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From fables to Facebook: Why do we tell stories?

Throughout human history, stories have existed across all cultures in all forms, from ballads, poems, songs to oral history, plays, novels. Some narratives have evolved along with the human species—we are consistently drawn back to ancient parables, fables and fairytales, [...]

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The Science of Productivity: All You Need to Know About Productivity, Animated

After their illustrated primer on how our brain works,  the scientific power of thought, and the science of procrastination (and how to manage it), folks behind the AsapSCIENCE  look at the science of productivity. This video is made in collaboration with [...]

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Tricks of the mind

Have you ever experienced a sudden feeling of familiarity while in a completely new place? Or the feeling you’ve had the exact same conversation with someone before? This feeling of familiarity is, of course, known as déjà vu (a French [...]

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Amy Cuddy at TED: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect [...]

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Family Communication Patterns

Every functional family has some communication pattern. It is actually a repeated interaction style and behavior of family members. Family relationships are usually long-lasting and involuntary. Basics: In human context, a family (from Latin: familia) is a group of people [...]

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Unemployment and mental health

Unemployment not only presents a serious financial issue but it can also cause mental problems. People without a job can feel redundant even in their families and useless not being able to provide for their family. Basics: Unemployment (or joblessness), [...]

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Call centre management strategies

Call centers are becoming more and more popular nowadays. A call center is where a company’s incoming calls are received and outgoing calls made. They are used by numerous companies as customer service and with support functions. Call centers have many [...]

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Emotion regulation and touch in infants

Emotions have a huge impact on infants and on their development. Their showing of emotions can tell us a lot about how they feel without words. Mothers obviously have a very big impact on their babies and their behaviour towards [...]

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Effects of Divorce on Parents and Children

Divorce is one of the biggest stress triggers and it has impact on both divorcées and their children. Not only that is signifies the end of love and understanding but it also involves many legal aspects that can be very [...]

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Gift Exchange Behaviour

Gifts have always presented something positive and have been looked upon. They are the nice things given to those who deserved them either by being good or because of some special occasion like birthdays or the Christmas. Gifts have always [...]

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A behavioural conception of retail image

Retail consists of the sale of physical goods or merchandise from a fixed location, such as a department store, boutique or kiosk, or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption by the purchaser. [1] When being a [...]

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Management of Organizational Behavior: Utilizing Human Resources

A very important part of management is also a management of human resources. This part of management has a huge impact on the overall functioning of a company because how it functions is reflected in every part of a company. [...]

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Consumer Behavior in Web-Based Commerce

Getting consumers to spend their money is obviously the main goal of all the shops and brands. Knowing how to approach them in the right way and motivate them to buy the product has become a real science. Web based [...]

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The Cognitive Psychology of Lottery Gambling

Numerous studies have been conducted on the topic of the psychology of gambling. Even though gambling is a past time for some people it can easily get out of control and lead to disaster with not only financial loses but [...]

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