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#27 - Picture 02/17/2015 on Natural selection +1
#18 - by you advising them against their choices you may actually ca…  [+] (1 new reply) 02/04/2015 on (untitled) 0
User avatar #19 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I never tell anyone directly to "not do something", it never works. I actually got my other little brother to stop smoking by telling him about the e-cigs and then buying him one which he paid me back for later, only used for 3 months and hasn't smoked since.
#16 - I suppose it's all down to which field of psychology you study… 02/04/2015 on (untitled) 0
#14 - There is actually a theory that to give someone advice actuall…  [+] (3 new replies) 02/04/2015 on (untitled) 0
User avatar #17 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I tend to take a little time, think over everything, get more info out of the person and then give them all the options I can think of to resolve a situation. that method has been working. my brothers tend to fuck up their lives a lot and have yet to listen to me when THEY ask for advice and I give them several option... cause the option they have is completely unrealistic and always bites them in the ass. I am constantly told I am the biggest pessimist they know... in reality, I am a realist and conservative who gives them legit advice that they can't handle.

like my younger brother wanting to be a rapper www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r5aM9fsqZg who is now going to spend money at a studio, and from how good the offer sounds I am sure this guy is going to rip him off. my older brother who is in a failed/failing relationship of about 11 years but won't leave because he is terrified of his kids growing up like him in a broken home. and more.

No easy answers to anything and I walk on egg shells whenever someone asks me for advice. I will look into that interview method and might start using it. trouble with it is in some cases, I know for a fact there choice is wrong and they just won't listen and I give up on it fairly quick now a days.
#18 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
by you advising them against their choices you may actually cause them to close up and resist alternatives. For example telling a smoker that they should quit would actually make them defensive and less open to the idea of quitting, whereas using the motivational interview technique over conflict could lead to a more open minded approach. i.e. Motivational interviewing is a directive, patient-centred counselling style that aims to help patients explore and resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change. It combines elements of style (warmth and empathy) with technique (e.g. focused reflective listening and the development of discrepancy). A core tenet of the technique is that the patient’s motivation to change is enhanced if there is a gentle process of negotiation in which the patient, not the practitioner, articulates the benefits and costs involved. A strong principle of this approach is that conflict is unhelpful and that a collaborative relationship between therapist and patient, in which they tackle the problem together, is essential.
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User avatar #19 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I never tell anyone directly to "not do something", it never works. I actually got my other little brother to stop smoking by telling him about the e-cigs and then buying him one which he paid me back for later, only used for 3 months and hasn't smoked since.
#13 - Depends which kind of advice you're giving. I'm not suggesting…  [+] (2 new replies) 02/04/2015 on (untitled) 0
User avatar #15 - advice (02/04/2015) [-]
I took psychology courses when I was going into pre-med, it was 25% "this is how thinking and stuff is" and 75% "synapses in the brain create thought and reason so you're all electricity and blah blah blah"

every teacher is different
#16 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
I suppose it's all down to which field of psychology you study, right now I'm studying psychology and health so a lot of it is focused around mental health and behaviour, etc. rather than the straight biological side.
#10 - The more I study psychology the less I give advice because the…  [+] (5 new replies) 02/04/2015 on (untitled) +1
User avatar #12 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
exactly this! The most I understand about psych has come from my short but crowded life of mostly observation. I tend to have a great grasp on situations, how they will unfold and resolve... but I hardly tell anyone my advice since I know (and have caused a few when I was younger) how bad wrong advice can be. to me it all seems like an equation with variable that "can differ" but tend to follow similar paths, easily predicted... and tell no one what I observe (unless they ask my advice (and even then I only give them observational info from the outside and not so much "do this" advice))

So I understand the frustration of watching the same things happen over and over again across the expanse of your friends... it's always better to just shut the fuck up and let them figure it out since being right most of the time leads to fuck ups so bad every once in a while, it makes all the good you did worthless.
#14 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
There is actually a theory that to give someone advice actually puts them of following it. It's better for a person to do something because they want to, rather than being 'told' to. A way of getting around this would be to learn some motivational interviewing techniques, which you might find useful if you want to help people. Normally when someone asks for advice they already know what they should do but need to 'convince' themselves to do it. Motivational interviews try to get a person to realise what they already know they need to do.
User avatar #17 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I tend to take a little time, think over everything, get more info out of the person and then give them all the options I can think of to resolve a situation. that method has been working. my brothers tend to fuck up their lives a lot and have yet to listen to me when THEY ask for advice and I give them several option... cause the option they have is completely unrealistic and always bites them in the ass. I am constantly told I am the biggest pessimist they know... in reality, I am a realist and conservative who gives them legit advice that they can't handle.

like my younger brother wanting to be a rapper www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r5aM9fsqZg who is now going to spend money at a studio, and from how good the offer sounds I am sure this guy is going to rip him off. my older brother who is in a failed/failing relationship of about 11 years but won't leave because he is terrified of his kids growing up like him in a broken home. and more.

