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    As a writer, having at least a rudimentary

    understanding of psychology helps a great deal in developing characters.
    utahwriter utahwriter 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Mind Theory And The Assumptive Mind

    In an attempt to understand myself and others, I have been studying critical thinking and the theory of the mind. The majority of people have assumptions based on beliefs held within their own minds. Many of our beliefs/assumptions are cultural or social based. We follow...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 2 Responses May 17, 2012

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    One Reason I Don't Like Psychology

    It is entirely TOO easy to fool someone into thinking you have something wrong. Believe me I knw because I've done it. A person can study schizophrenia until the books come unglued at the seams, and then pretend to have it! There fore getting a check, or a free ticket outta jail...
    freedomlovingypsy freedomlovingypsy 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Schizophrenia: For The Gradstudent.

    We are interested here in Schizophrenia as something divided into two groups and two subgroups: 1. Voice hallucinations that are inside the brain. 2. Voice hallucinations that are not experienced as inside the brain. and: A. Childhood schizophrenia B. Adult...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2011

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    Sunday Morning Musings On Perception

    The benefit of the Sunday morning is that it offers some time to write up the post-meditation exercise reflections. Little note - I do not mean "meditation" in any formal sense, this is just a sort of mental exercise of reflecting routine of my own. It is characteristic that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    I Majored In Child Psycholo...

    I majored in Child Psychology and love it..  You should never stop learning about yourself and others.  I think the biggest part to me with Psychology is knowing just when to shut up and listen
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 1, 2008

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    i Love Psychology. ...

    i love psychology. it's been my dream job for 5 years and it just fascinates me. i have tons of books on psychology and i've read them all. i love learning how the human mind works and applying the knowledge to help solve problems. it works a lot. i love it...i love it haha...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    It's Mi Major<3

    I just think it's so interesting and observable in everyday life. I think the reason I got interested in psychology was because I'm very observant when it comes to human behavior and emotion. I started noticing all these things about people around me and myself and started...
    relief9 relief9 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2009

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    Suicidal ? Depressed ?

    Angry ? The cure begins by discovering just ONE positive moment in your life. Just one. And if you claim there isn't just ONE, you're a liar. You're afraid to get well. True. It's the foundation. The building block of all psychiatry, therapy, recovery.
    JoshM1974 JoshM1974 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Are You Nuts?

    If everyone always lies, because we always believe them, can the psychology of normalcy be anything but abnormal psychology?   Alternately, if everyone always lies, then everyone’s experience is lies. No one has real experience in memory. So who or what is to become the...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Jul 31, 2011

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    How People Become Cattle

    The word "love" diminishes in meaning the more allowances we must make for our own, our mate's, and our environment's capacity for fully engaging the offspring's evolved faculties.When we are born due to our mothers having made such allowances, we suffer a corresponding amount of...
    behavioralist behavioralist 66-70, M 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I want to go to school

    for psychology. I want to work with criminals and understand the minds of why they do the things they do. Is there something else like that in that field beside being a criminal psychologist
    parjae parjae 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 26

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    A New Super-power! Suddenly Sanest On Earth!

    If you know that I am a male, white or brown, sixtyish, educated here and there, mastered this and that physical discipline, born this place, lived in those other places, visited this list of cities and attractions, and like science fiction and action stories when I'm not...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Aug 13, 2011

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    Simplified Egotism-study

    What is guilt?You are on a old wooden ship that is taking on water rapidly, and everyone is called to bail. But you see it as a chance to collect some plunder and stash it someplace where you can retrieve it later. Everyone should be tossing the water overboard, but you are...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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    The Elusive Cure: Intelligence! (master Class)

    The serious mind can sincerely devote itself to wondering, without prejudice, pressures to conclude, or conclusions, if schizophrenia and genuine intelligence can coexist in an individual, or conversely if intelligence is actually the cure for schizophrenia? And further (and...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Oct 8, 2011

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    Normal Psychology 4 Dummies

