Tag Archives: Psychology

Quote: Milgram on social psychology

Related: The Milgram Experiment 1962 Full Documentary

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Quote: Bertrand Russell on mass psychology

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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Ecopsychology — a major new area of study

Cathia Falvey EurekAlert New Rochelle, NY, July 24, 2012—Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world are offering courses and even graduate degrees in ecopsychology and other forms of environmentally focused psychology. Ecopsychology examines the psychological, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects … Continue reading

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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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Reinforcing Effects of Electrical Brain Stimulation

Source: Wireheading Introduction In 1954, Olds and Milner reported an observation that arguably represents the most intriguing and enigmatic phenomenon biopsychologists have yet encountered. They noted that a rat preferred the region of the test apparatus where it received electrical … Continue reading

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Study: Kids with behavior problems, disabilities bullied more, more likely to bully others

Susan Swearer EurekAlert Students with ‘observable’ disabilities much more likely to bully, be bullied in school. Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – … Continue reading

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The Righteous Road to Ruin

Chris Hedges truthdig.com “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” A book by Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan Haidt’s book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion” trumpets yet another grand theory … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Flow (in under 300 words)

PsyBlog spring.org.uk What is it like to be fully alive, right now, engaged with what you are doing? That’s the psychology of flow. When the happiness and creativity expert Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was studying how painters work, he noticed an odd … Continue reading

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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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