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The Psychology of Obedience: Why Do Some People Obey While Others Don’t?

By |2019-11-23T17:52:53+02:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Law and order keep us safe and under control. For the most part, we can all get along with that. So, what is it in our psychology that makes some people content with obedience, while others shun the whole idea? Obedience and obeying the rules seem like second nature to most of us. We navigate our [...]

Milgram Obedience Study and What It Reveals about Human Nature

By |2019-11-10T13:23:22+02:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his famous series of experiments widely known as Obedience Study almost 60 years ago. The ethics of the experiment have since been subject to criticism. However, it raised important questions about the power of authority in achieving obedience. In this article, we take a look at the Milgram Experiment [...]

7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

By |2019-11-10T11:33:31+02:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few: Famous Fairy Tales and the [...]

The Psychology of Angels of Mercy: Why Do Medical Professionals Kill?

By |2019-10-31T10:01:21+02:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, History & Archaeology, Personality|Tags: , , , |

Angels of mercy are known by two definitions. One is considered a benevolent watchful spirit, and the other a bringer of death. The angel of mercy I refer to today is the one who brings death by my own hands. They’re not winged creatures sent by God, no. They’re more like hospital employees killing patients [...]

4 Ways Female Psychopaths Differ from Male Psychopaths, According to Studies

By |2019-10-20T12:10:12+02:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to psychopaths, we tend to focus our attention on men. I mean, off the top of my head I can think of many male psychopaths. For example, there’s Ted Bundy, BTK, Jeffery Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Nielsen, and Richard Ramirez to name a few. But what about female psychopaths? Is there [...]

10 Mysterious Missing Person Cases That Are Yet to Be Solved

By |2019-10-12T14:47:39+02:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , |

Mysteries are a part of human life. We often come across some strange things on this planet, and for many of them, there is no reason why or how it happened. Certain events become worth mentioning, however, when they are related to human beings. For example, missing person cases. The terrible fact is that many [...]

The Psychology of Female Killers: Why Do Women Kill?

By |2019-10-10T15:40:11+02:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

Women make up half of society, yet, they commit under 15% of all murders. Clearly, female killers are rare. But why do some women resort to murder? Historically, women are more at risk of violence in society. We can put this down to a few factors. For example, women tend to be smaller in size [...]

The Lucifer Effect: Why Good People Do Evil Things, According to Psychology

By |2019-09-30T14:15:57+02:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

It seems that we can’t turn on the news these days without hearing about another tragic mass shooting or the perverse exploits of a twisted serial killer. Typically, what connects these stories are the backgrounds of the offenders. Whether those close to the perpetrators noticed or not, the offenders had a history of bad behaviour. [...]