the psychology of political science


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The Social Sciences summarised:

International Relations: “The international system is in anarchy”
Political Science: “Power is always in flux”
Economics: “Supply and demand”
Psychology: “Sex, childhood, and trauma”
Sociology: “Relationships are subjective”
History: “Unless it’s written, it becomes anthropology”


I have to be “highly qualified” in order to hold my position. Like, that’s a real thing in education. I was required to take credits in US history, world history, non-western history, economics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, and geography, not to mention all of my credits in education. But apparently, $250 million in donations and no actual experience in public education makes you highly qualified to be Sect. of Education. Shame on the Senate.

Midheavens- Sign on the Tenth House Cusp.

Aries- Law enforcement/forces/Protecting vulnerable people/anything active that causes adrenaline.

Taurus- Finance/economics/business/gardening/conservation. Then on the other hand, anything creative such as writing/art.

Gemini-  Creativity/Humour/Languages/Communications/Media/Journalism.

Cancer-  Healing/psychology/creativity/vulnerable people/children.

Leo-  Could go into entertainment, theatre, working with vulnerable people, law, humanitarianism.

Virgo- Any serving job/healthcare/assisting/something where patience and care is needed.

Libra- Law/mediating/communications/creativity/aesthetics.

Scorpio- Psychology/Criminology/researcher/journalism/therapy.

Sagittarius- Teaching/Comedy/philosophy/science/researcher.

Capricorn- Business/economics/politics/finance/collective causes.

Aquarius-  Science, engineering, philosophy, politics, humanitarianism, law, yet they can also seek unusual status paths in life.

Pisces-  Metaphysical/healing/spiritual practices. Or anything creative actually.

julia071499  asked:

If the red queen characters attended school,what would be their favorite subject?

I’m gonna do this by university major cause it’s so much easier. 

Cal: mechanical engineering (with a political science minor cause he doesn’t actually want to be doing that… but he’d gonna have to take over for dad some day.)

Mare: electrical engineering with a minor is ass kicking (she and cal meet in lab for the first time when she moves his project cause she wants to use the tools he’s using and she breaks the project by mistake and he literally almost cries about it) (then he sees that she took his tools and he’s like “um excuse me… thief! and she’s just like sitting there holding the tools and without looking up from her project says “obvi.”) 

Kilorn: environmental studies (he just wants to save the fish, literally has a shirt that says “save the fish” has thrown multiple rallies to save the fish, all of which only mare and shade have shown up to)

Maven: political science and psychology (wants to be pres. cause mom says so)

Farley: composition government while double majoring in anthropology while also minoring in sociology. (the ultimate try hard that shade oogles in all his classes and drools about when he day dreams)

Shade: the art of being alive. (but in all seriousness double majoring in philosophy and literature) (he may or may not have stalked Diana Farley through the library once and pretending to be reading books on anthropology for a paper (it depends if you ask him or mare))

Evangeline: art major (she’s an art hoe who wears big sweaters, and beenies everyday and just looks down on everyone)(has a strange obsession with metal welding, aspires to be an underwater welder)

Elane: art major (Concentration in drawing and painting) (Evangeline has asked her before to draw her like one of her french girls) (she and Evangeline have their own art closet that no one goes into cause someone once did and caught them making out and it was not a pretty picture what came next. 

Ptolemus: finance and management double major (with a minor in being a frat boy extraordinaire) 

I’m going to go write a college fic now. 

ID #19882

Name: Nur
Age: 17
Country: Turkey

I don’t know if anyone can deal with a girl who likes to talk about science, psychology and politics but here I am, sending this. I deal with 21th century by being sarcastic, taking life too seriously is not healthy these years.

I’m actually here for just one person that I found really is similar to me, but don’t know if him/her will find that I write this for them. I don’t fit their age criteria so you know, it’s a little bit sad.

I don’t have fancy words to describe myself but I can say that I’m pretty sarcastic, have a high sense of aesthetic, I like flowers and winter. I’m interested in digital painting. My family is multinational so I’m really insterested in new cultures, mentalities and languages. I’ll start to learn Spanish or Swedish, still haven’t decided which one. This looks like a cheap dating site introduction but I’m so excited, I mean, how would you react if you found a person that is A LOT like you?

I guess I talk a lot about many different things but if anyone likes what I like, then message me!

