Introduction to Psychology (and Philosophy)

Some information on Psychology and with some Philosophy mixed in.

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior.   All humans are affected by psychology.     Usually it becomes intertwined with Psychiatry … … which is in regards to mental disorders.

A lot of people think about SIGMUND FREUD.  He is one of the early fathers of the discipline.  He also helped to develop psychoanalysis.   CARL JUNG was also a player with FREUD.       Helping to develop the ideas of the “ID” and the “EGO.”

Freud pushed forward the idea of the “libido.”    How the human sex drive affects the mind.    It’s not too far fetched to produce the claim that Freud just so happened to have sex with some of his older female patients.

Many people find psychology interesting and it leads them to want to understand humans better.  This leads them into the realm of the “Social Sciences.”    Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, etc are the social sciences that people will move into when seeking to develop deeper thought on these topics (Also, Economics is an applied business form of Sociology … Thank you to Adam Smith).

This allows you to look into History.  An example is “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”  It is a novel that became a famous movie.

Also there is the story of NELLIE BLY, who got herself committed to an Insane Asylum just to be an investigative reporter.  http://mentalfloss.com/article/29734/ten-days-madhouse-woman-who-got-herself-committed   (that is the article)

Then hopefully an interest in topics of humanity will make you think, “Did humans before me cause things to be the way they are?”     The answer:  Yes.        Further inquiry may cause you to debate the idea of Capitalism vs Socialism.      And this will lead you to look at “ADAM SMITH” vs “KARL MARX”

Also, the movies:  “Good Will Hunting” and “A Beautiful Mind” as well as “Fight Club” will push forward an interest in Human Psychology.   (Marx seen below)

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Thank you for reading.  DJ ROBO BISCUIT.

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