The cognitive science of religion tries to understand the psychology of religious belief and behavior. This article summarizes important research and findings.
People seen as a threat to the orthodoxy of government policy in China are whisked off to places where they learn to accept the wisdom of the regime – or else.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Need to get an A on your next sociology essay? This list will help you come up with your own, original sociology research topic. The top 11 sociological subjects are listed below.
In this article, I will be talking about the development of behaviorism through the work of psychologists such as Watson, Pavlov, Thorndike, and Skinner.
The curious cultural differences between the English and the Dutch . Bizarre, strange,puzzling and just plain odd goings on in two very civilised countries.
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.
This hub outlines the Japanese creation myth of how Izanami and Izanagi created the islands of Japan and many other kami and other elemental forces. It describes the fate of the unfortunate Leech Child and the death of Izanami and Izanagi's journey to the Land of the Dead.
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.
Are you being watched by your neighbor? Wondering if there's anything you can do about it? The answer is yes, there is.
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.
You can never know when you could have information that could solve these missing children cold cases and bring closure to their families.
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
English ivy is an attractive vine that has interesting symbolic meanings. It's part of a rich mythology and has been used in many traditions over the years.
Were the 13 colonies justified in declaring the Declaration of Independence to be Justified? The amendments they came up with. The 13 colonies were...
A strange phenomenon called the Dunning-Kruger Effect leads some people into believing they are smarter than they really are.
The tale of Cody Posey, and the murder of his family is a sad and tragic one. The strange twist in the story is that what makes it so exceptionally sad and tragic is not what you might think. Any murder is tragic, but it is not the murders...
A comprehensive look at the psychology of conspiracy theorists. Ten traits are identified as important for explaining why people believe conspiracy theories.
Summarizing 10 scientific theories about the purpose of dreams. Possible functions include aiding memory, preventing heat loss, and rehearsing threats.
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.
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.
Circumstances more than character or personality influence and determine human behavior. An explanation of why people sometimes do things that are out of character.
Join me in my quest to find out, at last, who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. There is a sure way to ID that little rascal! Exploring microexpression analysis and how to spot a liar.
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.
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.
Many people know of the Jersey Devil, but not many people know of the man the legend likely originated from.
Hidden and unaddressed parental Narcissistic Personality Disorder in custody courts hurts children and dupes judges.
Gross Domestic Product is the standard measure of how well or poorly an economy is doing. Some economists say it’s a false indicator.
Meaning of consumer's equilibrium - assumptions - budget line or price line - indifference map - necessary conditions for consumer's equilibrium - deriving consumer's equilibrium graphically
Susan Wright was unhappy in her marriage but divorce would be too troublesome. Stabbing her husband 193 times was obviously the better option for her.
What did Mohawk families wear from 1800 - 1900? While they had their own traditional clothing, they readily added European pieces to their wardrobes as they made friends with settlers.
When your brain goes blank, it temporarily interrupts your ability to perform. Take control of that foggy feeling in your head by employing five practical steps to combat and prevent blank brain.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lore and tales of mead, honey, and wassailing in the Germanic cultures of the Germans, Norse, Anglo-Saxons, and English.
Norse and Celtic Europe is plentiful with myths and folklore that mention nine maidens. Where do these legends originate? Might there be a spiritual legacy to these maidens?
It's no secret that homeowners associations wield power and sometimes it seems they wield too much. Begging the question: Can they do that?
Is Tim Hennis guilty of murdering Katie Eastburn and two of her daughters or is he a victim of a prosecutor's witch hunt?
Being poor is no fun; among the many negatives are bad health, exposure to crime, and lack of education.
Start by taking the quiz and then read your personalized results to see if you are considered a Type A or Type B personality. But what if neither of those feels quite right? Find out how to tell if you're actually a Type C or Type D personality.
Tribal Art and Traditions can be weird and wonderful. From the Long Neck Tribe of Burma to the beautiful energy and color of the dancing Wodaabe Fulani tribesmen of Southern Niger. Including Neck Rings, Lip Plates Nose Plugs and Exotic Makeup.
Vidocq was an 18th century criminal who reformed himself and became the father of modern criminal investigation. He was a convict, an escape artist, a fugitive, a master of disguise, and a detective.
Wondering what happens if you don't show up for jury duty? We asked lawyers and legal experts in various states to chime in on the topic. Read on to find out what will happen if you miss your summons date.
