I'm Robin Young, a psychology grad student who felt the compulsion to collect the fascinating information that I come across in my studies. I compile short snippets of interesting study findings that I come across, as well as articles that people interested in psychology on any level will enjoy. I want this collection to be an antithesis to the pop psychology facts that some of the other, more popular blogs proliferate- that kills me.
Feel free to ask me any psychology questions that you might have- I know a little about most things, and quite a bit about social and developmental topics.
Between the ages of twenty and forty we are engaged in the process of discovering who we are, which involves learning the difference between accidental limitations which it is our duty to outgrow and the necessary limitations of our nature beyond which we cannot trespass with impunity.
The self and other people are not initially distinguished at the neural level. Mirror neurons first activate in association with representations of an internal experience and then differentiate whether the experience belongs to oneself or another person.
Jennifer Beer: “A Social Neuroscience Perspective on the Self”- The Handbook of Self & Identity