Archive for August, 2013

Teaching psychology oriented subject is always interesting. Consumer behavior is one such course that talks more about application of psychology in marketing. “Marketing has moved from products to customers and now to human spirits” as said by Marketing Guru Philip Kotler. Consumer behavioral analysis is inevitable for any marketer. Consumer behavior course kick starts by understanding perception of people towards products and services.

Getting directly into the topic and teaching them core concepts of perception may not interest students, hence I developed a set of activities to make them understand about it. The activities were taken from few websites and thematic appreciation test from SSB interviews conducted for recruiting people in Indian army. I hope even as a reader you might feel really elated to view the pictures posted here.

Illusion is everywhere , and without illusion there is no magic. So start your perception class by showing visual illusion pictures. I have shown these pictures in my class to make it more interesting. First four pictures is related to illusion and the last picture is going to help students in understanding about perception. In the first four pictures ask the same question whatever posted below the picture, students will initially get it wrong and later on they will realize the picture is giving them visual illusions.


Which circle at the center is bigger?


Find out two parallel lines in the picture.


Which line is lengthy?


What do you see here?


Write a story based on this picture.

The last picture is the key. Ask all the students to write a story by looking at the picture ( ensure no one write their name on their story sheet), collect all of them and take only few and read it in the class. It will funny as well as thought provoking. While you read the story you will be able to understand and also the students will understand perception of everyone is different. After doing this activity teaching perception will become easy and you will be able to relate other concepts with the help of the story wrote by students. Perception is a wonderful topic to teach and enjoy teaching it.


First Impression in Interviews

“First Impression is the best impression” is a well know quote to everyone around the globe. When we attend any training to equip ourselves to ace interviews, the trainer will say your first impression plays a major in the selection process. And you know there needs to be a good first impression, but you don’t know what it is all about and why is it so important. This article will let you know the reason behind the saying .

First impression is created by the way you act in the interview in the first 5 – 20 seconds time. In the first instance whether you are showing a broad smile, making eye contact with the interviewer, the words that you use to describe you, and of course your dressing sense is vital in impressing the interviewer.  Continue reading

காலக் கணக்கீடோ

நேரத்தின் நினைவுகளோ

அல்ல காதல்

கால நேரம் மறந்து

உன்னை நினைவில்

தவழ்வதே காதல்!

– பாலச்சந்தர் 

பொருள் உடைமையோ,

புகழ் உடைமையோ

அல்ல காதல்.

பொருள் நீ என புகழ்

கொள்வதே காதல்.

– பாலச்சந்தர்


உணர்வுகள் அற்ற மனதோடு

உணர்ச்சிகள் அற்ற
மிருகங்களாக திரிகின்றோம்
உறவுகள் முறித்து இடம் பெயர்ந்தது
காசு பணம் பார்க்க
வெளிநாடு செல்கின்றோம்
கணிணியின் முன் கண்சிமிட்டி
பாச மொழி பேசுகின்றோம்
நாம்  இடம்  பெயர்ந்த நேரம் நம்
சந்ததிகள் தமிழ் மறக்கும்
தாய் தமிழ் மொழி
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Art of acceptance

We live a life which normally has riddles and mazes, people who overcome these is considered as successful people. Even though people become successful they are puzzled about why is the trouble coming again and again to them. When people reach the higher level they get multiple works. Since they become successful they tend to accept more and sometimes they miserably fail to accomplish it. There are few things which can be followed in order to accept the work.Image Continue reading