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Likeability Blueprint

Have you ever wondered why more people don't like you as much as you feel they should? Are you a nice person that simply doesn't get the attention and love from other people that you should? Believe it or not, this is not your fault, and it's nothing about you! All you have to do is find the method to use with people to make them like you, and have NO idea why they like you so much. The method is called Automagnetism. Automagnetism is the way that you carry yourself that suggests things to people's minds that makes them like you without ever knowing way. You will be able to set yourself apart once you use the Likeability Blueprint; people won't know what hit them! All that it takes is a little bit of solid effort, and you can be on your way to getting people all over the place to like you! Continue reading...

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The Vulnerable Period Of Openingup

The progression from admiration to the hope and demand for reciprocation and, finally, the fruition of love is a journey fraught with uncertainty, particularly in its very early stages. The language of courtship is tentative yet intermittently insistent, teasing and hopeful. Just as long gazes herald the exalted stage of realized mutual love, so the emblem of courtship is the sidelong glance, the fan its ideal prop. The beloved, in turn, may also be frightened, fearing the lover's omnivorous needs. Even if ready to risk being consumed, she may distrust the words of the lover, perhaps having learned through past experience that the suitor may not be sincere. The beloved fears that the lover may only be simulating intimacy and caring to camouflage other needs. Men are often accused of feigning affection and admiration in order to achieve their sexual aims, but both sexes indulge in this duplicity in order to gain their ends companionship, short-term advantage, the gratification of...

Carpenter Karen 195083

ember of the brother-sister duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter achieved an iconic status in twentieth-century North American popular culture. Not only was she a Grammy- and Academy Award-winning recording artist, she also embodied a grim message regarding celebrity and the pursuit of thinness. In 1967, Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard Carpenter signed with RCA records, and by 1971, they embarked on their first world tour. The new pressure to maintain a certain public image as a thin celebrity forced Carpenter to reexamine her physical appearance. She believed that although she had talent, she needed to embrace a more feminine image, which at the time was thin and waif-like.

Cults And Drug Use The relationship

Between cults and drug use is complex and contradictory. Traditionally, cults are groups that diverge from major religions or that form new philosophical religious systems, often around a charismatic leader. Consequently, at any given time, it may be difficult to distinguish a cult from a newly formed religion. Some cults last and become new religions some remain cults, some die. The line is hard to draw and open to interpretation, even by social scientists and the clergy who specialize in this field.

Do 4yearold Children Believe A Persons Race Cannot Change As The Person Grows Into An Adult

Hirschfeld (1995, 1996) reported a series of intriguing and fascinating studies of the way children's understanding of the concept of race develops. He has argued that there are two key aspects to this understanding. First, he argued, people are universally predisposed to think of others as belonging to types. People believe these types are inherent and permanent, they are related to biology, and they affect physical appearance and patterns of behavior. These properties are the essence of the concept of race. However, there is a second component. This second component is learned from the society in which a child grows up, and determines how groups are divided into types. These rules about who belongs to a different type arise from social and political relationships among groups, and so are contingent rather than universal. For example, at the beginning of the twentieth century, people in the United States regarded northern and southern Europeans as being distinct racial types, whereas...

Envy or blame of others increasing feelings of being bad unlovable

Is stamped by the earlier patterned responses. Fantasies of love and longing that attach to the opposite-sex parent, with competition for his or her exclusive, romantically tinged love, is loosely called the positive oedipal complex competition for the same-sex parent, the negative oedipal complex. If children, fearing that they are already damaged or too aggressive, retreat from these attempts at competition or experience this competition in a manner distorted by preexisting fears and doubts, there will be a lasting impact on their developing sense of masculine or feminine identity. Self-experience is contaminated with what Kilborne (2002) termed oedipal shame, a conviction that the individual is deeply and essentially flawed, with accompanying fantasies of being too small, powerless, and weak. Such individuals feel too exposed to openly or successfully compete for love, admiration, or recognition (Kilborne 2002). Attempts to disappear, to deny or to hide one's damage, result because...

