Understanding Trauma Compulsions – Psychology of Scams

Understanding Trauma Compulsions - Psychology of Scams When exploring the psychology of scams it is essential to look deeply at trauma and its compulsions and how they manifest The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma "Re-enactment, Revictimization, and Masochism" By Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD* Published in: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 12, Number 2, Pages 389-411, June 1989. SCARS Editor's Note: This research is not specifically [...]

You Aren’t At The Mercy Of Your Emotions – Your Brain Creates Them [VIDEO]

You Aren't At The Mercy Of Your Emotions - Your Brain Creates Them [Video] Can you look at someone's face and know what they're feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams – A Research Report [PDF]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Psychology Of The Online Dating Romance Scams - A Research Report [PDF] The Psychological Consequences Of Being A Victim Of The Online Dating Romance Scam Research Undertaken at The University of Leicester This report summaries a year-long project, led by Professor Whitty, which examined the online dating romance scam. The three main aims of the project were to: identify psychological characteristics of individuals which raise their risk of becoming victims; examine [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias – Letting Your Desires Control What You See!

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Confirmation Bias - Letting Your Desires Control What You See! Scam Victims Are Expertly Manipulated During The Course Of Their Romance Scam (And Other Types Of Scams Too) But Their Psychology Actively Contributes To Its Success! One of the factors the contributes to both the initial hook and then the continuation of the scam is the victim's own psychology. Each of us experiences the world subjectively based upon what we believe [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Repeating The Scam – Engaging In Risky Behavior Over & Over

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Repeating The Scam - Engaging In Risky Behavior Over & Over During the formative years of contemporary psychiatry, much attention was paid to the continuing role of past traumatic experiences on the current lives of people. Charcot, Janet, and Freud all noted that fragmented memories of traumatic events dominated the mental life of many of their patient and built their theories about the nature and treatment of psychopathology on this recognition. [...]

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams

SCARS™ Psychology of Scams: Screen Time, Sleep Deprivation, and Romance Scams The Effects of Screen Time on Health Extract of an article by Dr. Gadi Lissak, Behavioral Medicine Psychologist & Biofeedback Specialist, on the effects of screen time on the health of children, adolescents, and adults. [lwptoc] Introduction The variety of devices enabling media consumption is constantly increasing, and there is constant improvement in their technological capabilities.  However, one of the constant common characteristics is [...]