Category Archives: Social Psych
As I’ve mentioned in the past, I first became interested in psychology by analyzing dreams (post coming soon). Everything changed once I got my hands on a copy of Malcolm Gladwell‘s Blink. Gladwell is not a psychologist, but he is … Continue reading →
Humans like consistency, and when something comes along that challenges that consistency, they freak out. This is most clearly seem by a study conducted by Leon Festinger and Merrill Carlsmith. Participants entered the experiment with the idea that the study … Continue reading →
I work for an organization at Rutgers called Dance Marathon, a student run philanthropy where we raise money for the non medical needs of children with cancers and blood disorders. Dance marathon quickly became the best thing I have ever … Continue reading →
The name is taken from an old biblical parable about a man who had been robbed beaten and left for dead on the side of the road. Passed twice, first by a priest then by a Levite, things were not … Continue reading →
I stumbled on this video a while back. It’s thought-provoking and ties in well with the Stanford Prison Experiment post from yesterday. I would love to hear what some of you think of this, Enjoy.
The Experiment “What happens when you put good people in an evil place?” – Philip G. Zimbardo – In what could be called the most famous psych experiment ever performed, Zimbardo and his colleges aimed to answer just that. In … Continue reading →