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Call me Beck.
INFP, melancholic.
They/them pronouns.

You're going to have to forgive the excessive Destiel, feminism, swearing, and amusement with strange things.

Background: Inexplicably sexy Christopher Meloni

Posts tagged psychology

Apr 19 '14
Jul 18 '13
"Princeton University psychologist Susan Fiske took brain scans of heterosexual men while they looked at sexualised images of women wearing bikinis. She found that the part of their brains that became activated was pre-motor - areas that usually light up when people anticipate using tools. The men were reacting to the images as if the women were objects they were going to act on. Particularly shocking was the discovery that the participants who scored highest on tests of hostile sexism were those most likely to deactivate the part of the brain that considers other people’s intentions (the medial prefrontal cortex) while looking at the pictures. These men were responding to images of the women as if they were non-human."
The Equality Illusion (via betterthandarkchocolate)
Jul 17 '13
"1. Linguistic Intelligence: the capacity to use language to express what’s on your mind and to understand other people. Any kind of writer, orator, speaker, lawyer, or other person for whom language is an important stock in trade has great linguistic intelligence.

2. Logical/Mathematical Intelligence: the capacity to understand the underlying principles of some kind of causal system, the way a scientist or a logician does; or to manipulate numbers, quantities, and operations, the way a mathematician does.

3. Musical Rhythmic Intelligence: the capacity to think in music; to be able to hear patterns, recognize them, and perhaps manipulate them. People who have strong musical intelligence don’t just remember music easily, they can’t get it out of their minds, it’s so omnipresent.

4. Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence: the capacity to use your whole body or parts of your body (your hands, your fingers, your arms) to solve a problem, make something, or put on some kind of production. The most evident examples are people in athletics or the performing arts, particularly dancing or acting.

5. Spatial Intelligence: the ability to represent the spatial world internally in your mind — the way a sailor or airplane pilot navigates the large spatial world, or the way a chess player or sculptor represents a more circumscribed spatial world. Spatial intelligence can be used in the arts or in the sciences.

6. Naturalist Intelligence: the ability to discriminate among living things (plants, animals) and sensitivity to other features of the natural world (clouds, rock configurations). This ability was clearly of value in our evolutionary past as hunters, gatherers, and farmers; it continues to be central in such roles as botanist or chef.

7. Intrapersonal Intelligence: having an understanding of yourself; knowing who you are, what you can do, what you want to do, how you react to things, which things to avoid, and which things to gravitate toward. We are drawn to people who have a good understanding of themselves. They tend to know what they can and can’t do, and to know where to go if they need help.

8. Interpersonal Intelligence: the ability to understand other people. It’s an ability we all need, but is especially important for teachers, clinicians, salespersons, or politicians — anybody who deals with other people.

9. Existential Intelligence: the ability and proclivity to pose (and ponder) questions about life, death, and ultimate realities.

Howard Gardner’s seminal Theory of Multiple Intelligences, originally published in 1983, which revolutionized psychology and education by offering a more dimensional conception of intelligence than the narrow measures traditional standardized tests had long applied.   (via free-earl)

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Sep 2 '12

I’m persistently amused at the fact that Law and Order creates a lot of episodes based off of psychology studies and experiments.

I’m more amused because, since I took a general high school psychology class, I’m consciously aware of all of these studies and experiments.

Jun 21 '12


Do you think imperialists who wanted to spread western culture were arrogant or well meaning? Explain your answer. 

My answer:

Given the two descriptors to choose from, I think imperialists were more arrogant than well-meaning. However, I think that it’s not necessarily only arrogance that drives people to take part in imperialism. It’s just as often greed and a need for a homogenized world to exist in. In short: Fear. Fear is a powerful motivator, and one that is most often abused. It doesn’t always have to be manipulated by somebody for it to be effective, however. I think that imperialism stems from manufactured fears—fears that have been manufactured by those who have them, I mean to say. Imperialists were afraid of not being the most powerful, of being the minority, of being the lesser of two cultures, of having to change (which is to say, afraid of having to find progress by changing one’s own society, rather than simply expanding it; this is the fear of facing one’s own faults), and the list goes on. So do I think they were arrogant? Perhaps. But only in the weakest of ways. They were cowards overcompensating, more than anything else. 

Feb 28 '12

Currently doing a late-night analysis of five dreams I had over a month ago, for this assignment in my Psychology class. Due tomorrow. Forgot to do it earlier.

Someone please hurt me for forgetting to do it. *sigh* I hate myself, sometimes.

Anyway, the persistent themes throughout are rather dark. I suppose she’ll think I’m a nutter once she reads through them. Not that she can. I’ve run out of goddamn paper in my printer. -.-


If anybody wants to have a stab at analysing my dreams at any given moment, I’d be glad to share.
I had a rather weird one this morning, involving dancing toddler, tutus, tiny rooms, parents, Creative Writing class, Scrivs, Becca, spit-up, green acid, cleaning with tortillas, and being in my pyjamas. I think it even involved the Black Box Theatre at school.
It was insane.
Probably means I’m secretly suicidal and gay or something. Who knows.
do you knows? would you like to analysis-size it for me? have a go? eh? eh? just send me an ‘ask’ or something. might be fun.