Quotes About Social Psychology

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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 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
“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
“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
“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

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

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 G. Zimbardo

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

Philip G. Zimbardo
“One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in psychological processes that are around us.”
Philip G. 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
“Use filmmaking to eliminate racism – use to it terminate misogyny – use it to destroy homophobia and all other primitiveness.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

“The only good thing about people not taking me seriously is that I'm not serious myself!”
Ramana Pemmaraju

Abhijit Naskar
“Let them learn at school whatever they learn to pass the examinations, but at home let the education that you provide be the kind that widens their perceptions and takes away the germs of prejudices that infect them while they are out in the world.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“Make films that purify the soul with the flow of rational, vigorous and compassionate thinking.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Abhijit Naskar
“Whatever genre you deem suitable for your taste – romance, comedy, action, mystery, sci-fi or anything else, make sure it has the plain everyday human kindness.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Abhijit Naskar
“The best way to avoid a catastrophic conflict of beliefs is to be more compassionate about other people’s beliefs as long as they do not advocate for prejudices, bigotry and sectarianism.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Abhijit Naskar
“Take the clapper and become the alarm that the world so desperately needs.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

Ana Claudia Antunes
“When thinking is overrated
And friends are easy to make,
Check if it's too complicated
Knowing yourself somehow...
Inner peace's not hard to take,
Never lost or underestimated.
Get out of social media... NOW!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

“It's been my understanding that the basic fallacy for any conflict has to do with our intrinsic belief in who the Other is, rather than what He really is!”
Ramana Pemmaraju

Derek Thompson
“People have all day to talk about what makes them ordinary. It turns out that they want to share what makes them weird.”
Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Abhijit Naskar
“English is the language through which I reach hearts from various corners of the world. English is the language through which I flirt with my species. English is the language through which I make my species think.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“Keep in mind my friend, if an answer is not rational, then it is not an answer, but a delusion.”
Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting

Abhijit Naskar
“Use filmmaking for a greater purpose, than to just entertain some drowsy minds. Wake the whole world up with your movies. It has been sleeping for long. Its eternal sleep has become its darkest nemesis. Now is the time to wake it up.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

“With enough support you can be as ignorant as you want”
Gary Heymann, Trees Can't Talk - A Bedtime Story

Abhijit Naskar
“The conflicts between science and religion still remain in this day and age, because though most people understand what science means, they do not have a clue what religion means – and they do not even have a clue that they do not have a clue.”
Abhijit Naskar

“What makes each of US unique is our ability to connect emotionally at varied degrees, thus making it impossible to achieve a common objective.”
Ramana Pemmaraju

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