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”
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”
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”
Description: Ellis Island was an immigration station which opened in 1892 with the purpose of screening all immigrants to identify and exclude the ones having a mental deficiency. Because many of the workers at this island were passionate about the eugenics movement, they became ideologically extreme to the point where they felt it was theirContinue reading “Ellis Island”
Yemenite Jews en route from Aden to Israel, during the Operation Magic Carpet (1949–1950). Context: NEWS REPORTS: “Last year, there were 1,652 antisemitic incidents in the UK, a 16% increase on the year before, including verbal abuse on the streets. If you fail to extend solidarity to a victim of antisemitism because you do notContinue reading “Against Antisemitism”
Description: The transatlantic cable, completed in July 1866, was the beginning of distance telecommunications. It was created by Cyrus W. Field and built in New York. Reference: Atlantic Cable: The Eighth Wonder of the World
Description: A device “for giving general electric treatment for psychological effect, in psycho-neurotic cases” during the war. The electroconvulsive therapy was first used on a human being in 1938. Licence: Bergonic Chair by Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine under CC BY 2.0.
Reference: Citizens’ Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1975. Women, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
Conclusions from 1915-1918. The Cabinet: National Archives
George Cowling, 1954. The first televised weather forecast. BBC