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There are a few terms which can be used for this. The answer from @AlwaysConfused could describe the situation if you are actually talking to them like a child as stipulated in the title, but therapists should not sound patronising or condescending so I wonder if you may be referring to a form of "circumnavigation". The use of circumnavigation may not ...


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This isn't quite my area of expertise, but I did find a couple recent papers that attempted to use behavioral interventions to improve some measure of resilience in older populations and showed positive results: Luskin, F., Reitz, M., Newell, K., Quinn, T. G., & Haskell, W. (2002). A controlled pilot study of stress management training of elderly ...


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It sounds like a variant on the sandwich technique, which is advocated by some as the preferred way to deliver critical feedback to a person, like a student or employee. The sandwich technique can be defined as: ...offer[ing] a piece of negative feedback “sandwiched" between two positive ones, thus easing the blow of the critique. Note that this ...


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it is sometimes called as infantilization, which is common towards children as well for some people with impaired social communication, so apparently considered as childish people. Infantilizing is harmful because The person may have a childish communication style which may be unwantedly appreciated by public but the communication difficulties may be ...


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I think two close concepts are that of "naïve realism" and the false consensus effect. The basic idea of naive realism is very simple. You believe your beliefs to be true! That seems a bit silly, but we can create a concrete example. Let's say you think President Trump is a great president. You have some reasons for believing it, and you have faith in your ...


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The closest thing I can think of to what you are talking about is loosely referred to as 'Push-Pull'. It happens in a lot of unhealthy relationships and is a favorite tactic of so-called pickup artists. Used appropriately it can be healthy, but it is typically a manipulation tactic. https://outofthefog.website/top-100-trait-blog/2015/11/4/push-pull


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Q: Why do right-handed people put things in their left pocket, and vice versa? A: I suppose that the left pocket means the left shirt-pocket because, in the case of pant-pockets, it is the right pant-pocket that most right-handed people usually put things (a wallet, a mobile phone, etc.) in. The reasons that they use the right pant-pocket are probably that ...


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MVR there are many hormones within us that motivate behaviours that served a purpose in previous (phylogenetic) environments that in our modern society may appear to be evil. Oxytocin for example (the so called love hormone) spikes before conflict, and one of the biggest dopamine hits we can ever experience is by punishing someone. Sapolsky 2017 - Behave: ...


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Several years ago, I was unsuccessfully searching for a study that evaluates the efficacy of many different interventions in the context of addictions. However, I did find a cognitive behavioral therapy (Copeland et al. 2001) that included a mindfulness technique called urge surfing and it was compared to other CBT interventions in cannabis use disorders. A ...


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Droid here are a couple of relevant studies: Experiments with rodents done by Kent Berridge found that: Stressed rats will expend more energy on obtaining pleasurable relief (in the form of food) than non-stressed rats. But only to familiar foods Peciña, S., Schulkin, J., & Berridge, K.C. (2006). Nucleus accumbens corticotropin-releasing factor ...


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Different personalities at play can partly explain this. An old joke goes: "There are two kinds of people in this world. If there is an electrical fence, and you tell them about it, one will believe you. The other will insist on peeing on the fence to find out the truth." Individuals prone to anxiety may indeed be less trusting. Trusting someone's ...


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Bit too long for a comment, so here it is. The following quote from Yuval Harari's Homo Deus is skeptical about what you call "elderly people and learning resilience": "Of course, by 2033 many new professions are likely to appear — for example, virtual-world designers. But such professions will probably require much more creativity and flexibility than ...


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I am left handed and used to put things in my left pocket, but I quickly discovered that often I hold something in my left hand and my right hand is free (to take out keys for example). I think naturally one would put everything in his dominant-side pocket, but over time learns to use the opposite pocket


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I'm not sure it has an established name, (perhaps "lead with the negative", "bad news first", or “get the bad news out of the way”) but research suggests that people prefer to hear the bad news before the good ones... even though that might lower their chances of changing behavior in reaction to the bad news. (For a free but longer summary of the study see ...


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Sugarcoat also fits. If this is intentional in order to have them under control, this can be said as a form of manipulation. A reverse effect that the actor may not be aware of that the recipient chose to remember the good information only. This can be described as cherrypick.


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