Can psychology really help someone understand the feelings and behaviors around him or her.? Or how can anyone get a long with family and friends? David Myer's most appealing text to date (Psychology in Everyday Life).
Since psychology is both an applied and a theoretical subject it can be used in a number of ways.
In every daily life the results of various experiments and studies can have important applications. Below are some of the top six practical uses for psychology in everyday life.
In anything that you wish it happen such as quitting smoking, losing your weight, or even learning anew language really need some motivating lesson tips from psychology.
For one to increase his or her motivational levels the following tips derived from educational psychology can really help:
* Introduce new or novel fundamentals to keep your attention high.
* Vary the chain to help stave off the monotony.
* Gain knowledge of new things that fabricate on your obtainable knowledge.
* Lay clear goals that are straight related to the mission
* Reward yourself for a job well done.
Improvement of leadership skills
Leadership skills do not only apply on the management or volunteer jobs at a local youth group. Good leadership skills will in one way or another be essential at some point in ones life. Every individual has different talent whose applications differ from one another. Simple psychological tips can help you improve your leadership skills.
* Be able to offer clear directions and allow the group members to share their opinions
* Give out some possible solutions which can help solving some of the problems.
* Focus on inspiring ideas and be flexible in offering a reward to creativity.
Be a good communicator
Communication is involves a lot than only speaking and writing. Suggestions given by the researchers show that nonverbal signal make up enormous portion of our interpersonal communication. For anyone to have his or her communication more effectively one needs to learn how to express words nonverbally and to read nonverbal cues of those around him./her
The key strategies one should look at include the following:
* Be a good observant
* Notice nonverbal signals in others.
* Be able to use your tone of voice to emphasize your communication
Understand others better
Just as nonverbal communication the ability to understand your emotions and the emotions of those near you plays an important role in ones relationships and professional life. Therefore for one to become more emotionally intelligent can consider the following strategies:
* In a careful manner assess your own emotional reactions.
* Remember your experience and emotions you have had in your daily life experience.
* Try to see situations from the perspective of the other.
Decisions made should be more accurate
The following techniques can help someone to make a big decision:
* Try using the “six thinking hats” approach by looking at the state of affairs from various points of view, including rational, emotional, intuitive, creative, positive and negative perspectives.
* Judge the potential expenses and benefits of a decision.
* Use a grid analysis technique that gives a gain for how a particular decision will satisfy specific requirements you may have.
Improvement of your memory
Have anyone ever wondered why he/she can remember exact details from childhood events yet forget the name of the new client he/she met yesterday? Research on how someone forms new memories as well as how and why we forget has led to a number of findings that can be applied directly in ones daily life. Consider the following tips to increase your memory power:
* Focus on the information.
* Practice what you have learned.
* Get rid of distractions.
Make Wiser Financial Decisions
Nobel Prize winning psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky conducted a series of studies that looked at how people manage uncertainty and risk when making decisions. Subsequent research in this area known as behavior economics has yielded some key findings that you can use to make wiser money management choices. One study (2004) found that workers could more than triple their savings by utilizing some of the following strategies:
* Don't procrastinate! Start investing in savings now.
* Commit in advance to devote portions of your future earnings to your retirement savings.
* Try to be aware of personal biases that may lead to poor money choices.
These points given seem not be the only one because psychology research comes out with numerous results that revolve around our everyday encounters
Rome: Its Roots and Its Legacies
1. The Rise of Christianity: Discuss the rise of Christianity. Why was this new religion successful in spreading throughout the Roman Empire?
While religion had played a big role in Roman society, the worship of the Roman gods became impersonal, and it was often practiced without any emotions. Later as the Roman Empire grew larger so did a new religion called Christianity. This religion was born from a movement within Judaism, and it emphasized a more personal relationship between God and his people, and the importance of our love for God, their neighbors, their enemies, and even themselves.
The man who founded Christianity was Jesus. Jesus was a Jew that was born around the year 6 to 4 B.C. As a young man Jesus took up the job of carpentry, and according to the belief of the Christians Jesus was also the promised Messiah and Savior of the Jews, and it is written that the promised Messiah would come from heaven to rescue the Jews from their sufferings in Rome.
All throughout Jesus's life he preached, did good works, and reportedly performed miracles. He attracted large crowds, and many people were touched by his message mainly because he ignored wealth and status. His message had a special appeal to the poor, and was very simple and direct: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. If anyone hits on the cheek, let him hit the other one too; if someone takes your coat, let him have your shirt as well. Give to everyone who asks you for something, and when someone takes what is yours, do not ask for it back. Do for others just what you want them to do for you.” Luke 6:27- 31.
Many of Jesus's followers and students believed that he was the Savior, but the Jewish priests denied this and claimed that Jesus was speaking blasphemy. Because the Jewish priests believed that Jesus was speaking blasphemy they wanted him to die as a punishment. When Jesus was about 33 years old he was arrested by the Jews for defying the authority of Rome, and then a few days later the Roman governor Pontius Pilate sentenced Jesus to be crucified. According to the Gospel, three days after Jesus had died on the cross he had risen from the dead and began appearing to his followers as a living man. These followers of Jesus are known as the disciples.
Strengthened by the conviction of the disciples, that Jesus had triumphed over death, many of his followers continued to spread his ideas to all parts of Rome.
All of Jesus's teachings however did not go against Jewish law, and his first followers were Jews but these followers began to create new religions based on the messages of Jesus. Despite all of the political and religious opposition, the new religion of Christianity started to spread slowly and steadily within the Roman Empire.
This new religion was successful in spreading throughout the Roman Empire, mainly because of two causes: Pax Romana and the emperor Constantine.
Constantine was the emperor of Rome that had allowed the persecution of Christians to continue in his empire. Around the year A.D. 312 Constantine was getting ready to battle three rivals for the ownership of Rome, he had marched to the Tiber River at Rome to battle his chief rival, and on the day of the battle Constantine had prayed for divine help. He then reported that he saw an image or vision of a cross (which was the symbol of Christianity). After this vision Constantine immediately ordered artisans to put the Christian symbol on all of his soldiers' shields. Then after all of his soldiers were painted with the cross, the armies marched into battle and were victories' in all of the three battles. He credited all of his success to the Christian God. Around one year after the battle, Constantine ordered an end to Christian persecution in Rome, and he declared that Christianity would be one of the religions approved by the emperor. In A.D. 325, Constantine took a step further to solidify the teachings of Christianity. In order to do this he called Church leaders to meet with him in Nicaea, Anatolia, and they wrote the Nicene Creed, which defined the basic beliefs of the Church. Later as years passed by Christianity continued to gain strength, and in the year 380, the emperor Theodosius made it the empire's official religion. This was a critical moment in Christianity.
Peace and prosperity reigned in the Roman Empire for at least 207 years. This period of time is known as the Pax Romana which meant “Roman Peace”. The Pax Romana played a great contribution to the spread of Christianity, and the word of God in the Roman Empire, because it made travel and the ability to exchange ideas fairly safe, which provided the perfect conditions for Christianity to spread.
While Christianity continued its slow but steady rise, the Roman Empire was gradually weakening under the weight of an increasing number of both foreign problems, and problems within the country. Eventually the Roman Empire began to crumble quickly.