'Psychology' Archive

Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

Science has been accused of being biased towards naturalism. That’s a fair accusation. The question one should ask, however, is not whether science has a naturalistic bias, but rather whether ...

Finding Hope in Knowing the Universal Capacity for Evil

April 4th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Finding Hope in Knowing the Universal Capacity for Evil

...human behavior is more influenced by things outside of us than inside. The “situation” is the external environment. The inner environment is genes, moral history, religious training. There are times ...

Superstition + Corruption = HIV and Death

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Superstition + Corruption = HIV and Death

Small outbreaks continue to haunt the developing world, however, especially the former Soviet Union, where corruption in the medical system is rampant and belief in the remedial powers of new ...

ABC News: Erasing the Pain of the Past

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on ABC News: Erasing the Pain of the Past

"The idea is that memories are vulnerable. They can be improved or weakened. The main point is that we're trying to understand how this all works rather than come up ...
Love is not Enough

Love is not Enough

February 14th, 2007 / Psychology / 12 comments

In Breaking the Spell, in a chapter called "Belief in Belief," Daniel Dennett discusses how our beliefs sometimes are held simply because we don't ...

"Now" You're Dead

October 22nd, 2006 / Psychology / 25 comments

In the weeks before her death, Wilkins had become obsessed with the book "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle. She had also stopped grooming herself, and had begun taking ...

Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

September 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

Semantic memory pinpointed in the brain - health - 07 September 2006 - New Scientist

Imaging a single thought

September 7th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Imaging a single thought

Imaging a single thought

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

August 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook)

Simon & Schuster: Why We Believe What We Believe: Uncovering Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth (eBook) Seems like another pseudoscientific attempt to justify religion based ...

Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 8th, 2006 / Newswire, Psychology / Comments Off on Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Eric Hoffer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A Walking Pile of Ashes

July 8th, 2006 / Psychology, Television / 4 comments

"The anonymous sex-crazed sycophants who meet once a week to groupthink their way out of desperation." This is how Nip/Tuck's Dr. Christian Troy describes 12-step programs (specifially Sexaholics Anonymous), in this ...

Nobility

July 7th, 2006 / Podcasts, Psychology / 2 comments

1. What is the noblest in man ? What are the noblest of man's accomplishments ?Noble.mp3 3:00 In short? Self-knowledge. We have the ability for introspection. Many people look ...

Malaysian Textbooks Teach Murder

May 27th, 2006 / Psychology, Religion Inspired Murders / Comments Off on Malaysian Textbooks Teach Murder

Via Jihad Watch, a letter in Malaysiakini showing how religious texts are still being used in schools to teach children to murder apostates.For example, under the heading ‘Ways ...