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This is my definition of "Phidish". It seems I am the only one on Google using the word. I decided to make this new page for the word so Google would have a more complete history of how I have used it and there would be less chance of someone trying to steal the credit for creating it!
Examples of phidish:
Here is another example of needlessly complicated language
This seems to mean that you feel better when you can name your feelings.
Here is a little from the article
It was nice of the author to define mindfulness for us. So then I looked for "dispositional mindfulness," but he didn't define that term anywhere in the article.
Other EQI.org Topics:
|Here is what I wrote on Feb 8,
I think I first used it on this page, http://eqi.org/acad.htm where I said "They write in Phidish, the language of PhD's.", but I have used it on a lot of my pages in the past year or so. Here are more places I have used i tis another place I have used it.--
|On Feb 8, 2005 I also wrote this
And found this on google
Did you mean: phish
Classement Chevaux 2002 -
|Today, Dec 7 I did another search
and found this
|Then I did a search without the
name Glein since Glein Phidish was showing up a lot. Then
this gif image shows all 4 results
image missing - it was phidish3.GIF
If you haven't studied psychology or read a lot of things written by PhD's in psychology, you probably won't know what this word means. It doesn't mean to build something. They don't use it like a verb. It is not pronounced con-struct'. It is pronounced con'-struct. I see it a lot when I read what psychology professors and psychology students say about emotional intelligence. They say it is a "construct." I'd rather just say it is a concept. Most people know what that means.
Someone once said "I don't think it should be necessary to learn a new language to learn about something" and I understand how this person feels. (On the other hand there are a couple of words which come to mind in the field of EI which I must say were useful to me to learn. These were "amygdala" and "alexithymia"
I am also thinking about the word "love". Would the psychologists call this a "construct", too, if they came up with a test to try to measure it?
This is a word that
PhD's seem to like to use. I remember when Sarah was 13 or 14 year and was once copying
something off of the Internet for a school paper. She got
a good grade on the paper, but wasn't very proud of her
work since she had just copied things quickly which she
thought would impress the teacher. She was a little
reluctant to show me what she had written, but with a
little persuasion, she did. In the paper was the word
"problematic:" I asked her if she knew what it
meant. She said no.
Here is something from the Wikipedia page on EI today.
Why does someone have to say "posits"? Why can they say "thinks" or "suggests", or "writes" or "believes"? I suggest we try to keep our terms a bit simpler. I think of the many people around the world who do not speak English as their first language and I suspect that many of them won't know what the word "posit" means. And I have never had to use this word in a conversation. So why use it on a Wikipedia page?
|Update - October 2017 - from Brazil
"leaky sensory gating"
Another phidish term --- I found it when I read an article about how geniuses needs silence to think and work. Parts of the article were painful for me to read because they said things like "overly" sensitive to sound. And "inability" to "filter out" sound -- and they even called it an "affliction"
"The findings, published in the journal Neuropsychologia, suggest those with the affliction might find it easier to think creatively as they can focus on a wide range of things simultaneously.
"Scientists at Northwestern University, Illinois, tested 100 people on their ability to find original solutions to problems and found strong links between an inability to shut out irrelevant audio stimuli, dubbed 'leaky' sensory gating, and creativity."
Here is more, from another PhD
Darya Zabelina, a PhD psychology student at Northwestern University in Illinois said: 'If funnelled in the right direction, these sensitivities can make life more rich and meaningful, giving experiences more subtlety.'
Giving experiences more subtlety? haha What does that mean? It doesn't necessarily sound like a good thing to me. It sounds like nothing in fact. It sounds like an expression from someone whose feelings have been deadened by too much studying and too much time spent around other over-edcuated people. lol
Now here is something which is easier to understand and is not painful to read for me -- it is from the comments...
"This just describes me I need silence to think."
I won't put the link in because first is is from the dailymail in the uk - what i consider a tabloid newspaper
Here is the headline for today, so you can see what I mean.
Harvey Weinstein 'raped me after the BAFTAs':
Actress tearfully tells how 'sex abuser' producer burst
into her London hotel room and forced himself on her
after attending the awards with his wife