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“等待被点赞”有瘾

2016-06-19 21:19 From 张艳

现如今,朋友圈在人际交往中占到了举足轻重的地位啊!

工作的有工作交流群

上学的有组队上()自()习()群
每天,你和你的好友们都在朋友圈里

po出各种各样的内容

(此处自动脑补朋友圈画面。。。)


那么,


天天.gifHow many times do you check your Moments page in a day to see whether your latest post has got another "like" or "thumbs up"?
(一天之中,你为了看看你所发的最新动态是否又被赞而看多少次朋友圈呢?)

like,thumb up  点赞,顶
Moments 朋友圈
latest post 最新动态(post也可做动词,发布,如 post a selfie 发自拍照)


天天.gif频繁的刷新自己的朋友圈,其实并不是什么坏事儿。因为心理学家们最新研究发现:
In fact, the pleasure we derive from getting a "like" is equal to that of eating chocolate or winning money, and we can't help wanting more. (事实上,我们从“赞”上得到的愉悦感和吃巧克力或者赢钱带来的快乐是一样的,并且我们会情不自禁的想要更多。)

derive from 得到,获得
be equal to ...  跟……一样
can't help doing sth情不自禁做.....(这是英文中典型的否定形式表肯定含义的用法)


详情如下:


According to the findings of the UCLA Brain Mapping Center, which observed 32 teens aged between 13 and 18, the feedback circuit in the teens' brains are particularly sensitive, and the "social" and "visual" parts of their brains were activated when they received "likes" on an Instagram-like social network. (句子主干成分已黑体标出)

The research also showed that though the thumbs up might come from complete strangers, the good they derive from it worked all the same.


feedback circuit 反馈回路


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天天.gif既然多收到赞对我们有益,那么问题又来了:
Q:Does it mean we should try our best to win as many thumbs up as possible?
A:Not necessarily so if we know the reasons behind our desire for attention.
Radwan said people who were an only child, who were used to being the center of attention in their house, may try to replicate these conditions. (主干已黑体标出)
Feeling "overlooked and unappreciated" might also lead you to crave for attention. Other times, the state of being jealous, or wanting to cover your mistakes may also contribute to such longings.


Be used to doing ...  习惯于做....
replicate 复制
overlooked  被忽视的
unappreciated 被轻视的
the state of being jaelous 处于嫉妒中
crave for attention 渴望关注= long for attention= desire for attention
Cover mistakes 掩饰错误
longing 渴望


毫无疑问,过分渴望受到关注很容易产生焦虑。

甚至当你得到关注后,它还会反过来破坏你的情绪。


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天天.gif不过,心理学家写了这样一番话:
"If people could adopt goals not focused on their own self-esteem but on something larger than their self, such as what they can create or contribute to others, they would be less susceptible to some of the negative effects of pursuing self-esteem,"

self-esteem自尊
susceptible to 对……敏感
pursue 追求


天天.gif如果人们制定的目标关注点不在他们的自尊心上,而是关注比他们自身更大的目标,比如他们自身能创造些什么或是可以为他人带去什么,那他们就不会这么的玻璃心了。
生活的更轻松点...自在点...随性点....
不自见,故明;不自是,故彰;不自伐,故有功;不自矜;故长;夫唯不争,故天下莫能与之争。


那么,对于我们
在学习中,我们获取知识创造价值才是真正目的

被他人认可,称赞只是其中的附带品

不必过于纠结!