ghosts psychology


But we’re a million worlds apart..

Send a symbol for my muse to tell yours whether or not they would ...

♣ Tell a serious lie to someone they cared about
❤ Break someone’s heart
☁ Put a curse on someone who crossed them
♛ Hurt someone out of jealousy
❥ Be unfaithful to a lover
✖ Commit a crime because they were challenged to
▼ Try to scare or startle a friend/loved one
☹ Ruin someone’s day out of spite
™ Steal something precious from someone else
☠ Commit a murder in cold blood
♘ Kill in self defense
❦ Spread around someone else’s secret
✂ Threaten or terrify someone weaker than them
✦ Vandalize someone’s property
☎ Betray a friend for their own personal gain
웃 Abandon someone who relies on them
✿ Refuse someone’s kindness or affection
☢ Kill someone close to them for the greater good
☛ Blame their wrongdoings on someone else
☽ Become obsessed with someone they admire
☻Torment someone as a spirit after death
 ❣ Do something they promised a loved one they would never do
▢ Lose their humanity and embrace a wicked side

I know I already said this like…a million times, but it bears repeating.

Please Free Jazz. She had such big dreams. In the first episode, she’s playing therapist for a classmate. She was always talking about how she wanted to study psychology or things like that. She annoyed fellow students by talking nonstop about her school opportunities. She studied and worked so hard all the time. She got the highest CAT score in Casper High history!

This girl deserves to get her PhD and live her dreams. Maybe teach some. Do ghost psychology, maybe, to stay involved in the family business.

Does Elm Street not care about that? Does he even remember? Why does everyone around Danny have to be part of a superhero team?

What about Danny? Does he ever get to be an astronaut? Does he get to ride in rockets among the stars for NASA like he always wanted? Or is the superhero thing his entire life now? As well as the life of everyone around him?

Butch, please. Free them.

Cyber Punk

Punk has to do with Robert Merton’s Strain theory.

Back in the 1950s as criminologists began to more seriously explore the sociological causes behind crime, Robert K. Merton put forth his perspective through strain theory. Merton argued that mainstream society holds certain culturally defined goals that are dominant across society. In a capitalist society, the dominant goal that most people aim for is accumulating wealth. Merton further argued that this goal of becoming financially wealthy was so powerful that the goal of getting rich itself had become more important than the means by which one attained wealth. In other words, whether you got rich via conventional/legal means, or via unconventional/illegal means, it didn’t matter, as long as you got your coin. For Merton then, there was anomie (normlessness) regarding the means.

Merton furthered this perspective by providing a framework by which sociologists could typologise criminals and non-criminals – strain theory. Strain theory argues that one must consider if an individual rejects or accepts (1) society’s cultural goals (wanting to make money), as well as (2) the institutional means by which to attain those goals.

To this end, five typologies were established:

Conformists, who accept the culturally defined goal of financial success, as well as the institutional means society defines as appropriate to reach that goal (e.g., advancing one’s education, steadily working, saving money). Conformists follow rules and believe doing so will pay off financially.

Innovators, who also accept the culturally defined goal of financial success, but do not follow society’s rules (i.e., laws) in their pursuit of attaining wealth. Innovators may not have the means to attain financial wealth (e.g., not enough money to further advance education), and/or simply not believe in the law. Hence, innovators turn to crime.

Ritualists are those individuals who do not believe they can attain the culturally defined goal of accumulating financial wealth or who do not value this, but who continue to do so through society’s acceptable cultural pathways simply because they are supposed to (e.g., going to work and school, despite feeling such actions will never pay off).

Retreatists are people who reject the goal of financial wealth, as well as the means society deems acceptable to get rich. Hence people in this group escape, or retreat from society, often times through substance use.

Rebels are the last group who redefine society’s goals and create new institutional means of pursuing their unique goals. Rebels work outside of the established system.

Punks are either Innovators, Retreatists, or Rebels.

if you extrapolate the theory to be not just about financial wealth, but about any kind of currency (social, spiritual, etc), then this is doubly so, how ever cyber punk still tends to center around finance as its microcosm for all the societal issues that it explores using these five roles or strains.

in ghost in the shill, you could argue that Motoko and the rest of section 9 are Ritualists dealing with innovators and rebels.

they don’t really buy into the values that are thrust on to them by society, but they go through the motions anyways, because they feel like they have to, because its all they know, they can’t think of any worthwhile alternative.

this is thing that is funny about cyber punk, the main charectors don’t need to be the punks, so long as the punks (the innovators, rebels, and retreatists, are what the story is about, what you are supposed to contemplate)

a common motif in cyber punk, is to show the divide between the haves and the have nots expanding as corporatism expands through the use of society, as sky scrapers get taller, slums get wider.

this is where the confusion comes with “The Last Night”, it is absolutely a cyber punk story, but people are confused, because rather then relying on corporatism’s interaction with capitalism to show case the values that culture puts forth and its flaws (as to be punk is to be counter culture, and to be counter culture is to criticism mainstream culture), it uses corporatism’s interactions with socialism facilitated by technology. people think that the fundamental component of cyber punk is capitalism, because they confuse capitalism with corporatism, and because capitalism and corporatism are so regularly used in cyber punk. but its really just about societal critique of mainstream culture using cybernetic technology to exaggerate the societal factors that are present in the modern day to a lesser extent that you are criticizing.