The Extraverted Type

Everyone is, admittedly, orientated by the data with which the outer world provides him yet we see that this may be the case in a way that is only relatively decisive. Because it is cold out of doors, one man is persuaded to wear his overcoat, another from a desire to become hardened finds this unnecessary one man admires the new tenor because all the world admires him, another withholds his approbation not because he dislikes him but because in his view the subject of general admiration is not thereby proved to be admirable one submits to

The appearance of rituals

As Joe's food intake decreased, the rituals increased he became increasingly depressed, was often tearful and his physical appearance deteriorated. His skin was dry and scaly, his hands red raw from constant washing and the fact that he constantly chewed on his knuckles. He often appeared to be in a trance and was constantly tired, and always freezing cold. In the latter stages he couldn't even swallow his own saliva and would save it up in his mouth to spit out at an appropriate moment. On occasion he would dribble down his jumper, but this didn't seem to bother him.

What are the symptomsdiagnostic criteria of borderline personality disorder

Preoccupations with ideals of success, power, brilliance, beauty, or love Belief that he or she is special or unique, and can only be understood or appreciated by high-status individuals Sense of entitlement Lacks empathy for others Manipulative or exploitive of others Requires excessive admiration Believes others envy him or her, or envies others Arrogant

What Is the Secret of Success

The objectives must be based on a careful analysis of the real problem and be achievable in a time-scale set within the program design. Community and local nongovernment organization involvement is essential in the design and implementation so that there is a sense of joint ownership for self-sustaining success. The overall effectiveness depends on coverage, and if interventions are targeted at specific groups there has to be a trade-off between the cost-effectiveness of targeting and wider coverage of the population. Charismatic leadership and good management are essential, and the appropriate mix of components must be accompanied by effective administration with a balance between bottom-up and top-down actions. Most successful programs include strong training and supervision. Effective implementation is helped by setting clear targets and by monitoring and evaluating the process, with flexibility to modify the program where necessary. The attitude of the workers is crucial in...

Idealization And The Family Romance

But the story is not always the same because idealization, at different points in life, is linked to very different sorts of yearning. Sometimes idealization, or admiration, is primarily connected to identification, the desire to take on the characteristics of that person who appears as exalted. But idealization can also lead to the wish for union, to be joined to the beloved and seek satisfaction from her. The wish for identification, on the one hand, and complementariness, on the other, are often separate, one or the other predominating at different developmental stages, but they may also interact and overlap as they appear to do in mature love.

Group Differences Level

African American Anorexia

Other group dif ferences include cultural or ethnic group dif ferences. For example, in the United States, there is a lar ge difference in body image satisfaction between European American women and African American women. European American women tend to be, as a group, much less satisfied with their bodies tha are African American women with theirs. Consequently, European American women are much more at risk for developing eating disturbances, such as anorexia or bulimia, compared with women in other groups. This group dif ference emerges primarily around puberty, when a larger proportion of white women develop feelings of dissatisfaction with their physical appearance, compared with African American women.

Development of the Self Concept

As children grow from childhood to adolescence their self-concept changes from one based on such concrete characteristics as physical appearance and possessions to one that is based on more abstract psychological terms. We illustrate this below with examples drawn from Montemayor and Eisen (1977). The statements are from children of dif ferent ages all answering the question Who am I My name is Alice. I am a human being. I am a girl. I am a truthful person. I am not pr etty. I do so-so in my studies. I am a very good cellist and a very good pianist. I am a little bit tall for my age. I like several boys and girls. I am old-fashioned. I play tennis and am a very good swimmer . I try to be helpful. I am always r eady to be friends with anybody . Mostly I am good, but I lose my temper. I am not well-liked by some girls. I don' t know if I'm liked by boys or not.

