TypeLogic Home Page Portrait of an INTP As an INTP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things rationally and logically. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities. They see everything in terms of how it could be improved, or what it could be turned into. They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations. INTPs value knowledge above all else. INTPs do not like to lead or control people. The INTP has no understanding or value for decisions made on the basis of personal subjectivity or feelings. The INTP may have a problem with self-aggrandizement and social rebellion, which will interfere with their creative potential. For the INTP, it is extremely important that ideas and facts are expressed correctly and succinctly. The INTP is usually very independent, unconventional, and original. Growth
The Personality Project Welcome The personality-project is a collection of web pages devoted to the academic study of personality. It is meant to guide the interested student, researcher or serious layperson to recent developments in the field of personality research. Personality and Individual Differences Personality is the coherent patterning of affect, cognition, and desires (goals) as they lead to behavior. Research in personality ranges from analyses of genetic codes and studies of biological systems to the study of sexual, social, ethnic, and cultural bases of thought, feelings, and behavior. Research in individual differences addresses three broad questions: 1) developing an adequate descriptive taxonomy of how people differ; 2) applying differences in one situation to predict differences in other situations; and 3) testing theoretical explanations of the structure and dynamics of individual differences.
Ganzfeld hallucinations The cognitive science journal Cortex has just released a special issue on the neuropsychology of paranormal experiences and belief, and contains a fantastic article on hallucinations induced by the Ganzfeld procedure. The Ganzfeld procedure exposes the participant to ‘unstructured’ sensations usually by placing half ping-pong balls over the eyes so they can only see diffuse white light and by playing white noise through headphones. It is probably best known for its uses in parapsychology experiments, but it is also used to induce hallucinations and sensory distortions which are much more likely to occur in the absence of clearly defined sensory experiences. The article reviews the sorts of hallucinations reported in during these experiments and discusses what electrophysiology (EEG or ‘brain wave’) studies tell us about what happens in the cortex when these perceptual distortions kick off. Some of the descriptions of hallucinations are really quite striking: Link to Cortex special issue.
Portrait of an INFP As an INFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? INFPs are highly intuitive about people. Generally thoughtful and considerate, INFPs are good listeners and put people at ease. INFPs do not like conflict, and go to great lengths to avoid it. INFPs are flexible and laid-back, until one of their values is violated. When it comes to the mundane details of life maintenance, INFPs are typically completely unaware of such things. INFPs do not like to deal with hard facts and logic. INFPs have very high standards and are perfectionists. Growth
Personality disorder Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterised by enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating markedly from those accepted by the individual's culture. These patterns develop early, are inflexible and are associated with significant distress or disability. The definitions may vary some according to other sources. Official criteria for diagnosing personality disorders are listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, and in the mental and behavioral disorders section of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, published by the World Health Organization. The DSM-5 published in 2013 now lists personality disorders in exactly the same way as other mental disorders, rather than on a separate 'axis' as previously. Classification World Health Organization
Serial Cheaters - Narcissists @brokenopen, I completely empathise with you. I have been involved with a serial cheater, who is very narcissistic..I have only just gotten to realise this, and see through the wool he pulled over my eyes..He told me he was single, and that he shared a flat with a little 'flatmate' whom he has known for 20 years, and who helped him when his marriage (one of 2) ended. It later came to light, that he was her partner (most would not be so naive to be fooled by this!). he started supplying me with clothes and scent, which I later discovered were her rejects. He even gave me a bagful of knickers, which were tatty and worn, thinking I would be so grateful! Bettany
A Brief History of Psychology If you're taking an introductory psychology course this semester, you're likely in for a crash course in what psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus called psychology's long past and short history. While the underpinnings of the discipline date back thousands of years, psychology did not emerge as a separate field until the founding of Wilhelm Wundt's lab at the University of Leipzig in 1879. Since that time, psychology has undergone dramatic changes and transitions, with numerous theoretical views arising and vying for dominance. In order to understand the wide range of topics studied by modern psychologists, it is important to understand a bit about past thinking and research. Related Reading Image by SuperManu/Wikimedia Commons
Passive-aggressive behavior Passive-aggressive behavior is the indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, sarcasm, hostile jokes, stubbornness, resentment, sullenness, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible. For research purposes, the DSM-IV describes passive-aggressive personality disorder as a "pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance in social and occupational situations". Concept in different areas In psychology In psychology, passive-aggressive behavior is characterized by a habitual pattern of passive resistance to expected work requirements, opposition, stubbornness, and negativistic attitudes in response to requirements for normal performance levels expected of others. Passive-aggressive may also refer to a person who refuses to acknowledge their own aggression (in the sense of "agency"), and who manages that denial by projecting it.
