KATHMANDU: Students of the Central Department of Psychology have continued padlocking the department demanding Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Industrial Organisation Psychology programmes, all under the Central Department of Psychology itself. Meanwhile, Professor Dr Shiva Lal Bhusal has urged the students to let the department carry out the classes until the next meeting of Education Council of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences within a week. Pravash Kumar Raut, a student of Clinical Psychology who is also involved as a coordinator of the programme to protest against the decision of the Education Council, said that the subject programme had been handed over to the Office of the Dean without informing students. He said, “The Master’s Programme in Counseling Psychology and Industrial Organisation Psychology are privately run programme by the Office of the Dean, while Counseling Psychology Programme has been running under the Central Department from … [Read more...] about Students continue padlocking TU Central Department of Psychology
These psychological ego Strategies arise where separate intelligences are split off from the central stem of your Soul and are Archetypes created and used by the Hurt Inner Children.Hurt Inner Children split off from the Central Soul personality when the person gets traumatised by the painful and corrupt actions of life.These Hurt Inner Children flow in and out of your consciousness and it is these split personalities which use the Strategies like the Violator, the Poor Me and the Selfish Competitive Star in order to get the attention and the Love of everyone around them.The problem is that these psychology ego strategies always hurt the people around them. Eventually they stop working and the people around them throw them out.With ego strategies, if you are rich everyone puts up with them, their job depends on it, but no-one likes them.Without someone pointing out the discrepancies in your behaviour, you probably will not notice them..As Gurdjieff said, "The personality that says I … [Read more...] about Energy Enhancement Meditation and the Psychology of Ego Strategies of the Aloof and the Poor Me
I recently reported on my obsessive compulsive behavior and how I found Psychology Today. That's where I caught OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.See http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/ocd.htmFortunately I didn't catch the extreme related disease of trichotillomania which is "the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or other body hair." Such an urge would be futile for me as I am as bald as Mount Baldy in the Uinta Mountains of Utah.Anyway, I've saved one heck of a lot of time since I read the article on OCD at the stated reference. Here are some examples of daily time savings:Not checking if I still have my car keys in my pocket while shopping: 3 minutesNot paying attention to the thought I wish I were a millionaire: 7 minutesNot checking again and again if the front, back, and garage doors are locked: 12 minutesPaying no attention to the urge to draw up grandiose plans: 17 minutesIgnoring the urge to write down 17 new article ideas: 10 minutesNot checking … [Read more...] about Hats Off to Psychology Today !
When my students arrived for their first lecture, I would always start by giving them 10 minutes to write down an answer to this question.Before reading on, why not quickly write down what you think forensic psychology is.The reason I did this was because despite the fact that every single undergraduate psychology student (about 180 of them) chose to do the forensic psychology course form a list of optional courses; not one of them came to see me in advance to ask what the course was about.Now bear in mind students chose their optional courses well in advance of the start date, and in order to make an informed choice they were all strongly advised to speak to the lecturer running the courses they were interested in before making a final decision.So why the no show?I suspect, actually I know because I discussed it with the students afterwards, that they didn't feel they had to find out what forensic psychology is, because they already had a preconceived idea.I mentioned that at the … [Read more...] about What Is Forensic Psychology?
Testing and the whole notion of individual difference is something that psychology has embraced, investigated and developed throughout its history.Broadly speaking psychological testing can be defined as the use of one or more standardized measurement instruments, devices, or procedures including the use of computerized psychological tests, to observe or record human behaviour.This is a useful definition insofar as it highlights the main purpose of psychological testing i.e. to observe or record human behaviour, but what it does not do is differentiate between the two main types of testing, namely projective testing and psychometric testing. Two very different types of testing that you need to be aware of.Projective testingThe best-known projective psychological test is the Rorschach inkblot test and it dates back to 1921. It's named after the Swiss psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach. Hermann Rorschach had a great interest in psychoanalysis and in 1918 he began experimenting with inkblots … [Read more...] about Psychological Testing: A Brief But Useful Introduction
The study of eyewitness testimony can be traced back over a hundred years to the first recorded example of a psychologist acting as an expert witness in a court of law.In 1896 Albert Von Schrenk-Notzing testified at the trial of a man accused of murdering three women. Drawing on research into memory and suggestibility he argued that pre-trial publicity meant that witnesses could not distinguish between what they actually saw and what had been reported in the press.The formal study of eyewitness testimony is usually examined within a framework of cognitive processing, which put simply refers to the different ways in which we make sense of the world around us.We do this by employing the mental skills at our disposal such as thinking, perception, memory, awareness, reasoning and judgment. Although cognitive processes can only be inferred and cannot be seen directly, they all have very important practical implications within a legal context.Given that the way we think, perceive, reason and … [Read more...] about EyeWitness Testimony: An Enduring Topic Of Psychological Enquiry