In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week we'll look at the Stanford prison experiment. The Stanford prison experiment was a social psychology study conducted at Stanford University in 1971. Male student volunteers were randomly assigned to be either "prisoners" or "guards" in a mock prison set… Continue reading What is… The Stanford Prison Experiment
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is locus of control. Locus of control refers to who/what we hold responsible for what happens in our lives. This concept was first identified by psychologist Julian B. Rotter in 1954. With an internal locus of control, we… Continue reading What is… Locus of Control
I got thinking about this after reading a post on SkinnyHobbit – to what extent are we responsible for bad behaviour during active episodes of mental illness? The short answer is that we're 100% responsible, in that there's really no other person to lay blame upon. Perhaps a more meaningful question would be how much… Continue reading Bad Behaviour While Mentally Ill – How Responsible Are We?