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. Last, fifth trait - Conscientiousness, learning it's spelling is a whole another task to be mastered. The definition of the meaning of this word states that it is a the quality of wishing to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly. Dutifulness, consistency, keeping one's promise, carefulness, caution and prudence, self-discipline, self-reliance are all words related to it in one or another way. I also like to add to this list "stiff upper lip", a kind of healthy stubbornness. Conscientiousness is traditionally a highly desired trait in all professional assessment systems that rely on the personality traits. It probably should also be seen in relation to the fact that free and impulsive artists are rarely hired, they rather tend to do independent work. Conscientiousness is not a barrier to be an artist, but lack of it might be very unhelpful when working in a large group where structured work and performing according ot the plan are usually very important. High score in Conscientiousness in NEO PI-R results indicate that you probably are honest and systematic. You have high requirements and always aim to achieve your goals. Low score indicated that you may be carefree, not really systematic and sometimes easy going. You probably prefer not to plan ahead. I do need to repeat, again, that both ends of the scale have their own advantages and disadvantages. It is not a trait that is fairly easy to change. So once you realize that you are a fish, it would be a good idea to stop forcing yourself to fly, even if you were employing a rather systematic efforts towards it. 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: cocoparisienne from Pixabay #spoonfulofreason #psychology #neopir #conscientiousness

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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
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
Book that I would like to recommend this week is in Lithuanian, Danutė Gailienė "Ką jie mums padarė". I am not sure if an English version exists, but it definitely should. It is not only about the psychology of the personal trauma, but also about what happens to the whole nation during wars, repressions and exile. Not only what happens in general, but also what did happen to our parents and grandparents and what does it mean to us and our children. A difficult read, excellent writing style and an important piece of knowledge. 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. Book my talk to know more. #spoonfulofreason #psychology #recommendation #book
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Monika Kuzminskaitė on PsychologyHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating mattersSome time ago
What if... another one of the great futuristic projections, this time on dementia. Right now possibility to grow into bright and peaceful old age - instead of anxious, puzzling and psychologically insecure old age (or having a dementia) - awaits one in ten 65 year old people. In Japan, with more than 70 000 centenarians, about 4 percent or 5 million people are diagnosed with dementia. Similar future awaits all developed and aging societies. The article shares an expectation that a new simple blood test will allow to identify those at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease with very high confidence - and to start an early prevention program of this disease (or a whole spectrum of related diseases, as authors speculate). Yet, the recommendations for efficient prevention seem to make sense even now, and for anyone of any age: - regular physical activity - healthy and sensible eating - drinking little alcohol - maintaining low blood pressure - being active mentally, constant learning - active social life I believe such future would be brighter not only because we would have more and better medications for lonely older people with multiple diseases. Or perhaps completely not because of that. Article: https://www.economist.com/what-if/2021/07/03/what-if-dementia-was-preventable-and-treatable My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling. Book mytalk to know more! #spoonfulofreason #psychology #future #futurology #dementia #oldage
What if dementia was preventable and treatable?
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