All Discussions Tagged 'psychology' (9)

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Separating fact from faction

Yes, I do mean "faction" - the sort of fiction which closely mirrors real life and real situations. You might call it "soap" or "drama" but…

Started by Marc Draco

4 Mar 27, 2012
Reply by Marc Draco

Don't argue with creationists, you can't win!

No, I haven't gone completely mad.   I've been reading Dale Carnegie's seminal work, "How to convince your publisher that a really long tit…

Started by Marc Draco

65 Jun 4, 2011
Reply by Joseph P

Don't "pray for me" - that's just selfish!

One things Christians pride themselves on is being unselfish - so imagine you tell them not to pray for you because it is selfish, that put…

Started by Marc Draco

15 Mar 18, 2011
Reply by Alice

Did humans evolve god?

Say what?   The title brought you here because it was intended to provoke a response.   But seriously, this question deserves some serious…

Started by Marc Draco

17 Jan 1, 2011
Reply by Richard Healy

Are soap operas bad for you?

I was involved in a study early this year about the affect of TV drama (in particular) on human mood, but I suspect it may go deeper than t…

Started by Marc Draco

17 Dec 28, 2010
Reply by Joseph P

Say that again? Does your partner begin speaking in the middle of a thought?

This was a difficult one to title, because I think we all do this from time to time, but I've observed this in a couple of people (both bel…

Started by Marc Draco

2 Dec 24, 2010
Reply by Marc Draco

Is there a figurative 'critical period' for rational thought?

If you know what a critical period  is, skip this next paragraph: A 'critical period' is a limited developmental period in which an organi…

Started by Sol Gartner

20 Dec 8, 2010
Reply by New Atheist

Religion from an evolutionary perspective

This is something I don't know much about, although I gather that there are many theories that attempt to contextualise religion within evo…

Started by Sigmund

13 May 9, 2010
Reply by Phil

Origins of Religion, Part 14: Psychology and Religion

This piece on “Psychology and religion” is by Muriel Fraser, from Newsline of the National Secular Society 9 April 2009, who was reviewing…

Started by Dr. Terence Meaden

8 Apr 25, 2009
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