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Rules, Behaviours and Consequences
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Post No.: 0385   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child’s self-discipline is formed early in life and continues into adulthood. Neither a ‘softly-softly’ nor a ‘stern and threatening’ approach tends to work to get a child to resist temptation in the … Read More

The Effects of Brands on Consumers
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Post No.: 0384   Furrywisepuppy says:   Brands set up expectations in our minds as consumers, plus we remember past experiences with those brands, which shape how we feel with subsequent experiences with those brands. Brands imbue values and affect … Read More

Being ‘Different’, ‘Weird’ or ‘Strange’
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Post No.: 0383   Fluffystealthkitten says:   In any kind of context, people tend to call any person whom they don’t quite understand or isn’t following the current social norm as ‘crazy’ or similar, even when a person isn’t genuinely … Read More

‘Too Long; Didn’t Read’ or ‘Too Lazy; Didn’t Read’?
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Post No.: 0382   Furrywisepuppy says:   It’s utterly crucial to read the articles – not just the headlines or summaries presented in news feeds or social media posts – and to read them carefully to the very end. News … Read More

What’s Moral Today Could Become Immoral Tomorrow?
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Post No.: 0381   Furrywisepuppy says:   Most Christians didn’t see slavery as something that was immoral at one time. A minority of Muslims don’t consider suicide bombings immoral today. Murder can be seen as immoral, yet the extra-judicial killing … Read More

Microplastics in Every Corner of the World
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Post No.: 0380   Furrywisepuppy says:   For many here in the UK, it took a highly visual documentary (Blue Planet II) on plastic pollution gathering around innocent islands across the world, and being able to directly trace some of … Read More

Why Be a Hero? And How to Be More Heroic
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Post No.: 0379   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The ‘bystander effect’ suggests that the likelihood of a particular individual helping a stranger under certain conditions, such as when amongst a large crowd and the situation is ambiguous, is low. But the … Read More

Conformity and Obeying Authority Figures
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Post No.: 0378   Furrywisepuppy says:   Conformity to social norms as a result of social pressures, or feeling embarrassed if one is not following one’s group, is largely important because humans are social animals and need to socially coexist. … Read More

The Best Way to Coach the Mental Game
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Post No.: 0377   Furrywisepuppy says:   Mental toughness or strength is arguably about having the ability to stay focused despite feeling a million other emotions and physiological symptoms. It’s the ability to own any feelings and thoughts you have … Read More

On the Hunt (The Life of Cats)
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Post No.: 0376   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Let’s talk about cats and why we love to hunt!   Furrywisepuppy says:   We’ve hopefully now debunked the existence of linear dominance hierarchies in dogs in Post No.: 0360, so sure thing … Read More

Responding to an Ultimatum and Fighting Fire with Water
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Post No.: 0375   Furrywisepuppy says:   So you were acquainted with added value and how this relates to power in negotiations in Post No.: 0319. Now if an ultimatum is given to you, such as, “Do you accept a … Read More

PMQs, Oral and Written Questions, and Debates
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Post No.: 0374   Furrywisepuppy says:   This post may only be primarily relevant for those living in the United Kingdom, although I hope it’ll be interesting for others around the world to read about too – perhaps for the … Read More

Heuristic Versus Skilled Intuitions
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Post No.: 0373   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some intuitive predictions draw primarily upon genuine expertise and skill acquired via repeated experiences (‘skilled intuitions’), but other intuitions employ heuristics such as stereotypes, anchoring or substitution (‘heuristic intuitions’). Both are quick, automatic, … Read More

The Boundary of ‘You’ and Everything Else
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Post No.: 0372   Furrywisepuppy says:   The natural tendency to categorise things, and typically use mental shortcuts, tends to induce us into forming over-simplified and sometimes even totally unreasonable generalisations. Stereotyping can in turn lead to prejudice and discrimination. … Read More

Your Best Possible Self and Expressive Writing
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Post No.: 0371   Furrywisepuppy says:   Your best possible self is a happiness exercise that allows you to imagine your best possible self in, say, 5 or 10 years time in the future. This vision or plan gives us … Read More

Parenting on Children, and Children on Parenting
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Post No.: 0370   Furrywisepuppy says:   A child can ‘bring his/her parents up’ too, as it were i.e. parents respond to their children’s natural genetic inclinations too. For example, if a child likes being active then his/her parents will … Read More

Prevention, Care and Understanding the Local Culture
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Post No.: 0369   Furrywisepuppy says:   Public mental health care includes the promotion of healthy lifestyles, the direct prevention of particular diseases, case identification, providing a satisfactory level of standard treatment, the maintenance or long-term care of patients to … Read More

The Biased Reporting of Our Correct Predictions
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Post No.: 0368   Furrywisepuppy says:   This is what tends to happen when people make specific and date-specific (as in not vague or indefinite) predictions about untypical events one or more years down the line in a complex and … Read More

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