Could pro-social behavior change victim-minded individuals?

Is there a way to save victim-minded individuals? I came up with this question yesterday morning, March 25, 2014, when I went to a seminar on “The Psychology of Justice Sensitivity and Cross-Cultural Differences” by German researcher Simona Maltese at De La Salle University. I almost didn’t go because I wasn’t that interested in the…

Some ways our fashion sense helps our inner world

A woman in an evacuation center after Typhoon Yolanda swept through the Philippines puzzled a priest when she passed him by. Her bright red lipstick stood out among the scene of typhoon survivors lining up for relief goods and claiming their own spot in the center, where they would most likely be spending the next…

Culture’s three-way mirror

In our Cultural Psychology class with Sir Jon Diestro in De La Salle University-Manila, we studied about the three divisions of the self in relation to culture. No, this isn’t the usual Freudian id (child), ego (adult), superego (parent) divisions of the self that have been popular for a century now. This time, we have…