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Psychology of Colors — Infographic

Psychology of Colors in Marketing

While this infographic by Louise Myers keys in on the marketing aspect of color choices, it is very interesting from the psychology standpoint as well.  If you want to ignore the use in marketing, or emphasize that as a product of psychology and mind manipulation, this is an interesting study in how we use and make associations based on colors.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 11/29/16 (The Simple Solution to Traffic)

Daily Video — “The Simple Solution to Traffic”

Today’s video comes from CGP Grey and finishes our traffic and car theme for today. It helps walk through some of the most common traffic related problems and why we can sometimes experience backups that appear out of nowhere!  If you’ve ever driven (or will drive!) you’ll have to deal with traffic sooner or later.  Maybe knowing why it pops up can make it a little easier to deal with?  …no, I didn’t really buy that either.

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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Daily Video

 

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Traffic Simulator

Traffic Simulator

 

Sticking with today’s theme of traffic and car related materials, Traffic Simulator gives you and your students a chance to see how slight changes in road systems, driving patterns, and other factors can lead to major back-ups on our roadways.

The initial pattern on the website is a steady circle of traffic (ring road), and you can manipulate different factors such as the total number of cars on the road, the number of those that are trucks, and the acceleration of those vehicles to show how each affects the traffic in a closed system.  Once you’ve played with that and messed up rush hour, you can try the other traffic patterns, such as adding an on-ramp (above), off-ramp, construction, hill, or detour to see how each can also change the traffic.  Different elements can again be manipulated to test the roads and demonstrate how different factors can lead to traffic nightmares.

Explanations of some of the physics and psychology of traffic are provided through the links on the sidebar, as well as different ways to use the simulation.  Traffic Simulator is a wonderful tool for seeing how traffic patterns can shift and change and what affects them, as well as providing students with some problem solving as they work through how to alleviate the traffic and find the ideal conditions for each roadway.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2016 in Websites

 

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Fears and Phobias — Infographic

Fears and Phobias

We all have something we are afraid of, be it a small fear, or a life crippling phobia.  Today’s infographic takes a look at some of these, breaking down the types of phobias we might have, our body’s reaction to them, as well as how we can cure them.  [VIA]

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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 11/10/15 (Winning at Rock Paper Scissors)

Daily Video — “Winning at Rock Paper Scissors

From the Numberphile YouTube Channel, this video looks at statistics, probability, and game theory as well as human behavior to provide you an almost(?) unbeatable strategy for winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors.  (No mention about Lizard & Spock)

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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The Best Job For Your Personality Type — Infographic

The Best Job For Your Personality Type

Running with the theme from yesterday’s infographic, today’s looks at what the best career for you might be based on that personality type.  Many times we take these tests, or take job aptitude tests to see what our ideal career might be, and it really does say a lot about our future success and happiness if we are in careers that fit these aptitudes and attitudes. [VIA]

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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Infographics

 

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Famous Personality Types — Infographic

Famous Personality Types

Anyone familiar with psychology has probably taken the Jung/Briggs Myers personality typology test and found out their four letter personality type.  If you haven’t, then you can take a version here and see where you fall in one of the 16 possible types. (I am ISTJ!) Sometimes you feel like you are the only person in the world like this, however.  But be not afraid, you are not alone.  Today’s infographic breaks down the personality types and some famous figures who have those types.  You might be surprised who you are simlilar to, or who is similar to each other.  Who knew Kayne West and Mother Teresa or Angelina Jolie and Donald Trump, or Einstein and Tina Fey all shared similar personalities with each other?  [VIA]

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Posted by on November 3, 2015 in Infographics

 

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The Selfie Syndrome – Infographic

Is Social Media Making us Narcissistic?

Narcissism is the preoccupation with one’s self, self image, and an obsession with how they are perceived by others.  One of the downfalls of increased use of social media is an increase in the number of people putting themselves “out there” to the world.  Feeding off the reactions and praise of others can be good for self-image and self-worth, but it can also have a negative impact on one’s emotional health and well-being.

Today’s infographic points out some of the signs and signals of narcissism and the negative impact that social media (focusing on Facebook and Twitter) is having on many. [VIA]

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Posted by on December 5, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Flowers and What they Symbolize – Infographic

Flowers and What They Symbolize

Just about everyone I know loves flowers, especially my wife and mom.  I can never fail with that gift.  However, I never really thought about the meaning of some of the various flowers that are available in bouquets.  Like many things, different flowers convey different meanings, whether on their own, or as part of a bouquet or, as I learned are meant for specific family members over others.  Today’s infographic helps break down these meanings and the symbolism of flowers. [VIA]

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Posted by on September 11, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Culture and Colors – Infographic

What Colors Mean to Different Cultures

Every culture expresses themselves differently, whether it be through words, signs, gestures, or symbols.  This is no different when it comes to color.  For example, in the US (and most western cultures) we associate the color red with danger, but for the Native Americans it’s yellow.  We get the blues when we’re unhappy, but the Japanese see black.  Today’s data packed infographic gives a fantastic insight into the ways that different cultures perceive their emotions through color. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Infographics

 

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