- Producer27/09/2016BORN FREE: WILLIAM JAMES AND THE FIRST AMERICAN ACADEMIC PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM“PSYCHOLOGY...THAT NASTY LITTLE SCIENCE” --William James The intention of this post is pretty straightforward: To explore the philosophical position that the essence of being human is the faculty of freewill rather than strictly a...
Comments28/09/2016 #2 David GrinbergThank you for this interesting, insightful and enjoyable read @Gerald Hecht. I recall studying William James in college for a PSYCH 101 class, so this post brings back some fond memories for me of those college days. James was certainly a giant in the field of psychology. You provide excellent historical and educational context about his life and work. How's that for "stream of consciousness" writing...27/09/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz@Gerald Hecht Thank you for a very enlightening article Gerald. For William James to will himself from where he was to one the most eminent psychologists does say something profound. You may know that there are neuro-scientists such as Sam Harris who argue against the notion of free will. As for myself I can only say (I think) my will is free but my won't may not be :). Cheers.
- 15/09/2016'Half a century after Russell, the great humanistic philosopher and psychologist Erich Fromm examined the deceptive dream we had been sold in a short treatise he titled To Have or To Be?, which later became the indispensable The Art of Being. Another generation later, Kurt Vonnegut crystallized the crux of our predicament in his poetic tribute to Joseph Heller, in which he distilled the secret of happiness into “the knowledge that [you’ve] got enough” — a knowledge that seems to only grow exponentially more elusive as our civilizational clock continues ticking.'The New Better Off: Courtney Martin on Reimagining Our Ethos of Success and Reclaiming Our Sense of “Enough”www.brainpickings.org “That’s the thing about success… it’s only satisfying if it’s defined by you and influenced most deeply by the people you love and...
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Comments15/09/2016 #3 Wayne YoshidaHaha. #2 #1 My first "real job" boss was a sociology major. I like his definition of what it is. He said, "Sociology is the science of studying the obvious."
Turns out this was the reason he hired me. I have that major. He said he always wondered what people would do with a sociology major . . . . That is another story.14/09/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht@Milos Djukic okay, read it; the closest I can come to defining it; is to think of it as "the inverse" of Sociology, i.e., whereas Sociology is the study of group behavior (with a group ranging in scale from a college fraternity all the way up to a common national/cultural/Religious [Philosophical] identity. In other words Sociologists look at the entire group); its perceived identity, as defined by its values, customs, ideology, dietary guidelines, holy days, recognition of the newly born, newly married, newly dead, etc. Social Psychologists, on the other hand, are still Psychologists, and so by definition, primary study the individual, and how they synthesize attention to stimuli (sensation) with prior experience (perception) to generate adaptive patterns of cognition and behavior. Social Psychologists focus specifically on the limits (parameters) of an individual's abilities to do this when they are removed from their native group, and have essentially become a member of a group other than that which formed the social context in which they originally developed their psychological patterns. It seems pretty cool! Do you have any recommendations for a "second course text" for further study?
- Producer08/09/2016Bubbles of creativity reloaded. (or what relation could they have with energy)The following post comes out from the provoking post of Ali https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/bubbles-of-creativity#c20 And the challenging comments of (in order of appearance) @namita sinha @Aaron Skogen @Sara Jacobovici, @Irene...
Comments12/09/2016 #21 Fatima WilliamsWow You one big bubble of joy and humbleness @David Navarro López. Did you know that beBee is the only place where I smile when I read something ! It's like when I read my favourite book. BeBee's like you here write straight from the heart and speak right to the soul and have the power to trigger a big bubble of rememberance for the rest of our lives
Because bubbles may come go or stay but the ones we can touch, feel and see are the ones that stay as memory bubble flowing carefreely forever in our minds ✋✋✋✋ Great buzz with a great dedication to my favourite rainbow bubble @Ali Anani 🤗🤗🤗10/09/2016 #19 Anonymous#18 Just created the hive. https://www.bebee.com/group/bubbling-honey
I am thinking on the description of it, and would like to hear your suggestions, @Ali Anani, @Irene Hackett, @Sara Jacobovici @namita sinha @Aaron Skogen @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão .Of course, it is obvious to say we would be more than honoured if you would join it and share there any post concerning to the bubbling effect emerged from the Big Man.
