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Lack Of Belief And Lack Of Compassion – What’s The Connection?

This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others

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What’s the Ethical Responsibility of Academics to Society?

The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation.  While  the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges,

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A Model For Identity Negotiation Over Time

Reading through a journal article, looking for insights into the relationship between individual and social identity, I came across the following model: Is this how you perform identity negotiation over time? What I do is kinda different: Step 1: I try to figure out who

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Apparently in Oklahoma they feel God is Needy

Recently seen bumper stickers in tandem: The America Bless God website referred to on the bumper sticker explains itself: As I have been growing in my faith, learning about God, country, life, and all that makes up our life, I have rediscovered that we, America,

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Irregular Rorschach Blots

Take our very own original rorschach test to help me see if it can be done. Just take a look at the image, and write the first three words that come to mind, without thinking about it too much. Then, look at the picture again, and write three more words.

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Obama Uses Hypnosis Rays To Beguile You?

What Wil Horton and his anonymous co-conspirator are doing is playing upon fearful ignorance about human psychology. They know that many Americans are afraid that hypnosis gives some people the ability to control other people at will. They know many Americans think of hypnosis as a magical, mystical power.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?