I Find Psychology Interesting

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    Elliot Aronson

    The last psychology class I took was Social Psychology with a text book by Elliot Aronson and a few other authors. It is the only text book I've ever read cover to cover. Aronson's name kept popping out at me throughout the read though. He had been doing studies in social...
    salaciouslyyours salaciouslyyours
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    When my psychologist suggested I write my

    process down I don't suppose she thought I might post it :-) I preface this piece because to me this process feels weird and just a little nuts. And the only reason I'm really ok with this vivid internal space, even though it's has been a refuge and comfort for me since its...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones
    2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

    "We must commit to learning from our mistakes

    instead of agonizing over them, or we're destined to repeat our errors in the future. When you temporarily run aground, remember that there are no failures in life. There are only results."
    drooniedat drooniedat
    41-45, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    I've taken a strong interest in psychology,

    be it in competition, business, and intimacy / relational. I have questions that need answering. Not brave enough to post them openly. Shoot me a msg if you're up for a game of wit.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2016

    I do so much work to keep my depression

    and anxiety at bay. That I end up having anxiety about getting all the work done. Then feel depressed about not having enough time to do anything else. Anyone else feel like this or have any suggestions. This is becoming very redundant.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    My own mind boggles me enough,

    but knowing what others think, how they feel, and what motivates their behavior is intriguing beyond words..
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    Psychology is really flawed.

    It gives people excuses to vilify each other and themselves, it tries to label and put boxes around everyone and everything. It gives us excuses to sit still, or to be a jerk to people. But it also gives us tools for moving forward, and helping people. It's flawed - but I also...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    Had To Be

    I come from a family history of schizophrenia, manic depressives, and all that jazz. When I was about 14 years young I began having seizures. I was always into psychology so when I learned that the number one cause of seizures was stress I went into over drive. I can now think...
    dann042O dann042O
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 4, 2013

    Hope I will me taking an AP psychology class

    this year and I can't wait to learn a lot :)
    gabs4help gabs4help
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    I don't what the heck I'm doing with my life

    right now but what I do know is that I'm into psychology and it's my college major.
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    Dec 27, 2015
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014

    Human behavior and the reasons behind it just

    amaze me. Everything we do has a connection and has meaning.
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I'm just wondering would anyone watch YouTube

    videos discussing psychology theory principles and ideas?
    Flackster28 Flackster28
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2014
    maireadlx maireadlx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

    What people experience at the initial stage of

    love is Infatuation; it fades over time. -- WalangForever Hahaha
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    Oct 18, 2015

    I really do. I read books from the library bout

    it. Very interesting expecially abnormal psychology
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    So I posted this on another group but: So have

    you ever heard of Sylvia Plath? She wrote 'the bell jar' (1963) 'Ariel' (1966), she wrote others too but those were her most successful pieces. She was born in 1932, and died in 1963. She would have been considered perfectly normal until she was 8 years old when her father died...
    BeautifulMyth BeautifulMyth
    22-25, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    You know what's ironic?

    We have the best brains of all animal species on earth, yet we're so easily tricked. Psychology is used all around us. Like pricing something 99,99 instead of 100 to make it feel cheaper, or grocery stores putting bread and cheese so far apart, so you have to traverse the whole...
    Junkard Junkard
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    One cannot understand another's behaviors

    and actions, but only sympathize with the person.
    Letmebee Letmebee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2015
    HavanaHelena HavanaHelena
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    "Often men who have been emotionally neglected

    and abused as children by dominating mothers bond with assertive women, only to have their childhood feelings of being engulfed surface. While they could not 'smash their mommy' and still receive love, they find that they can engage in intimate violence with partners who respond...
    Aimee17 Aimee17
    41-45, F
    May 7, 2014

    because I love people

    who are ****** up. I'm a first year psychology student and loving it.
    Rotteriffic Rotteriffic
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2014
    maireadlx maireadlx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
    leostrong leostrong
    26-30, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    Splitting Personality

    I've been meaning to make an attempt to explain the single most amazing experience in my life. 11/25-26/2011 was a rather interesting time for me and I'm not exactly sure what happened.  I spent the preceding days in a state of catatonic depression. Feeling hopeless and...
    UltraHighMonarch UltraHighMonarch
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    Ask yourself what is true about the situation.

