Me, Learning Psychology: False Memory and Memory Improvement

Do you believe that physically witnessing an event will result in true understanding? Well, it does not. Apparently, our minds are far more fallible and easy to distort. It's possible to forget and replace certain details that can be insignificant or important. Sure, this can happen through the influence of others, but it tends to [...]

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Me, Learning Psychology: Classical Conditioning

Classical conditioning is, basically, the act of being trained. This isn't just for house pets. Almost every person is a participant—one could even say victim. There are countless examples of social conditioning, which is the sociological version of classical conditioning. Realistically, there is no way to avoid it because it happens naturally when living in [...]

Me, Learning Psychology: Meditation and Hypnosis

There is a difference between meditation and hypnosis, but they can both be therapeutic. The difference is mainly that meditation can be done alone, but hypnosis requires a therapist. Meditation seems to only have positive effects. It is utilized by various types of people, including the religious, spiritual, and irreligious. Some of the benefits are [...]

Me, Learning Psychology: External and Internal Locus of Control

So here is another moment of self-reflection, in my school work, as usual: After thinking it over, I have concluded that my locus of control is external and internal. My case is not stable, though. I would say that I spend days, weeks, and sometimes even months, believing that I have hardly any control over [...]

Me, Learning Psychology: Experimentation and Rights

What if I was a biological psychologist? Would I value the rights of the patients the most--or that of the people or animals taking part in experiments? Well, I chose the patients. As a biological psychologist, it would be mandatory for me to give preference to the rights of any of my clients, versus the [...]