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    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 3 Responses Jan 11

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    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 2 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    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...
    internallybroken internallybroken 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2015

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    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 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    I would like to compare learning psychology to

    being taught in you own native langauge. Our langauge is just so familiar to us, yet there are things which we may not examin that much, etc. The same with psychology we use it all the time in everyday interactions, etc. Learning about both can feel abit.. "Sigh.. it is so...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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    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 13-15, T 4 Responses Oct 18, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Jan 22, 2015

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    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 22-25, M Jan 23

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    I wanted to tell this example of cognitive

    dissonance in class today.. but didn´t so i will spew it out here:P. The woman who believes she is unloveable meets a terrific guy who starts pursuing her seriously, she will maybe feel momentarily pleased, but that pleasure is likely to be tarnished by a rush of dissonance...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    It was going to be my major in college

    but I changed it to Radiology.
    Jadathomps2 Jadathomps2 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I am interested in other peoples opinion of

    this.. It is called the discount matrix..So.. if i were to sit on a bon fire but id just be ignoring it, id be discounting all of the boxes.If i were to say, "Awww" then id tick all boxes besides "stimulus" ....If my house was on fire and i just pulled my shoulders and said "It...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Nov 23, 2015

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    it interests me beyond belief!

    it's so fascinating idk how anyone doesn't love it!
    awayfromlife awayfromlife 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    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 15 Responses Jul 10, 2015

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    What is the term for a person

    who sees between the lines in life? What is the term for a person who consciously sets in motion a string of events just to intercept it and make something else happen? What is the term for a person who knowingly forges his own future by saying and doing things at an exact...
    Plouton3600 Plouton3600 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    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 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    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 26-30 4 Responses Jan 20

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    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 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Can someone please give me an example of

    negative reinforcement in a care environment ?
    islandmissy islandmissy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2014

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    How to used Reverse Psychology to make your Ex

    back? Take note: he has already a girlfriend
    Luckyone14 Luckyone14 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    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 13-15, F Dec 13, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    MrsButterfly90 MrsButterfly90 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    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...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 16-17, F 4 Responses May 6, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 9 Responses May 5, 2015

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    Jennivee Jennivee 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 17 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    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

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    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 17 Responses Jan 12, 2015

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    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 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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    Anyone have any experience with schedules?

    Such as VI, FR and DRL? Im having the toughest time trying to compare my results and using the right language. If it helps, schedule 1 was FR (no delay) schedule 2 was VI-150 (150 second delay) and DRL had no delay as I reinforced the animal manually. Anyone? I would be...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F Nov 10, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2015

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    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 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2015

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    Started reading this amazing book called

    Personal Intelligence (The power of personality and how it shapes our lives) by John D. Mayer I'd recommemd it! Also, I'd love to chat with anyone! I'm new here
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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