Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Talking Psychology!

I always wanted to learn psychology. But being a commerce student never got a chance to learn the same. After coming here I came to know we have psychology as a subject. Not to mention, I was happy and excited to finally know something about the subject I always wanted to learn. It’s not that I want to be a psychologist or something…but this term psychology always excites me in a strange way. I was expecting some aged lady to teach us this subject….but to my surprise when I entered the class I saw a young girl…somewhat around 24-25 years of age, standing at the podium. Not believing my eyes I still confirmed from other people …and yes, she was to teach us this subject.

She started off with her introduction and then the class started. She raised some very bold topics in the class , but her confidence and the way she took those topics up….she amazed me by her ability to discuss most complicated or what we say the “BOLD” topics so easily.

But something very strange happened…few things which she said…few questions she asked…few topics she raised….really disturbed me from the core. Talking about dreams…the id, ego and superego….the inner guilt, Oedipus and Electra complex, split personality…all little things which happen inside us all the time…without even our consciousness.

Are we human being really this complex? Can our inner desires be really so weird and bizarre? Do our thought process; the way we are today is because of the things we saw in the first five years of our life? Can those five years really make such a strong impact on our lives?

I don’t know about others, but her lectures are effecting me in a strange of way! Maybe I’ll be able to know myself better after this! Or maybe I'll be lost in her theories of psychology!


Soumya said...

Psycholosy is the best and the worst thing to happen to someone. Like you, I'm fascinated by the subject too, but being a techie I'm lightyears away from it. Trying to do a post grad on that though, first I need to prepare my parents for a heart attack that I want to change my stream altogether :P

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Psychology is good, and yes, had it been so simple, the human mind, why would someone in these times say, Gosh I don't understand women. :P

Blasphemous Aesthete

WomanInLove said...

I took up psychology but then physics happened and I left it.

And I have strong feelings about what we see as 5 year old affects us badly

It did that to me. But with time your learn to see right and wrong..maybe

Mansi said...

I know...I wish I cud have studied this subject more deeply...but its only a small part in my management curriculum!

lol...women are not me!

We do! but those five years really change us from the core!

Sh@s said...

I would like to quote Soumya, 'Psychology is the best and the worst thing to happen to someone' thats coz something like electra complex will leave you perplexed and disturbing. Humans are the most complex of beings and no theory can ever make us understand the entire mankind. Through observation and experience too you can learn about human nature and their psychology.

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Mansi said...

I second you...theories like these really leave you bewildered. Humand beings, indeed, are very complex!

thnx a lot girlie! Will be writing for it soon. :-)

It's an honour! Thanx!

Ashish Anant said...

I am lucky to have studied psychology for two years during my 11-12. I was equally excited and intrigued in this wonderful stream. :)

Liked the post a lot. refreshed my memories. Oedipus-Electra, id, ego, super ego..These things have always fascinated me..Hope to read more of your experiences during psycho class. :)

and that signature at the end is super cool. The overall ambience of the blog is awesome.. Super like :))

Anonymous said...

See if you can get your hands on 'Story of Psychology' by Morton Hunt. Probably one of the most engaging books on the topic I have ever read :)