Preferences: 18-23, around my age I think


19.01.17 ☕️I had two lectures today , the rest of it was spent in the library. I finished my 2500 words essay that I still need to correct-read , studied for my literature exam and for one of my psychology exams 📚 I’m currently in bed waiting for my results of a political review I wrote last month that I need to pass for me to pass the course so wish me luck xx

hello appblr world!! I recently graduated high school (c/o 2015), and I will be attending Duke University in the fall, hoping to pursue a double major in English and Political Science with a minor in either Psychology or Neuroscience :’) 

applying to colleges was one of the most stressful experiences of my life, so I really want to help out anyone who is now currently feeling those tidal waves of anxiety and panic. my intention is to help and hopefully alleviate any nerves about applying to college (in America)

the summer before my senior year, every time I read the word ‘college’, my heart rate spiked & I started internally freaking out. for me, the whole process was super overwhelming, and my distaste for the education system (specifically, the american education system) quadrupled. I remember feeling incredibly confused and alone because I didn’t know where to start, so here is a lil guide thingy!!! 


  • make sure and finish all your summer assignments – I know that college applications are a strong focus, but get what you’re supposed to do out of the way first + you will feel less overwhelmed and more productive
  • start making a list of colleges that you want to apply for – my best suggestion is to categorize them into safety schools, match schools, and reach schools
    • ref: generally people look at a school’s admitted profile (on the school website) and compare stats, which means gpa, rank, test scores, etc. if you can, it’s also helpful to read into their supplementary essay prompts and examples to give you a general idea of what a college is looking for (ex. UChicago is notoriously known for their quirky supplementary essay prompts; famous past prompts include: Find X, Where’s Waldo?, Why are you here?, What’s so odd about odd numbers?) 
  • do lots of research on schools you’re interested in – ok now I know that reading these long paragraphs on school websites can get really tiring, so try watching some youtube videos or looking the school up on reddit, and be sure to talk to current students to get a first-hand account
    • look at location, diversity, the programs offered in relation to what you’re interested in, size, public vs private institutions, sports, social scene, political affiliations, financial aid offered, study abroad, etc)
  • try and figure out a general field of what you’re interested in – you do NOT need to know what you want to major in, but when you’re applying for colleges, you will most likely need to select an intended major; if not, you will apply as undeclared, which has its advantages and disadvantages!! but even with an intended major, most colleges don’t make you officially select a major until sophomore, sometimes even junior year, so it is okay to not know what you wanna do when you’re 16/17/18!!! but explore and reflect and try and figure out a general field of what you’re interested in. do NOT use your grades as a sole factor in deciding; if you are good at math and have really high grades, that does not necessarily mean that you should be a math major - pursue your passions!! if you know that you like writing and reading, then consider a major in english or literature. if you think you’d like to work with computer software, then consider a major in computer science or computer engineering. ALSO know that there are so many potential majors + even the option to create your own at some universities!! and also know that many people change majors, and that is totally ok :) 
  • in august, common app will open, which is what many colleges use for the application process. certain schools will have specific websites themselves (i.e. MIT, University of California schools, etc) – if you make an account BEFORE august, it will be deleted by then, so be careful!! now, when you make ur account, you can add schools and you can look at their supplements and stuff. be sure and note deadlines!! 


