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  • As atheism has become a cohesive force in society, questions regarding "belief" and "doubt" are emerging as an important issue for psychological study. Here is what psychology says.

    Atheism and the Psychology of Doubt and Belief

    Atheism and the Psychology of Doubt and Belief

    by Joel Furches3

  • Who were the Neanderthals? Were they related to us? How were they different from us?

    Who Were the Neanderthals?

    Who Were the Neanderthals?

    by Tiffany R Isselhardt5

  • Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.

    Comfort Theories of Religion

    Comfort Theories of Religion

    by Thomas Swan28

  • The INTJ women is the most unique woman of all types when it comes to Myers-Briggs. Learning what makes her tick and how to get close to her takes some expertise.

    INTJ Women: A Rare Myers-Briggs Category

    INTJ Women: A Rare Myers-Briggs Category

    by Tessa Schlesinger181

  • Somebody is watching me... and I need to know what to do. Do you have the feeling you are not alone, that your life is being monitored by some unknown person or organization? Here's how to find out and what to do if it's true.

    I'm Being Watched—How to Deal With Stalkers and Spies

    I'm Being Watched—How to Deal With Stalkers and Spies

    by Bev G166

  • Who wants high-tech instruments, algorithms, and forecast models when all you need to know is that a plentiful crop of pine cones means a harsh winter is coming? Or not.

    Weather Folklore

    Weather Folklore

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • When the realm of psychology is androcentric, can the results of experiments really be generalised to all genders? Here you can learn about different types of gender bias and the effect they can have on society.

    Gender Bias in Psychology

    Gender Bias in Psychology

    by Angel Harper9

  • Ghana has myths ingrained in its society and directs the way of life and behavior of its people. Some of these myths have evidence to back them up and serve as sacred and tourist attraction sites.

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    Six Amazing Ghanaian Myths and Legends

    by Charles Nuamah8

  • There are many tests for measuring intelligence. For the most part they measure your ability to solve and think through problems. Ultimately, IQ scores are used for educational placement and evaluating job applicants. This article is about an alternative method of viewing intelligence.

    Multiple Intelligences: A Different Way to Understand How We Learn

    Multiple Intelligences: A Different Way to Understand How We Learn

    by JC Scull9

  • Some modern critics disparage fairy tales for their depiction of women. But, the truth is that fairy tales are complex with much to offer women of any age.

    The Divine Feminine in Fairy Tales

    The Divine Feminine in Fairy Tales

    by Carolyn Emerick13

  • In the folklore and mythology of every culture there have been stories and legends of giants. Were the myths based on facts or were the facts exaggerated into mythological legends over time?

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    Human Giants in Lore, Myth, and Life

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns21

  • Parents are delighted when their babies first start to laugh. But why do babies laugh? What do they laugh at? With some wonderful video footage and a bit of science, everything is explained here.

    Why Do Babies Laugh?

    Why Do Babies Laugh?

    by Amanda Littlejohn41

  • An analysis of utopian and dystopian literature as well as some real-world attempts at creating utopian societies during the Protestant Reformation. I also have a summary of modern day utopias.

    Analyzing Utopian and Dystopian Societies

    Analyzing Utopian and Dystopian Societies

    by JourneyHolm8

  • Being poor is no fun; among the many negatives are bad health, exposure to crime, and lack of education.

    The Side Effects of Poverty

    The Side Effects of Poverty

    by Rupert Taylor8

  • The words 'Latin America' are used to describe the group of 21 countries (listed below) in the American continent where Latin languages are spoken. These countries are all located south of the US-Mexico border, starting with Mexico in North America,...

    What Is Latin America? Geography, Language and Culture Explained

    What Is Latin America? Geography, Language and Culture Explained

    by Marie McKeown110

  • "Ghosts of Rwanda" is a Frontline documentary that explores the Rwandan genocide and how the international community reacted. Various international relations theories can be applied to the tragedy and explain how the world let it happen. European imperialism and national interests played a role.

    Analyzing and Summarizing The "Ghosts of Rwanda: Frontline" Documentary

    Analyzing and Summarizing The "Ghosts of Rwanda: Frontline" Documentary

    by Nicholas Weissman0

  • Science has debunked the theory of "race" as a human classification; yet, the metaphor of color remains a strong societal force. Prejudice requires no rationality, only the will to believe, despite evidence to the contrary. Thus, the metaphor of color continues to influence relationships.

