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The Psychology Of Fear And The Science Of Poker
In the world of poker, appearances can often mean the difference between a winning hand and a losing hand. When bluffing, some people attempt to appear supremely confident to offset the fact that their hands are ?junk.? This has the effect of discouraging other players from challenging you for ownership of the pot. However, there are others that prefer to use fear and anxiety as their weapons, coldly intimidating their fellow players into abandoning their positions of strength. There is a deep element of psychology whenever someone bluffs at the poker table. There can sometimes be an even deep...

A social psychology researcher describes the phenomena of viral content
In 2014, during the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge viral fever, one researcher became interested in how a campaign had millions around the world pouring cold water over themselves. Eventually, his curiosity turned into a mission: To find out why only some campaigns go viral.Sander van der Linden, Ph.D., a Dutch social psychologist at Cambridge University, published his findings in the journal of Nature Human Behaviour, in what some described the most comprehensive study into virality, thus far.“I was interviewed by the New York Times about the ALS Ice B...

The Psychology of Torture
There is one place in which one's privacy, intimacy, integrity and inviolability are guaranteed ? one's body, a unique temple and a familiar territory of sensa and personal history. The torturer invades, defiles and desecrates this shrine. He does so publicly, deliberately, repeatedly and, often, sadistically and sexually, with undisguised pleasure. Hence the all-pervasive, long-lasting, and, frequently, irreversible effects and outcomes of torture.In a way, the torture victim's own body is rendered his worse enemy. It is corporeal agony that compels the sufferer to mutate, his identity to f...

The Psychology Of Diet Preparation
We decide to lose weight because of any number of reasons: we don?t like the way we look, our clothes don?t fit, our health is in danger, our significant other is wandering, our job is at risk, or our kids are embarrassed. We tend to think of weight loss as something that involves only our body; surely no one ever decided to lose weight because of a fat brain or a bloated mind.Yet ?we decide? is a mental function. When and why we make such a decision depends on our mind, not our body. We may make the decision when we are five pounds heavier than we would like, or after passing the two hundre...

Psychology and DSM Application
 Substance-related disorders refer to disorders of abuse, dependence, intoxication and substance withdrawal from a varied range of substances that may be legal or illegal. They comprise of ten categories of drugs namely caffeine;, hallucinogens; alcohol; cannabis; opioids; inhalants; hypnotics, anxiolytics and sedatives; tobacco; stimulants; and other substances. The classes listed are not distinct. Excessive consumption of any drug affects to a great extent the brain reward system. This system is responsible for behavior reinforcement and memories production. Of essence is that the activ...

The Trap And Poker Psychology
Everyone who plays poker has heard of "having a poker face" or being trapped. Having a poker face is more than just the look on your face, it's all of your body language and actions combined.A good poker player is an observant poker player. You have to learn to associate your opponents facial expressions, body language, speech, and even the bet amounts with what they eventually are revealed to have been holding in their hand.Facial Expressions: With online poker, you of course cannot use this. But in a real poker game you can. Start with the eyes. When they call or raise a hand, do they lo...

Understand The Psychology Behind Defense Mechanism
Mostly, prayers are of two kinds namely goal-directed prayers and non-goal-directed prayers. The goal-directed prayers can also be called as petitionary prayers as there is some kind of request in them. Petitionary prayers are based on the traditional monotheism followed in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In this type of prayers, people pray with a goal in their mind that can be good, bad, positive or negative. Most of the times, petitionary prayers highlight the selfishness and ego of the people. Also, if the prayers are not answered, people tend to move away from the God. Christian petitio...

Trading Psychology and Methodology
Currency Pair Analysis: Perform a world class analysis to determine which currency pairs have the greatest profit potential.Trade Management: Trade management techniques to take the most of each trade when the market moves on their favor.Study the Market: Entry system adapts to the current market conditions, follow the market instead of guessing.Risk Management: Risk management techniques to set stop loss and take profit orders at optimal levels. Accept risk and feel comfortable with their trading, they know it’s the only way to get consistent results.Money management technique...

Treatment For Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) At Center For Psychology
If you or your loved one is diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, there are chances that your psychologist Florida may prescribe medications and suggest cognitive behavioral therapy or even a life coach. Since treatment of ADHD in adults requires a multi-pronged approach a good professional can suggest a good pocket planner. Choosing the right medication for a patient with ADHD is often related to avoid worsening other health problems. Psychotherapist Delray Beach completely understands the attention deficit disorder symptoms which include -inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and a combination of both...

Forex Trading Psychology ? The Art Of Mind Control
Indeed, you really do need to hone your skills at self-discipline and become a virtual Zen Master if you truly want to succeed in the fluid Forex market. Trading 24 hours per day (the market does close from Friday afternoon until Sunday) thanks to a network of inter-linked computers in financial institutions around the world, the Forex market is by far the largest and literally dwarfs the commodities and futures markets. Nearly 1.8 trillion dollars change hands each day and you can profit from the interchange of currencies?if you can control the four most dangerous emotions that tend to cloud ...

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