I Love Psychology

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    Happy Friday EP! Today’s discovery (for me)

    is Viktor E. Frankl, a neurologist/psychiatrist who survived the Holocaust and became a key figure in existential therapy. Existential therapy starts with the belief that although humans are essentially alone in the world, they long to be connected to others. People want to...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    I like psychology because it answers

    so many questions about figuring out why people do what they do and why we are how we are. Also because it teaches us how people get how they are and because there is so much that is still there to be discovered and there is a plethora of information about the human mind in...
    WanderLustAlethiology WanderLustAlethiology
    16-17, F
    Dec 13, 2015

    I love watching things

    that talk about how our minds and brain works and/or functions If any of you have Netflix, I'd recommend you watch a series called "Brain Games" I love it. I've watched 4 episodes already, and I'm sad that there's only 15 available. You get to participate in all the tests as...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    I am currently a psychology student in college.

    I love psychology. My personality type is INFJ. It is the most interesting thing to study. I think everyone should take the time and look into it because trust me if you haven't you don't know what you're missing. Psychology can help you a lot in life with problems, emotions...
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    Just Love It

    I am already interested in psychology since I was in high school. When I want to continue to college, I actually want to take psychology major, but my mom didn't agree, so instead, I took human resource management. This is my third year in college and next year, I will officially...
    TulipsLover TulipsLover
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2013

    Learning about the brain,

    also learning about human behavior and why we do what we do. I'd get go all the way and get my master's degree in it. To hopefully one day have a practice of my own to help people, because that's what I really love to do.
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    1 Response Dec 5, 2015

    Within our world this day,

    all believers and non believers shall learn a truth never taught in the religions of man worldwide, and never spoken of through human education; and reason being is the god of this world as the father of lies all believe -- so speaks the Holy Bible through scripture not believed...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    61-65, M
    Sep 19, 2015

    I certainly enjoyed studying psychology

    when I was a college student. I have an associates and bachelors degrees in this arena of study. I have focused on personalities and the criminal mind. I enjoy watching others as they get into specific situations and then later getting out of that particular situation or...
    countrygirlathome countrygirlathome
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    Are you a "Fully Functioning Person"?

    On my path to self-actualization studying psychology has been a great guide. Carl Rogers believed that every person could achieve their goals wishes, and desires in life. When they did so self-actualization took place. "For Rogers (1961) people who are able be self-actualize...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Jan 12, 2015
    MrsButterfly90 MrsButterfly90
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    It is easier for me not love others.

    For me, if I know I will never love. Then I know I will never form attachments and get my heart broken. Although, I dont think of myself as an evil person. Its just something about the philosophy of being that way that seems very santanic. I am a compassionate person when it...
    ilovescience808 ilovescience808
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2016

    sometimes I think about something in a certain

    way and when I see how people see the same thing very differently I feel very weird like.... am I crazy or something?! and I have this conflict inside of me should I keep my ways or move in life based on the ways of people
    sweeeeeeeeeeetheart sweeeeeeeeeeetheart
    22-25, F
    Jan 22, 2016

    I love you Psych enthusiast!

    I’m going to pick someone each day to research and SHARE. “Chocolate for the mind” (um unless you don’t like chocolate). Today is Nathaniel Branden (thanks for the suggestion YodaSeldom). Topic Self Esteem: “A particular way of experiencing the self.” He defines...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2015

    My brain is a mess. I can't function properly

    without to-do lists. What does that say about me?
    AnguishedKid AnguishedKid
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    to be honest the only reason i like it is to

    hear what other people thing so i can find loop holes in their logic and show them the other side of what they believe, i also think that sometimes im a little evil lol :3
    XcodaX XcodaX
    16-17, T
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    So I lived just two blocks from Sandy Hook in

    Newtown when tragedy took place. I was working in New York in 9-11. I was asleep in my bed the night the Nightstalker killed his third victim in the house next door. And now the events in San Bernardino, where I was born. I'm beginning to see a pattern here. I'm either cursed...
    btorn btorn
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2015

