Crossword

Ever Wondered How to Score a Date without Really Trying?

 American Mind

Video Games and Moral Decay

Gifts for the Psychiatrist in your life

Getting What You Want and Deserve

Whats In Your C.AN.O.E? (PERSONALITY Quiz inside)

Pg.2...How to get her/him/they/Attack Helicopter

 

Pg.4....Getting What You Want

 

Pg.6....What Floats Your Boat? Discover whats in your O.C.E.A.N

 

Pg.8....Conformity: Good?Bad?Who cares?

 

Pg.12 ....Word Search

 

Pg.14....Experimenting with Drugs

 

Pg.16....Disorders You Say You Have But Actually Don't

 

          Table of Contents

    Attracting him/her/them/Attack Helicopter

  At this point you are at an age where you're body is undergoing all types of physical changes. You start to be attracted to other people and want to be more than friends but have absolutely no idea how to do so and are too embarassed to ask that you are consulting a magazine who's head editor knows about as much as you do.

        Instead of wasting time and acknowledging infinitely many possible factors for attraction we will focus on 5

that have been held through evolutionary history and are backed up by various pschology fields through studies.

 

 Mental attractiveness: The first thing anyone is attracted to would be physical appearance however it is the personality that allows for the longetivity in a relationship. This is due to personality playing an essential role in our emotions, and responses to situations I promised evidence so here. Evolutionary psychologist David Bussin 1986, surveyed both married couples and unmarried individuals about their preferences in a mate. The researchers asked about whole host of characteristics, including physical attractiveness, personality, behaviors, resources, and status.

Married couples were particularly asked about the characteristics that they found attractive and valuable in their own partners. Out of 76 identified characteristics, all of the top 10 related to having a warm, positive, and pleasant personality. Traits such as being a good companion, considerate, honest, affectionate, dependable, intelligent, kind, understanding, interesting to talk to, and loyal. The level of mental attractiveness can change a persons perception of your physical appearance.Lewandowski, Aron, and Gee in 2007 used both men and women in the study. In this study they provided false personality information about students, paired with their yearbook photos. Participants were then asked to judge the physical attractiveness of the students based on the picture and description. It was found that those assosiated with negative words were less attractive and that those assosiated with positive words were more attractive. There may be  hope for some of us after all.

Attractiveness: Anyone with half the number of chromosomes or a few extra saw this coming. Physical attractiveness in terms of physical features has always provided a selective advantage. Studies have shown that people tend to assume an attractive person as honest, respectable and other positive adjectives. Less attractive people tend to have more negative words assosiated with them. If you dont think you're much of a looker due to such glories as teenage acne there are 4 other factors to take into consideration.

 

Propximity: Absense makes the heart grow fonder. That is complete crap.Sociological research by Bossard around1932 found this effect with married couples as well. Bossard explored the locations of Philadelphia residents who applied for marriage licenses. He found a significant correlation between proximity and love. This infers, people were more likely to get married the closer they lived to each other. Sharing a close space creates a breeding ground for interaction which allows someone to become familiar with you, and know you, and possibly grow attracted to you.

 

Exposure: Exposure is closely tied with proximity. The mere-exposure effect is a psychological phenomenom which states people have a tendency toi favor things simply because they're familiar with them.You need to expose others to who you are (and what you're selling). That exposure needs to be repeated, even in short intervals, until you are clearly recognisable and comfortable to them. The more they see you, the more attractive you will become!

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  Similarity: Birds of a feather flock together. People have a natural disposition to be attracted to those most similair to them in attractiveness,iuntellegence, musical tastes, etc.Donn Byrne in an early study, asked college students to fill out an attitude survey. They were then asked to read attitude surveys from fictious students. They were asked to rate the fictitious student, based on their survey responses.

Participants' responses showed that the fictitious students were liked more when he/she agreed more with the participants' own responses. Research participants especially liked a stranger when they were told that stranger answered all 26 items on an attitude survey exactly as they had. If you'd like to be more attractive, it is important to find points of similarity and agreement with those you'd like to attract. It makes for a more pleasant interaction and get them to like you more too.

 

           Getting what you want

At some point or another we have needed to ask people for something that requires some convincing below are two techniques 

that might ease this awkward but necessary situation.