Establishing the Therapeutic Alliance

Sometimes these sources of motivation backfire and lead to eventual resistances to the interpretive work, a topic that is explored in Chapters 5 ( The Middle Phase of Treatment ) and 12 ( Managing Impasses and Negative Reactions to Treatment) of this volume. The term resistance is used to mean an obstacle to the progression of treatment, caused either by the fear and avoidance of experiencing or expressing certain feelings or ideas (some in relation to the therapist) or by the patient's substituting another desire in place of the wish to understand symptoms in treatment. The wish for a caring connection, for example, may result in the patient's excessive dependence on the therapist, with the relationship used predominantly to fulfill a wish to be cared for, rather than to further understanding. This was the case with Mr. B in Chapter 1 ( Introduction ). Also, the hunger to idealize can rapidly switch to a devaluation of the therapist when the patient's fantasies are disappointed....

Sex Differences in Mate Preferences

Evolutionary psychologists have also predicted that men and women will dif fer in the qualities they desire in a long-term mate. Specificall , because women bear the burdens of the heavy obligatory parental investment, they are predicted to place more value on a potential mate' s financial resources and the qualities that lead to suc resources. Men, in contrast, are predicted to place greater value on a woman' s physical appearance, which provides cues to her fertility . In a sample of college students, the men ranked physical attractiveness an average of 4.04, whereas the women

Emphasis on Self and the Notion of Narcissism

Powerful than others, more independent, or more liked by others. This style of inflate self-admiration and constant attempts to draw attention to the self and to keep others focused on oneself is called narcissism. Sometimes narcissism is carried to extremes and becomes narcissistic personality disorder (see Chapter 19). However , narcissistic tendencies can be found in normal range levels, characterized as an extreme self-focus, a sense of being special, feelings of entitlement (that one deserves admiration and attention without earning it), and a constant search for others who will serve as one's private fan club.

Laura M DeRose Jeanne Brooks Gunn

Being less prepared cognitively and emotionally, but also socially. This may make it more difficult for early maturers to successfully navigate the pubertal transition. Third, timing of puberty may interact with social context. Experiencing the pubertal transition either earlier or later than one's peers may have negative effects on the individual as he or she is perceived as deviating from normative development (Brooks-Gunn & Petersen, 1983 Neugarten, 1979). For example, earlier-maturing girls gain weight at a time when most girls still have childlike physical appearance, which may be one reason why early-maturing girls have reported poorer self-esteem especially related to their body image (Brooks-Gunn & Warren, 1985 Tobin-Richards, Boxer, Petersen, & Albrecht, 1990).

Marion K Underwood Lara Mayeux Mikal Galperin

Confer developmental advantages for children, but also that some children come to have enemies and that these mutual antipathies also influence children's development in important ways (Hartup & Abecassis, 2002). We continue to acknowledge the importance of understanding children's status in their peer groups at school, but we now know that being popular may not be the same as being well-liked (LaFontana & Cillessen, 1998, 2002 Parkhurst & Hopmeyer, 1998), and that there is heterogeneity among both popular (Rodkin, Farmer, Pearl, & Van Acker, 2000) and rejected children (French, 1988, 1990).

The Physics of Radioactivity

During the last few years of his life, he kept a table next to his bed, filled with scientific and medical books. When unable to sleep, he would get up to read at any time of day or night. As Lawrence's colleague and later Nobel prize winner, Luis Alvarez, wrote Lawrence had developed a new way of doing what came to be called 'big science', and that development stemmed from his ebullient nature plus his scientific insight and his charisma he was more the natural leader than any man I've met. With the help of Arthur Loomis, Lawrence received a breathtaking 1.15 million from the Rockefeller Foundation to build a 184-in. cyclotron, far bigger than the 7-in. and 30-in. and 60-in. machines that had been built previously. In Loomis's words It was obvious from the very beginning, when he (Lawrence) was building (radioactive) isotopes, that it opened up matters for making medical measurements as well as chemical and physical measurements. After spending an enormous amount of time generating...

