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In many political campaigns there is a strategy in place to gain the support of constituents and political party members. While we like to believe that voters tend to support those political party candidates that are in the best service interest to our community and nation, this may not always be the case.
The Stanley Milgram book, Obedience to Authority, which included an experiment conducted in which ordinary individuals are subjected to the authority of an experimenter and instructed to "shock" others, demonstrates the ability in which an authority figure can easily manipulate the compliant nature of human beings.
When psychotherapy fails, often times other medically oriented measures are needed to address the mental problems of those suffering with more severe disorders. These types of therapies are known as somatic therapy and include a number of different approaches including pharmacotherapy, psychosurgery, and electroconvulsive therapy.
According to the DSM-IV schizophrenia is a disorder characterized by deteriorating ability to function in everyday life and by some combination of hallucinations, delusions, thought disorder, movement disorder, and inappropriate emotional expressions (American Psychiatric Association, 1994).
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Stanley Milgram's Psychological Experiment on Obedience of Authority - Associated Content - associatedcontent.comAs survivors of World War II are quickly moving on into memory, and the information revolution facilitates a modern society of well educated, less "gullible" individuals, the world of fascism and the ideology of racial hatred is moving farther and farther into the past.
When Ingrid Carey says she feels colors, she does not mean she sees red, or feels blue, or is green with envy. She really does feel them.
Empathy allows us to feel the emotions of others, to identify and understand their feelings and motives and see things from their perspective. How we generate empathy remains a subject of intense debate in cognitive science.
A brain anomaly can make the saying "I know how you feel" literally true in hyper-empathetic people who actually sense that they are being touched when they witness others being touched.
A basic human impulse affecting the course of history, culture, and personal connections, empathy is also a neuro-logical fact—and one that’s increasingly understood. TO NEUROSCIENTIST JEAN DECETY, empathy resembles a sort of minor constellation: clusters of encephalic stars glowing in the cosmos of an otherwise dark brain. “See how they flash,” Decety says, pointing to the orange-lit anterior cingulate cortex and anterior insula on an fMRI scan.
Besides a growing interest in person perception among psychologists in the 1950's (e.g., Heider (1958)), researchers from the counseling and therapeutic milieu were keen on investigating empathic accuracy, since empathy was seen as being essential for successful therapy. In conceiving of a client centered therapy, Rogers defines empathy early on as the ability to “ perceive the internal frame of reference of another with accuracy and with the emotional components and meanings which pertain thereto as if one were the person, but without ever losing the ‘as if’ conditions” (1959, 210-11). In his later works he more fully analyzes it as the ability to enter
The performance of young children on the 'mirror self-recognition test' varies hugely across cultures, a new study has shown. This is the test that involves surreptitiously putting a mark on a child's forehead and then seeing how they react when presented with their mirror image.
If you're an empathic person, able to tune into other people's feelings, then the chances are you've also got a keen sense of what other people smell like! We've known for some time that the brain areas involved in empathy and recognising facial emotions partially overlap with the brain areas associated with smell. Wen Zhou's and Denise Chen's new finding shows that this overlap extends to behavioural performance.
People with borderline personality disorder ( BPD ) are emotionally fragile, impulsive, suffer from low mood, have intense unstable personal relationships and - according to a handful of studies - they also have enhanced empathy. But new research by Judith Flury and colleagues shows the idea that BPD patients have enhanced empathy is a spurious finding reflecting the methodological design of prior studies combined with the fact BPD patients are particularly difficult to read.
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