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7 pages tagged with "psychology"

Learned helplessness

June 08, 2023


Learned helplessness is the behavior exhibited by a subject after enduring repeated aversive beyond their control.

Understanding people

August 22, 2022


One of the most complicated challenges for everyone is avoiding misunderstandings and being aware that other people don’t think the same way as you do.


May 27, 2022


The term was coined as a metaphor to illuminate Parkinson’s Law of triviality.

People within an organization typically give disproportionate weight to trivial issues.

Dunbar number

April 02, 2022


Dunbar’s number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships, in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person.

The power of authority and obedience

January 24, 2022


Milgram was interested in researching how far people would go in obeying an instruction if it involved harming another person, and how easily people could be influenced into committing atrocities. For example, Germans in WWII.

Conformity experiments

June 01, 2021


To what extent do social forces alter people’s opinions? Which aspect of the group influence is most important — the size of the majority, or the unanimity of opinion?

The Art of War

August 10, 2018