Bem Sex-Role Inventory The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is a measure of masculinity-femininity and gender roles. It assesses how people identify themselves psychologically. Bem's goal of the BSRI was to examine psychological androgyny and provide empirical evidence to show the advantage of a shared masculine and feminine personality versus a sex-typed categorization. The test is formatted with 60 different personality traits which participants rate themselves based on a 7 point Likert scale. Traits are evenly dispersed, 20 masculine, 20 feminine, and 20 filler traits thought to be gender neutral. All traits in the BSRI are positively valued personality aspects. Numerous past studies have found that gender categorizations are correlated with many stereotypical gendered behaviors. History "In the field of psychology, much research is conducted involving individuals' perceptions of gender roles, and behavioral as well as attitudinal correlates. Scoring and interpretation
UH Psychology 1300 PORTABLE ELECTRONIC TEXT PROGRAM (For use on PUBLIC COMPUTER) Download: "Click Here" Open the Zip Folder that just download Move the "Psychology Textbook" folder and "Open Book" icon to your USB When ever you want to use electronic text on public computer, just insert the USB to the public computer, and click on the Open Book iconUSING THE SYSTEM Check the syllabus in Psymple Psych. I strongly urge you to get started reading the text as soon as possible. First, take time to read the instructions on how to use the user-friendly Psychology: Exploring Behavior system. There are Computer Tutors available according to a schedule to be distributed in class and posted in Room 125 (The Psych Undergraduate Computer Lab) in Heyne Hall, usually 11a.m.-2 p.m. daily (Fall Semester) or 12-2 (Spring Semester). Each chapter can be read at any time. Once you complete any chapter’s Certification correctly WAIT until the system has accepted it. Your quizzes are to be taken as closed-book, no-notes texts.
Neuroscience: Hardwired for taste : Nature A mouthful of bittersweet chocolate cake with a molten centre can trigger potent memories of pleasure, lust and even love. But all it takes is one bad oyster to make you steer clear of this mollusc for life. Neuroscientists who study taste are just beginning to understand how and why the interaction of a few molecules on your tongue can trigger innate behaviours or intense memories. The sensors in our mouths that detect basic tastes — sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami, and arguably a few others — are only the start of the story (see 'The finer points of taste', page S2). The way the brain represents these tastes is just as important. Researchers have recently developed a 'gustotopic map' based on the idea that, just as each taste bud on the tongue responds to a single taste, so there are regions of the brain that are similarly dedicated1. The other recent revelation in taste research is that the receptors that detect bitter, sweet and umami are not restricted to the tongue. Brain map
Sandra Bem Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem is an American psychologist known for her works in androgyny and gender studies. She was born June 22, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Peter and Lillian Lipsitz. She grew up in a "working class" family. Personal life Sandra was raised by her Jewish "working class" parents in a government-subsidized neighborhood for the first eight years of her life. Education and career Bem attended Margaret Morrison Carnegie College, now known as Carnegie-Mellon University, (1961-1965) and majored in psychology. Influences on the field of psychology Bem is an American psychologist known for her works in androgyny and gender studies. In her early career, she was heavily involved in women's liberation movement, and she did work on sex-biased job advertising. She asserted that masculine and feminine dimensions could be divided into two spheres, rather than one. Works Bem, Sandra L. (1974). References Jump up ^ Nussbaum, Emily (May–June 1998).
Existentialism in Literature and Film Course by Hubert L. Dreyfus on Free Audio Download Ever feel like life needs a little more meaning? Well then listen to these guys' perspectives and solutions to make sense of this craziness in life. The lecturer is super-accessible, and clear, and sometimes even funny. This class builds a framework for which we can understand our own existence and what we can do with the time we got here, from the perspectives of three philosophers. NEW VERSION: a more recent version of the podcast, from the 2008 class, is available for free on itunes U, through the itunes store.