Instruction Manual for Psychological Torture Now Online

7 September 2007

The Manipulation of Human Behavior, published in 1961, contains techniques for interrogation and brainwashing.

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Our Dark Hearts: The Stanford Prison Experiment

6 September 2007

The experiment that inspired a novel, two films, countless TV programs, re-enactments and even a band.

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Nominate Your Favourite Social Psychology Studies

4 September 2007

In my countdown of the of all time, the clear front runner is former Yale and Harvard social psychologist, Stanley Milgram.

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Kissing Secrets: Why Men Prefer More Saliva (And Other Revelations)

3 September 2007

Susan Hughes and colleagues know how to spice up an academic paper.

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Why Attempt Suicide? Evidence from the Poetry of Suicidal Poets

1 September 2007

Hollywood actor Owen Wilson’s recent suicide attempt once more raises the question of what leads people to take their own life.

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Men and Women Are Psychologically Very Similar

1 September 2007

That’s it, I’ve had enough. I’m fed up with endless bogus stories claiming substantial differences between men and women in the popular press.

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How to Build Courage Through Personality Traits and States of Mind

31 August 2007

New research suggests courage is driven by personality traits, self-efficacy, hope, resilience, values, beliefs and social forces.

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