The foot in the door technique involves asking for something small and gradually asking for more. An example would be asking your parents for a dollar one day and asking for 5 the next time. Because they already gave you something they will feel more willing to give you five dollars. This is seen everywhere. You might one day have a person ask you to volunteer for a fundraiser and then ask you for a $10 donation and so on and so forth.

 Door in the face persuasion is where you ask for something large which is often unreasonable and after the person has denied your request you ask for something considerably smaller which is what you actually wanted. Say if I want to borrow my brother's bike so I ask him if I can borrow his whip. Having failed my drivers test 5 times and a history of street racing he tells me to bugger off. Then I ask him for the bike. In comparison the small request is a lot more reasonable than if you had asked for the smaller request alone. This prompts people to give in to your requests.

It goes without saying that some people are going to resist. I got you! Here are two argumentative styles to help you out

 Central route persuasion is the use of reason and  logic to get your point across. This works especially well if the other person is reasonable and open minded. This essentially means this won't work in the deep south.  If you aren't allowed to be out at night when no one else is at home because you're guardians believe there will be a break in. One can whip out a set of police reports which outline that most break ins occurs between 9am - 5pm when most people are away at work and the kids are at school.

Peripheral persuasion involves using cues rather than the strength of an  argument. Such a cue would be credibility of a source. Saying Yale is backing up GMO's is a lot different than saying Jake from State Farm back's up Gmo's. Yale is a prestige and accredited university as result your point seems more acceptable however Jake is only  a customer service worker so your point appears less valid regardless of what else you say. Peripheral persuasion is not always going to make the most sense but many people still use it. Sometime last week I was talking to a colleague of mine who openly supported Hilary Clinton. Fair enough thats their opinion but I ask their reasoning. They looked me directly and my eye and said "I just think that its time for a women to take office especially since its been mostly dominated by cist white males." I tried to dig further but this was the only response I got. Apparently I'm a masochonistic overprivledged oppressor now.

The Big 5 personality model is nan examined theory by psychologists to explain personality and psyche by using 5 broad categories each containing a subset of traits. Let's see what you are but first an explanation of C.A.N.O.E

What Floats Your Boat? Discover Whats in Your O.C.E.A.N.

"Conscientiousness is the personality trait of being thorough, careful, or vigilant. Conscientiousness implies a desire to do a task well.[1] Conscientious people are efficient and organized as opposed to easy-going and disorderly. They exhibit a tendency to show self-discipline, act dutifully, and aim for achievement; they display planned rather than spontaneous behavior; and they are generally organized and dependable. It is manifested in characteristic behaviors such as being neat and systematic; also including such elements as carefulness, thoroughness, and deliberation (the tendency to think carefully before acting Conscientiousness is one of the five traits of the Five Factor Model of personality and is an aspect of what has traditionally been referred to as having character. Conscientious individuals are generally hard-working and reliable. They are also likely to be  When taken to an extreme, they may also be "workaholics", perfectionists, and compulsive in their behavior. People who score low on conscientiousness tend to be laid back, less goal-oriented, and less driven by success; they also are more likely to engage in antisocial and criminal behavior." -Wikipedia

""Agreeableness is a personality trait manifesting itself in individual behavioral characteristics that are perceived as kind, sympathetic, cooperative, warm and considerate.[1] In contemporary personality psychology, agreeableness is one of the five major dimensions of personality structure, reflecting individual differences in cooperation and social harmony.[2]

People who score high on this dimension are empathetic and altruistic, while a low agreeableness score relates to selfish behavior and a lack of empathy. Those who score very low on agreeableness show signs of dark triad behavior such as manipulation and competing with others rather than cooperating.

Agreeableness is considered to be a superordinate trait, meaning that it is a grouping of personality sub-traits that cluster together statistically. The lower-level traits, or facets, grouped under agreeableness are: trust, straightforwardness, altruism, compliance, modesty, and tender-mindedness."- wikipedia

"Openness to experience is one of the domains which are used to describe human personality in the Five Factor Model.[1][2] Openness involves six facets, or dimensions, including active imagination (fantasy), aesthetic sensitivity, attentiveness to inner feelings, preference for variety, and intellectual curiosity.[3] A great deal of psychometric research has demonstrated that these facets or qualities are significantly correlated.[2] Thus, openness can be viewed as a global personality trait consisting of a set of specific traits, habits, and tendencies that cluster together.

