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Animal Therapy for Stress Reduction - these cute little kittens are nasty stress killers (must watch)

The One Thing About Your Spouse’s Personality That Really Affects Your Career

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We all know, by common sense, that our family environment can impact our performance at work. But, what is that one critical personality trait of your spouse that impacts your career the most - a trait that can increase your chances of promotion by as much as 50%?





Psychometric tests >> Implicit association test

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When it comes to gender and racial equality, most people know what their opinions are. But what about unconscious attitudes and associations? Would you be surprised to learn, for example, that you unconsciously favor one gender or racial group over another?

Take the test at the link below and find out for yourself: http://www.understandingprejudice.org/iat/

Why curious people are better at learning (Research)

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We’re confronted with an endless supply of information every day, from television ads and news headlines to updated procedures at work and the name of your mum’s new cat. But why does some of this information stick around so easily in our memories, while the rest is forgotten, sometimes as quickly as it was encountered?

New research by a team of US-based psychologists at the University of California, Davis has given us an insight into why curiosity plays such a crucial role in how we learn, and it turns out that our minds actively reward us for seeking out the information we’re most interested in.


Eye of the Storm - A documentary that explores the anatomy of racism

"This documentary explores the nature of prejudice in a dramatic third-grade classroom experiment conducted in a small Midwestern town, a town without ghettos, blacks, or campus unrest. It demonstrates how quickly wholesome, friendly schoolchildren can be infected with the ugly virus of discrimination that leads to frustration, broken friendships, and vicious behavior. Host and narrator is Bill Buetel of ABC News"


Disclaimer: Video and introduction taken from YouTube page.

A Class Divided by the color of their eyes

Filmed 15 years after Eye of the Storm, this sequel explores what the children in Jane Elliott's daring classroom exercise learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today. Ms. Elliott meets with some of her former students to analyze the exercise in prejudice and its impact on their lives.

Jane Elliott is an internationally known educator, inspiring American teacher and anti-racism activist. She created the famous "blue-eyed/brown-eyed" exercise, first done with grade school children in the 1960s, and which later became the basis for her career in diversity training.


Disclaimer: Video and introduction taken from YouTube page

Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses his work as professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. His enviable gift for storytelling led the New York Times to print, "If you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht-belt comedian, she might have written a book like A Primate's Memoir." Dr. Sapolsky's account of his early years as a field biologist. He is sure to dazzle and delight with tales of what it means to be human. 



Click here to view more Robert Sapolsky videos.

Explore Yourself Using Arts: a 2-day introductory workshop in Expressive Arts Therapy

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Explore Yourself using Arts A 2-day Introductory Workshop in Expressive Arts Therapy: 
An exploration that will use the combinations of Psychodrama, Storytelling, Art Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy.  Expressive arts therapy is a gentle, non-judgmental approach enabling the client to become aware of what is happening in his/her unconscious.

Workshop Dates: 5th and 6th November 2014
Time: 10am to 4pm
Cost: Rs. 3500/-
Venue: B 80, Sector 14, NOIDA (Nearest Metro Station NOIDA Sector 15, Blue Line) - Delhi

For registration and/or more details: please contact Lulua at +919884700104 or email at lulua@centerforcounselling.org.

Who will benefit from this workshop :-
Psychologists, Counselors, Artists, Corporate Trainers, Teachers, NGO Workers, Social Workers, Special Educators, HR Professionals, Social Work and Psychology Students

 **Certificate will be given at the end of the workshop**

About the Trainer :- Magdalene Jeyarathnam is a practicing counselor and counselling trainer for the last …