One of the great contributions of the Western world is the gift of psychology. Psychology is the scientific study of human nature. Through it's devotion to understanding what people do, why/when/how they do it, and how to change the parts of human behavior that cause emotional pain, it has come to establish numerous principles that could be beneficial for all cultures to take into account. Some of the insights suggested by various fields of psychology can have positive implications in the realms of emotional healing (for relationships and individuals), spiritual practice, education, advertising, and even geopolitics.
Below are a collection of videos outlining the fields of psychology and ways in which psychology can be applied to improve one's life and relationships (yay)!
Major Players and Various Schools
- Psychology as a Science
- Human Behavior
- Individual Behavior
How we make sense of the world
Raising and Altering Consciousness
Learning and Memory
Stress and the Human Response to It
The Development of the Personality
How Other People Influence Us
The Difference Between Quirky Personality Traits and Mental Illness
What is "Normal"?
How we combat Mental Illness
Major Psychological Disorders
The Different Kinds of Projection
Projection as Psychological Defense Mechanism
A Closer Look at Spiral Dynamics
The Coinciding of Developmental Theorists and Spiritual Teachers