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When faced by a group of people with strongly held beliefs we are likely to be swayed and follow them. Naturally, you probably do not imagine that this is true of you, because you are different. However, a study by Asch tells us that most people tend to change their beliefs to suit the group they belong too, even when the group is obviously wrong. People fail to recognize this fact, or speak-up, and instead blindly follow the group. Despite this, there is a way group dynamics can be altered so t...
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +18 votes | 4 comments
Stanley Milgrams study about authority and how people respond shed light on wartime atrocities. How could people blindly follow orders and hurt other people just because they were told to? Milgrams experiment showed that most people naturally follow orders, no matter what the consequences to another person is. Do you think you would behave differently? Perhaps, as the study suggests, 65% of readers would behave just like the subjects in the experiment.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +13 votes | 1 comments
Do you want to live a long and happy life? We already know you need to exercise and eat good food, plus keep your brain active, but a recent study reveals something interesting about the subject matter you may not have expected; your personality makes a difference too. Engaging in the habits of people who tend to live longer could help you to do the same.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +13 votes | 3 comments
Have you ever had an embarrassing moment in public? Like the rest of us, it is probable that you have. Being embarrassed can feel awful, and you certainly may view it as negative. However, this article might make you change you mind and start to see social blunders in a more positive light.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +9 votes | 0 comments
How could a nervous breakdown possibly be beneficial? I am sure this is a question you may ask if you hear otherwise. However, it is possible that the result of a breakdown involves a release of ego, and the emergence of the real you. No one wants a nervous breakdown, but if you have one, at least something good could come out of it.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +11 votes | 3 comments
Did you know you spend a huge amount of time thinking about life instead of truly experiencing it? This article describes what mind wandering is, and how it can be detrimental when it comes to happiness. Methods of how to live more fully in the present are also discussed. By living in the moment you are more likely to be happy.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
Behavior therapy has many applications today. Teachers rely on behavior modification for teaching young children. Systematic desensitization is used to ease the fear and anxiety triggered by certain life situations or by phobias. Assertion therapy will get shy or anxious people to speak up and voice their feelings and opinions. Aversion therapy will relinquish maladaptive behaviors. Modeling and role playing can help certain people become confident in life situations.
Published by carol roach 66 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
Most people understand it is important to praise children and reward them when they behave well, but new research has cast light on exactly why this is so and provides interesting results. Adversity in childhood can lead to a less effective reward center, and cause a lack of motivation and pleasure in adulthood.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 2 comments
Human motivation sometimes runs on chemicals, much as cars run on petrol or diesel. The dopamine reward people get when they achieve accomplishments they perceive as pleasurable is immense. This article looks at the highs and lows of dopamine concerning reward, including how psychopaths are driven by a love of this cherished chemical.
Published by B W1 66 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 0 comments
People’s ideas about violent video games and their effects often clash. However, there is information gleaned from studies that can enlighten players, and non-game players about how this activity can be detrimental or beneficial. At present, it is thought that only a select few can achieve a boost to their wellbeing by engaging in violent video games.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +10 votes | 9 comments
Balance can be the key to a happy life, as taking any behavior to its extremes may be dangerous rather than beneficial. Rituals and routines can be useful and helpful in life, as they provide security and comfort. Taken to the extreme however, they may be unhealthy and have only problems to offer.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 0 comments
People who are always late can be hard to handle. Their behavior can be frustrating, and come across as being rude and selfish. If you have to deal with them you may attempt to change their behavior thoughtfully, or you can do the only thing you are in control of, which is to alter your response to their lateness by not waiting anymore.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
In an attempt to find out who is honest, we tend to examine the signs a dishonest person provides. Instead of this approach, it can be more useful to look at how a genuine person acts and the behavior they display which reveals their intentions. Body language, their voice and what they say can help tell you if they are honest or not.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
Overeating due to an attempt to reduce stress is common. Not only is food easily available, but it provides the comfort that anxious people crave. There are other ways to relieve stress and depression when you get the urge to ply your body with food in an attempt to stifle emotions, which are healthier alternatives.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 3 comments
The learning theorists of the 20th century have long maintained that any behavior whether it is abnormal or normal is learned through the environment. This behavior has somehow been reinforced and that is why it continues. They believe that much of the issues of mental problems stem from child rearing. Though there is much good in this model it has proven to be insufficient when trying to find the causes of mental illness.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +14 votes | 15 comments
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