Moral concepts Emotions in Moral Cognition

The preceding observations can be summarized by saying that moral disapprobation takes on various forms. It is context sensitive. The same may be true for moral approbation. We may feel gratitude or admiration when a stranger does something good, and we might feel pride or self-righteousness when we do good ourselves. Disapprobation and approbation refer to ranges of emotions. In a word, they are sentiments. Sentiments can be defined as dispositions to experience different emotions in different contexts (Prinz, 2004). For example, the sentiment of liking ice cream may involve feeling happiness when ice cream is obtained, sadness when it is unavailable, and craving when it comes to mind. Disapprobation and approbation are sentiments that can be defined as dispositions to experience various different emotions as a function of context.

Lambert Daniel 17701809 The exemplary fat man of the nineteenth century

Coe's earlier i75i letter to the Royal Society about Mr. Edward Bright, the fat man at Malden in Essex, has a certain breathless quality about it. Bright was so extremely fat, and of such an uncommon bulk and weight, that I believe there to be very few, if any, such instances to be found in any country, or upon record in any books (Coe 1751-2 188). According to Coe, Bright was descended from a lineage of remarkably fat people. Extremely fat as a child, he grew in size and weight over the years until at his death at thirty when he weighted more than 6i6 pounds at 5 feet 9 inches. He was the gazing-stock and admiration of all people (Coe 1751-2 189). He ate remarkably and drank much beer, a gallon a day (Coe 1751-2 191). Those about him saw his life as a burthen, and death as a happy release (Coe 1751-2 192). No respite could have been had by diet or therapy.

Summary And Evaluation

Another reconstruction of Freud's theory concerns the emphasis on the role of the ego relative to the id. Modern theorists have stressed the psychological importance of ego functions, which include planning, developing strategies for achieving goals, developing a stable identity, and achieving mastery over the environment. This is in stark contrast to Freud' s emphasis on aggressive and sexual id ur ges as the twin engines powering psychic life. We discussed two proponents of ego psychology . The first, Erik Erikson, was well known for his alternative theory of personality develop ment, which differed from Freud' s in several important ways, including an emphasis on social tasks and an extension of development through the entire life span. A second important figure in ego psychology was Karen Horne , who was among the firs psychoanalysts to consider the role of culture and social roles as central features in personality development. Horney also started a feminist reinterpretation of...

Table 193 Characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder

The hallmark of histrionic personality disorder is excessive attention seeking and emotionality. Often such persons are overly dramatic, preferring to be the center of attention. They may appear charming or even flirtatious. Many are inappropriatel seductive or provocative. And this sexually provocative behavior is often undirected and occurs in inappropriate settings, such as in professional settings. Physical appearance is often very important to histrionic persons, and they work to impress others and obtain compliments. Often, however , they overdo it and appear gaudy or flam boyant (e.g., histrionic women may wear way too much makeup).

The Process of Psychoanalysis

Another important step in most analyses is called transference. In this stage, the patient begins reacting to the analyst as if he or she were an important figure fro the patient's own life. The patient displaces past or present feelings toward someone from his or her own life onto the analyst. For example, a patient might feel and act toward his analyst the way he felt or acted toward his father . The feelings that the patient transfers onto the analyst can be either positive or negative. For example, a patient may express her admiration for the analyst' s powerful intellect and keen mind and offer the sort of adoration that a child is likely to have toward a parent. Old conflicts and old reactions then are played out during the therapy sessions

A4 Annotated Bibliography of Studies Specifically Designed To Achieve Weight Reduction in Special Populations

A randomized, 14-week, church-based weight loss program targeting urban, obese African-American women. The program was developed using locally conducted focus groups with the target population and administered by trained lay facilitators recruited from urban churches. Facilitators assisted participants in identifying and providing solutions for their dietary problems. Aspects of the program included emphasizing weight loss for general well-being and health rather than improved physical appearance, achieving culturally appropriate body size, and using ethnic foods and food combinations.

