How to Use Psychology in Your Everyday Life

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , , |

Psychology is often a field that everyone has heard of, some people may know the general ideas and theories behind the subject and others may know it is “to do with the mind” and not much more. Whatever your knowledge of this science may be, you probably use psychology in your everyday life and if [...]

10 Psychology Tricks to Get People to Do What You Want

By | October 17th, 2013|Categories: Psychology & Health, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

1. Reaction to kindness, or Benjamin Franklin effect History tells us that Benjamin Franklin wanted to befriend a person who did not really like him. This person was looking for a rare book, which Franklin had. When Benjamin learned about this, he let this person to borrow this rare book, and when the book was returned to the owner, Benjamin simply thanked him. As a result, they became best friends. As Franklin used to say: “Those for whom you’ve done good once, will be ready to respond with much more good than you offered”… 2. Try asking for more than you actually need to get. This idea is very simple and is akin to trading on the market. This will never fail to work for you. You have to augment your needs if you are of interest to someone. First, you will most likely get refused. Do not give up, and give it some time. In 95% of cases, the person who are interested in you will […]

8 Simple Techniques to Persuade and Influence People

By | August 8th, 2013|Categories: Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

1. Framing This technique is often used in politics. The most popular example of framing is the inheritance tax. Politicians opposed to this tax will call it “death tax”. The use of the word “death” instead of “inheritance” causes all kinds of unpleasant associations. Framing is a fairly unobtrusive technique, but using emotive words such as “death”, you will have more chances to convince people to accept your point of view. […]

Mystery of Hypnosis: Imagination and Reality

By | December 23rd, 2012|Categories: Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Egyptian priests and Indian Brahmins, Mongolian shamans and Zoroastrian magicians used to hypnotize the crowd with twinkling lights, sounds and rhythmically swinging shiny objects. Obeying the orders of hypnotists, impressionable men and especially women fell into a trance, demonstrating dexterity, walking barefoot on hot coals and having visions believed to be of divine nature. People believed hypnosis to be a kind of magic or a manifestation of divine will. But what is it in reality? Animal Magnetism & Hypnosis in Medicine From a scientific point of view, the phenomenon of hypnosis was for the first time considered in 1776 by the French physician Franz Mesmer, who developed the theory of magnetism, which states that the healing power passes from doctor to patient at a touch of particular magnetic fluids. With the use of the […]

5 simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor

By | August 12th, 2012|Categories: Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

The need to convince one’s interlocutors appears in every sphere of life: in home conflicts and family disputes, as well as in business negotiations. The ancient art of persuasion now is more popular by the terms NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), which is a general approach to communication and self-improvement, and covert hypnosis (conversational hypnosis), which is an ability to influence other people’s unconscious mind. Some people intuitively use NLP and covert hypnosis techniques without having ever heard of these terms, others study them in costly seminars. Here are a few simple tips on how to convince your interlocutor: […]

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