The Last Night isn’t necessarily saying that working for wealth and to survive is the only noble or worthwhile method to have meaning in your life, or even that it is noble or worthwhile at all, it is merely suggesting that perhaps, even if you didn’t have to work to survive or to have wealth, that if you could instead just consume what ever you want, and live life like a game, that perhaps that isn’t so noble or worthwhile either. that there would be punks even in this world, who would resist and reject the mainstream gamification and consumption prevalent in society, and search for something else, that Innovators, Retreatists, and Rebels would still exist.

thats why wild wild west is not “steampunk”, its just steam tech fiction. because there are no punks. innovation in this context doesn’t mean inventing things, it means not following societies rules, but the maincharectors do follow societies rules, and they believe in them, and they believe in the values that society puts forth, and the movie doesn’t put forth things intended to provoke you to question this.

anything with “punk” in it is about Robert Merton’s strain theory, if it isn’t, then its not punk. cyberpunk without questioning societies value system and rules, is just cybertech fiction.

so The Last Night is cyberpunk, just not in a capitalist framework.

the fact that Edward used Oswald’s father and not his mother for his little scheme has really stuck out to me and I’m taking it as proove for Edward not really wanting to “destroy” Oswald. Edward knew how important Gertrude was to Oswald and that using her would have affected Oswald even more. Edward clearly wants his  slightly petty revenge but by choosing Elijah over Gertrude he shows a flicker of something that implies that there is a line he won’t cross

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Name: Olajumoke
Age: 17
Country: United States

Hi everyone. I’m a junior in high school that currently finished AP exams and that opened up a lot of free time. I also stumbled upon this page and decided to take the fulfill my lifelong goal of having a pen buddy.

I’m an INTJ. I ramble about philosophy, psychology, and science. Current events is a great starting point, but please don’t talk about Trump I’m honestly sick of talking about him. (I mean you can, but I feel like everything that literally can be said about him has already been said.)

I also read a lot of books, but non-fiction or essay types. Any fiction I read is surrounded around Ayn Rand or Murakami.

I also like anime and manga, my favorite being ghost in the shell, psycho pass, and tatami galaxy. I also read a lot more manga than anime.

Also, memes are my jam and I laugh at the most inappropriate of jokes.

Preferences: I prefer people around 16 - 20

For those who are unfortunate enough to suffer from sleep paralysis, a whole range of terrifying, humanoid hallucinations can appear. One of the most common, are “Static People” as illustrated by a sufferer above. When sleep paralysis occurs, you cannot move or speak, making it impossible to scream out for help. It is recommended that you DO NOT open your eyes, as seeing these scary figures can send you into a frenzied panic that both physically and mentally exhausts you.

When Silence Isn’t Golden

Ama Aya (Progress through Process) discusses the silent treatment—a form of emotional abuse and manipulation that is highly characteristic of those with extreme narcissistic traits. Abusers stonewall or employ the silent treatment for any of four related reasons.

1. Control
They do it to feel a sense of control, power, authority, or superiority. More practically, they can do it to control you, to unilaterally control the situation, or to instrumentally condition your behaviour. Psychologists call this ‘coercive control’.

2. Silence
They do it to undermine, minimise, and dismiss whatever you have just asserted or raised, rather than engaging with you openly and honestly.

3. Avoid
They do it to avoid (perceived) conflict, to avoid compromise, to avoid feeling ashamed or rejected, to avoid providing an explanation or revealing certain information, to avoid resolving a conflict or providing closure, or to avoid having to be personally responsible or accountable.

4. Punish
Lastly, they can also do it to punish you—whether to instrumentally condition you so that you no longer do or say the relevant thing, or simply for sadistic pleasure or the stimulation of the drama. The punishment might be the emotional distress that is caused by the silent treatment itself. Alternatively, the purpose of the silent treatment might be to cause an emotional reaction, for which the abuser intends to shame and gaslight you.

Jane’s writing update

Being stuck in traffic last night turning my 3h car journey into a solid 5h or even a bit more, I had some time to think about my fics and figure stuff out. Here’s what I got:

Unsteady - Chapter 24 will be the final one and I have a plan for how it’ll go. Some of the details still need defining but that’s something that’ll happen naturally along the way so it’s chill. This, of course, makes me both happy and sad because I love this story and I am excited to share the ending with you, while at the same time I will miss updating it etc. 

Smooth Criminal - Honestly I could just call it ‘Unsteady 2.0′ with how it was supposed to just be 2k of pure smut, that turned into 4k of smut with some plot, and somehow was good enough that people would like to read more about it. Together with the lovely @d2diamond we’ve discussed some of the possibilities the Gang AU world has to offer and we came up with quite the number of interesting plot points full of action, intrigue, psycho characters and fucking shit up Yuri Plisetsky style. So if you were among the people who liked this oneshot enough to crave more, voila, more will come. Not immediately but eventually. (@yakoucchu @severeminx)

Little Ghost and Let It All Go - Don’t you worry, I have not forgotten these two and will get back to them asap. Little Ghost is a very psychologically staring story and requires for me to be in a certain mental state so it can come out good and atmospheric the way all the chapters have been so far so I’m sorry that it’s taking so long. Lately I’ve been in a bad-ish mental place that wouldn’t have been able to deal with Little Ghost on top of everything…

And that’s right about it. Of course there is also ‘The World in Dazzling Colors’ but honestly I try not to think about it because the guilt is killing me so let’s just pretend I didn’t say anything…

anonymous asked:

this blog is superb but i would like to know what jaz is doing right now?? career wise? does she visit and do you miss her?

Thanks man!!

I’m glad you like it. Everybody’s been asking really good questions and its just so cool that people want to catch up :))

but on to your question…

don’t quote me on it, but I think that it’s her master plan to come back to Amity Park and work at least part time with us here at FentonWorks. 

I mean, after the thesis she did on Ghost Envy in high school, she’s been pretty committed to researching the similarities and differences between human and ghost psychologies. So that’s pretty cool. Honestly, she hates to admit it but she’s just as much of a Fenton as any of us hahaha.

And don’t worry. She comes home like every other week. I couldn’t get rid of her if I tried lol