What was the Stanford prison experiment
By: Greg Kensington
Philip Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment was created to examine the potential causes of violence and violent behavior within prisons. The specific goal was “to study the behavioral and psychological consequences of becoming a prisoner and/or a prison guard.” In an attempt...
By: Mindy Horton
Wilhelm Wundt began his life on August 16, 1832 in Neckarau, Germany, the son of a Lutheran minister. By the time of his death in 1920, Wundt had become known as “the father of experimental psychology”. Wilhelm is linked to many “firsts” in...
By: Art Young
Some people feel that everything in life is a zero-sum game. They feel that for every winner there must be a loser. The venerable and often quoted online reference site Wikipedia explains this game theory by using the image of the cutting of a piece...
Carl G. Jung: Archetypes of the collective unconscious
By: Richard W Zaengle Jr
Each of us, in reference to that part of the ego which we reveal to the outside world, has a persona, or mask, that we put on in childhood that enables us to give definition to our public sense of self. We carry and use...
The psychology behind humor
By: Richard W Zaengle Jr
Jeffrey H. Goldstein, in his essay “The Healing Power of Laughter”, wrote that in the mind of Dr. Sigmund Freud there were two separate kinds of humor, “hostile wit” and “benign humor”. These are the two types of humor Freud described in...
Social structure theory and crime
By: MD Wilson
Social disorganization is used by criminal justice professionals to predict trends in criminal behavior. Social disorganization is contributed to by many factors. This paper will explain social disorganization and how social disorganization relates to organized crime and criminal behavior. The connection between corrupt political machines...
By: Ibrahim Mabwa
Psychologically, people tend to behave based on their cognitive and emotional health. The actions or deeds of an individual reflect his ability to understand the impact of those actions, not only to himself, but also to those around him, and often provide a window to...
By: Ganelle Davis
Winning at any endeavor, may give the winner an immediate adrenalin surge. In some televised sports, we have seen players who beat their own chest and raise a triumphant pointing finger that indicates their number one status. This adrenalin surge or show of bravado may...
Why human beings learn best through experience
By: Christyl Rivers
History teaches that people cannot learn the lessons of history. Coevolution with other organisms in bio-systems dictates that people can effectively learn from their own senses. Although humans may learn facts, they cannot learn facts to the same depth of knowing, or with the same...
By: Augusta Conlon
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs refers to developmental psychologist Abraham Maslow’s theory of human behavior and its underlying motivators. Maslow originally proposed his theory in 1943 and published a comprehensive description of it in his 1954 book Motivation and Personality. Maslow describes a series...

 

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