Category Archives: Psychology

The Like Switch: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Ove

From the 2015 book by Jack Schafer: Friendship =Proximity + Frequency + Duration + Intensity * Street people are constantly seeking handouts, especially in big cities. They can be persistent. Their persistence is not random, though. They target people who … Continue reading

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The Science of Likability: 27 Studies to Master Charisma, Attract Friends, Captivate People, and Take Advantage of Human Psychology

Patrick King writes: * Memories have long been found to be context-dependent, first by Godden and Baddeley in 1975 in their breakthrough publication “Context-Dependent Memory in Two Natural Environments: On Land and Underwater,” which means memories are heavily linked to … Continue reading

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How Do You Spot Toxic People?

Here are some highlights from the excellent Jackson MacKenzie book, Psychopath Free (Expanded Edition): Recovering from Emotionally Abusive Relationships With Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Other Toxic People: 1. Gaslighting and crazy-making. They blatantly deny their own manipulative behavior and ignore evidence … Continue reading

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#224 4-24-19 Is Depression Heroic? Is It Even A Disease?

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NYT: ‘He Needs His Pretty Little Face Bashed In,’ a Therapist Tells an Undercover F.B.I. Agent

From the New York Times: The New Jersey psychotherapist wanted revenge, and, as luck would have it, one of her patients had revealed in his therapy sessions that he was a former member of an organized criminal gang, according to … Continue reading

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