The psychology of religious movements
By: James R Coffey
The Psychology of Religion The fundamental problem for psychologists and other science-minded empiricists is that religious experiences are not susceptible to objective testing-and are thus, dismissible. Even so, they recognize that such experiences have a powerful impact not only on the individual but ‘peripheral&rsquo...
By: Elizabeth M Young
"Social movements, it is argued,emerge out of the crisis of modernity; they orient themselves towards the constitution of new orders, and embody a new understanding of politics and social life itself. They result in the formation of novel collective identities which foster social and...
Psychology: What is the multi-factorial model
By: Rebecca Adele Scarlett
For a long time, a simple view was taken of physical ailments. For instance, diabetes resulted from a pancreas that could not keep up with insulin production. AIDS was caused by reckless sexual behaviour. The idea was to identify exactly what was causing a problem...
What happens when psychology professionals use psychological mind tricks on family members
By: Dr. G. A. Anderson
"Mind tricks" sounds like something that could be fun, doesn't it? In worst-case scenarios, it is anything but. Psychology professionals have gone through years of study and practice - training, working in hospitals, mental health facilities, or private practice, and have fine-tuned the art of...
By: Lillyswawa
Have you ever seen an extremely attractive woman with a rather unattractive man on the street and wondered, how in the world did they ever get together? Perhaps, that is because we often mistake physical attraction as being the most decisive factor in influencing human...
By: Bunmi Fash - 161531
A popular saying indicates that a country without crime is part of s child fantasy story. It says that there is no one man that can decide to live and survive ob his own in isolation. It is my believe that crime is like a...
Why some women are drawn to people like Charles Manson
By: Angel Shrout
Charles Manson, the mass murderer who became an overnight news story in the 70's, was a cult leader with a charming personality, who in his delusions convinced others to carry out murders for him. Though never directly tied to the acts themselves, he continues to...
Why some people have bigger egos than others
By: Bridget Webber
When we speak of someone having a big ego we usually mean they have a grandiose sense of self importance. There are several factors relevant in making them so conceited, which relate mainly to their true level of self confidence. While it may seem as...
What happens when psychology professionals use psychological mind tricks on family members
By: Paul Schingle
Is there some weird belief out there that psychology majors and psychology professionals know "tricks" that others don't? If so, it's a myth-like one of those urban legends that a lot of people tell as fact-but aren't factual. I won't sit here and say psychological...
The relationship between mental disorder and violence
By: Michael Smoker
Mental disorders and violence are connected, but not in the way most people think. It is now outdated to regard "crazies," "sickos" and "weirdos" as being automatically dangerous or threatening. With our improved understanding of mental illness and associated disorders, we know that mentally...

 

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