No easy answers to anything and I walk on egg shells whenever someone asks me for advice. I will look into that interview method and might start using it. trouble with it is in some cases, I know for a fact there choice is wrong and they just won't listen and I give up on it fairly quick now a days.
#18 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
by you advising them against their choices you may actually cause them to close up and resist alternatives. For example telling a smoker that they should quit would actually make them defensive and less open to the idea of quitting, whereas using the motivational interview technique over conflict could lead to a more open minded approach. i.e. Motivational interviewing is a directive, patient-centred counselling style that aims to help patients explore and resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change. It combines elements of style (warmth and empathy) with technique (e.g. focused reflective listening and the development of discrepancy). A core tenet of the technique is that the patient’s motivation to change is enhanced if there is a gentle process of negotiation in which the patient, not the practitioner, articulates the benefits and costs involved. A strong principle of this approach is that conflict is unhelpful and that a collaborative relationship between therapist and patient, in which they tackle the problem together, is essential.
apt.rcpsych.org/content/10/5/331.full
User avatar #19 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I never tell anyone directly to "not do something", it never works. I actually got my other little brother to stop smoking by telling him about the e-cigs and then buying him one which he paid me back for later, only used for 3 months and hasn't smoked since.
#5 - As a psychology student myself I really do not understand why …  [+] (11 new replies) 02/04/2015 on (untitled) 0
User avatar #11 - advice (02/04/2015) [-]
While I do agree with your thought, some people are just naturally geared towards understanding and helping in situations, the belief that you can go to school to learn how to give advice is B.S. to me, most advice is common sense mixed with life experience and wisdom, something you can't learn by studying the brain for two years
#13 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
Depends which kind of advice you're giving. I'm not suggesting that you need to go to school to give any advice. I think you may misunderstand what psychologists actually study (like most people), but that is a whole other issue.
User avatar #15 - advice (02/04/2015) [-]
I took psychology courses when I was going into pre-med, it was 25% "this is how thinking and stuff is" and 75% "synapses in the brain create thought and reason so you're all electricity and blah blah blah"

every teacher is different
#16 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
I suppose it's all down to which field of psychology you study, right now I'm studying psychology and health so a lot of it is focused around mental health and behaviour, etc. rather than the straight biological side.
User avatar #9 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
they do all the time. I think this situation comes up a lot where someone is in a bad spot in life and then their friend comes along and convinces them that they are right cause "I'm a psych major" and what not. :/
#10 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
The more I study psychology the less I give advice because the wrong advice can serious fuck up lives. Best to just see a professional
User avatar #12 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
exactly this! The most I understand about psych has come from my short but crowded life of mostly observation. I tend to have a great grasp on situations, how they will unfold and resolve... but I hardly tell anyone my advice since I know (and have caused a few when I was younger) how bad wrong advice can be. to me it all seems like an equation with variable that "can differ" but tend to follow similar paths, easily predicted... and tell no one what I observe (unless they ask my advice (and even then I only give them observational info from the outside and not so much "do this" advice))

So I understand the frustration of watching the same things happen over and over again across the expanse of your friends... it's always better to just shut the fuck up and let them figure it out since being right most of the time leads to fuck ups so bad every once in a while, it makes all the good you did worthless.
#14 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
There is actually a theory that to give someone advice actually puts them of following it. It's better for a person to do something because they want to, rather than being 'told' to. A way of getting around this would be to learn some motivational interviewing techniques, which you might find useful if you want to help people. Normally when someone asks for advice they already know what they should do but need to 'convince' themselves to do it. Motivational interviews try to get a person to realise what they already know they need to do.
User avatar #17 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I tend to take a little time, think over everything, get more info out of the person and then give them all the options I can think of to resolve a situation. that method has been working. my brothers tend to fuck up their lives a lot and have yet to listen to me when THEY ask for advice and I give them several option... cause the option they have is completely unrealistic and always bites them in the ass. I am constantly told I am the biggest pessimist they know... in reality, I am a realist and conservative who gives them legit advice that they can't handle.

like my younger brother wanting to be a rapper www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r5aM9fsqZg who is now going to spend money at a studio, and from how good the offer sounds I am sure this guy is going to rip him off. my older brother who is in a failed/failing relationship of about 11 years but won't leave because he is terrified of his kids growing up like him in a broken home. and more.

No easy answers to anything and I walk on egg shells whenever someone asks me for advice. I will look into that interview method and might start using it. trouble with it is in some cases, I know for a fact there choice is wrong and they just won't listen and I give up on it fairly quick now a days.
#18 - sozmonkey (02/04/2015) [-]
by you advising them against their choices you may actually cause them to close up and resist alternatives. For example telling a smoker that they should quit would actually make them defensive and less open to the idea of quitting, whereas using the motivational interview technique over conflict could lead to a more open minded approach. i.e. Motivational interviewing is a directive, patient-centred counselling style that aims to help patients explore and resolve their ambivalence about behaviour change. It combines elements of style (warmth and empathy) with technique (e.g. focused reflective listening and the development of discrepancy). A core tenet of the technique is that the patient’s motivation to change is enhanced if there is a gentle process of negotiation in which the patient, not the practitioner, articulates the benefits and costs involved. A strong principle of this approach is that conflict is unhelpful and that a collaborative relationship between therapist and patient, in which they tackle the problem together, is essential.
apt.rcpsych.org/content/10/5/331.full
User avatar #19 - thegamerslife (02/04/2015) [-]
I never tell anyone directly to "not do something", it never works. I actually got my other little brother to stop smoking by telling him about the e-cigs and then buying him one which he paid me back for later, only used for 3 months and hasn't smoked since.
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#1 - hargleblarg ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
I go through my FJ friends and find your name. It's hauntingly familiar yet I have no idea who you are...
#2 to #1 - sozmonkey (11/04/2012) [-]
Haha, does a spider crawling on my foot jog your memory?
#3 to #2 - hargleblarg ONLINE (11/04/2012) [-]
It doesn't jog mine, but that must have made you jog.
#4 to #3 - sozmonkey (11/04/2012) [-]
It was horrifying. It's a good job I didn't like your status on facebook, 'cause that'd really have freaked you out, huh
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