  • keep up with your school work – senioritis is REAL AND ALIVE, my friends. you will think it’s really bad first semester, but then it just explodes into a frenzy of apathy and indifference second semester + you basically don’t care about anything; this is normal, but still try and focus. colleges can rescind their acceptances, altho it’s not likely unless you suddenly fail everything, but overall, it’s just important to still try
  • keep good relations with your teachers (both current teachers and past teachers) & decide on which to ask for a rec – for many schools, they will require at least one teacher recommendation, so you must decide between which teachers you wanna ask. I would advise picking the teachers you’ve always had good relations with, and in a subject where you’re really passionate about learning the material. when asking, be respectful of deadlines (aka don’t ask them to write you a rec two days before the deadline. they are people too), and be sure and say thank you. if you can, make them a card or make/buy them a little gift; I promise you, they’ll appreciate it!! 
    • if the school you’re applying to requires multiple teacher recs: many people advise asking teachers of different subjects to emphasize your well-roundedness – you can do that or you can ask teachers of one subject that you’re really interested in; weigh your options and politely ask. asking teachers can be really scary sometimes, especially if you’re very shy, but they’re there to help you and it’ll all work out :)
  • write a common app essay (if applicable) – common app has 4 prompts that you can choose from, and then you’ll submit that to all the colleges ur applying to thru common app. this is very important. if you’re not a good writer, do not fret!! most of the time, the subject of these essays are very personal. a lot of people write about some trying time in their lives, but plenty of other people write creatively about something small, but important. remember that essays are a way for admission directors to get to know the real you :’) that sounds super cliche, but keep in mind that you are more than ur gpa and ur sat/act score. prove that to them by writing about something you care about
    • if you are ok with it (and it’s totally ok to not be ok with it), ask someone you trust to read over it and edit it. a lot of people ask their language arts teachers just bc they’ll help with grammar and structure, but asking other trusted adults and peers will be helpful too!! keep in mind the potential of bias from parents + friends though 
    • you will most likely write your common app essay multiple times. you will have lots of drafts & it can be really stressful, but patience. you will be so happy when you finally finish 
  • finalize your college list and start writing supplementary essays – many colleges will have supplementary parts to the application on top of common app. this can range from totally separate essays to lil short-answer questions, so be prepared and give yourself plenty of time to write!! just as with your common app essay, getting feedback can be super helpful
    • also remember that many colleges accept arts supplements (this range depends on the college, but I’ve seen colleges accept writing, dance, music, visual art, etc) & these fall under a different deadline, usually. if you want to submit in an art supplement, you may have to submit in your essays and everything earlier 
    • OH ALSO some colleges will have an early decision or early application deadline – this is basically an earlier deadline for ur app in exchange for an earlier decision. be careful on the difference between EA and ED!!! ED is BINDING, which means that if you get in, you have to go (you can get out of it for financial reasons tho), and EA is NONBINDING, which means that even if you get in, you can decide to go to another school
  • submit in your transcript and any test scores you need – different schools have different policies, but most fall under either the SAT + SAT 2 scores OR ACT + writing scores; I would suggest contacting the counseling office asap, but be super nice!! counselors are there to help you through this process, but it can be really overwhelming for them too
    • pay close attention to whether or not ur college requires a counseling rec or not
  • double check everything for small details – some colleges accept peer recs, but sometimes they don’t publicize that detail very much so just be observant! same with priority deadlines for interviews; you may have to submit in your app earlier if you want priority for an interview
  • accept ur interview opportunities – meet with an alumni or go on campus if you can and give an interview!! they’re really helpful sometimes bc it provides the school with a look into who you are as a person, not just as a student. also, from my experience, the alumni are super nice and really interested + it’s nice to just talk and nerd out about the school you like :’) 
  • submit ur apps (hehehe of course!) 
  • apply for scholarships – this is something that I wish I had taken more seriously, but really, college is expensive and scholarships can make all the difference. talk to your counselors if you don’t know where to start & literally just google for them!! be careful you are eligible for the ones you’re interested in and make sure you submit everything in by the deadline too 


  • distract yourself like crazy – the wait is horrible and the anticipation is killer, if you’re anything like me at least. hang out with your friends and just enjoy your senior year!! this is the last of high school & i promise you that as much as you may hate it (if you do hate it), you will feel bittersweet by the end of the year. so make memories and make the best out of the time you have left in high school 
  • check your email – colleges oftentimes send you emails if they need you to send them anything more, or they’ll update you about things. they’ll usually also email you with where you need to go to check your decision
  • don’t let the senioritis take over ur soul 


  • acceptances – YAY CONGRATULATIONS!!! be proud of yourself and know that you deserve it 100000%, wholeheartedly. they did not make a mistake, and you ARE that amazing. celebrate your accomplishment, but also be humble. it’s likely that you have a friend that either got waitlisted or denied, so be careful what you say 
  • rejections – i’m sorry, my dear!! but you are not meant to be at that school, and that is okay. even if it is your dream school. this does not reflect ur self-worth & this def does not mean that you aren’t good enough. this simply means you aren’t a good fit for the school!! most people have to deal with rejections, so take some time for yourself. eat some comfort food and watch some tv. read a book if that relaxes you. take a bath with lots of bubbles. do whatever is necessary to cleanse yourself of any negative thoughts you may have, and then realize that you can accomplish SO much wherever you end up!! UR A BRILLIANT SHINING STAR & I HAVE FAITH IN YOU :’)
  • waitlisted – being waitlisted (or deferred during EA/ED, which basically pushed you back to the regular decision time) sucks so much bc you just want to know; take a deep breath and consider all your options. make backup plans. if you’re really interested in the school, email them and tell them that!! make sure if you want to be on the waitlist, that you notify them of that (usually via mail or online somehow). if you don’t wanna be on the waitlist, make sure you take yourself off so you give everyone else a better chance :) 
  • weigh your options through careful, careful consideration – there are so many factors that may come into play when finally deciding on which college to go to
    • money is usually a huge factor, and sometimes you won’t be able to go to a great school even though you got in bc it’s too expensive. but do not be sad about this. give yourself time to feel sad, but don’t let it dictate your life!! you need to stay logical and rational. think long-term. sit down with your guardians and discuss the option of taking out loans and so forth. if you’re planning on pursuing grad school afterwards, you need to keep that in the picture as well 
    • talk to current-students and compare important things – if you’re really big on community service, ask the current students at different schools how it is there. this applies for everything!! first-hand accounts are incredibly helpful. you can also consider emailing professors of departments you’re interested in for a more professional and academic perspective 
    • look into their programs and try and avoid putting too much emphasis on rankings - be specific and read up on the department that you’re interested and compare them with different schools. don’t blindly let an overall ranking mislead you!! (i.e. Duke is ranked higher overall than Georgia Tech, but Georgia Tech is ranked MUCH higher in many of its engineering programs) 
    • talk to people – talk to your parents. talk to your counselors, your teachers, your peers. basically everyone is talking about college your senior year, so take advantage of it. talk with other people and get second, third, fourth, fifth opinions. expand your mind and consider everything!! 

