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The Death Wish Generation

Climate Change and systemic corruption are impacting will to live among the young, expressed through the pose of eroticized death. Perhaps…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 on Tuesday
Reply by Joan Denoo

Do people reason by quantum rules

In "quantum question equality", quantum rules predict with great accuracy the effect of switching question order in surveys. ... what is ca…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Jun 17

Discounting Slowly Manifesting Threats

Human psychology discounts slowly manifesting threats to the point of insanity. Tom Engelhardt compares our reactions to the two kinds of W…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 May 24

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

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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5FzMblXU4M&list=S

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

The empathy machine

The empathy machineSherlock was right – new research shows that seeing through another's eyes takes a detached mind not just a warm heart W…

Started by A Former Member

1 Apr 22, 2013
Reply by Idaho Spud

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

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