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Personality psychology

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Personality is defined as a set of characteristics that influence ones behavior and decision making on a daily basis. The word itself 'originates from the Latin persona, which means "mask"".  The mask was a "convention employed to represent or typify that character". There's a broad history associated with the study of personality

 

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Moon Landing Faked!!!—Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories

Influenced by this view, many scholars have come to think of conspiracy theories as paranoid and delusional, and for a long time psychologists have had little to contribute other than to affirm the psychopathological nature of ...
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When someone believes in a conspiracy theory it "has recently been linked to the rejection of science". It even turns out that one who accepts more than one conspiracy theory will not accept "important scientific conlusions". Conspiracy theories effect the brain in more ways than one. They can also cause people to move away from political/societal issues.

 

The belief in these theories show that the one who believes them will have less trust than the average person. 

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Analyzing Theories of Psychology - For Dummies

Analyzing Theories of Psychology - For Dummies | Theories of Psychology | Scoop.it
Psychology — the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes — attempts to uncover why and how we do what we do. Different theories of psychology
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There are many types of major psychological theories proposed by psychologists. For example, the biological theory suggests that "the biological underpinnings of behavior and the effects of evolution. Psychoanalytic theory relates to when the mind is unconscious and decisions made as a child develops. Behaviorism is the theory of taking from what happened from past experiences and using that to improve.

 

The cognitive theory is how the mind takes in all the information and uses it to act a certain way. Humanistic and existential theory says how each individual person is different from one another and need to make their own choices in their lives. The sociocultural theory says how we act based on "social and cultural factors that affect our behavior". For example, if you were to get a tattoo before the 90's you were seen as "acting outside of the status quo".

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Psychology of Conspiracy Theories and How They Affect People

Psychology of Conspiracy Theories and How They Affect People | Theories of Psychology | Scoop.it
When you see a conspiracy theory do you believe or are you sceptical? No matter which it is you could be affected by it.
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Conspiracy theories/theorists are more common today than they were many years ago. But how does our mind react when we stop believing in such outrageous claims? Generally conspiracy theorists "have been discredited as 'crazy'". They also do not trust very many people because of what they believe is to be true.

 

More people are more accepting of said conspiracy theories when their brain is exposed to them. The internet creates more of an acceptance to these things. Often when a person starts to accept a specific conspiracy theory they're "encouraged to question specific explanation. This can cause heated debates among everyone.

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