Sicario Culture: An Analysis of Violent Crime and Aggression in Colombia During the 80s and 90s

According to Blackburn (2005, pp. 211-223), “aggression describes the intentional infliction of harm, including psychological discomfort as well as injury, although it is sometimes loosely equated with vigour in competitive situations […] a constant need to discharge aggressive energy governs human behaviour […] anger is a socially constructed emotion […] In personality disorders, ego weaknessContinue reading “Sicario Culture: An Analysis of Violent Crime and Aggression in Colombia During the 80s and 90s”

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 typesContinue reading “The Psychology of Obedience to Authority: Lessons Learned from the Holocaust”

Commercial Psychology

Context: A psychological experiment conducted by the army through Eastman Kodak Company advertisements as explained by Robert Yerkes in 1912.  Reference: Yerkes, R. M. et al. (1912) ‘The class experiment in psychology with advertisements as materials’, Journal of Educational Psychology. Warwick & York, 3(1), pp. 1–17. doi: 10.1037/h0072656. Download: The Class Experiment in Psychology- RobertContinue reading “Commercial Psychology”