Social Psychology Quotes

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

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 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
“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 Zimbardo

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 Zimbardo

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

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 Zimbardo

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

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

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 Zimbardo

Stanley Milgram
“Each individual possesses a conscience which to a greater or lesser degree serves to restrain the unimpeded flow of impulses destructive to others. But when he merges his person into an organizational structure, a new creature replaces autonomous man, unhindered by the limitations of individual morality, freed of humane inhibition, mindful only of the sanctions of authority.”
Stanley Milgram

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

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

“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

Abhijit Naskar
“In order to ensure proper progressive, non-prejudicial and non-barbarian functioning of a government, on top of the government hierarchy, in each nation, all political activities will be monitored and guided by a group of scholars, comprising scientists and philosophers.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

“It depends what you want your life to be like... if you're thirsty for water, then don't settle with the finest wine.”
Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Abhijit Naskar
“Terrorism has no face, but the general mind instinctively attempts to put a face on it based on internally as well as externally predominant biases and knowledge. And the mind does so in the pursuit of self-preservation, because putting a face on an act of terrorism, increases the chances of survival. Once the mind has successfully put a face on terrorism, it tries to avoid intimacy with all the faces that come from similar cultural background. This entire mental process takes place driven by the biological drive for survival. Does this mean that we are biologically bound to act like phobics and racists! And the answer is - we have indeed inherited certain biopsychological drives from our primitive ancestors, but later in our evolutionary history, we also developed the mental capacity to override those primitive traits.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“The individual is the collective, the collective is the individual.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“If your spouse gets sick, who would you visit - your non-doctor neighbor or an actual doctor! Any sane person would visit a doctor over a non-doctor neighbor, even if that neighbor happens to be a celebrity, because it is common knowledge that fame or charisma is not equivalent to medical expertise, yet when it comes to choosing a doctor to treat the sickness of a nation, the masses most proudly elect any charismatic chimpanzee over a humble, wise and conscientious leader.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“A huge portion of the human society runs on autopilot, under the authority of biases. That's why, the world is infested with so many conflicts. Once the humans get hold of their biases instead of letting their biases get hold of them, all conflicts would vanish into thin air.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“There is not much difference between a person drunk on alcohol and a person drunk on biases. Both do things, that they wouldn't do, had they not been under the influence.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“in order to rise as an original creature with original meaning in life, one must first accept the death of the identity imposed by one's culture.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“In a society of living, breathing and thinking humans, your personal life is not different from your social life - and if it is, then such separation between the personal and the social leads to a fake society, with fake emotions and fake decency - such separation only creates a fake civilization.”
Abhijit Naskar, Lives to Serve Before I Sleep

Abhijit Naskar
“Marriage is in fact, one of the healthiest social constructs of the civilized society.”
Abhijit Naskar, Wise Mating: A Treatise on Monogamy

“Never hate social hierarchies”
Arif Naseem

Abhijit Naskar
“Alcohol, smoking, God, all these are means for the common human to escape the reality.”
Abhijit Naskar, Conscience over Nonsense

Abhijit Naskar
“The health of the society is only a reflection of the health of the individual.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders

Abhijit Naskar
“To build a peaceful world, one must rise above one's beliefs.”
Abhijit Naskar, When Humans Unite: Making A World Without Borders

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