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History Journalism

The psychology of obedience to authority: lessons learned from the Holocaust

Nazi Germany was a true source of critical inquiry for academics worldwide. The work of Adorno et al. about authoritarianism through psychoanalytic theory,  and the work of Stanley Milgram about obedience influenced by situational factors are at the core of modern forensic psychology practice. Authoritarianism can be described as an attitude spectrum encompassing all types […]

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Opinion

Why I don’t use Facebook any more: It’s not just about data farming

*Farm-ville. After having used Facebook for so many years, and having noticed the negative effect that absorbing so much distorted information has on public health, and the mental contamination of moods, ideologies, biased passions, and so on; I discovered that I am better off without it, and I feel this is reasonable. The anxiety that […]

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Journalism Science

The Developmental Trajectory: Theory of Mind (ToM)

The developmental trajectory is the progressive continuum through which a human ability develops in life (Hewson, 2015). For instance, research suggests that theory of mind (ToM)–  the ability to attribute mental states (e.g. false beliefs) that differ from one’s own to other people begins to develop around age 4- and becomes more complex/sophisticated with maturity […]

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Journalism Opinion Science

Advances in social justice can only be achieved through research that challenges the status quo

According to the European Institute for Gender Equality (n.d.), psychological violence includes “isolation from others, verbal aggression, threats, intimidation, control, harassment […] insults, humiliation and defamation”. This essay discusses how challenging the status quo is key to advancing global development and peace by extrapolating research conducted by Oates, Edgar and Edgar, and Custance (2012); to […]

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Books Opinion Review

Book Review: Ted Bundy: Conversations With a Killer

Because simply watching the docuseries on Netflix is not enough, I decided to read the book by Michaud and Aynesworth (2019) which contains the transcripts from conversations with Theodore Robert Bundy, also known as the All-American Boy (Loftus and Ketcham, 1991). This book provides real insight into Bundy’s psychological discourse, and it can be observed […]

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Opinion

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