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The Psychology of the Stock Market

There is a certain psychology that influences the global markets which tends to be commanded by fear and greed.  According to Investopedia, “market psychology refers to the prevailing sentiment of financial market participants at any one point in time” (Staff, 2018).  The landscape of global market trading has changed since the early 2000’s.  A lot of psychological concepts of anchoring, loss aversion, recency bias, and other cognitive biases have caused abnormal fluctuations against technical patterns of market pricing.

The question is whether you believe that companies are valued on their prospective targets or are stocks merely targets of opportunity for large price fluctuations (liquidity) and easy profits?

Read more: Market Psychology

Staff, I. (2018). Market psychology.  Accessed October 10, 2018.

Published in:Uncategorized |on October 10th, 2018 |4 Comments »


I have had a fascination with a particular subject of interest that interweaves leadership and human psychology.  I am convinced that there exists a neurophysiological connection between decisions made in leadership situations that affect one’s self as opposed to others.  My question to you: Would you consider the possibility of certain activations within the cortices of the brain exist only when making decisions about oneself?  Could there be a pre-disposition that encourages bad leadership because of failures in certain neurophysiological activations?

Published in:Leadership Psychology |on October 10th, 2018 |7 Comments »

Kuan Sanchez – Harvard University

Welcome to my little space within the world of Harvard University.  I am currently in the Master’s of Psychology program at Harvard and have a presence on ResearchGate on which I have published several articles that may be of interest if you enjoy reading about psychology.  I will be posting on this blog to gather insight into research ideas, theories of psychology, and opinions on current studies.  In the meantime, feel free to leave me a post/message!

Published in:Introduction |on October 10th, 2018 |1 Comment »