Openness tends to be normally distributed with a small number of individuals scoring extremely high or low on the trait, and most people scoring moderately.[2] People who score low on openness are considered to be closed to experience. They tend to be conventional and traditional in their outlook and behavior. They prefer familiar routines to new experiences, and generally have a narrower range of interests. People high in openness tend to have more liberal political views, whereas those who are low in openness tend to be more conservative, and are more likely to endorse authoritarian, ethnocentric and prejudiced views.[4][5]

Openness has moderate positive relationships with creativity, intelligence and knowledge. Openness is related to the psychological trait of absorption, and like absorption has a modest relationship to individual differences in hypnotic susceptibility."- wikipedia

"Neuroticism is a fundamental personality trait in the study of psychology characterized by anxiety, fear, moodiness, worry, envy, frustration, jealousy, and loneliness.[1] Individuals who score high on neuroticism are more likely than the average to experience such feelings as anxiety, anger, envy, guilt, and depressed mood.[2] They respond more poorly to stressors, are more likely to interpret ordinary situations as threatening, and minor frustrations as hopelessly difficult. They are often self-conscious and shy, and they may have trouble controlling urges and delaying gratification. Neuroticism is a prospective risk factor for most "common mental disorders",[3] such as depression, phobia, panic disorder, other anxiety disorders, and substance use disorder—symptoms that traditionally have been called neuroses" -wikipedia

Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world. Extraverts enjoy being with people, are full of energy, and often experience positive emotions. They tend to be enthusiastic, action-oriented, individuals who are likely to say "Yes!" or "Let's go!" to opportunities for excitement. In groups they like to talk, assert themselves, and draw attention to themselves.

Introverts lack the exuberance, energy, and activity levels of extraverts. They tend to be quiet, low-key, deliberate, and disengaged from the social world. Their lack of social involvement should not be interpreted as shyness or depression; the introvert simply needs less stimulation than an extravert and prefers to be alone. The independence and reserve of the introvert is sometimes mistaken as unfriendliness or arrogance. In reality, an introvert who scores high on the agreeableness dimension will not seek others out but will be quite pleasant when approached - See more at: http://www.psychometric-success.com/personality-tests/personality-tests-big-5-aspects.htm#sthash.SZItPahU.dpuf
Extraversion is marked by pronounced engagement with the external world. Extraverts enjoy being with people, are full of energy, and often experience positive emotions. They tend to be enthusiastic, action-oriented, individuals who are likely to say "Yes!" or "Let's go!" to opportunities for excitement. In groups they like to talk, assert themselves, and draw attention to themselves.

Introverts lack the exuberance, energy, and activity levels of extraverts. They tend to be quiet, low-key, deliberate, and disengaged from the social world. Their lack of social involvement should not be interpreted as shyness or depression; the introvert simply needs less stimulation than an extravert and prefers to be alone. The independence and reserve of the introvert is sometimes mistaken as unfriendliness or arrogance. In reality, an introvert who scores high on the agreeableness dimension will not seek others out but will be quite pleasant when approached - See more at: http://www.psychometric-success.com/personality-tests/personality-tests-big-5-aspects.htm#sthash.SZItPahU.dpuf

 

"Extraversion is "the act, state, or habit of being predominantly concerned with obtaining gratification from what is outside the self".[4] Extraverts tend to enjoy human interactions and to be enthusiastic, talkative, assertive, and gregarious. Extraverts are energized and thrive off being around other people. They take pleasure in activities that involve large social gatherings, such as parties, community activities, public demonstrations, and business or political groups. They also tend to work well in groups.[5] An extraverted person is likely to enjoy time spent with people and find less reward in time spent alone. They tend to be energized when around other people, and they are more prone to boredom when they are by themselves.

Introversion

Introversion is "the state of or tendency toward being wholly or predominantly concerned with and interested in one's own mental life".[4] Introverts are typically perceived as more reserved or reflective.[5] Some popular psychologists have characterized introverts as people whose energy tends to expand through reflection and dwindle during interaction.[6] This is similar to Jung's view, although he focused on mental energy rather than physical energy. Few modern conceptions make this distinction.

