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Quotes About Social Psychology

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Philip G. Zimbardo
“If you put good apples into a bad situation, you’ll get bad apples.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

John Steinbeck
“In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. KNOWING A MAN WELL NEVER LEADS TO HATE and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. TRY TO UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER!”
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Philip G. Zimbardo
“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

سلمان العودة
“إن الكثيرين لا يريدون منا حلاًّ لمشكلاتهم، بقدر ما يريدون القلب الذي يتوجَّع ويتأسَّى، وكما قيل:
ولابد من شكوى إلى ذِي مَروءةٍ يواسيك أو يسليك أو يتوجَّعُ”
سلمان العودة, بناتي

Philip G. Zimbardo
“The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Philip G. Zimbardo
“Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Philip G. Zimbardo
“Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Philip G. Zimbardo
“Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Harriet Lerner
“Although the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.”
Harriet Lerner

Philip G. Zimbardo
“Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-, present- or future-oriented.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Shirley Jackson
“Why do people want to talk to each other? I mean, what are the things people always want to find out about other people?”
Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House

Philip G. Zimbardo
“I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Philip G. Zimbardo
“Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

J. Jack Halberstam
“To begin an ethnographic project with a goal, with an object of research and a set of presumptions, is already to stymie the process of discovery; it blocks one's ability to learn something new that exceed the frameworks with which one enters.”
J. Jack Halberstam

Arthur Schopenhauer
“There is one thing that, more than any other, throws people absolutely off their balance — the thought that you are dependent upon them. This is sure to produce an insolent and domineering manner towards you. There are some people, indeed, who become rude if you enter into any kind of relation with them; for instance, if you have occasion to converse with them frequently upon confidential matters, they soon come to fancy that they can take liberties with you, and so they try and transgress the laws of politeness. This is why there are so few with whom you care to become more intimate, and why you should avoid familiarity with vulgar people. If a man comes to think that I am more dependent upon him than he is upon me, he at once feels as though I had stolen something from him; and his endeavor will be to have his vengeance and get it back. The only way to attain superiority in dealing with men, is to let it be seen that you are independent of them.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

C.S. Lewis
“Most of us are not really approaching the subject [scriptures] in order to find out what Christianity says: we are approaching it [them] in the hope of finding support from Christianity for the views of our own party.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Philip G. Zimbardo
“One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in psychological processes that are around us.”
Philip G. Zimbardo

Bryant McGill
“The deceptive, glossy media images of faces, bodies and social lifestyles, make us hate ourselves so we will buy a solution to love ourselves once again.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

“The character of the architectural forms and spaces which all people habitually encounter are powerful agencies in determining the nature of their thoughts, their emotions and their actions, however unconscious of this they may be.”
Hugh Ferriss, The Metropolis of Tomorrow

“By what criteria can one decide which of a person's countless beliefs are primitive? The essential factor is that they are taken for granted: a person's primitive beliefs represent the basic truths he holds about physical reality, social reality, and himself and his own nature. Like all beliefs, conscious or unconscious, they have a personal aspect: they are rooted in the individual's experience and in the evidence of his senses. Like all beliefs, they also have a social aspect: with regard to every belief a person forms, he also forms some notion of how many other people have the experience and the knowledge necessary to share it with him, and of how close the agreement is among this group. Unlike other beliefs, however, primitive beliefs are normally not open to discussion or controversy. Either they do not come up in conversation because everyone shares them and everyone takes them for granted, or, if they do come up, they are virtually unassailable by outside forces. The criterion of social support is totally rejected; it is as if the individual said: "Nobody else could possibly know or have experienced what I have." Or, to quote a popular refrain: "Nobody knows the trouble I've seen."
 A person's primitive beliefs thus lie at the very core of his total system of beliefs, and they represent the subsystem in which he has the heaviest emotional commitment.”
Milton Rokeach, The Three Christs of Ypsilanti: A Psychological Study

John Donne
“No man is an island, entire unto himself.”
John Donne

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“All have some artificial badge which the world, and themselves among the first, learn to consider as a genuine characteristic.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from an Old Manse

“I see the last two millennia as laid out in columns, like a reverse ledger sheet. It's as if I'm standing at the top of the twenty-first century looking downwards to 2000. Future centuries float as a gauzy sheet stretching over to the left. I also see people, architecture and events laid out chronologically in the columns. When I think of the year 1805, I see Trafalgar, women in the clothes of that era, famous people who lived then, the building, etc. The sixth to tenth centuries are very green, the Middle Ages are dark with vibrant splashes of red and blue and the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are brown with rich, lush colours in the furniture and clothing.”
Claudia Hammond, Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception

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