    At some age, usually before twenty, all modern people (that’s to say not all village people or tribal people) go through a transformation of the mind, from the mind that is aware exclusively of what is outside of us (so that even if we hear voices these are voices in the...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 28

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    Auto-psychosis 101

    If you focus well enough to see the detail, you will better appreciate and understand the graphics illustrating one of my favourite albums by Katalepsy,  (AUTOPSYCHOSIS). Please try to spot a little human being in the centre of the graphics, just above the character "S...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 23, 2013

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    Transactional Analysis Theory

    I took a course today. I learnt about a concept called Life positions and the OK coral which I found really interesting and helpful. It is a model of four positions which we take up in life and through which we view ourselves and others. 1) I am OK, You are OK = Healthy Position...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2008

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    It's So Interesting! ^^

    I've been doing psychology at A-level and it's sadly nearly over. I've enjoyed nearly every minute of it (obviously, revision is stressful) and learned a whole lot about how different things, like stress or media, can influence you in different ways. Although some of it is...
    nezumi nezumi 22-25, F 10 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    The Mirage We Spend Everything Saving

    The subconscious is a degraded intelligence, and obedience to authority degrades it. One form of this obedience is to read people’s faces and accept what we read as someone to meet. When we do this even disobedience becomes obedience, because we disobey this image, so...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Jan 9, 2012

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    Psych Changing Destiny In A Few Words

    If all success is acting ability, and time is always carrying us away from the age where we play with the insignificant and into the age where we are working with the successful, then a part of our mind is always growing where we are mistaking fiction for real people. And...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Sep 17, 2011

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    The Briefest Postgrad Psych-lesson Ever.

    1. Animals (which includes people, but not where they are conscious) relate to each other as they actually are. 2. People (conscious) relate to images of each other which they think up to mislead each other. 3. Reward is the version of a person that makes it immaterial that...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    In 34 Words: The Human Mind

    The conscious is images. The subconscious is details. The images tell us a person’s true feelings show at his discretion. The details tell us how he feels, which is not how his image feels.
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2011

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    Perception, The Psy Of The Subconscious

    In human adult psychology there are three basic parts: the conscious, which is where you can observe your mind as something flitting between the past or the experience and the future, organizing knowledge and ideas, and working on your image, then the unconscious which consists...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Dec 14, 2011

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    I am really into psychology.

    i love helping people. I want to listen to you, help you solve your problems. Even if you think your problems are small, not important, they are important to me. So if you know somebody who needs help or if you need help please dont be affraid to talk to me. I am your friend <...
    thepianogirl thepianogirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I Love Getting Iside People...

    I love getting iside people's minds and figuring out how they work. I plan to be a psychologist in a few years so I have to like it.
    babybratt25 babybratt25 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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    Wish I Had Kept Up The Psychology Course, I Would Have Learned A Lot More! :-(

     I enrolled on a psychology course about two years ago,. i didn't finish the course unfortunately because of unforseen circumstances, and i never went back, they finished soon after,. The first thing we learned was; ''Body Language'', like what it means, if someone...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2009

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    I Love Psychology

    I am currently a full time student and my major is psychology. Psychology has always been very interesting to me. I've always had theories of why people act or think the way they do. I never knew the answer to those questions were psychology. When I learned of the word, I knew...
    aja6693 aja6693 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2011

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    I Hope We Can Redefine Average Stress As layers Of Mental Work That Can Be More Permanently Reduced To Improve Learning, Motivation, And Mental/emotional Health

    I lived in both a housing project and also in West Palm Beach with the sons and daughters of doctors, lawyers, and engineers. I have seen the many kids I grew up with in both environments. I saw them all as more or less very equal except for the very different environments they...
    mayfieldga1 mayfieldga1 36-40 Nov 11, 2012

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    Definition

    Psychology is the study of the mind and mental prcesses,especially in relation to behavior. It shoots off into several areas. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - DIAGNOSING and treating disorders of the brain,emotional disturbances and behavior problems. CHILD PSYCHOLOGY- studyof...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 4 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    Changing My Major...

