Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports. So, first trait - neuroticism. Probably one of the oldest traits researched and described. (Stereotypically) related to hysteria, nervousness, irrational behavior and likes. As the personality inventory is built on semantic basis - on what people say about other people - definitions are the key here. Let's look at them. People high in neuroticism are usually defined as moody, are more likely to experience anxiety, worry, fear, anger, despair, envy, guilt, sadness and loneliness. It is considered that such people have worse stress management skills and are more likely to think things are desperately hopeless. Sometimes quick emotional arousal and slow relaxation are mentioned, sometimes - emotional instability, poor adaptation and tendency to complain. People low in neuroticism tend to be defined as emotionally stable, even-tempered, less likely to become suddenly aroused. Even though they rarely experience strong negative emotions, they also tend to not experience very strong positive emotions. If I ever succeed to create a personality test, I would call this trait Emotionality. I tend to think that high score here means a wider and deeper emotional scale (and we all tend to give higher priority to negative information - mostly because it is about survival), and lower score means more narrow and shallow emotional landscape. Neuroticism is an important trait for all people who have occupation requiring intense effort, empathy, attention to details, readiness for various problematic situations, academic activities, creative thinking. Such people tend to assess situation more realistically and tend to have a better sense of humor. On top, such people experience negative emotions more often and are better prepared to deal with them because of this experience. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Photo: Steve Johnson from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #neopir #neuroticism
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Podcast I would like to recommend - "Infinite Monkey Cage". While it covers a very wide range of topics, today I enjoyed "Science of Dreaming", and there is more on human mind and psychology related subjects. It is difficult to discuss such a subjective field with so much reliance on memory and personal interpretation, but these guys do it brilliantly. Podcast hosts - Brian Cox and Robin Ince with a panel of cool guests for each episode. Episode on dreaming: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008wtj My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach.proto #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendations #podcast #infinitemonkeycage
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
More/again about the robots and psychology. As we know, robots need to be made to have some human like features to make their job easier. It actually is a real problem - if humans are awkward about the robots, then robots cannot help people as well as they could, or people do not trust robots with the tasks at all. So, this is an area of research now. If robot is assessed to be high on agreeableness, emotional stability and conscientiousness (!), then people are more likely to have a positive outlook towards it. The longer people interact with the robot, the more they are likely to like it - even if they were regarded as weird looking in the beginning. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Research: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0747563221000789 Photo: ergoneon from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #robots
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports. Second trait - Openness. This is a trait composed of six facets: fantasy (active imagination), aesthetics (sensitivity to art forms), feelings (attentiveness to inner feelings), actions (adventurousness, preference for variety), ideas (intellectual curiosity) and values (psychological liberalism). Most people fall in the middle between high and low scores. Low score predicts a person who is more traditional in thinking, behavior and appearance. People who score high tend to be more involved in creativity and learning, they will always prefer a new taste and untried road. Society as usual requires balance - accumulated knowledge and experience from traditionalists and continuous learning and inventions from the radical liberals. And most of the others who usually adapt their behaviors to the situation and may use both sides of the continuum. My name is Monika, I am psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, counsel and teach. Photo: Peter H from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #neopir #openness

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