Erik Erickson

Today is reserved for Erik Homburger Erickson. He was a German American psychoanalyst known for his famous theory of psychological development. His most famous becoming is coining the term identity crisis. He lacked a bachelors degree yet was instrumental in providing education at some prestigious institutes like Harvard. He is the 12th most cited psychologist […]

Parerga and Paralipomena

“Philosophy is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer – Parerga and Paralipomena Insomnia, sometimes, makes me think at some books I’ve read, also brings back some Mozart sound-waves….especially […]

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by: Robert Cialdini

Everything Dale Carnegie accomplished regarding individual influence, Robert Cialdini has equally achieved on the topic of mass influence. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion offers an exceptional scientific look into the realm of persuasion backed by substantial logic and examples. Based on the premise of society’s need for quick solutions for analyzing an abundance of issues […]

Social media

In general, more people have found themselves feeling bad or depressed when using Instagram, compared to other social media websites or apps. Interestingly, using the telephone or video-calling apps like Facetime generally makes people feel happier. Having genuine human interaction and conversation can benefit your mental health greatly. Readers, what do you think: How much […]

Bicameralism

So what exactly is bicameralism? Bicameralism is a hypothesis in psychology that argues that the human mind once assumed a state in which cognitive functions were divided between one part of the brain which appears to be “speaking”, and a second part which listens and obeys—a bicameral mind. The term was coined by Julian Jaynes, […]

Massachusetts institute of technology

Just joined the online psychology classroom programme. The course is John Gabrieli. 9.00SC Introduction to Psychology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This course is a survey of the scientific study of human nature, including how the mind works, and how the brain supports the mind. Topics include the mental and neural bases of perception, emotion, learning, memory, […]