Influence & Personality Psychology


In this area you will find our compilation of articles on personality types, how we are affected by the traits of our personality, and how people influence each other, be it through 'brainwashing', roles or language...


Influence & Personality Psychology
Asch: Social Influence, Conforming in Groups

The Asch conformity experiments were a series of studies that starkly demonstrated the power of conformity in groups.
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Influence & Personality Psychology
Slave To Your Role?
Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment

Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment revealed how social roles can influence our behavior. We look at how it was conducted and what we can learn from it.
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Are You Authoritarian?

How Theodor Adorno's F-scale aimed to identify fascism and authoritarian personality.
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Personality Type Test

Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud theorised that our personality development is based on childhood events and labelled personality types such as analy retentive and oral. Discover your Freudian personality type with this test.
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Psychology of Influence

What causes us to obey to authority figures such as police, teachers and politicians and why do people conform to social norms?
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Subliminal Advertising

How subliminal advertising has been used to influence the public, including examples.
Subliminal Advertising ›

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Five Factor Test

Measure 5 aspects of your personality with this online test: openness to experience, concienciousness, extraversion, agreeableness and neuroticism
Five Factor Test ›

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Handedness

What makes us left handed? Evolution from war, brain hemispheres or something else.
Handedness ›

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Language

How the words we use and media language affect our thinking.
Language ›

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Brainwashed

Brainwashing, its origins and its use in cults and media.
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