Warning Signs of Suicide

In addition to direct and indirect verbal threats, suicidal people often exhibit a number of behaviors that serve as warning signs. Such signs include sudden changes in behavior related to eating and sleeping patterns, performance at school, physical appearance and hygiene, participation in activities and hobbies, and interactions with friends and family. When people suddenly stop acting like themselves for days or weeks, it is usually a signal that something has gone wrong in their lives and that this behavior should be examined further.

Perceptual Development

Early reaction to the explosion of knowledge about the perceptual abilities of young infants was a burst of astonished admiration ( Aren't babies wonderful ), and little concern was given to how development progresses, although previously popular Piagetian views were questioned. Three current views vary in their assumptions about processes involved in perceptual development. Two are construction theories (1) The information processing view assumes that bare sensory input is subject to cognitive processing that constructs meaningful perception. (2) The nativist view assumes that rules about order governing events in the world are inherently given and used to interpret observed events. (3) The third view combines an ecological approach to perception and a systems view. Infants actively seek information that comes to specify identities, places, and affordances in the world. Processes that influence development are the progressive growth and use of action systems, and learning through...

Presentday Cultivation And Usage

Almonds continue to be used in various foods, but they have now become of particular interest in nutraceuticals as a means of therapy. They have been linked to disease prevention and management in numerous studies. An example of almond incorporation into present-day diets is the use of almond milk. Almond milk, a dairy milk substitute, is processed from almonds, and makes an efficient and well-liked soy-free choice analog for lactose-intolerant people and for vegans. More innovative methods of incorporating almonds in diets as healthy alternatives continue to be explored and developed. Recently, a low carbohydrate nut-bread recipe was conceived at the St Michael's Hospital Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center in Toronto, and this, due to its high palatability and beneficial nutrient profile, was used in the successful EcoAtkins weight loss and cholesterol lowering trial (see Table 18.1 for the recipe) (Jenkins et al., 2009).

Nerve cells versus brain systems

Even within the medical school, varying perspectives and tensions based on the history and traditions of different disciplines were apparent as I settled into my role as a junior faculty member. I had paid little attention to such issues as a postdoc at Harvard or University College London, but these matters were now relevant. In 1973, the integration of neuroscientists from such traditional departments as physiology, anatomy, or biochemistry into a single department of neurobiology was still unique to Kuffler's department at Harvard, which had been established in 1966. This evolutionary change, based on the growing importance of neuroscience, had not yet come to Washington University, so a significant factor in whom you were likely to discuss science with over lunch or in the hall depended very much on the department you were in. Medical students had to be taught the full range of physiology, so the Department of Physiology and Biophysics that Hunt put together included people who...

L Psychosocial Aspects of Overweight and Obesity

Ing adolescence or with early onset of obesity, and those with emotional disturbances. 127, 235 244 250-253 It is no surprise, then, that in some groups of obese persons, these individuals are more dissatisfied and preoccupied with their physical appearance, and avoid more social situations due to their appearance. 254, 255 Body image dissatisfaction and the desire to improve physical appearance often drives individuals to seek weight loss. However, obese persons seeking weight reduction must come to terms with real limits in their biological and behavioral capacities to lose weight. Otherwise, weight loss attempts may only intensify the sense of failure and struggle that is already present among many obese individuals. For this reason, psychosocial interventions which incorporate strategies to improve body image may be helpful for those who want to lose weight and are very concerned about their physical appearance. A review of body image interventions in obese persons can be found in...

Positive outcomes for the siblings

Some brothers and sisters of children with cancer feel that they have benefited from the stressful experience in many ways, such as increased knowledge about disease, increased empathy for the sick or disabled, increased sense of responsibility, enhanced self-esteem, greater maturity and coping ability, and increased family closeness. Many of these siblings mature into adults interested in the caring professions, such as medicine, social work, or teaching. Character can grow from confronting personal crisis, and many parents speak of the siblings with admiration and pride.

