The Generalist

Tag: Psychology

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Catharsis

Everyone is telling me that I’m too angry lately. Frankly, I think they’re not angry enough. Well, their lack of anger is really the result of a lack of understanding. So, I shouldn’t be angry with them, right? After all, they just don’t understand. Yes, but they should understand. Their…

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Halloween

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. It’s harvest time, which means lots of food, the trees are brightly colored, the temperature is perfect, the air is dry, and the sky is blue. What’s not to like? Lately, however, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the Halloween decorations. Halloween…

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Milgram Revisited

Recently ABC performed a version of Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment on obedience to authority. Of course the psychology of the participants in the study is certainly interesting. But the psychology of the experimenters is, too. For example, the questions they ask reveal something about them. How can “ordinary” people perform…

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What Does Vengeance Have to Do With It?

From ‘depravityscale.org’: Courts across America are using terms like ‘heinous’, ‘atrocious’ and ‘cruel’ when weighing penalties for a variety of crimes. However, the interpretations of these terms and resulting punishment, vary from state to state. The Forensic Panel seeks to provide a standardized scale for the justice system to determine…

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