senior year is this giant conglomeration of sweat and tears and happiness and anger and jealous and confusion, so do not worry if you are feeling overwhelmed!! it is normal, and i promise that everyone has felt scared about the future at some point. but with that, be confident in yourself. you’re absolutely lovely + you will go far in life!! 

ok 1) I apologize for how absurdly long this post is and 2) I am here to help if ANYONE has ANY questions about anything!! literally I would love giving advice, so feel free to msg me anytime (my main account is @naiveety though, so whichever works) 

ALSO if anyone is interested in Duke, please please please come to me & I will help!!!



Symbols of Transformation
(Carl Jung, 1912)

“History, however, knows nothing either of that which is hidden in the past or of that which is hidden in the future.

Both might be reached with some degree of probability, the first as a postulate, the second as a political prognosis.

Thus, in so far as tomorrow is already contained in today, and all the threads of the future are already laid down, a deeper knowledge of the present might render possible a moderately far-sighted prognosis of the future.

If we apply this reasoning to the realm of the psychic we necessarily come to the same result.

Just as memories that have long since fallen below the threshold [of consciousness] are still accessible to the unconscious, so also are certain very fine subliminal combinations that point forward, and these are of the greatest significance for future events in so far as the latter are conditioned by our psychology.

But no more than the science of history bothers itself with future combinations of events which are rather the object of political science, can the forward-pointing psychological combinations be the object of analysis;

they would be much more the object of a refined psychological syntheticism that knew how to follow the natural currents of libido.

This we cannot do, or only badly; but it happens easily enough in the unconscious, and it seems as if from time to time, under certain conditions, important fragments of this work come to light, at least in dreams,

thus accounting for the prophetic significance of dreams long claimed by superstition. Dreams are very often anticipations of future alterations of consciousness.”

Earlier I saw a misguided attempt to end stigma against aneurotypical individuals (those plighted with bipolar, autism, schizophrenia, ADHD, etc.) basically stating that “you can have X mental condition without being mentally ILL.” This really drove me up the wall because whoever wrote it clearly has no understanding of the principles underlying psychopathology.

The science behind mental illness is founded on the idea of dysfunction. You can have all the mental quirks related to a condition, but if those quirks don’t cause dysfunction, i.e. impact your life in a negative way, then you can’t really call it pathology. No dysfunction, no diagnosis.

I’m all for ending stigma; mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. But this attitude is tantamount to when healthy people say things like “LOL I got distracted by that butterfly! I’m so ADHD!” It’s disrespectful of people who actually suffer. I usually try not to assume motive, but given the current identity-oriented trends in society I can only guess that they wanted an excuse to use the label of mental illness with none of the baggage.

Here’s a better label for you: “asshole.”

Mental Evaluations for Political Candidates?

In 1948, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley recommended that the U.S. needed formal medical procedures to screen malign people from reaching political office. Dr. Kelley would be the guy to know: a former army psychiatrist, he had conducted psychiatric evaluations of the top German political and military leaders held for trial at Nuremberg on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity after World War II. He gave two reasons the screenings would be beneficial to the American people:

  1. “There are at times grandiose characters in important governmental positions who have abnormal drives and their actions make life unbearable for other people and for society in general,” Kelley said. “If they get too much power, mental tests would uncover incipient Hitlers.”
  2. “Politicians are human and just as subject to mental diseases as anyone else.”
Kelley added that the psychiatrists who examine political aspirants should also undergo evaluation, “as psychiatrists have the same problems as the politicians.”
How to catch an INTP - by an ISTP who caught one

The box

INTPs love boxes. A very simple trap will work, maybe because INTPs tend to look for complex systems and ideas, and they don’t have Se to recognize the simple, stupid things like an ISTP. So all you really need is a large cardboard box, a stick to prop it up with, and a book as bait (preferably a classic, INTPs like that sort of thing). The brilliance of this plan is that the INTP will catch his/herself. They’ll climb in the box, and even kick the stick out for you because it’s a cozy spot, content to read (You may want to punch a hole in the top to light their book). Tossing extra fuzzy blankets in the box may help, just in case.