Introverts often take pleasure in solitary activities such as reading, writing, using computers, hiking and fishing. The archetypal artist, writer, sculptor, engineer, composer and inventor are all highly introverted. An introvert is likely to enjoy time spent alone and find less reward in time spent with large groups of people, though they may enjoy interactions with close friends. Trust is usually an issue of significance: a virtue of utmost importance to introverts is choosing a worthy companion. They prefer to concentrate on a single activity at a time and like to observe situations before they participate, especially observed in developing children and adolescents.[7] They are more analytical before speaking.[8] Introverts are easily overwhelmed by too much stimulation from social gatherings and engagement, introversion having even been defined by some in terms of a preference for a quiet, more minimally stimulating external environment.[9]

Mistaking introversion for shyness is a common error. Introverts prefer solitary to social activities, but do not necessarily fear social encounters like shy people do.[10]

Susan Cain, the author of the book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" argues that present Western culture misjudges the capabilities of introverted people, leading to unused talent and energy.[11] The author, a self-described introvert, points out how society is biased against the introvert. From childhood they are taught that to be sociable is to be happy. Introversion is now "somewhere between a disappointment and pathology".[12]

Cain says that introversion is not a "second-class" trait, with examples including the introverts J.K. Rowling, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Dr. Seuss, Yeats, Steven Spielberg and Larry Page. Her book shows how both introverts and extraverts enrich society.[12]

Ambiversion

Although many people view being introverted or extraverted as mutually exclusive, most contemporary trait theories measure levels of extraversion-introversion as part of a single, continuous dimension of personality, with some scores near one end, and others near the half-way mark,[13] see the Big Five personality traits. Ambiversion is falling more or less directly in the middle.[4][14] An ambivert is moderately comfortable with groups and social interaction, but also relishes time alone, away from a crowd."-wikipedia

Instructions
In the table below, for each statement 1-50 mark how much you agree with on the scale 1-5, where
1=disagree, 2=slightly disagree, 3=neutral, 4=slightly agree and 5=agree, in the space to the right of it.
Test
Rating
I....
Rating
I.....
1. Am the life of the party.
26. Have little to say.
2. Feel little concern for others.
27. Have a soft heart.
3. Am always prepared.
28. Often forget to put things back in their proper place.
4. Get stressed out easily.
29. Get upset easily.
5. Have a rich vocabulary.
30. Do not have a good imagination.
6. Don't talk a lot.
31. Talk to a lot of different people at parties.
7. Am interested in people.
32. Am not really interested in others.
8. Leave my belongings around.
33. Like order.
9. Am relaxed most of the time.
34. Change my mood a lot.
10. Have difficulty understanding abstract ideas.
35. Am quick to understand things.
11. Feel comfortable around people.
36. Don't like to draw attention to myself.
12. Insult people.
37. Take time out for others.
13. Pay attention to details.
38. Shirk my duties.
14. Worry about things.
39. Have frequent mood swings.
15. Have a vivid imagination.
40. Use difficult words.
16. Keep in the background.
41. Don't mind being the center of attention.
17. Sympathize with others' feelings.
42. Feel others' emotions.
18. Make a mess of things.
43. Follow a schedule.
19. Seldom feel blue.
44. Get irritated easily.
20. Am not interested in abstract ideas.
45. Spend time reflecting on things.
21. Start conversations.
46. Am quiet around strangers.
22. Am not interested in other people's problems.
47. Make people feel at ease.
23. Get chores done right away.
48. Am exacting in my work.
24. Am easily disturbed.
49. Often feel blue.
25. Have excellent ideas.
50. Am full of ideas.
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A = 14 -
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C = 14 +
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N = 38 -
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O = 8 +
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It seemed like just a few years ago that dying ones hair was an act against societal norms by those who grew bored with the generic black,brown, and blondes. Today it's not uncommon to see a squad all with dyed hair. This is one of those whocares? conformities where there are no benefits or harm for being part of a trend.

