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Unformatted text preview: wn your own home 40.3 Live past 80 11.3 Have a mentally gifted child 6.2 Have drinking problem ­58.3 Attempt suicide ­55.9 Divorce after a few years of marriage ­48.7 Heart attach before age 40 ­38.4 Become sterile ­31.2 Develop gum problems ­12.2 Illusion of Control Illusion of Control • Control random events • Langner – Sell back lottery ticket given: 1.96 – Sell back chose lottery ticket: 9.00 Self enhancement Self enhancement • Assumewe have more of good traits, less of bad traits • People in hospital for car accidents estimate they’re better drivers Linkages to well­being Linkages to well­being • • • Illusions enhance goal pursuit Illusions enhance positive emotions Illusions enhance relations Critiques Critiques • Pathological bias – Narcissists, bipolars – Overconfident undergrads often don’t study as much • Culture – West more biased in self assessments, happiness more tied to such illusions Parallel Play and Tim Page Deficits in pretense, teasing, voice modulation, irony, social relationships Egocentrism: Difficulty understanding other independent of self Mind in Eyes (Baron­Cohen) Mi nd i n Eyes Score (36 Maxi m um ) Empathy deficits: Autism Spectrum Empathy deficits: Autism Spectrum 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 IQ matched controls Aspergers The Compassionate Brain The Compassionate Brain • • • • • Pain, other’s pain: Anterior Cingulate Empathy: Prefrontal cortex, Temporal Parietal Junction Maternal Love: Lateral Orbitofrontal cortex Romantic Love: Reduced Amygdala, Ventral Striatum Compassion: Amygdala, Prefrontal cortex Natyasastra (3rd­ 5th centuries A.D.) Natyasastra (3rd­ 5th centuries A.D.) Aesthetic emotion (Rasa emotion: Without Ego) • • • • • • • • • • Sthayi­bhava Rasa sexual passion love amusement amusement sorrow compassion anger anger fear terror perseverance, dynamic energy heroic disgust horror wonder awesome, wonder serenity calm Toxic Thoughts Toxic Thoughts • • • • • • • • • Distrust Culture of fear Materialism Self Interest is path to happiness Hyper­competitiveness Others are out to get us Keep up with Joneses Maximize choice, pleasure Perfectionism Maximizing vs. Satisficing (Barry Maximizing vs. Satisficing (Barry Schwartz) • Whenever I’m faced with a choice, I try to imagine what other • • • • • • possibilities are, even ones that aren’t present...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 162 taught by Professor Keltner during the Spring '12 term at Berkeley.

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