Please post you suggestions here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/bubbling-honey-hive-description09/09/2016 #17 Anonymous#15 Dear @Ali Anani , then if you decline, I am more than happy to create the hive. Will be also very honored if @Sara Jacobovici would help me in this matter. (is my first hive). I think we are to have lots of fun sharing bubble/ideas.
Will go through it on the weekend and hope to have it in motion for next week.09/09/2016 #16 Anonymous@David Navarro López thank you so much for tagging me in this most wonderful buzz! Immense again, are your ideas! But even more immense is the love I see for our dear friend @Ali Anani. May I make it known that you and I have something in common dear friend, which is our great affinity for this wonderful man who is giving us more than he can imagine with his poetic verse and loving support of our participating in his thought process! My favorite line in this grand post dear @David Navarro López is "But no doubt about it, one day a small mass with high speed “bubble” will appear, and its kinetic energy will put in motion a bigger potential mass of ideas which were “latent” ever since". No doubt it is dear @Ali Anani that is our 'kinetic energy'! Lastly, may I say also that it is a joy to watch your ideas grow and blossom in expression here on beBee dear @David Navarro López - Be Blessed!09/09/2016 #15 Ali Anani#14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici View more#14 My dear friend @David Navarro López- I shall be so happy to assist as I did with quite few hives. I know I am lousy in administration and therefore refrain from this kind of work. I shall be very supportive if you do. If not, I nominate @Sara Jacobovici because she is interested in the topic and well-experienced in establishing and managing hives. I appreciate your trust, but I don't want to lessen it my friend. Close09/09/2016 #12 Anonymous#11 we are all boiling at bubbling. Since yesterday a big bubble is trying to get to my minds surface. I believe that the bubble phenomena caused by Ali deserves its own hive on which we could go on posting the different branches taht are appearing in the surroundinggs of the bubble matter. What do you think about?09/09/2016 #10 Ali AnaniI live a new paradox that I doubt I have ever lived before. My friends I feel inflated like a bubble with your great appreciation and praise. I am writing about bubbles and yet feel unable to write about my own bubble. Dear @David Navarro López- as I have just responded to one of your comments on my last buzz in which one word of three letters (key) has opened my mind to a new thinking about trees in so many different directions such as in storytelling. Your kindness, genuine friendship and sharp mind alerted me to ideas that were in front of my eyes and yet were blurred. I now believe LOVE is to influence others without intending to. Believe me I failed few times to respond or comment because I couldn't match and still unable to reach your level of appreciation for others.
With LOVE I say thank you dears @David Navarro López, @Sara Jacobovici, @DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão and @Aaron Skogen.09/09/2016 #9 Anonymous#4 Each human being has the capacity to produce constructive and destructive bubbles. I have never seen @Ali Anani showing a negative one, or a bad response, and I swear to God that with some comments of "undesirable commenters" done to Ali's posts I would have reacted badly.
But he never did. Furthermore, he answered in the most polite way trying to find an "honorable" way out for the "bully". A great lesson.
To your words "How we can mange to minimize the destructive ones and support the constructive ones are age old dilemmas." I am responding at Ali's post, as the present post is just an extension of the original one.
- Producer07/09/2016Bubbles of CreativityThe exchange of comments with @Sara Jacobovici on my last post is the force behind writing this buzz. I wrote in response to one of Sara's comments "What we think is a silent bubble is in fact a bubble waiting for agitation". Sara found this...
Comments26/09/2016 #68 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCWhile you were telling us a wonderful story about bubbles, @Ali Anani, my mind ran to bubble gum bubbles. While everyone from northern Europeans 9000 years ago, to the Mayans and American Indians, chewing gum in it’s various forms and for a variety of reasons including to relieve hunger and medicinal purposes, the invention of bubble gum is credited to Walter E. Diemer, in 1928. Diemer worked for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia. Although it has primarily been a product for children, over the past decades adults have taken to chewing it; also for a variety of reasons. There are actually companies which encourage employees to chew gum as a relaxation method. And blowing bodacious bubbles has become a great way to stimulate the creative juices in adults.25/09/2016 #66 Mohammed Sultan#64 Dear Ali Anani,PhD.Thanks for sharing your SMART link.Cosmetics and perfumes industry is the business of fantasy.They are communicating feeling of what beauty is like ,and if you identify with that feeling your heart is moved to identify with the advertised brand.In marketing a new perfume, they sell the romance,dream,and mystery associated with the brand.The scent of the product is not as significant as the brand name ,since it's chosen only after the boxes and bottles,that move hearts and dollars, have been designed.25/09/2016 #64 Ali Anani#62 People don't buy cosmetics as they buy beauty. People want to be emotionally moved to buy. So, I am in full agreement with your comment Mohammed @Mohammed Sultan. I wrote a presentation on "Move hearts to move hands in pockets", which is aligned with your smashing comment.