Advice on how to grow stronger as an ISTJ and ISFJ, Myers Briggs awareness, how you can help yourself to grow stronger than you previously realized.
I was shocked when I read the studies on fatherless children. I grew up without a father, and unfortunately, I've experienced many of the psychological consequences the studies discuss.
Taman Shud mystery: The body found on Somerton Beach, Australia, in December 1948 was never identified. The story involving an unknown man, espionage, crime, murder, cipher code, and love triangles.
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.
"Mind Tricks" can be fun to play on your family and friends (with their consent, of course). Learn some of the easiest "mind tricks" to perform!
Silk is one of the finest and most strength natural fiber. In this article, you will know the history of natural silk, the life cycle of the silkworm, silk types, the chemical structure of silk fiber, physical and chemical properties, and how to maintain silk fabrics.
Divorce statistics are changing worldwide. The rate of divorce in America is decreasing rather quickly, but that of Japan has continued to increase gradually since 1988.
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...
Somewhere in the beautiful and foggy forests of northern California lie the answers to the disappearances of many Humboldt County women.
The terminology, economic roles, spiritual roles, sexuality, and modern roles of berdaches in Native America cultures. Includes photos and videos of historical and modern berdaches.
Understanding the nature of what propels us forward, intensity of effort, and how to get where we want to be.
The pine is a genus of tree which has meanings and symbolism all around the world. Cultural and religious meanings of the pine tree and various facts about the great pine.
"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.
This article discusses the relationship between our hidden values and belief systems and our outward behaviours. Similarly, attitudes have been described as hypothetical constructs that represent a person’s likes or dislikes.
This article analyses the advantages and disadvantages of a firm’s international expansion and make some concluding recommendations.
Linen fibers are natural fibers that have a long history. In this article, you will know a brief history of flax, the microstructure of flax fiber, physical and chemical properties, flax industry, its uses and how to care for linen fabrics.
The article takes a look at killers who were convicted with the help of the most unlikely pieces of evidence.
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.
Is religion wishful thinking? This work summarizes the experimental evidence, and incorporates comfort theories into the cognitive science of religion.
Past traditions & customs still hold sway as observed in the Eyo masquerade festival, claimed to be the foremost cultural event in Nigeria - a grand display of pageantry, history, tradition, & art...
A lost tribe was discovered in 1971 living deep in a Philippine rainforest and the story became an international sensation.
Was Harry Truman the Worst President? - Truman dropped atomic bombs on civilians, brought about the creation of Israel, established the CIA, and took America into the Korean War.
Huge deadline tomorrow, but all you want to do is dance? Wish you could change the world, but doubt you're even good enough to change a tire? Feeling isolated and misunderstood? You might be INFP!
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.
In order to understand what types of people lead and join cults, we need to study the personalities and characteristics of these individuals in relation to their cult involvement.
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.
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,...
Need some help with your memory? Studying not going so well? Here I'll show you how to improve your memory with tips, tricks, and lifestyle changes.
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.
Brian Banks was a high school football star when he was falsely accused of rape. After spending five years in prison, he was completely exonerated. And now he has a chance to play in the NFL.
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.
This article provides information on the archetypes as a concept in and of itself, the shadow side of archetypes, and explains the concept of the collective unconscious.
A single parent to three children and struggling financially, Ellen Boehm knew something had to change.
An explanation of gerrymandering and why it always favors the political party in control, and never favors the voters. How political districts are drawn and who draws them.
Are you a confident person? Is your self esteem high or low? Do you have more of one than the other? Find out where your confidence and self esteem stand.
Here are seven personality disorders that can be hard to spot because their symptoms often mimic other mental disorders. As a result, they are usually overlooked as typical, if slightly eccentric, traits.
Cleanse your soul and connect to Mother Earth in a pure and organic way. Participate in a Native American sweat lodge ceremony.
Shoes are an incredibly prominent aspect of fashion, culture, and personal style. But did you know that shoes have meanings even beyond those everyday interpretations? Learn how to interpret dreams of shoes, as well as some of the religious, cultural, and historical significance of shoes.
The 17th March, St Patrick's Day, is recognised as a celebration of Irishness around the world. Yet somehow, even though there are almost a million Protestants living on the island of Ireland, Irishness is often equated with Catholicism in many...
This article explains many facts associated with dreaming, the physiological and psychological components. It recounts the history of scientific studies, and many little known facts are included. Nightmares and lucid dreaming is also discussed. The difference between men and women’s dreams is expl