    The Science of Race and the Metaphor of Color

    The Science of Race and the Metaphor of Color

    by Linda Sue Grimes8

  • Dr. Billy Kidd gives the psychoanalytic bottom line on dreams, visions, and hallucinations. In doing this, he explains why dream theories can backfire, why there are false prophets with fake visions, and how the abuse of drugs can cause schizophrenic-like psychosis.

    Learn How to Understand Dreams, Visions, and Hallucinations

    Learn How to Understand Dreams, Visions, and Hallucinations

    by Dr Billy Kidd3

  • Finfolk are an unsual breed of mythological creatures unique to Orkney and Shetland Islands. Similar to Mermaids and other mythic sea creatures. And connections to Norse mythology.

    The Finfolk of Orkney Folklore

    The Finfolk of Orkney Folklore

    by Carolyn Emerick9

  • After reading this article, you will have an understanding of what Cambridge Analytica is. It describes the roles of the key players and how they collected and analysed big data to influence not only groups of potential Trump voters, but also targeted individuals based on their Facebook profiles.

    Cambridge Analytica:  What Is It?  How Did It Start, and Where Is It Going?

    Cambridge Analytica: What Is It? How Did It Start, and Where Is It Going?

    by Mike Russo57

  • Sometimes people have a strong memory of something happening and are surprised to find out that their recollection doesn’t match up with the historical record. It's called the Mandela Effect.

    Memories From an Alternative Universe

    Memories From an Alternative Universe

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • What are the main reasons for war? This article lists the most common causes of conflict.

    The 8 Main Reasons for War

    The 8 Main Reasons for War

    by Paul Goodman160

  • It is always interesting to study other cultures and it is extremely important to do just that if you are going to have interactions with them. You don’t want to insult someone or embarrass yourself and your own culture. This is particularly true when comparing the differences between the US and China.

    13 Major Cultural Differences Between China and the United States

    13 Major Cultural Differences Between China and the United States

    by Rebecca Graf87

  • Assault is a deliberate creation of a well based belief that a harmful or offensive contact is about to occur. Battery comprises this contact.

    The Tort of Assault and Battery

    The Tort of Assault and Battery

    by Colleen Swan6

  • The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.

    The Cognitive Science of Religion

    The Cognitive Science of Religion

    by Thomas Swan84

  • Psychology has played an important role in the U.S. Space Program since it's inception. However, at the beginning it was relied upon for selection & to address initial problems in the program. Today, psychology is regularly utilized to ensure the well-being of astronauts & their families.

    Keeping Astronauts Sane

    Keeping Astronauts Sane

    by Natalie Frank17

  • Have you ever noticed the rabbit in the moon? Are you familiar with the Moon Rabbit, or Jade Rabbit as it's sometimes called? "The Moon Rabbit In Legend and Culture" is dedicated to that big bunny pounding away in its pestle!

    The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture

    The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture

    by truefaith713

  • There are many forms of government, and the different forms are often intermingled. Learn about monarchy, oligarchy, fascism, communism, and a few others you probably never heard of.

    What Are the Various Forms of Governments?

    What Are the Various Forms of Governments?

    by Catherine Giordano23

  • Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.

    What's Wrong With Being an Introvert?

    What's Wrong With Being an Introvert?

    by Kathy Sima28

  • Duck's model of relationship breakdown explains the stages we all go through when experiencing a breakup. An advantage of this model is that it can be used to prevent breakups from happening entirely, but some argue that the model does not apply to everyone.

    Romantic Relationships: Duck's Model of Relationship Breakdown

    Romantic Relationships: Duck's Model of Relationship Breakdown

    by Angel Harper5

  • This article explains the different unique characteristics of the right and left brain. It explains the brain mapping done at the Mayo Clinic from the procedure to the results. This article also explains brain anatomy and how the right and left brain have distinctly different functions.

    Right Brain vs. Left Brain Functions

    Right Brain vs. Left Brain Functions

    by Pamela Oglesby94

  • This article describes a social phenomenon in Japan of which few people are aware. It points to the fact that its customs, traditions and lifestyles are patently different from Western and specially American culture. Perhaps, this is why it continues to fascinate so many people worldwide.