The pitfall

Dig a hole. If you have upper-level Se, you probably like to dig holes anyway. Then cover it up; sticks, leaves, and you don’t really have to do a great job of hiding it. This one is trickier, but you can do it. Find out a few things the INTP is passionate about. Usually science (particularly theories), literature, even politics and psychology are a good bet. Then implore them to come outside with you, it’s best if there’s something out-of-the ordinary you can convince them to come see. Next, simply walk along with them, and be sure to keep throwing ideas at them, if you hit a good one they will do most of the talking. This will keep them occupied with the conceptual realm, and they won’t notice the pit you are leading them to. Tadaa! INTP in a hole.

The joker

INTPs seem fascinated with Se, so if you have it, use it. Do something. Climb trees, jump off stuff, make something with your hands, tell lots of terrible puns. Then, while they’re making their observations, suddenly grab their hand and start running.

The con

Appeal to their little feelings. The trick is to look pitiful, but not too desperate. They have to like you first, so you may have to establish some rapport. Then, toss them a line. Show them you are being vulnerable, but not needy. It has to be kind of like a puzzle, where they want to figure out what the issue is and what you’re like, don’t just dump all your feelings out at once. Do let them help, they tend to be very insightful. Then be honest, stay honest, and be friends. They’ll never see it coming.

The adventure

Plan something fun, but invite them last-minute (be sure you know that their schedule is open at that time). They like spontaneous, or in this instance, the appearance thereof. Plan a picnic and a hiking trip. Be sure to collect animal and plant specimens. It may not be the INTPs favorite thing to do, but they will find it fascinating and unique, and may well have a hard time saying “no.” Make sure to wander much farther into the woods than you deem wise, that way they’ll probably have to rely on you to get back, and then you have them.

The secret

The real way you catch an INTP is… you don’t. You may catch their eye or their interest, but if you try to hold on to one, it will either try to escape or wither in your grasp. The only way to catch one is if they choose to stay. All you have to do is keep giving them reason to stay.

**Her brief thoughts on how to catch an ISTP**

Probably a simple hole in the ground, well hidden of course, on the way to food. The trick is making the hole big enough so that they can’t easily climb out or make it so that they don’t want to. A pool of Jell-o might work.

(A pool of Jell-O would work)

flowerrface  asked:

the guy with the " humanity is overrated " shirt , who is he ? lol

He is the very underrated Pekka-Eric Auvinen, the perpetrator of the Jokela school shooting in 2007. He seems to be receiving a bit more attention recently. Not nearly enough in my opinion! I happen to agree with his views and here is a piece of his manifesto…

“What do I love / what do I like?

Existentialism, self-awareness, freedom, justice, truth, moral & political philosophy, personal & social psychology, evolution science, political incorrectness, guns, shooting, BDSM, computers, internet, aggressive electronic and industrial rock & metal music, violent movies, , FPS –computer games, sarcasm, irony, black humour, macabre artm mass & serial killer cases, natural disasters, eugenics

Today the process of natural selection is totally misguided. It has reversed. Human race has been devolving very long time for now. Retarded and stupid , weak-minded people are reproducing more and faster than the intelligent, strong-minded people. Laws protect the retarded majority which selects the leaders of society. Modern human race has not only betrayed its ancestors, but the future generations too. Homo Sapiens, HAH! It is more like a Homo Idioticus to me! When I look at people I see every day in society, school and everywhere… I can’t say I belong to same race as the lousy, miserable, arrogant, selfish human race! No! I have evolved one step above!”

Originally posted by edmilk-kemper

Studyblurs and Politics majors!

I recently got accepted into university (in Finland) to study political history/science, I’ll start my studies in august

I’m a new studyblr and I’d love to follow more people with similar interests or majors

So would you please like or reblog this post if you post about

-political science
-history -politics
-general studying tips
-general tips for university or starting studies
-or if you’re just a studyblr

I’ll follow as ‘trouble-some-mind’

Thank you so much!!!