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Psychology Fun

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by CassLovesBears, May 17, 2019.

  1. CassLovesBears

    CassLovesBears Alekzandra

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    My names Alexandra and I LOVE psychology. I could talk about it endlessly. Anyone else who loves psychology feel free to post some fun facts, good books, or even a youtube documentary :) we can also have in depth discussions about the perplexity of human behaivours.
     
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    I was a social sciences major in college so I took a lot of psychology classes. Abnormal psychology was my favorite class. If you are interested in mental health I recommend Kati Morton's Youtube channel.
    Kati Morton
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Psychology is insightful, invaluable information that can be used to navigate the world more effectively and live in a more healthy, happy manner, combined with complete and utter, hilarious BS. :)
     
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    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    My favorite psychological thing: The Dunning-Kruger Effect. Essentially, the skills required to critically evaluate your performance are the same skills needed to get better at something. People who don't have these skills not only never get better at something, but they often think they're terrific at it when they're actually terrible. Skip the dry article in the link above and read this fun version: Why a bank robber thought covering himself in lemon juice would help him get away with it.

    My least favorite psychological thing is the opposite of Dunning-Kruger: Imposter Syndrome - people who are overcritical of themselves can be driven to excel by their perfectionism, but may never acknowledge it themselves.

    So...if you're overly critical of yourself...if you frequently beat yourself up over small mistakes - be grateful. That means you don't suffer from the Dunning-Kruger effect and you might actually be incredible.
     
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    tducey Well-Known Member

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    I've mentioned a former career counselor of mine, she recently got her masters in counseling psychology. It is a great area of study as you can really help people to live their best lives.
     
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    luna88 daydreamer

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    I love Psychology too! I have a B.A. in Psychology and I still read Psychology books for fun in my free time, just can't get enough of it! Here's a book list of some of my favs for you:

    Mindsight by Siegel
    Quiet by Susan Cain
    Laws of Human Nature by Greene
    The Social Animal
    The Language of Emotions

    Lately I've been interested in the link between aggression and envy.
     
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    SusanLR Well-Known Member

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    I've always been interested in neuro-psychology. Sort of the hard drive of how all the different
    sections, chemical transmitters, synapse, neurons, and electrical pathways of the brain create different
    minds. What's responsible for the differences in the human mentality.
    The collective of all the combined workings of the brain is responsible for the way we think and our
    psychological make up.

    If you take away the attempts of the world trying to program how you believe and should behave,
    you would be left with diverse thinking and behavioural patterns.
     
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    Ken S. Dog Cookie King V.I.P Member

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    To me psychology is a lesson in how to manipulate others. When people try to use it on me all I can do is laugh at them and think of the words of Jabba the Hut "Your mind tricks will not work on me young Jedi."
     
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    inkfingers 19 year old Aspie artist and Jesus follower

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    My brother wants to take a psychology class so he can mess with me and my other siblings...
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    Maybe the class will instead inform him of his reasons for desiring that and his self-awareness will improve and the desire will dissolve. :)
     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I tend to have an aversion for anything I can't spell. But I don't (copy/paste) mind Psychology in little bits. Like in bugs. I feel I have an intuitive understanding of bug psychology. I considered a career as an ant therapist for a while. "So how did you feel being sprayed with Raid" ;)
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    I took Psych in High School in both Grade 11 & 12, did very well granted some of my tests were modified as per my IEP (got As); sadly don't quite remember a lot of it, but I do remember doing an assignment on Albert Bandura and his Bobo Dolls regarding aggression in children which was interesting.
     
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