http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/move-hearts-to-move-hands-in-pockets24/09/2016 #63 Anonymous#62 The latest trend for advertising is trying to adapt to the new scenario, what the audience would motivate the most. Features of products are not interesting anymore, as they can be checked in your mobile phone immediately. Big companies try to make the audience feeling great if they purchase the product.24/09/2016 #62 Mohammed SultanDear@Ali Anani ,PhD.Bubbles are always restricted to everybody's creative domain which is different among people and organizations.When your thoughts are stretched to go beyond norms,you often invent new ways of doing things or communicating with others.Let me talk about our creative advertising bubbles ;there's an almost total obsession with images and feelings and total lack of solid positioning platform.We almost watch Ads for cars that have nothing to do with cars ,for fragrance that scarcely mention anything about fragrance.Products are not identified by the main positioning platform or by the main course of thoughts or by what the products provide ,but instead by the bubbles of the copywriter's creative thinking which go beyond others creative domains.The bubbles of some creative companies extend beyond their creative org domain to latest societal issues or concepts and differentiate them from others.10/09/2016 #59 Fatima Williams#58 Thank you @David Navarro López for being so kind. That's great that we share the same thoughts ! sorry Haven't been upto date with all your buzzes but I shall catch up soon ☺☺☺I am heading over to the bubbling honey hive right now with my hot & sout soup 😉😉 ! Btw I love to read what you think about the wind and bubbles, so don't wait go ahead bring it on 🤗🤗👍👍10/09/2016 #57 Anonymous#56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @Fatima Williams View more#56 This is exactly the idea, dear Ali, in order not to "lose" any comment related to the "bubbling honey effect" in the middle of the countless posts and have them all in one place. @Fatima Williams would be a very appreciated member if she wants to apply. By sharing the present post, her comment is already at the hive, ready to be read for any bee who is interested in the issue. Close10/09/2016 #53 Ali Anani#52 Dear @Fatima Williams- as I am writing this comment my mind is blowing in different directions. Trees carry out our:
• life prints,
• our stories,
• our phobia,
• our storytelling structure,
• our fractal trees planted in our bodies such as artilleries,
• our conflict with antagonists and how to deal with them,
• our growth over time,
• our life trees, their timeline from dwarf trees to great heights exposed to the wind (with or against), and the
• Challenges trees face and many more analogies.
Your comment prompts me to start writing a series of buzzes on trees and what we can learn from them. A new journey starts.10/09/2016 #52 Fatima Williams#50 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima & @Ali Anani the conditions for this bubble to rise is still not favorable but I am gonna be around more often trying to blow along with the wind instead of against it :) Wow this is interesting too ! (Along and against the wind ) .
Also I was very interested in Mr Anani's last buzz the tunneling effect , it got me thinking alot.10/09/2016 #49 Ali Anani#48 Dear @Fatima Williams- the more I read your comments, the more I "read" you and admire your mind. This quote from your comment explains exactly what I mean and it is brilliantly written with adorable colors "In our life we need to take some time to see the colors in these bubbles and ensure that we blow them in conditions which are suitable for them to survive". Yes, this is to make bubbles that aren't.
- Producer30/08/2016Surely, You JestWHEN SCIENTISTS DO PHILOSOPHY...Preface: Be warned. This piece borders on being a typical academic rant, and deals with a somewhat esoteric subject. But that does not mean it is obscure. For it is not. I believe strongly that it can be followed by...