Rehearsals For Love Crushes Infatuations Flirtations And Fantasies

Sometimes the object of the crush is not anyone known personally rock stars seem to be the icons of choice in modern times. Here the only function the crush serves is that of identification, not of intimacy. But sometimes the crush does provide real bonds with those peers who share in it. The process of communal idealization is, of course, evident in the eruption of group crushes, for example Beatlemania. The bonding (and identification) with peers can be as important as the admiration for the icon, providing the intimacy that would otherwise be lacking in idealization at such a remove. Something comparable to this sometimes occurs later in life, as for example, when two women who love one man become friends instead of or as well as rivals. In essence, they share the intimacy of a common idealization, not the convoluted homosexual attachment that is so often assumed to have drawn them together. I know of one instance in which two such women became each other's major source of...

Emotional intelligence

To take one example, there is an interesting relationship between emotional intelligence and style of leadership. A basic distinction is between transactional and transformational leaders. Transactional leaders work through the use of rewards and punishments leadership for them is a question of transactions. Transformational leaders work through affiliation, affection and general emotional involvement they tend to be charismatic. They have visionary goals, challenge the status quo and concern themselves with individual needs.

Results and Discussion

These findings indicate that this game task was successful in eliciting elements of social aggression. Reliable coding was possible even for subtle facial expressions. Although we recognize that not all types of socially aggressive behaviors could be observed in this setting (particularly aspects related to manipulating friendship patterns), some of the specific behaviors observed in response to an unpleasant stranger may be similar to those involved in social exclusion among friends, such as not responding to what a person says or does (ignoring) or exhibiting disdainful facial expressions (Olweus, 1991). Girls' responses to interview questions after the game indicated that the method was successful the confederate was not well-liked by the participants. The participants found her to be mean rather than nice, and indicated that she made them moderately angry. Participants' descriptions of their overall impressions of the confederate were also predominantly negative.

Socioeconomic Factors

Ill child may cause parents to become overprotective and controlling, or may render parents unable to give emotional support to the adolescent patient (1,51,52). Moreover, overprotection can compound an adolescent's existing social isolation and peer interaction owing to functional limitations, frequent interruptions of daily activities by treatment requirements, and changed physical appearance (1,51). Friends and peers may help to overcome these feelings of being different by accepting their ill friend with his or her physical limitations (53).

Medical And Nonmedical Uses

Nonmedically, AASs are used to enhance athletic performance, physical appearance, and fighting ability. Since society endows people who look physically fit and attractive with many benefits and recognition, some individuals see AASs as a means to those benefits. Three groups of AAS users have been described 2. The aesthete group aims to create a beautiful body, as if to make the body into a work of art. Aesthetes may be competitive bodybuilders, or aspiring models, actors, or dancers. They put their bodies on display to obtain admiration and financial rewards.

The African Diet

The combination of various foods is called stew, soup, or sauce, depending on the region. This mixture is then served over a porridge or mash made from a root vegetable such as cassava or a grain such as rice, corn, millet, or teff. Regional differences are reflected in variations on this basic meal, primarily in the contents of the stew. The greatest variety of ingredients occurs in coastal areas and in the fertile highlands. Flavorings and spiciness have varied principally due to local histories of trade. In the traditional African diet, meat and fish are not the focus of a meal, but are instead used to enhance the stew that accompanies the mash or porridge. Meat is rarely eaten, though it is well-liked among carnivorous (meat-eating) Africans.

Mental Illness

Why did the Amish community respond in this way Did cultural factors and moral principles account for their emotional response For hundreds of years, generations of Amish children have been taught not to lie, steal, or kill. It is possible that this was long enough for genes associated with altruism to provide a reproductive advantage. Or were their responses the result of cultural factors alone Admiration of the ideas of peace, serenity, simplicity, veracity, and their suppression of the emotions of anger and revenge certainly affect their choice of marriage partners. Over hundreds of generations, genetic mutations may have enhanced the survival value of innate neuronal pathways and neu-rochemical processes related to altruism, while genes that encoded the emotions of extreme anger and violence became less prevalent. Today, such questions might be Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them, wrote Immanuel...