    I'm thinking about changing my major to psychology.  I was in my Intro. to Psychology class the other day, and the prof said something interesting.  We were talking about what contributes to happiness.  He said one thing is having a career you truly enjoy and that...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 19 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    I'm a Psychology student.

    Hi to other psychology majors out there. Good luck! :)
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F Oct 7

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    "deception Cue" Students Only; 1 Quick Question

    Deception Cue Studies: How much does smoking (addiction) have to do with what the smoker’s hands and arms would tell us if he didn’t keep them busy? How much more does a person give away if he is deprived of smoking and pockets (perhaps for hours before he ceases to be...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M Jan 18, 2012

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    The Three Stooges....

    I thought the Three Stooges were a good study in basic human social psychology. Authority disciplines, whips and spanks. Obedience dutifully obeys authority. and Rebellion tests new waters, resisting authority's tried and true conservative agenda. The Human Wolf Pack I...
    darwinsconfusion darwinsconfusion 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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    Monitoring Deception Electronically; Some Problems Re:

    You can in fact download a Voice Stress Analysis (VSA) software to a laptop, and laptops are getting smaller. With a little more money you could put the X-13 VSA COBRA (  http://www.lie-detection.com ) software into your pocket, and even use it on phone conversations. The...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2012

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    Psychology

    i like psychology and i am doing the nec gcse psychology course it is interesting i have just completed my 10th assignment and i received it back from my tutor and received 80% which was good now i am doing assingment 11 i have to have my courseowork done for march help i am a...
    debbielansbury debbielansbury 41-45 3 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    I loved studying psychology especially abnormal

    psychology when I was in college. I have my own counseling service now.
    threegirlfriends threegirlfriends 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Scaring Yourself With Psychology (for Students)

    I will describe something as a fact. Then I will describe a mental experiment (which I only recommend for younger people; for older people the effort to do this is total mockery). Having done the experiment, which takes a few seconds, you may then decide if the fact is real as...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    The Mind

    When I was younger I used to read all my mothers psychology books. I would be endlessly fascinated at human mental characteristics and the archetypes of different mentalities. I would mostly be fascinated on mental illness and how differently people with "mental illness" perceive...
    Proph3t Proph3t 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2011

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    ive always wanted to understand human behaviors,

    why people think the way they do
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    "It takes one to know one" My favorite quote.

    The principle is that any reason to like or dislike anything about anyone else is because it's something the individual likes or dislikes about themself. My theory (amateur I've never read a mildly in-depth book of psyche studies) is that each time, possibly hundreds a day, you...
    donnjb donnjb 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Just Think!

    When the mirror of reality reflects you as incompetent, out of your depth, uneducated despite your diplomas, immature despite your parents, money and years, then the lies people have told you, verbally and with acting skills, become a refuge. This is what in psychology is...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 4, 2011

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    Reflecting On Alan Watts (01)

    I cannot quote verbatim, but as I far as I can recall Alan Watts talk on meditation, he equals the art of meditation with the art of getting in touch with reality. While this mere thought seems to be compelling enough to start the practice, he offers more arguments. For...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19, 2013

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    Quattrone and Tversky’s Experiment - Self-Deception! People lie all the time even to themselves and surprisingly, it does work! This is the finding of the Quattrone and Tversky...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    hi everyone. i have been interested in psychology since i was diagnosed with disorganized schizophrenia. before i was diagnosed with it, i was diagnosed with psychosis nos but was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    The Chameleon Effect - the Chartrand and Bargh Experiments Also called unintentional mirroring, the chameleon effect usually applies to people who are getting along so well, each...
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    The Gilbert Experiment Daniel Gilbert together with his colleagues put to test both Rene Descartes’ and Baruch Spinoza’s beliefs on whether belief is automatic or is a...
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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...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I just finished my first personal statement draft for studying psychology in uni next year :) it's the most interesting subject there is that opens your mind in a way no other...
    minmins07 minmins07 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    Psychology says, the one’s that are hardest to love, are usually the ones who need it the most. (Source: Twitter)
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 27