Comments01/09/2016 #134 Anonymous#133 I tend to agree with you @Phil Friedman, as many times before. Critical discussions and studies are not too popular in social media and networks, but as you know for me they are a great source of knowledge. Luckily, I am not the only one. You have the right to criticize. Disagreement is also our willingness to accept further challenges and any other scientific claims that are against common sense. What everyone feels like pleasure is the flat earth without roughess. Our brain is not a flat plate, it is primarily an enigmatic fact for us. Best Regards, Mlos01/09/2016 #133 Phil Friedman#131 Thanks, @John White, MBA. That means, @Milos Djukic, that Dr. Kurilla (the main foil for my post) could follow the link I sent to him at both Amercian Scientist and at his personal blog page, read my post, and decide if it were worth his while to spend a few minutes to sign up and answer. I think that takes care of academic and literary integrity, don't you? Cheers!01/09/2016 #122 Jim MurrayCouldn't help but notice that one of your readers referred to himself as a troll. Just wondering if it's a smart move to admit that one is a troll. I mean, isn't that something that other people are supposed to call you? It's like 'genius'. It's OK for other people to call you one, but the height of arrogance to refer to yourself that way.01/09/2016 #118 Phil Friedman#104 For the record, Charles David Upchurch, I made the typographical corrections that you brought to my attention. Thank you for bringing those to my attention. BTW, the quote from Dr. Kurilla's article was duplicated intentionally, so you can rest easy on that one. Cheers!01/09/2016 #115 Phil Friedman#114 Well, @Milos Djukic, in order to leave a note or comment for Dr. Kurilla on his blog page, I had to give him my name, email address, website address. And I think it would easy enough for him to sign up to beBee, if the matter is of sufficient concern to him, would you not say? Actually, I believe that with the direct link to my post, he can read it as a guest. ??@Federico Álvarez San Martín01/09/2016 #112 Phil Friedman#111 @Milos Djukic, further to your wholly justifiable concern, I also went to the posting of Dr. Kurilla's article on his personal blog, and posted a link to my piece in the comments thread there. I did not post the text of my post. It is now up to Dr. Kurilla whether he chooses to respond here or not. Thank you for keeping us all intellectually and academically honest. Cheers!01/09/2016 #109 Phil Friedman#108 It is also important, @Milos Djukic, to note, as I mentioned in my Afterword, that I sent a link to this post to Dr. Kurilla in care of American Scientist, so that he would be made aware of it. Thank you for making the point about how important it is to give someone the opportunity to respond when one publishes an article critical of something that person has published.
- 07/08/2016I wonder if anyone might be able to comment on how the Social Sciences are seen or perceived in todays society? Is the reason and logic that come with studying History, Sociology, Geography ..etc valued in 2016?Sociology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org
- 30/07/2016The economy is growing slowly even as the labor market remains strong. It’s an unusual situation that could continue.The Divide Between GDP and Jobswww.wsj.com The economy is growing slowly even as the labor market remains strong. It’s an unusual situation that could...
- 25/07/2016Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friendswww.businessinsider.co.id It's called the "savanna theory of...
- 25/06/2016The Relationship Between Creativity and Mental Illnesswww.brainpickings.org The science behind the “tortured genius” myth and what it reveals about how the creative mind actually...
Comments02/07/2016 #2 Robert BacalThanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic and Joanna Hoffman. This is actually quite a good article, although, I have to say that I honestly doubt that anyone who has worked clinically with schizophrenics would have realized that it doesn't really go along with creativity at all. That there's more mood disorders isn't surprising either. I skimmed the article, but one thing I would suggest is that it may be that the link is not from creativity and mood disorders isn't the important thing. It's the LIFESTYLES of creative people, writers, performers, musicians, etc, that strongly predisposes people to mood disorders.
- 26/04/2016Interesting article that supports the fundamental principles of respecting and caring for each other are so important for good team workAfter years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being niceqz.com "We were dead...
Comments27/04/2016 #1 Don KerrIt is indeed interesting that so very many quantitative and qualitative studies by consultants, academics, and others come to the same conclusion: If we lived and worked according to the rules our Mothers taught us as children - be polite, respect others, share your toys, don't punch, kick or bite, be kind, be generous, seek to understand, etc. - we'd all be better off. Sounds too simple to actually work but...
- 01/04/2016Thought of today:🍀💞
Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it. -Milan Kundera, novelist, playwright, and poet (b. 1 Apr 1929)
- 05/02/2016"Unfortunately, in our effort to distance ourselves from the unpleasantness of the streets we return to suburban homes and neighborhoods which are beautiful, safe and full of the scourge of drugs that is killing our youth. The catch here is it is mainly hidden from the news but obvious to ourselves - we just don't talk about it much...or enough." @@Christian FarberOut In The Street!www.linkedin.com We went to see Bruce Springsteen play The River the other night which was just great, what a showman. I am not a Springsteen freak despite having grown up in the area of Jersey where Bruce is kind...
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