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Archive for the ‘Psychology myths’ Category

Here you will find things you may consider truths to be demolished, false interpretation, old time thinking, presumptions contradicted by research, anything you might have thought you know but actually you don’t.

The Myth of Positive Thinking

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on March 3, 2012

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.



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Constantin and Elena (2008)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 4, 2011

On the 4th of September 2009,I have participated at the late screening of the documentary “Constantin and Elena“, directed by the UNATC editing section graduate Andrei Dăscălescu. I find it very interesting and useful the way in which he promoted his film, through facebook. As you can see in the video I shot, there were quite a few people arond there, and I had to get in line in the end to have a small talk with the director and congratulate him.

Trailer of the documentary “Constantin and Elena”

My rating: 8 / 10 (Masterpiece)

What I found great about the movie is the way in which it emphases with the naturalness of the two characters, the importance of being and staying together. Actually, it’s about an unitary character – the couple, which, beyond the content, shares the values that stand beyond a long-lasting relationship.

I highly appreciate his film for the idea that is put out there and this is very closely connected to another great documentary, The Demographic Winter.

I also invite you to see this documentary and correlate it with what I found out from here:

The New Cinema for the Romanian Directors opened at the National Peasant’s Museum is doing a great job in bringing people at art movies. I’ve been there at a lot of movies and I’ve been impressed by the large presence of the public.

This post has been moved from Analytic Vision to Debug Your Mind.

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Century of the Self

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on July 18, 2011

“Century of the Self” – Adam Curtis’ documentary on how the western culture was radically transformed through widespread manipulation, public relations, advertising and research design. Here we have extended information on the research that has been done in the years ’70- ’80 concerning values and the categories that were developed based on those studies – I’m not only talking about the Maslow extended pyramid that he developed based on the suggestions of Clare W. Graves (not mentioned in the documentary), but also about the criteria, metaprograms (especially the self-others and need-want to dichotmies) and VALS I and VALS II systems.

My rating: 10 / 10

(A revolutionary documentary well-worth of being part of the history of mankind)

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