner.

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The human brain is comprised of about 100 billion neurons and these neurons are responsible for recording memory by sending messages to one another across narrow gaps called synapses. The messages get sent and received from one neuron to another by specialized chemicals called neurotransmitters. Once the neurons have encoded the message or memory, they have to be stored somewhere in the brain.

Scientists believe memories initially in the hippocampus but then the neurons move throughout the brain and similar memories are stored together. For example, spoken memories are stored near the brain’s language center and visual memories near the visual cortex.

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This is a question that relates to theology as much as psychology! The mind is a mental construct, not directly observable. the brain can be observed and examined. It is assumed that the mind is a phenomenon that occurs in the brain but there is nothing that anyone from any discipline can do to display that it exists anywhere at all: yet we all agree we have minds.

If we lose the term 'mind' and substitute 'thinking' then that is an activity that occurs in the brain, and different kinds of thinking can be actually pinned down as happening in certain areas of the brain for the relevant area lights up when positon emission topography is carried out. Mind is like conscience, something we all know about and accept that exists, yet unobservable, and more than that, beyond human creativity so far to come up with a plan or method for observing it.

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I believe medical psychology conservatively accepts and at least recognizes some of the effectiveness of hypnosis as a science. In 1995, the National Institute of Health (NIH) issued an official statement after an extensive review of existing research about the use of hypnosis to treat chronic pain.

In their conclusion, the NIH chose their words very carefully, by including words like “seems” and “suggesting the effectiveness”. Part of the NIH statement reads, “The evidence supporting the effectiveness of hypnosis in alleviating chronic pain associated with cancer seems strong. In addition, the panel was presented with other data suggesting the effectiveness of hypnosis in other chronic pain conditions…”.

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It can be difficult to distinguish a hallucination from a dream but according to medical experts, I believe the consensus is that hallucinations cannot be considered dreams. According to the American Sleep Association, “Sleep hallucinations occur in the state between waking and sleeping (the person is considered to be technically asleep during these hallucinations though), as opposed to dreams or lucid dreams, which occur while asleep.”

A key feature that makes a hallucination different from a dream is that most people will know they were dreaming when they wake up. People who have hallucinations will often be confused and have trouble distinguishing the hallucination from reality.

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It is in no way abnormal to talk to yourself. some individuals employ this more than others. It tends to occur when an individual spends long periods without contact with others but many of us discipline ourselves by telling ourselves what we should be doing; that is directing our behaviour.

This may be the voice of an authority figure in the past that the individual is now adopting as his own, or it may be the 'sensible' part of the individual advising the weaker part. There is also the situation where, without another person present for long periods, the individual concocts a second voice as a substitute, or speaks aloud as they would were there another person present to converse with.

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