Malinowski Bronislaw

Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942), founder of British social anthropology and first thorough-going practitioner (if not the inventor) of the fieldwork method known as participant observation, continues to be read with fascination and admiration. His reputation rests on six classic monographs he wrote between 1922 and 1935 about the lives and ideas of the world of the people of the Trobriands, a group of islands off the northeast coast of Papua New Guinea. A charismatic teacher, revered by his students at the London School of Economics, where he held the first chair in social anthropology, Malinowski spent a good deal of his intellectual force engaged in the battle to make his functionalist theory of human behavior dominant in social anthropology. He argued that culture is essentially an instrumental apparatus by which man is put in a position the better to cope with the concrete specific problems that face him in his environment in the course of the satisfaction of his needs (1944...


Bodybuilding includes weight training and increasing caloric intake in order to build muscle mass. Many people compete in bodybuilding competitions, and they are judged on the physical appearance of their muscles. It began as a sport only for men in the i890s. The first popular bodybuilder was Eugene Sandow (i867-i925), who organized the first bodybuilding contest on September i4, i90i in London. Sandow and an entire following generation saw bodybuilding as both aesthetic enhancement and body strengthening. What they created was a new masculine ideal The shaped body rather than percentage of body fat and a high percentage of muscle to obtain the physical appearance ideal in their sport. Bodybuilders are judged on the physical appearance of their muscles, and, therefore, are encouraged to focus on

Ambivalent Surrender

The lover's attempts at pursuing or preserving his autonomy may be sparse, laconic, symbolic, and indirect. One very intelligent and accomplished woman, passionately in love with a world-famous academician and theoretician, was unable to force herself to read his work. She feared she would be overcome by the sheer force of his intellectual prowess and would experience her own gifts as inferior therefore she shielded herself from any firsthand knowledge of his genius. Even so, she knew her self-esteem was dependent on his admiration and love. She basked in his glory, but was simultaneously fearful of being overwhelmed by him. She remained poised between the impulse to surrender and the impulse to flee.

Bariatric Surgery

In a complex way, this surgery is a type of placebo or behavior modification through the radical procedure of surgery. Such procedures are well known in the history of aesthetic surgery. Thus, when this patient population was given the standard Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) before and after surgery, they showed marked psychological improvement even if they did not show significant weight loss. There was a clear distinction between the psychological profile of obese men and women independent of the procedure. This is a strong indicator that obese men and obese women responded differently to their obesity and to the surgery. In general, there was a change in self-assessment concerning their physical appearance and reports that the patients experienced an improvement in current relationships and sexual functioning. And yet, while there was little change in eating habits, there was some minor behavioral change subsequent to weight loss.


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Research on men has focused primarily on achievement in business as a typical life outcome predicted by nAch. Research on women, however , has identified dif ferent achievement trajectories, depending on whether the women value having a family or value having both family and work goals. Among women who value both work and family, nAch is related more to achieving better grades and to completing college, marrying, and starting a family later than it is among women low in nAch with career and family interests. Among women who are more exclusively focused on family, nAch is seen in the women' s investment in activities related to dating and courtship, such as placing greater emphasis on physical appearance and talking with friends about their boyfriends more frequently (Koestner & McClelland, 1990). Such findings underscore researchers need to know the subjects' goals before they can make predictions about success in particular areas.


In his book The Advancing Front of Medicine (1941), George W. Gray wrote of his great admiration of Claude Bernard, a French physician from the late nineteenth century, who many call the father of scientific medicine The driving interest of Claude Bernard's life was the search for an understanding, in terms of physics and chemistry, of those processes, by which we live, by which we become ill, by which we are healed, and by which we die. If we cannot someday treat mental illness with the same effectiveness as we treat infectious diseases, we are all doomed.

