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The Psychology of Colour

Blue and Yellow (in the Flag of Ukraine) This might seem an obvious thing, but nature has a way of demonstrating primary colours like blue and yellow (and in this case a clear blue sky over a field of yellow … Continue reading

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Context: How Dehumanizing Encourages Abuse

Standford Prison Experiment (1971) Under the chapter called the Power of Context, Malcolm Gladwell discusses this experiment in his book “The Tipping Point”. I had previously studied the results of this setup in my Psychology AS class in the UK … Continue reading

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Is This CaptMccoy’s Favourite Bugaboo?

Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) Stop me if I’m wrong, but this man is a favourite author of mine. Why does CaptMccoy suspect him of being behind all the recent serial killings in the United States? … Continue reading

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We’re All Walking on Eggshells

January is Mental Health Month This image reminds me of the Roman God Janus, for whom January is named. In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. … Continue reading

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A Past Master at Psychological Intimidation

“Putin Purposely Coughed” Vladimir Putin thinks that he can get away with anything, and in his own country, Russia, that’s true. But then he takes his ‘magic trick’ show on the road, when dealing face-to-face with other world leaders, and … Continue reading

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To OCD or Not OCD, That is the Question

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I’m willing to bet that a lot of people think they suffer from this condition. The signs are obvious to others, but usually undetected by the person caught in the ‘circle from hell’. The whole world has … Continue reading

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A Covenant with God?

Transmissible Body Fluids OK. This is going to get weird. I was reading a section of “Ego and Archetype” yesterday that discussed ‘The Blood of Christ’. It’s an interesting concept: Jesus’ shedding of his blood on Calvary was a ‘new … Continue reading

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The Man Who Had a Private Audience in the Queen’s Bedroom

Michael Fagan (August 8, 1948) You might think it a bit of a cheek for this individual to break into Buckingham Palace and visit Queen Elizabeth II first thing in the morning, just to have a ‘chat’. But he’d come … Continue reading

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Before Psychology, There Was Astrology

Carl Gustav Jung (July 26, 1875 – June 6, 1961) Our mother was a great admirer of Carl Jung. His understanding of archetypes made sense to her. And the idea that astrology was psychology’s precursor makes sense to me The … Continue reading

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Did Daphne du Maurier Write “Rebecca” to Document Herself?

Rebecca (2020) I am not a fan of “Gothic” romances, or films. But this latest film version of the 1938 classic, written by Dame du Maurier, is (seemingly) quite faithful to the story line. After a whirlwind romance in Monte … Continue reading

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