    I can't wait to graduate from this psych tech

    program that I'm in. I have 4 more weeks to go! I want to work in a psych ward but for my first job, I'll be hopefully going to Coalinga State Hospital. Their population is sexual violent predators only BUT they pay VERY good. I only want to be there for a year or two to get...
    Brody1530 Brody1530
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2014
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    A psychologist walked around a room

    while teaching a stress management course and lifted a glass of water which was full the audience thought that they would be asked if it was half full or half empty (it is neither it is full half waste half air) but they weren't they were asked how much does this glass weigh the...
    thedevilsfavouritedemon thedevilsfavouritedemon
    46-50, M
    Oct 5, 2015

    It's amazing how numb depression can make u

    feel like in psychology we learned about REM sleeping they say if you wake up after a REM dream frequently and most of your dreams occur in the REM stage it is linked to depression and I feel that because every time I wake up i have a negative mood and I can depict sad memories...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 16, 2015

    ARE YOU AWAKE; or are you in a"shared

    hallucination" or "universal hypnotism"?!? I want to say thank you to Physatics (from EP) for suggesting Ekhart Tolle. How did I not hear about him before? If you don't know....read below Eckhart Tolle: "Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of...
    KemiKill KemiKill
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jan 22, 2015

    The Problem of Emotional Trauma People like to

    think of themselves as rational animals but this is a fallacy. We are simply the animals with the most reason, but we are anything but rational [just take a look at society]. It is emotion that forms the fundamental substance of our subjectivity and that shapes all our attitudes...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash
    41-45, M
    9 Responses Jan 6, 2014
    legzydawlyy legzydawlyy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    people usually ask me what kind of psychologist

    I want to be. Truth is, I don't know yet. There are so many choices for me. Part of me wants to be psycho-pathologist. The other part of me wants to be a clinical psychologist. Part of me wants to become some kind of counselor. Part of me wants to be a school psychologist. ETC...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    I find it offensive when people say

    that psychologists and therapists don't really care about their clients, only a paycheck. It's such an inaccurate statement, and it's generalizing all psychologists to be the same. Are their psychologists out there that don't really care about their clients and are only in it...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    Kids are more high strung today

    than the average psych ward patient in 1950. The chances are fairly high that either you or a loved one has had a history of anxiety. In any given year about 17% of people will have an anxiety disorder; and over our lives, about 28 % of people will have an anxiety disorder...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    8 Responses May 5, 2015


    com Hey I did this questionnaire and got a weird result wtf. Don't think there's is someone out there like me. I'm weird:(
    Issima Issima
    36-40, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    How to used Reverse Psychology to make your Ex

    back? Take note: he has already a girlfriend
    Luckyone14 Luckyone14
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 23, 2015

    It's the internal pleasure

    that you gain after you help someone with psychological problems.. Like how cool is it to understand someone whose brain works so differently that none of the "normal" people can think..
    rajbconnor rajbconnor
    18-21, M
    Mar 17, 2016

    So, got my first reply from a university choice.

    When I saw the email I almost died.. I was so scared to log in and check. BUT FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE I HAVE GOOD NEWS! Received a conditional offer for my 2nd university choice! I can't believe it! Waiting for replies from the other four choices but at least if they reject me...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    It never ceases to amaze me the amount of

    narcissistic and self absorbent people their are on here. The fact that many can be anonymous truly brings out the monster in certain individuals.
    Grenade36 Grenade36
    26-30, M
    4 Responses May 9, 2014

    I absolutely LOVE Pyscology.

    It interests me so much to learn about the brain. When I started studying for my A levels I wasn't allowed to take up Psychology because I didn't have a GCSE grade high enough in Maths!! And it sucked :( So now I've ditched the normal education system and I'm doing my own...
    23kk23 23kk23
    18-21, F
    14 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    The brain is an amazing organ

    but the mind is what I'm interested in. Mind over matter. You can physically change things with your mind. You can make things go away and appear with in it. Most people even create their own problems because they can not handle the power of their own mind. I want to be able to...
    Alliemakallie Alliemakallie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    [picture attached] So I'm currently studying

    classical conditioning in psych at the moment and came across this... A bit of an old one, but it still makes me laugh!
    BlackOpium BlackOpium
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Can someone please give me an example of

    negative reinforcement in a care environment ?
    islandmissy islandmissy
    26-30, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    Instead of getting even

    or teaching someone a lesson when they do you wrong, consider teaching yourself a lesson instead. Revenge keeps you psychically connected to another in a negative way. Release yourself through the liberating act of forgiveness, and learn a truly valuable spiritual lesson.
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    3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    He's to another day smoke-free I'm noticing

    that I am drinking much less coffee spending a lot less time at my outdoor setting which has been conveniently placed in the garage I'm still using my inhaler and I am wearing a patch I haven't really thought of smoking too much although I know if I saw one I might actually...
    earthandstars earthandstars
    41-45, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    I'm a psychologist in training.

