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I Am Interested In Psychology

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    I have been working towards getting my degree

    in clinical psychology. I get so excited thinking of myself as a therapist or counselor yet it scares me at the same time. I guess your dreams are supposed to scare you though.
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2014

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    In Two Minds

     According to a theory, the following is an example of how a fish remembers an event. A fish is swimming along in water which is cool. It begins to enter more shallow water which is warmer. As it swims further the water begins to get more murky and muddy. It then swims under...
    YBlah YBlah 41-45 3 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    I find psychology to be fascinating .

    . . Specifically, personalities and personality disorders are what I find to be the most appealing. It is because I want to know more about myself and others, and learning about the things that make an individual. I plan to have a career in psychology, but I have not yet...
    RainCoyote RainCoyote 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    What areas of psychology are you most

    interested in? I am going to start doing Youtube videos of various psychology topics. Im looking for ideas as well as just being generally curious!
    Flackster28 Flackster28 18-21, F May 27, 2014

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    i always wanted to understand people,

    like who they are beneath their skin, what triggers them, what motivates them...and i think i can understand the shades of a person by talking with him/her for sometime.... but ******* it i didn't chose psychology as my profession...and i deeply regret it..!! but i try to read...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 8, 2014

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    iApril iApril 18-21 Jun 21, 2014

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    I think most of us are,

    i mean who doesnt want to understand why we behave the way we do or react to certain situations ect...Its something I'm looking into and studying righ now and I love it :)
    tasharyan tasharyan 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    This is an interesting website.

    http://brainblogger.com/ This is also interesting http://www.rainybrainsunnybrain.com/bbc-horizon/ I do the Social threats material every day.
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M Feb 24, 2014

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    I have always been a fan of Paul Bloom,

    and this is a good one! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328wX2x_s5g
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M Apr 3, 2014

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    So I'm incoming Grade 9 this school year

    and I'm having plans on taking Bachelor of Arts in Psychology on college. Is it a interesting course I should take? Please help me. :D Derek
    dherek13 dherek13 13-15, M 2 Responses May 16, 2014

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    I've never had any education in psychology,

    but I'm thinking about taking it at college. It seems so interesting! Why people do what they do, what causes it, how does the brain and mind work? The only thing I'm kinda worried about it that I'll get paranoid with myself, knowing exactly what caused me to think what I'm...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Epilepsy and psych I saw a study

    which pulled information from over 6 million patients from 8 commercial health plans. It then looked at epileptic patients 6,621, Men 52 %, Women 48%. They used a list of 29 co-morbidities then looked at the list of epileptic patients to see if they had any. About half did...
    subsumedpat subsumedpat 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    How Not To Be Offended

    I found this interesting...wanted to share... :) There is an ancient and well-kept secret to happiness which the Great Ones have known for centuries. They rarely talk about it, but they use it all the time, and it is fundamental to good mental health. This secret is called The...
    someday2012 someday2012 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    Do Psychopaths Feel Disgust?

    As written by a self confessed psychopath inpsychopathic writings blogg Role of Emotional Intelligence in Social Life Emotional intelligence is the ability of a person to use emotions as a guiding tool for interpersonal effectiveness in his or her social environment (Figure 1...
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    Our Flexible Memories Can Forgive

    I learned this weekend that our brains perform Recall by assembling, say, a color, a smell, a sound, an image, really a myriad of details, and assemble these elements in working our Memory. And it is during this montage that the Memory is most vulnerable. Here, something can be...
    rickleester rickleester 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    People believe we are like.

    ....person. And i also believe l know who i am. But we actually don't who we are. Sometimes i'm shocked finding another me..in a good way and bad way. Yes.Psychology is very interesting.
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I have always been so interested in how people

    think and what makes them tick you know. Just how do you see the world we live in? Is it even the same world. Who are you inside your head. Just stuff that makes us us. But I never get to talk to people about them or how they think. why they think what they do and what it really...
    firebird3142 firebird3142 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    Yeah i suppose i am..

    Ive been trying to learn as much as i can lately about different things related to psychology in some way,one has been personality types.Myer Briggs,also enneagrams.A bit obsessed with that lately lol besides that another thing not so conventional that's peeked my interest for a...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Does anyone know why I have

    such serious problems with procrastination? I have bad anxiety, I hate my life, and I have to force myself to do everything. I feel like the real world is way to stressful and upsetting so I try to disengage by watching movies or going on ep, or researching things on Google but...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 14 Responses Apr 8

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    Attachment theory in psychology originates with

    the work of John Bowlby (1958). In the 1930’s John Bowlby worked as a psychiatrist in a Child Guidance Clinic in London, where he treated many emotionally disturbed children. This experience led Bowlby to consider the importance of the child’s relationship with their...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I like trying to understand

    where people are coming from, what drives them to their opinion or actions. I don't even understand my own actions half the time but I always wonder where in my environment did I start developing the stances I have on certain subjects or issues.
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 26, 2014

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    Hey ive just posted my first psychology video

    on my youtube channel. Its about the psychology of helping behaviour. Feel free to check it out.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfRUc5Z8JIE
    Flackster28 Flackster28 18-21, F May 28, 2014

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    I am reading a book called "Rainy Brain,

    Sunny Brain" which states that positive optimistic people believe they have control over their circumstances and are confident that they can handle anything that life throws at them. However some people are sick and many times they are not in control of their disease process...
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I Love Psychology.

