Psychology Archive

These 2 Short Videos Will Show You Why CO2 Is A Serious Issue

From the international to the local level, climate change (or a state shift in terms of climate states) is a leading issue. The factors that weigh into climate systems are many, and we cannot forgot that no system on this planet is driven by

Children See Children Do

NAPCAN, Australia’s National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, launched a thought-provoking television/cinema campaign last year with “Children See, Children Do”. The 90 second spot features children following adults, mimicking their habits. It is a vivid display of Bandura’s social cognitive learning

How Does Your Experience Affect Your DNA?

Since Gregor Mendel’s famous experiments crossing literally tens of thousands of pea plants in the late 1800s, we have known that genes are passed from one parents to the children. Since the Hershey-Chase experiments in 1952, where they radioactively marked both DNA and proteins in

Why We Must Stand Up For Our Privacy

I’m a big tech guy, and I love the latest in phone technology.  I recently read about  a phone that apparently is so secure that even NSA won’t be able to hack it. At first, I thought “this is awesome”, but then I thought,

Michael Dunn, Zimmerman & Michael Giles: Why Race Still Matters

The Michael Dunn case, George Zimmerman case, and Michael Giles case can be regarded as highly different, and yet in many ways they are the same. All were in Florida, all involved self-defense, all occurred recently, and all involved a gun. Michael Dunn, a

What You Should Know About Psychopaths And Serial Killers

When people think about serial killers, and psychopaths, they tend to idealize them, and also have no idea what they are talking about. The idea that the psychopath is of above-average intelligence and cunning is perpetuated by the fact that unintelligent psychopaths quickly land

Try Something New: Habits and Growth

When was the last time you did something new just because you felt like it? If you struggle to recall, then it is probably time you give something new a try. Not only does trying new things keep life exciting, but it may also

Homosexuality Is Natural

It's often argued that homosexuality is not normal or natural, however that is a misconception based on insufficient information or indoctrination.

The Secret To Finding And Keeping Happiness

Happiness can be explained and measured using various different scales, for instance through subjective experience or the levels of neurotransmitters typically associated with positive feelings, like serotonin, dopamine, or oxytocin. Although the methods of measuring it seem relatively straightforward, the question of what is

How To Become 1 With Truth

When your life hangs on the line, it is common knowledge that you may do uncharacteristic things,  and even things in violation of your own theoretical values and ethics. Therefore, it is important to consider that our identity, our vision of ourselves, is also