Fat Camps

Studies of weight-loss camps also measure the psychological impact of these intervention programs on boys and girls because children grow up in a climate of anti-fat attitudes and obesity stigmatisation where they are particularly vulnerable to body shape dissatisfaction, preoccupation with weight and shape, and low self-esteem (Walker et al. 2003 748). These studies show that participation in a weight-loss camp improved rather than further impaired children's psychological state (Walker et al. 2003 752). Specifically, the patients' dissatisfaction with their body shapes also decreased, and self-esteem improved along with athletic competence and physical appearance esteem (Walker et al. 2003). In addition, patients may also have positive responses to peer and staff support and choice of activities at camp (Holt et al. 2004 227-8).

Teuber Hans Lukas

Teuber was a charismatic teacher at every level. For a number of years he taught the introductory psychology course (twice a term for both terms) and it was taken by virtually every undergraduate at MIT. He was a brilliant speaker and particularly skilled at summing up conference proceedings. His theoretical and review papers helped to set the foundation for contemporary neuroscience (e.g. Teuber 1955, 1960, 1978).


By the time that a question session was over, the new principal had brought about a mini-conversion in even the cynical and the bad-humoured among his new staff. They were not yet fully convinced but they were at least willing to give him a go. This is an example of a transformational, or charismatic or visionary, leader offering a very different set of possibilities than the laissez-faire. With respect to leadership style, there is also the matter of informal or emergent leadership. In many groups, leaders are placed there by virtue of employment, their right, their status in some other setting, and so on. However, in most groups, leaders also emerge in a more informal way. Groups tend to have both formal and informal leaders. Generally, informal leaders are those who are more active than other members of the group, who have a greater ability at the task in hand and who are more likeable. Rarely, such characteristics all emerge in one person and then a particular type of leadership...

Followup schedule

Shawn is a year off treatment and I find myself letting go of the bad memories more and more. They are just fading away. What I am left with is awe, admiration, and amazement that my son handled all of the hardships of treatment and survived. He's very determined and strong-willed, and I'm so proud of him. When people say to me, Oh, you were so strong to make it through that, I respond, All I did was drive him to the appointments he did the rest.

Coping well

Many children develop emotional competence from facing and coping with the difficulties of cancer. Others, because of both temperament and the environments in which they have lived, are blessed with good coping abilities. They understand what is required, and they do it. Many parents express great admiration for their childs strength and grace in the face of adversity.

Twelvestep Programs

Come independent members of mainstream society. Often times program staff really help individual members overcome drug problems and other problems. Yet other times, a false resolution of these problems comes through fusion with an authoritarian and charismatic leader who will ostensibly provide the continuity and structure for which the substance abuser hungers.

Collgial challenges

Throughout the planning and conduct of a cancer clinical trial, the PI is involved with many different committees, organizations, and personnel (Figure 3). He or she is the leader of the team within the institution. The team may consist of co-investigators, nursing staff, cancer registrars, secretarial staff, residents, students, and volunteers. The PI represents the team when dealing with different institutions outside his or her own institution. These agencies are further discussed in Chapters 2 (IRB), 3 (NCI), 4 (FDA), and 5 (Cooperative Research Groups). Therefore, as the team leader, the PI is required to develop leadership, competence, and charisma. The PI must set a good example in running a proper clinical trial, developing personnel management skills, and having the ability to work well with different people on the team.

Feeling lonely

After you bring your baby home you have plenty of well-wishers wanting to visit to see your little miracle. Although you may find entertaining exhausting in the midst of getting to know your baby, showing off your baby and receiving plenty of admiration is exciting. But soon everyone goes back to doing their own thing and then it's just you and baby.

Case Example 1

D surprised Well, no, not really I just Well, you know I had a consultation with someone else at the same time that we were having our interviews. I really want to find the right therapist. At first, I thought I would go with the other person for sure. She seemed so charismatic. You are quieter. In fact, at first you reminded me of my grandmother, the one I had to stay with when my mother was sick. She was weak, really under my grandfather's thumb. He really frightened me he had such a bad temper. I never thought she would help me out if he got angry at me. So at first I thought, No, this time I am not getting stuck with my grandma But then, you said some things that made sense to me. I think you might understand me better. I've never really had that experience before. I always felt like a Martian or an alien. So I think I will try this out.

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