    I loved studying psychology courses while in college and earned a BS degree in psychology and in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. I am going for my masters in counseling next and my PH.D. and work as a forensic psychologist with the military members returning from...
    blackfemalelooking blackfemalelooking 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    There are simply too many talented,

    manipulative ******* out there, ready to screw me over if I don't sharpen my mind to meet theirs. Survival of the fittest, I say.
    Akurou Akurou 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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    So this is a question I've been thinking about

    for a while.. What is your opinion of dreams? Do you think they have some deep underlying meaning, or are they simply misfires of neural impulses of the brain?
    bumblebpea bumblebpea 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    Ever Since I Was Little

    I was always good at figuring out human psychology and the way people act and think. As I grew up I've studied it in my own personal time. Anyone who's actually interested in psychology knows that there are several branches of psychology and you can never learn everything. There...
    KisKat KisKat 18-21, F Jul 1, 2013

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    Psychology Classes Should Be Required In High School

    The study of psychology gives you insight into understanding human development and behavior. I believe having that knowledge and even an untrained layperson's understanding of the basic concepts of psychology enables us to be more understanding and tolerant of others' behavior...
    aFloridaBeachMan aFloridaBeachMan 51-55, M 15 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    I Am Interested In What Makes People Think The Way They Do...

    I think it is fascinating to learn about other people and watch the way they work. I know that environment has a lot to do with a person's personality, but it is also genes as well. But i have to laugh at myself here because i am one strange person. I was told in my psychology...
    wonderingkitten wonderingkitten 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Best subject I have ever worked on.

    . Everything about it makes me want to learn more. I tend to look at myself from a third person view and evaluate.
    rustydiamond22 rustydiamond22 26-30, F May 14, 2014

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    I was talking to this other guy yesterday in

    here, and like. I've seen his stories and how insecure he is and stuff but when I talk to him he amazes me. He always refers to himself as "worthless" and I'm just sitting here like "dude.. are you high? You're the awesomest person ever" I mean his heart is as gold as his soul...
    CindereIIa CindereIIa 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2014

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    I found many interesting facts

    and homosexuals and heterosexuals in my Psychology textbook. The amount of finger ridges between our left and right hands differ. Also, "homosexual participants had 39 percent greater odds of being non-right-handed" (Lalumière et al., 2000). So weird how hand dominance plays...
    NightStalker67 NightStalker67 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I plan on getting a PhD in psychology

    and becoming a criminal psychologist (:
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So many people make decisions out of fear

    disguised as practicality
    FrostyMethod FrostyMethod 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2014

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    I have mental problems myself

    and I have always been keen on the processes of the mind. How it works, how it makes the decisions we ultimately live our life by. I find the mind an amazing thing, mine especially lol ;o)
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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    I took two full years of psych

    and loved every second of it. I would love too go back and take more psych classes soon ! I think advanced psych is so important for me as a stylist c:
    Kylieprincess Kylieprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2014

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    Why where you live means

    so much... For better or worse, the place where we grew up usually retains an iconic status. But while it's human nature to want to have a place to belong, we also want to be special, and defining yourself as someone who once lived somewhere more interesting is one way to do...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    Do you know your enneagram

    or mbti type? I'd like to know if either of the profiles describes you well. I'm entp enneagram type 7
    zeusandwich zeusandwich 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2014

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    Psychopaths

    Psychopaths do not usually experience feelings of disgust as normal people do. As an experiment psychopaths have been exposed to disgusting stimuli and they do not have the fear stress response normal people have. Many psychopaths are not aware that they are mentally ill. This is...
    unAmigo unAmigo 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    If I Went Back To College...

    This should've been my bachelor's. Back then I thought teaching was me. Took me years to see how psychology really is my true passion. Always looking for a way to get back into school again. Miss those days.
    itzcomplex itzcomplex 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    SprinklesINF SprinklesINF 16-17, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    mymanifesto mymanifesto 22-25, M Jun 30, 2014

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    I am only 14 but I'm hoping to study the

    application of social science at university when I leave school, I am interested in psychology and mental health and I'm looking forward to learning about gender stereotypes ect. As that section of psychology interests me the most.
    amyyisafgt amyyisafgt 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    If you want to implement social engineering,

    try whispering to people in a crowded room.
    1x1muse1x1 1x1muse1x1 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2014

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    Can anybody help me, m a lil confused! I am a B.A student,Psychology is my main subjct, js got over wid my 2nd year of grad,hopefully I'll b promoted to 3rd year(if I pass,dat is...
    ScorpLady ScorpLady 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I already do. I'm 14 and I have been interested in psychology for a few years now. I figure if I ever end up going to college then that's what I am going to study. Currently I want...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Mar 22

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