“Politicians are more likely than people in the general population to be sociopaths. I think you would find no expert in the field of sociopathy/ psychopathy/ antisocial personality disorder who would dispute this. The realization a small minority of human beings literally have no conscience was and is a bitter pill for our society to … Continue reading Pathocracy: Tyranny at the Hands of a Psychopathic Government
header image: 15-year-old Kayla Alford expelled from Kentucky Christian school for posting this photo of herself with rainbow birthday cake on Facebook by Julie Reshe edited by O Society Jan 15, 2020 I remember being depressed. It was a frightening state of mind that seemed to go on indefinitely. The very idea of waking up … Continue reading Depressive Realism
The Impeachment Iceberg continued by Chauncy DeVega edited by O Society Dec 22, 2019 Wednesday night, Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives. Trump will now — perhaps after some delay — be put on trial in the Senate, where he will then be acquitted by Republicans who have sworn personal fealty to him. … Continue reading Mental health professionals read Trump’s letter as study in “the psychotic mind”
by Matthew Warren edited by O Society Dec 12, 2019 Last year we published a list of ten psychology findings that reveal the worst of human nature. Research has shown us to be dogmatic and over-confident, we wrote, with a tendency to look down on minorities and assume that the downtrodden deserve their fate. Even … Continue reading What is Human Nature? 10 Findings from Psychology Reveal Humanity Can Be Good at Heart
by Bruce Levine edited by O Society Nov 25, 2019 In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed by other professionals with oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, anxiety disorder, and other psychiatric illnesses, and I am struck by (1) how many of these diagnosed are essentially … Continue reading Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill
by Cody Delistraty edited by O Society Nov 15, 2019 In 1920, the American psychologist John Watson published the results of one of the more ethically dubious scholarly articles of the past century. Along with Rosalie Rayner, a 21-year-old graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he taught, Watson aimed to instil a … Continue reading How Did the Pursuit of Happiness Become a Matter of Relentless Competitive Work?
Let’s Talk About Love by Joanne Reed and Neel Burton edited by O Society October 12, 2019 Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love is called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.” … Continue reading What is Love?