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    psychology Quotes

    Sometimes I think that kids who are given junk food then don't crave it as adults in the same way. I don't know. I'm trying to figure out what the psychology is behind it before I have children.
    — Zoe Lister-Jones
    The world feels overwhelming to me on every level. Just the number of organisms that live on this planet. Our politics, our violence, psychology, emotions; there's just a lot going on, right?
    — Zoe Leonard
    And I think the female creative urge is intrinsically biologically linked to our ability to give birth to a child, even if we've never... I've never given birth, but I feel like it's part of our psychology.
    — Zoe Kazan
    I find that communication as an actor and person is an important part of who I am. And I'm really drawn into the psychology of those dynamics.
    — Zachary Quinto
    It is impossible to ignore a highly important factor of the chess struggle - psychology.
    — Yuri Averbakh
    I study English literature but my friends are doing psychology and things like that. No one cares about acting there. It's not competitive and it's a nice environment for me.
    — Yasmin Paige
    When I create music, it is a reflection of my soul, my experiences in life and my relationships with other people and cultures. Psychology, and understanding who we are as people in this world, is present in almost every creative thought I have.
    — Yanni
    Psychology is a very unsatisfactory science.
    — Wolfgang Kohler
    tags: psychology 
    I think psychology would be an easy transition and figuring out the human mind somehow.
    — Wilmer Valderrama
    tags: human  mind  psychology 
    The thing that I really like is psychology. I love the human mind. I love the choices you make based on your experiences and instincts and your development based on such experiences and so I guess that's why I love acting so much.
    — Wilmer Valderrama
    I want to be some kind of a pilot. And the other thing that I really like is psychology.
    — Wilmer Valderrama
    tags: psychology 
    To cheapen the lives of any group of men [or women], cheapens the lives of all men [and women], even our own. This is a law of human psychology, or human nature. And it will not be repealed by our wishes, nor will it be merciful to our blindness.
    — William Pickens
    tags: nature  men  live  human  law  wishes  psychology 
    Physics investigates the essential nature of the world, and biology describes a local bump. Psychology, human psychology, describes a bump on the bump.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
    Some have said that the thesis [of indeterminacy] is a consequence of my behaviorism. Some have said that it is a reductio ad absurdum of my behaviorism. I disagree with this second point, but I agree with the first. I hold further that the behaviorism approach is mandatory. In psychology one may or may not be a behaviorist, but in linguistics one has no choice.
    — Willard Van Orman Quine
    I'm an anarchist. I'm implacably opposed to heirarchical systems of power and control. I also mistrust crowds, as they often operate according to their lowest common denominator. In terms of evolutionary psychology, the crowd is very close to a herd of stampeding wildebeest.
    — Will Self
    Physiology, in its analysis of the physiological functions of the sense organs, must use the results of subjective observation of sensations; and psychology, in its turn, needs to know the physiological aspects of sensory function, in order rightly to appreciate the psychological.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    Psychology, on the other hand, seeks to give account of the interconnexion of processes which are evinced by our own consciousness, or which we infer from such manifestations of the bodily life in other creatures as indicate the presence of a consciousness similar to our own.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    Experimental psychology itself has, it is true, now and again suffered relapse into a metaphysical treatment of its problems.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    tags: true  problem  psychology 
    Physiological psychology is, therefore, first of all psychology.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    tags: psychology 
    Physiological psychology, on the other hand, is competent to investigate the relations that hold between the processes of the physical and those of the mental life.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    The materialistic point of view in psychology can claim, at best, only the value of an heuristic hypothesis.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    tags: value  psychology 
    Psychology must not only strive to become a useful basis for the other mental sciences, but it must also turn again and again to the historical sciences, in order to obtain an understanding for the more highly developed metal processes.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    Physiology and psychology cover, between them, the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human life.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    tags: human  facts  psychology 
    The results of ethnic psychology constitute, at the same time, our chief source of information regarding the general psychology of the complex mental processes.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    The task of physiological psychology remains the same in the analysis of ideas that it was in the investigation of sensations: to act as mediator between the neighbouring sciences of physiology and psychology.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    tags: psychology  ideas 
    Child psychology and animal psychology are of relatively slight importance, as compared with the sciences which deal with the corresponding physiological problems of ontogeny and phylogeny.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    The general statement that the mental faculties are class concepts, belonging to descriptive psychology, relieves us of the necessity of discussing them and their significance at the present stage of our inquiry.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    The attitude of physiological psychology to sensations and feelings, considered as psychical elements, is, naturally, the attitude of psychology at large.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    On the other hand, ethnic psychology must always come to the assistance of individual psychology, when the developmental forms of the complex mental processes are in question.
    — Wilhelm Wundt
    If mankind is to profit freely from the small and sporadic crop of the heroically gifted it produces, it will have to cultivate the delicate art of handling ideas. Psychology is now able to tell us with reasonable assurance that the most influential obstacle to freedom of thought and to new ideas is fear; and fear which can with inimitable art disguise itself as caution, or sanity, or reasoned skepticism, or on occasion even as courage.
    — Wilfred Trotter
    When you get a group of kids together, especially boys, the psychology of those kids requires that they find a weak kid or a sensitive kid or a soft kid.
    — Wil Wheaton
    tags: boys  psychology  kids 
    I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: psychology 
    I used to teach psychology, and I don't do that anymore. I teach spirituality. And the way that I teach now is just by listening. I listen a lot.
    — Wayne Dyer
    One need not be eminent in any part of profound knowledge in order to understand it and to apply it. The various segments of the system of profound knowledge cannot be separated. They interact with each other. For example knowledge about psychology is incomplete without knowledge of variation.
    — W. Edwards Deming
    Look at the catastrophic record Vishy Anand has against Garry Kasparov. Kasparov managed to beat him almost everywhere they played, even though Vishy Anand has belonged to the absolute top players in the world for fifteen years. This difference cannot be explained purely in chess terms, there must have been some psychology.
    — Vladimir Kramnik
    tags: world  psychology  chess  year 
    Psychology plays a big part but I always say psychology will only be a differentiator when the players are of equal technical strength.
    — Viswanathan Anand
    Class I to XII wasn't much help; I was always a mediocre student. But when I pursued higher education and studied economics with theatre or psychology with science fiction, I got a whole new world view.
    — Vir Das
    Our show is different, because it's not about law and order, it's about psychology, the intent of somebody.
    — Vincent D'Onofrio
    tags: law  psychology 
    Sometimes I even say that I have surpassed Lasker in using psychology. How? Well, sometimes I use psychology with a portion of risk. That is something else, something that Lasker wouldn't allow.
    — Viktor Korchnoi
    tags: risk  psychology 
    No fantasy, however rich, no technique, however masterly, no penetration into the psychology of the opponent, however deep, can make a chess game a work of art, if these qualities do not lead to the main goal - the search for truth.
    — Vasily Smyslov
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