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Fractured attention, consumerism, and blindness

Naomi Klein delves into the psychological depths of late consumer culture, how fossil fuel culture molds our identities, our fractured atte…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Apr 23, 2014

Immediate benefits of self-affirmation

Some of us cope with chronic stress, and performing under pressure just makes it worse. A new study suggests that a brief self-affirmation…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Oct 25, 2013
Reply by Dyslexic's DOG

JREF Lectures on Critical Thinking, entitled "How To Think About Dubious Claims".

I like this series of lectures by Ray Hyman for the James Randi Education Foundation.

Started by Dyslexic's DOG

0 Oct 25, 2013

The Dark Tetrad

You may have heard of the Dark Triad psychopathy narcissism, and Machiavellianism. Serial Killers are often described with these traits.…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Oct 14, 2013
Reply by Luara

Sam Harris discusses Lying

As I wrote in the introduction to Lying, Ronald A. Howard was one of my favorite professors in college, and his courses on ethics, social s…

Started by Steph S.

0 Apr 22, 2013

Religious Trauma Syndrome

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems Dr. Marlene Winell formally labeled “Religious Traum…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 27, 2013

How to Detect Lies Become a Human Lie Detector

Warning: sometimes ignorance is bliss. After gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you. The f…

Started by Steph S.

1 Mar 25, 2013
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

Promoting tolerance with surprise

New Intervention Helps Promote Tolerance in Individuals Psychologists have shown that diversity promotes tolerance towards different groups…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 25, 2013

Climate Change Disasters have unexpected psychological consequences

Six years after Katrina residents still have three times the risk of heart attack. The psychosocial impact of Climate Destabilization has b…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 10, 2013

Ethnocentrism Hormone

Which hormone promotes ethnocentrism? Oxytocin! Abstract Human ethnocentrism—the tendency to view one's group as centrally important and su…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jan 16, 2013


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