    I will be a therapist and a counselor. I love psychology and I want to help people with their problems. Any psych fans or psych majors out there?
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    Dealing With Aggression I had an encounter at

    work on Christmas Eve that i am going to relay here for a couple reasons. Primarily it is a wonderful example of key elements in the basic psychology of aggression. Of course my aim here is more than simple edification or entertainment. Certainly my ego takes pride in my ability...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Dec 25, 2013

    I find it ironic that I do my best to make sure

    my friends are happy and I help talk to them about their problems, yet I'm the one who is depressed
    Tbone33 Tbone33
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    I could not be a Therapist,

    I could not handle all of people's problems. Especially the ones who choose self destructive behavior over positive safe behavior. People talk and don't accept advice.
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2015

    You know too much Psychology When You can't

    get mad because you understand everyone's reasons for doing everything!
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016
    Jennivee Jennivee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    Putting your heart and soul into an empirical

    research paper and getting a C. Has to be one of the crappiest feelings. My professor basically tore apart my paper with how much I did wrong -_-
    ncon08 ncon08
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    I have a psychology and counselling degree

    and have always been interested in human behaviour....always scrutinising my own:((
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

    "Research shows that

    when you think like a kid, you open yourself up to a childlike wonder, and with that comes a world of ideas." - Season 2, episode 10 of Brain Games. 4 minutes into the episode. ~ why? Because they're not restricted with reasoning. They're less bothered about results. They're...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    Received my SECOND university offer today.

    I am so damn happy! Three more universities are yet to reply, including my first choice but I'm not so worried anymore. I feel so motivated now I just want to do as well as I can! There's a chance I won't be accepted into my desired university choice, as competition is high and...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 14, 2016

    It was going to be my major in college

    but I changed it to Radiology.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    Nothing interests me.

    Like really, nothing. I don't have any dreams or goals in life. Never even had a hobby. Why I am like this? Any psychological reason or nah?
    nousernameindeed nousernameindeed
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    I admire a person that can carry a conversation

    about psychology with me. It's usually my Psych teacher and he's ******* awesome. Cool guy to talk to. I like to hear his views about things although sometimes I think they're wrong Its pretty cool. I'd love to be with a person like that. Someone that can talk to me about things...
    ChocolateCloud ChocolateCloud
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 6, 2015

    EP Has Done More For Me Than Therapy

    I need to admit this. Like any relationship it has taken time for things to come to the surface. The simple act of writing itself is perhaps half of it, especially for me. But I need to give EP more credit and stop pretending to be a perfect hermit. My attitude to this website...
    turtlesplash turtlesplash
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2013

    If I said I don't know how I function

    that would be a lie, I kind of half know, I just don't understand why i am not yet able to govern and shape myself by myself instead of the normal "experiences shape me" steps. I know I have anxiety (along with derealization, haven't quite dissociated yet, yikes) and depression...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2015

    Had anybody here actually met a psychopath?

    I'm actually trying to shake one off at the moment. He has slept with other people's wives, gossips, plays people off against each other. Lies. Shows little emotion. Charming. He could just be a plain c***. I think he has shown some emotion.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    I am not really a Psychology major

    but can anyone please help me? I am thinking of taking a psychology course but I have a lot of questions in my mind....
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 20, 2016

    Getting betrayed years ago sparked my desire

    for knowledge in a lot of subjects, but psychology is at the top of the list. I love learning what goes on in someone's head that drives them to betray someone, or do any other thing that is contrary to human morals, which of course involves a little neuroscience as well...
    KW444 KW444
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2015
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