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Stanford Prison Experiment and Our Law Enforcement

Almost anyone who has ever sat in a Psychology class has heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment. If you haven’t, it is an experiment that was performed by Phillip Zimbardo. 477 more words

Law Enforcement

What a Financially Comfortable, Successful, Laid-Back Professional Looks Like

Over the years I’ve noticed personality psychology related posts are visited most frequently. So, I’ll expand on a popular, though cryptic, post on particular facets of the Big Five’s Conscientiousness scale and success in various professional contexts. 1,090 more words


Are psychopaths capable of empathy?

When I was at university we had to write an essay in our final year that was on the topic of cognitive psychology and we had to find research that used cognitive methods in order to do so. 3,817 more words


Hogwarts Houses and Big Five Personality

In psychology there are five main traits that researchers argue make up the human personality. These traits are Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Neuroticism, Openness, and Extraversion. Since the Hogwarts Houses are supposed to sort people based on their personalities, I decided to see if I could match combinations of these traits to the four houses. 774 more words

How (not) to store your wool...

As Karen alluded to in her last post (a super helpful tutorial!) this blog post is about Type A vs Type B personalities.

Personality Psychology is a huge area of psychology and this is not the space to dissect, or even explain, what it is about. 549 more words

Gordon Allport

Gordon Allport was born in Montezuma, Indiana but the family moved to Ohio when he was six years old. His father was a doctor and turned the family home in Ohio into a hospital, surrounding his sons and family with his patients. 240 more words


Jonathan Renshon

Jonathan Renshon is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Professor Renshon earned his B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University, M.Sc. in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. 85 more words