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Joking Apart

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1978, Scarborough Pb: 1979 G: Com. in ...

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance

Psychological Imagery in Sport and Performance   Reference library

Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Michelle D. Guerrero

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

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Current Version:
2019

...occupations, are required to perform at some point or another. Successful lawyers need to deliver persuading and emotionally moving closing statements to the members of the jury; stand-up comedians are required to provide entertainment by mastering the pace and timing of every joke. Individuals of such occupations could undoubtedly benefit from imagery. Furthermore, as eSports (online competitive gaming) and competitive eating continue to gain popularity, exploring the potential for imagery as a performance enhancement technique for competitive gamers and...

memes

memes   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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1,008 words

...but having no children means he can devote his time and resources to spreading the memes of his religion, including celibacy. So the meme for celibacy succeeds. Apart from religions, other viral memes include alternative therapies that do not work, new-age fads and cults, and astrology, which is immensely popular even though most of its claims have been shown to be false. Children's games, jokes, and urban legends also spread infectiously, and epidemiological methods can be used to study them. The vast majority of memes are not viruses but are the very...

altered state of consciousness

altered state of consciousness   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,457 words

...be, but there are cases of obvious conflict with how things appear from the outside—think of the staggering drunk with slurred speech who claims to be perfectly sober and about to drive his car, or the first‐time marijuana user who grins uncontrollably and giggles at the feeblest joke while claiming to feel no effect. In these cases we may think that an objective definition would be more useful. Even in cases where the person's own words seem the best guide there are problems. For example some states, such as mystical experiences, are said to be ineffable—that...

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