    The Johatsu: The Evaporated People of Japan

    The Johatsu: The Evaporated People of Japan

    by JC Scull10

  • Have a friend, or a loved one who is asocial and/or an introvert? This guide will help you both understand them and help them by being knowledgeable and not condescending and ignorant.

    A Guide to Understanding Asocial Introverts

    A Guide to Understanding Asocial Introverts

    by Alistair11

  • Feral children have fascinated us for millennia. We've concoted many fanciful stories of children who have lived and survived in the wild. But this hub reveals that there is substantial truth behind the myths and the legends. In this hub, you'll meet the real Mowgli's and Tarzan's and learn how they survived, how they were rescued, and whether they were successfully rehabiliated...

    Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?

    Feral Children: Fact or Fiction?

    by James Kenny39

  • The Myers-Briggs personality INFJ. Introverted + intuitive + feeler + judging. In this article, I will show you how to identify someone with this type of personality and I will also go over their strengths and weaknesses.

    How to Identify an INFJ Personality

    How to Identify an INFJ Personality

    by Andrea Lawrence166

  • Historically the law of torts, consisting of the right of one person to sue another, is a fairly recent development, as is the intent of a defendant, as well as his act

    Evolution of Tort Law

    Evolution of Tort Law

    by Colleen Swan24

  • People who want to purchase condominium homes in Florida would do well to find out about the biased and unfair laws in that state that strip them of many rights once they become owners. Here are the worst of them.

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Condo Laws

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Condo Laws

    by Sondra Rochelle8

  • Summarizing 10 scientific theories about the purpose of dreams. Possible functions include aiding memory, preventing heat loss, and rehearsing threats.

    10 Theories About Why We Dream

    10 Theories About Why We Dream

    by Thomas Swan10

  • Information designed to help the reader gain a basic understanding of the Jungian animus archetype. Explains concepts such as masculine and feminine principles, the divine hermaphrodite, and how to identify and interpret animus dreams.

    What Is the Jungian Animus Archetype?

    What Is the Jungian Animus Archetype?

    by Aisling Ireland16

  • High status, keeping up with the Jones's, improving one's position in the pecking order, in business, or in social circles, is an intense desire for many. It could be the basis of ambition, but in our time, it might also be a deadly trait as mega-wealth drives inequality.

    Why Status Is the Most Important Measurement in the World

    Why Status Is the Most Important Measurement in the World

    by Tessa Schlesinger5

  • After 75 years of being upstaged by plastics, the tagua nut, known as "vegetable ivory" has resurfaced as one of the most sustainable products in the world. Hopefully, its comeback will put an end to the senseless slaughter of animals for their tusks.

    Vegetable Ivory: A Humane Alternative to Elephant Poaching

    Vegetable Ivory: A Humane Alternative to Elephant Poaching

    by Catherine Tally24

  • The decisions we make and the actions we take are a vital part of what makes us human. Life is about making complicated choices, and yet, there are people out there that want to prevent you from being independent. They want to control your every action and zap away any shot of freedom.

    The Danger of Behavior Control

    The Danger of Behavior Control

    by Jason Reid Capp0

  • The use of IQ tests to prove that immigrants and minorities were inferior to the white majority is discussed. The roles of Binet, Terman, Goddard and Yerkes in the Eugenics Movement are considered.

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    Intelligence Testing and the Beginning of Eugenics

    by Natalie Frank8

  • MDMA, known as ecstasy, is an illicit substance commonly used in the rave scene. The high is immensely enjoyable, making the user feel simultaneously euphoric, excited, empathetic, loving and at peace with the world. In this article, I take a closer look at the psychology of MDMA use and addiction.

    The Psychology of MDMA: Why Does It Feel so Magical?

    The Psychology of MDMA: Why Does It Feel so Magical?

    by Lucy8

  • This article discusses differences between suicide related OCD and other types of OCD. Reasons that compulsions associated with suicidal obsessions are ineffective at decreasing anxiety are provided.

    Suicidal Thoughts vs. Suicidal Obsession in OCD

    Suicidal Thoughts vs. Suicidal Obsession in OCD

    by Natalie Frank12

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  • So much faith and perfection is put into these ceremonies that even one slip of the tongue in a recitation, one omission of a word, one stumble in a dance, can discredit the performer and bring misfortune for the entire village and a failed crop for the year.

    Ancient Hopi Rituals and Ceremonies

    Ancient Hopi Rituals and Ceremonies

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns37

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