    When you sense yourself shutting down or feeling defensive, ask yourself what you believe the person meant to do to you. Did they truly mean to insult you, betray you, disrespect you, or make fun of you? Your brain works very hard to keep you safe, so it will judge a situation...
    DavidG1986i DavidG1986i
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Apr 8, 2016

    So.. Behavioral Nueroscience

    So, ever since I was little I wanted to do some job that interested me and I made a lot of money. I like nueropsychology. First, I like knowing how people think. Why they did this or that.. So I did my research. A few Google searches later and I come across behavioral...
    kennedyhensen46 kennedyhensen46
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2013

    I sing you lies Like Lullabies.

    The guilt slides off me And you'll never realize That these wise eyes Are a prized guise Fashioned to capitalize On cries Off all shapes and size. Cries for blood Cries of pain Cries for God Cries in vain Once you catch on (you won't) We'll label you insane. In the meantime...
    1986shanet 1986shanet
    31-35, M
    Jan 21, 2015

    Mostly the journey into the deep subconscious

    rather than any form of brain development or any more 'traditional' fields of Psychology. I find myself a lot more comfortable using strange words (Shadows, Neuroticisms, etc.) rather than jumping straight to the point. I've always been a closed person, so this is a better way...
    Quadraginta47 Quadraginta47
    18-21, M
    Aug 13, 2015

    Forbes says: statistically,

    21% of American adults read below a 5th grade level.
    Jrock91 Jrock91
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    I like my own posts and responses

    so I get a notification. I need a friend! Ha ha
    deleted deleted
    Mar 1, 2016

    I have a question. This is not a setup,

    and I really hope to get some answers from men as well as women. I need some objectivity here. Is it true that all victims of a sexual assault are not in any way culpable in any given situation? Is there ever a time where the victim is even slightly at fault? Is a violent...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Mar 25, 2015
    captaindani captaindani
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    I have always been somewhat intrigued by the

    human mind, but my real interest started when I got severely depressed among other things and wanted to find out what the hell was wrong with me. It is a pretty common reason, really. I had a psych professor that at the end of the year told us that all of it is BS because of the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    We become who we are we cant judge a book by

    its cover...... But you can by its first few chapters, and most certainly by its last
    1986shanet 1986shanet
    31-35, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    The only difference between a sociopath

    and a psychopath is a sociopath stays indoors more
    1986shanet 1986shanet
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

    The mind~ i love how the mind works

    and like studying disorders and syndromes. I dont know why though
    LonelyMisfitt LonelyMisfitt
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2013

    Is anyone else here interested in the

    psychodynamic approach? Freud, Adler, Jung, Erikson? I would love to have a conversation with someone who is!
    JA1678 JA1678
    26-30, F
    Jul 16, 2015

    I always wanna know why!

    !! and what people are thinking and why they think it. I wanna know what their choices would be and why. and what caused them to be like how they are. good or bad. but more importantly WHY?
    dksl14 dksl14
    18-21, M
    Dec 4, 2014

    I've always liked psychology

    because it's really only a bunch of theories and observations that people came up with and are trying to make sense of human behavior.
    mwessley mwessley
    46-50, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    I'm reading a book at the moment called.

    Sex, murder and the meaning of life, if you are just starting, that would be a good book to give you a kickstart.
    aleinatree aleinatree
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2014
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I'Ve Lost Myself Along The Way.

    So, about half a year ago, I took a deep interest in how people thought of the world and it's assets and decided to experiment on my own conscious and broke myself. From that point on until now, I've lost many, many friends, and distanced myself from most of everybody I was...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    Happiness is a construct,

    it Employs more then one variable until jubilant times are reached.
    Jrock91 Jrock91
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    One day when I was at work.

    I started to think of the many people who loved me and genuinely enjoyed my company and that at least ONE person in the WORLD wished they could be with me RIGHT NOW (even if I did not know who:). Then instantly I realized how LUCKY I am to ALWAYS be stuck with ME.
    skylove23 skylove23
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2014

    There is nothing that will take the pain away,

    but eventually you will find a way to live with it, there will be nightmares and everyday that you wake up it will be the first thing on your mind until one day it will be the second thing
    1986shanet 1986shanet
    31-35, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    I love seeing how different people think

    and why they think that way.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    2 Responses May 5, 2015
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