So, what's all this talk abou manipulation? - page 2
I'm still a little "wet behind the ears" so forgive me for asking a silly question. I have been reading threads here in this section, and I was wondering how the inmates tend to be so manipulating; that is said here a lot. What... Read More
- 0Oct 23, '11 by RaweneaI work in a all male corrections facility a prison for up to 1200 male inmates, I agree with the comments. These inmates have 24hrs a day to think of what they want to do for fun and how they can be accepted in prison with other inmates, its all about statis in prison. I know that with the female inmates manipulation takes on a whole new meaning, must be related to the ability to multi-task, where as with male inmates i find them easier to handle.
- 0Oct 26, '11 by Rob72Quote from nursedudeforchristBased on your username, I'm going to say its like having a personal relationship with Christ- if you don't have it, its kinda hard to understand.I'm still a little "wet behind the ears" so forgive me for asking a silly question. I have been reading threads here in this section, and I was wondering how the inmates tend to be so manipulating; that is said here a lot. What do they do? And why do you think they tend to do this? I find this interesting. I'm considering doing correctional nursing one day.
Intellectually, here are a few good reads:
Samenow is a rather "unpopular" criminal psychologist because he holds to the concept of personal responsibility- criminals are criminals because they choose to be, not because society. "defines them by criminalizing their behaviors."
Korem has a good take on dealing with those having limited impulse control, minimal social support and variant decision-making processes.
Cons are gratification-motivated, so the psychology of economics gives significant insight into their thinking. Ariely is a fun, easy to read author.
There is substantial truth in the statement, "if their lips are moving, they're lying to you.." If you begin to understand why they are lying/manipulating, you'll be safer, and you may be able to nurture some self-reflection in your population. Not that I would hold my breath, but a person who stands for something, and has insight will be respected, even if they don't necessarily "like" you.
Edit: Geez, from '08?!? Archive tools are nice...Last edit by Rob72 on Oct 26, '11