Psychological Types and Isolation

Psychological Types and Isolation

Vijai Pandey General Psychology 1 Comment

How different people are likely to deal with the social and physical isolation? While coronavirus doesn’t care about our psychological types and it affects all types in equal/secular ways, different people are going to have different impact of isolation on their thinking, feeling and action. There are some, who can withstand isolation for longer than the rest. There are some …

Social Distance, Physical Distance and Imposed Quarantine

Mariya Jilinskaya Emotional Intelligence, General Psychology 1 Comment

We are facing unprecedented times.  By saying so, we already are saying two things of today’s situation: one, that it is scary (lets accept this fact that the situation is scary) and two, that we do not have a pre-existing template or process to rely on as the existing templates are not very helpful. Although there has been some similar …

political correctness

The cost of political correctness

Akshay Sharan General Psychology

Political correctness refers to the notion of saying the 'right' things owing to the growing intolerance towards political diversity and debate. We live in an era of partisan, polarized debates across university campuses, both in India and abroad. These debates are usually now met with protests and demands for speakers to leave various campuses. This is a sign of dwindling ...
bystander effect

Understanding motives for intervening in emergency situations

Akshay Sharan General Psychology Leave a Comment

The bystander effect refers to the inaction by those witnessing an emergency situation. This concept gained significance due to the Kitty Genovese murder case in New York City in 1964, where reports suggest multiple individuals were witness to the event from the comfort of their own homes, yet did nothing to assist or seek help. Today, it appears that there ...
nightowlearlybird

Do early risers perform better in school because school starts early?

Akshay Sharan General Psychology Leave a Comment

Grades of students who are early sleepers & early risers have been found to be higher than students who sleep late at night for early morning classes! This research highlights the term, 'chronotype,' to define stable, behavioural differences between individuals. Using a unique sample of 753 students in a school in Buenos Aires that holds classes at three different times ...