Wednesday, June 13

First Kill - A Documentary About the Psychology of War

First Kill is a Dutch documentary film made in 2001. It's about the psychology of war. It tries to show the emotional effects of war on soldiers.

The documentary film is composed of in-depth interviews with several Vietnam veterans. These interviews provide insight into the feelings evoked by violence. Feelings like fear, hate, seduction and pleasure.

It also features an interview with Michael Herr, a former war correspondent who wrote Dispatches - one of the most popular and vaunted books about the experiences of the combat soldier in the Vietnam War. Michael Herr is also known as the scenario writer of Full Metal Jaceket.

If you are interested in watching this movie then you can do it for fee on YouTube.

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Friday, June 1

Great and Free Online Psychology Tests

Want to find out more about yourself? Good. I have put together a list of great online psychology tests that you can take for free.
1. The Stroop Test - A fun cognitive test that uses colored words to measure how quick is your reaction time.

2. BBC's Pressure Test - Can you compete under pressure? Get your under pressure performance analysed by Michael Johnson. Also, by taking this test you can help to investigate the psychology of pressure.

3. Are You a Perfectionist? - Another good test from BBC that is designed to measure how much of a perfectionist you are.

4. Jung Typology Test - This test is designed to reveal your personality type using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Although, I must say here that some researchers have interpreted the reliability of the MBTI test as being low.

5. Depression Screening Test - Now a more serious one. This is a test to check whether you show signs of clinical depression or not. I hope you don't.

6. Irritating Sounds - This test can only be described as extremely irritating. You'll hear sounds of snoring, crying babies and nails on the chalkboard. Take the test if you wanna find out which one of these
unbearable sounds aggrivates you the most.

7. Personal Biases - Are you prejudiced against other people? This test will give you the answer.

8. Internet Addiction Test - Are you, your close friend or family member addicted to the Internet? Take this test to find out.

9. Alcoholism Test - Do you have a drinking problem? Take this test to determine whether or not you are an alcoholic.

10. Eating Attitudes Test - An in-depth quiz for helping to determine whether you have symptoms commonly associated with eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia.

Emotional Intelligence Test - Your EQ (emotional intelligence) is just as important as your IQ. Take this EQ test to measure your ability to identify, assess and control your emotions.

12. Personality Type Test - A simple test to know your personality type.

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