Psychologists Quotes

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Shannon L. Alder
“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
Shannon L. Alder

“A refusal on the part of psychiatrists and therapists to validate the horrors of their patients' tortured past implies a refusal to take seriously the unconscious psychological mechanisms that individuals need to use to protect themselves from the unspeakable. Such a denial is, however, no longer ethical, for it is in the human capacity to dissociate that lies part of the secret of both childhood abuse and the horrors of the Nazi genocide, both forms of human violence so often carried out by 'respectable' men and women.”
Felicity De Zulueta, From Pain to Violence: The Traumatic Roots of Destructiveness

Daryl Gregory
“He wondered what the collective noun was for psychologists: a shortage of shrinks? A confession of counsellors?”
Daryl Gregory, We Are All Completely Fine

Robertson Davies
--Nature and nurture are inextricable; only scientists and psychologists could think otherwise, and we know all about them, don't we?

--We should. We've watched them since they were tribal wizards, yelping around the campfire. ...

Robertson Davies, What's Bred in the Bone

Saurabh Sharma
“Economists and psychologists get confused when they are asked 'out of syllabus' questions by life!”
Saurabh Sharma

“The Kinsey staff asked questions of children, learning about sexuality in the family. And other psychologists, psychiatrists and paediatricians, including Benjamin Spock, explored this burgeoning field. As a result, it was known that children will naturally touch their genitals to experience a sense of pleasure. It was also known, from working with victims of childhood incest that small children will act in inappropriate sexual ways with adults if they are trained through abuse to do so. The methods used on Cheryl and the other 'lab rats' were meant to create an Alter personality that would both perform and tolerate sexual acts that are only appropriate for consenting adults. More important in their thinking, by limiting the experience to just one personality (ego state), the personality normally seen would behave like any other child who had not been sexually abused in any way.”
Cheryl Hersha, Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country

Amit Abraham
“Psychologists can dream BIG because they can interpret it and turn it into reality.”
Amit Abraham

Susanna Mittermaier
“What if fighting was no longer your first answer but change is?”
Susanna Mittermaier, Pragmatic Psychology

Ehsan Sehgal
“Most of the psychologists suffer from psychological effects themselves that make them pushing to think that everyone has the psychological problem while they stay just within their circle; they do not realise other factors except the psychological issues.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“The most forensic psychologists suffer from the psychological waves themselves than grasping the reality of other aspects of nature. Such forensic psychologists are just the robot.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Felisberto Hernández
“When writers and psychologists believe they've illuminated reality, they are referring to something else: they transform the dark reality into a bright reality and then it's no longer reality with its real color, quality, and condition--instead they set forth a reality of their own heads that has nothing to do with the events spontaneously occurring in the spirit.”
Felisberto Hernández, Lands of Memory

“Psychology is part of America, Black people are invisible in America, [and so] they’re invisible in psychology. This invisibility, along with engrained expectations that Blacks were in general inferior to whites, was not based on data but culture – and therefore was hardly worthy of the name ‘science.’ You created a ‘science’ that reflects the belief of the society.”
Joseph L. White