Psychology and the Mind
The mind has fascinated and mystified humans for millennia. Delve into the science behind the brain with these works on philosophy, foundational psychology, and scientific studies.
The Complexity of Fear
Mary C. Lamia, Ph.D.
In this heavily researched article, Dr. Mary C. Lamia delineates between anxiety and fear.
Forever Young: America's Obsession with Never Growing Old
In this article, psychiatrist Dale Archer argues that the value which American culture places on youth and age shifted over time.
What's Your True Age?
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.
According to Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, chronological age is just one way of defining how old you are.
What Your Most Vivid Memories Say About You
Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.
According to Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, a person's memories can be self-defining.
Some psychologists claim that recognizing your reflection in the mirror--which occurs at 6 months-- is the key to developing identity.
Rebel With a Cause: Rebellion in Adolescence
Dr. Carl Pickhardt
Psychology shows us patterns of rebellion in adolescence. But does that mean your identity is pre-defined?
The Kohlberg Dilemmas
This American psychologist developed these moral dilemmas to determine his subject's stage of moral development.
Is There a Cheater's High?
Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D.
According to Dr. Romeo Vitelli, cheating (and getting away with it) may be a positive motivator.
The Blue-Eyed, Brown-Eyed Exercise
After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., third grade teacher Jane Elliot conducted a social experiment.
Keeping Up With the Joneses
"Keeping up with the Joneses" describes the social phenomenon in which people try to "keep up" with the wealth and social status of their peers.
Herd behavior is the tendency of individuals to operate in groups with little direction or individual decision-making.
The Third Wave
In 1967, a history teacher's social experiment based on the leadership tactics of the Third Reich got out of control.
The Role Reverser: Growing Up Too Soon
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
In this article, Dr. Gregory L. Jantz tells us a story of boy named Adam who "grew up too soon" after his parent's divorce.
Why Do We Hate Love?
Robert Firestone, Ph.D.
Loving another person and accepting love from another person can be a painful experience.
Anti-Social Networks? We're Just As Cliquey Online
Social media sites can act as "echo chambers" that primarily reinforce old cliques
In 1951, Solomon Asch conducted an experiment testing the phenomenon of social conformity.
A 1920 experiment showed that classical conditioning could be used to create a phobia in humans.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
In 1973, psychologist Phillip Zimbardo conducted an experiment with Stanford students in an attempt to understand the atrocities committed by seemingly ordinary people during the Holocaust. The findings show how easily people conform to given roles of power.
The Milgram Experiment
In 1963, Stanley Milgram conducted an experiment to see how far people would go in obeying an authority figure.