      This doesnt always hold true however. In most professional fields there is a set of expectations for ones attitude and attire. Being a deviant could deny you the job even if one is qualified in such a case conformity is beneficial because it allows for us to be accepted which would be the main benefit in conforming.

     Conformity can also be very destructive. Take the deep souths heavy opposition to integration during the civil rights movement. Despite several generations having passed since slavery racist ideologies persisted and many people suffered from physical violenc because of it. Few thought to question what they were doing and believing was wrong and inhumane simply because thats how it's always been.

 

 

Conformity is powerful  and can easily be abused.That being said conformity allows us to become accepted which is part of Maslows Hierarchy to self actualization.. It can also not matter wheter one does or doesnt conform.

Conformity Good?Bad? Who cares?

               Word Search 

By this point in your life you know at least one person who does some form of non-medicinal drugs. All drugs fall into pne of the following categories.

Experimenting with Drugs

Depressants are drugs that slow down the activity of the central nervous system. The user feels calm and relaxed. Includes Opium, marijuana and alcohol. Can become highly addictive. Depressants are useful in treating many medical conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, and seizures.

Hallucinogens are a type of drug which include lsd,dmt, amps, thayt cause a person to hear,feel,see,basically drug-induced psychosis—distortion or disorganization of a person’s capacity to recognize reality, think rationally, or communicate with others.

Stimulants include caffeine, meth, and cocaine which increase awareness, mood, and alertness. They are extremely addictictive and meth can damage brain tissue because the chemicals it contains They have practical applications such as caffeine in cofee to get someone through the day.

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 Ceida. "The Three Main Categories of Drugs." The Three Main Categories of Drugs. Ceida, Feb.-Mar. 2007. Web. 12 May 2016.

 

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It is honestly  fairly disturbing how people like to pretend they have the following disorders especially because of their disruptive and serious nature. It's like going around calling people Faggots but much like calling someone a faggot it is still socially acceptable for some reason.

 

Obsessive compulsive Disorder(OCD)- It seemed like everyone had OCD maybe 5 years ago. People claiming to have OCD because they cant stand having anything dirty LISTEN HERE. You are just tidy and are doing what any decent human being would do. Oh crap I just dropped a gallon of milk on the Carpet my OCD is activating NEED TO CLEAN!!!!! I always need to check if the door is locked.OCD!!! No, again just trying not to have people break in.

 

 

Disorders You Say You Have But Actually Don't

Bipolar Disorder:

Im bipolar. Who of us havent heard this when someone is being a piece of work and claims they can't control it because of their bipolar disorder. That girl is hella bipolar I spilled water on her and she just got hella pissed. I think anyone would be ppissed in some random person spills anything on them. The problem most of these self diagnosing, liars, and people who brand people with bipolar disorder is that they almost always say it was due to some form of provacation. I kicked a dog the other day and it tore my leg apart must be  bbipolar.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd)

Someone with actual bipolar disorder...

enters a manic and depressive stage suddenly and without provacation. The manic state is a distinct period of abnormally and persistently elevated, expansive or irritable mood that lasts at least one week  The episode includes persistently increased goal-directed activity or energy.

 

The depressive episodes consist of

  • Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, such as feeling sad, empty, hopeless or tearful (in children and teens, depressed mood can appear as irritability)
  • Markedly reduced interest or feeling no pleasure in all — or almost all — activities most of the day, nearly every day
  • Significant weight loss when not dieting, weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite nearly every day (in children, failure to gain weight as expected can be a sign of depression)
  • Either insomnia or sleeping excessively nearly every day
  • Either restlessness or slowed behavior that can be observed by others
  • Fatigue or loss of energy nearly every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness or excessive or inappropriate guilt, such as believing things that are not true, nearly every day
  • Decreased ability to think or concentrate, or indecisiveness, nearly every day
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide planning or attempt

Someone with actual OCD

a person with OCD generally:

  • Can't control his or her thoughts or behaviors, even when those thoughts or behaviors are recognized as excessive
  • Spends at least 1 hour a day on these thoughts or behaviors
  • Doesn’t get pleasure when performing the behaviors or rituals, but may feel brief relief from the anxiety the thoughts cause
  • Experiences significant problems in their daily life due to these thoughts or behaviors