Body-language and nonverbal communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful illustrations of the love between fathers and their daughters

Normally, when we discuss the family’s love, the first thing we think of is the maternal sentiment but we also should not forget other sacred feelings called paternal sentiment.

Just have a look and you will know, perhaps even remember. 🙂

— http://www.boredpanda.com/father-daughter-love-snezhana-soosh/

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China Rap

How to get especially young people in China to open their minds for political propoganda? Everything has changed compared to the older times. Just have a look at BBC`s view on the Topic.

…..Among other activities………for example: An animated music video with a foreign band singing in English of course.

It became an instant hit on social media with young people talking about it, sharing it and even learning to sing it.

There are more such tactics being adopted this year. A rap song called “My Two Sessions, My Say”, produced by the People’s Daily, a Communist Party mouthpiece describes the grand scene as delegates of the National People’s Congress and the Political Consultative Conference arrive with their people’s agendas.

….there is even more and quite successful.

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-39263795

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How to improve your reading skills

There’s a flood of information which grows rapidly and which is even pushed by multi-media, blogging and so on.

Reading is a must-have and a must-select and a must-think-about and a must-to-decide by yourself.

Reading is one thing and finding your own position and to decide what it’s all about and where you have to go is the other thing. If you want to improve your competence of reading, just have a look:

  • Read across the curriculum
  • Use a variety of reading-materials from different sources
  • Stock school and classroom libraries
  • Plan field-trips
  • Organize community service and other activities
  • Improving your knowledge base is essential, so don’t give up and keep your courage and of course your passion to read
  • And don’t forget speed-reading does not help, it even spoils your competence.

— http://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2017/01/04/five-ways-to-help-students-build-prior.html?cmp=eml-enl-tu-news1

 

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China and the relevance of money for the people instead of relating to one another

Tonight you can see a documentary film about suicide in China, which is really worth looking. It is made by the Chinese Lola Jia Liu and shows how Chen Si saves the life of hundreds of people who try to commit suicide on the bridge of Nanjing. She paints very clear and sensible portraits without making any comment. The people just talk about themselves. This is really astonishing and overwhelming.

Jia Liu points out that suicide is a social problem not mearly a psychic problem. She also …………..

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The purpose of depression

Paul Andrews, an evolutionary psychologist at McMaster University in Canada argues that depression may be “an adaptation for analyzing complex problems.” He sees it in the condition’s bouquet of symptoms, which include “anhedonia,” or an inability to feel much pleasure; people who are depressed ruminate frequently, often in spirals; and they get more REM sleep, a phase associated with memory consolidation. This reflects an evolutionary design, the argument goes, one that’s to, as Hutson summarizes, “pull us away from the normal pursuits of life and focus us on understanding or solving the one underlying problem that triggered the depressive episode.” Like, say, a “failed” relationship. The episode, then, is a sort of altered state, one different from the hum of daily life, one that’s supposed to get you to pay attention to whatever wounding led to the upset. For example, 80 percent of subjects in a 61-person study of depression found that they perceived some benefit from rumination, mostly assessing problems and preventing future mistakes.

If interested read more:

http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/02/a-new-way-to-understand-and-treat-depression.html

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Activities in China in 2016

Colleagues of mine in China asked me to give a brief Information about my activities in China. I made a draft on my activities for each year. Here is the Report of 2016. If you have questions please let me know.

sollmann@sollmann-online.de

Activities 2016 China general info

 

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New Psychoanalytic Theory Books

Here are some new psychoanalytic books being published in late 2016. If you’re interested, have a look into the summary of these books. Via this link you’ll also be regularly informed about new publications on psychoanalysis.

— http://freudquotes.blogspot.de/2017/01/17-psychoanalytic-theory-books.html

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How to improve project-based learning

In today’s educational environment, students are expected to collaborate, think critically, and work together to develop innovative projects and answers to complex questions. But the gains in student engagement and achievement are immeasurable.

In general there’s a good support for project-based learning if you take the four suggestions which will follow now as a guideline:

  • Begin at the end
  • Help students to develop questions
  • Help students to think like an expert
  • Help students to present, to publish and to perform

This kind of project-based learning is also a fun-way for teachers and students to facilitate learning and to be self-engaged.

— http://www.teachthought.com/learning/project-based-learning/4-things-project-based-learning-teachers/

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The Struggle for Identity in a Market-Based Society

Neoliberal success is equated with profit and human beings are understood “naturally” to be competitive, selfish, and unethical (hence the avalanche of evaluation and rules). But, following behavioral biologist Frans de Waal, Verhaeghe suggests that altruism as well as aggression ………..

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Neoliberalism is creating loneliness

What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health ………….

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