Mood disorders: Introduction to bipolar disorders
By: Effie Moore Salem
Bipolar is more of a mood disorder than a disease, and relates more to personality impairment than an all out mental illness. Extremes of energy levels dictate whether the victim will be high in the clouds with euphoria or down in the trenches with such...
The psychological approach to success
By: Effie Moore Salem
Success and failure are the two sides of a coin, both follow throughout a lifetime. Another way of saying that is sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose, and neither being too ecstatic over one, nor defeated by the other. Both teach lessons, but its...
What is the difference between self confidence and self esteem?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Self confidence and self esteem are related emotions but there are wide differences. Self confidence is believing you can accomplish the work you must do and self esteem is feeling worthy whether or not you are capable of doing the work at hand. In other...
What was the Stanford prison experiment
By: D. Vogt
The Stanford Prison Experiment was an extremely controversial psychology experiment involving authority and conformity, conducted by Philip Zimbardo in 1971. The experiment had to be terminated early due to extreme brutality on the part of the "guard" subjects. During the 1960s and 1970s, the anti-establishment...
Stanley Milgram's Yale experiments on obedience
By: D. Vogt
The Milgram experiment, held at Yale University in 1961, is a famous psychological experiment conducted by Stanley Milgram. It appeared to demonstrate that average people would willingly obey orders from people in positions of authority (such as, in that case, a scientist in a white...
What is synchronicity?
By: Megan Stoddard
Synchronicity is coincidence that is not just coincidence. Coined by Carl Jung, the word describes a concept known in religion and mysticism for millennia. Jung brought this concept into the field of psychology, along with the ideas of archetypes and the collective unconscious. It is...
What it means to dream about being naked
By: Megan Stoddard
All of us have had dreams at some time in our lives in which we were naked. What it means to dream about being naked depends on the context of the nudity in the dream and on the feelings of the dreamer. It may mean...
What was the Stanford prison experiment
By: Maggie O'Cala
In 1971 Phil Zimbardo decided to conduct an experiment to observe the effects of prison from both the guard and the inmate's points of view. Volunteers were gathered and the young men who were chosen were then divided into two groups. They were assigned to...
Social psychology: What is social facilitation and social inhibition
By: Dr. Manura Nanayakkara
Did you notice that the speed of an athlete increases, in the presence of more competitors. In addition have you noticed sometimes, that your work performance decreases significantly in the presence of more coworkers? Above scenarios can be explained by a concept in social psychology...
Looking at whether Milgram's obedience experiments were cruel
By: Jesse Vorton
Ian Parker’s article titled Obedience, explores the several reactions to Stanley Milgram’s Obedience experiment. The paper produces a timeline of the results of Milgram’s findings i.e. upon the earliest of Milgram’s results; he was first turned down by two distinguished...

 

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