Notes from Lecture 5 - Can I Change My Personality and Emotions?
Notes from Lecture 5 - Can I Change My Personality and Emotions? Psych 115S
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emme Notetaker on Tuesday August 4, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to Psych 115S at Stanford University taught by Yun Zhang, Natalie Colich in Spring 2015. Since its upload, it has received 212 views. For similar materials see Personality Psychology in Psychlogy at Stanford University.
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and Emotions potential barriers to personalitvemotional chande difficulty controlling your impulses and motivations environmental stability gt if you are in the same environment it is difficult to change personality others expectations gt others expect you to act the way you always have genetic determinism gt genes hedonic treadmill gt even with changes in happiness we adapt and those changes become normal so we deviate back to the meannormal traininds to increase happiness The How of Happiness bv Sonia Lvubomirskv one should practice gratitude and positive thinking gratitude optimism and avoid comparing yourself to others socially invest in social connections practice kindness and nurture social relationships manage your stress hardships and trauma develop coping skills and learn to forgive others live in the present increase flow experiences and savor life s joys commit to your goals and makes progress towards them take care of your body and soul practice spirituality meditate and exercise Dracticind kindness control group might have gone down in well being because of increased self awareness people who practice kindness all on one day are happier it becomes more normal and the reward doesn t feel as great gt routine concentrated in one day means that you can get more into it and the effect can increase training to increase compassion meditation meditators vs nonmeditators meditators more likely than nonmeditators more likely to be compassionate towards a murderer meditators wrote longer letter than nonmeditators and used more empathetic forgiving and encouraging wordsphrases but not sympatheticpitying random assignment to a meditation class compassion meditation class mindfulness meditation class non meditation improv theater class and no class no differences in percentage who wrote to murderer length of letter empathy sympathypity or forgiveness though compassion meditation group was more encouraging than other groups in their letters do antidepressants chande personalitv SSRl s antidepressants target negative emotions and don t really affect positive emotions doesn t necessarily make the patient happier but instead eliminates the negative thoughts and emotions botox feedback from facial expressions influence emotional experience botox administered to the inner eyebrows decreases their ability to frown which then decreased depression levels no control group very small sample size 1 0 women with varying intensities of depression two groups one with botox and one placebo doesn t affect facial muscles botox does not help depression as much as we may have thought simply used to fix some of those wrinkles