Psychology Quotes

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The brain is not a bag of chemical soup, and it`s a mistake to try to treat complex psychiatric disorders just by changing the flavor of the soup.

David J. Anderson

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How we behave is a balancing act between our future and present selves. In the future, we want to be fit, but in the present, we want the candy bar. In the future, we want to be a well-rounded, wellinformed intellectual virtuoso, but right now we want to watch Jersey Shore. Behavioral economists call this present bias - the gap between your preferences for your future self and your preferences in the current moment.

Eli Pariser

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Through others we become ourselves.

Lev S. Vygotsky

The human mind is not a terribly logical or consistent place.

Jim Butcher

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We forget very easily [...] what gives us pain.

Graham Greene

Humans are pattern-seeking story-telling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.

Michael Shermer

An old joke about behaviorists is that they don't believe in beliefs, they think that nothing can think, and in their opinion nobody has opinions.

Daniel Dennett

One of the surprising discoveries of modern psychology is how easy it is to be ignorant of your own ignorance.

Daniel Dennett

If somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience.

Bob Geldof

We can`t win against obsession. They care, we don`t. They win.

Douglas Adams

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There are some people you like immediately, some whom you think you might learn to like in the fullness of time, and some that you simply want to push away from you with a sharp stick.

Douglas Adams

You don`t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents always wave back.

William D. Tammeus

When you have a thought, it is coupled with a physical change in your mind that is specific to that thought, and it has an instant gravitational ripple effect throughout the entire universe.

Scott Adams

If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.

Thomas Stephen Szasz

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