Saturday, March 25, 2017
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Alienation, a lack of control, and uncertainly are all facts that lead someone towards a conspiracy worldview

http://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/internet/2017/03/they-re-turning-frogs-gay-psychology-behind-internet-conspiracy Alienation, a lack of control, and uncertainly are all facts that lead someone towards a conspiracy worldview, explains Wood. As he puts it: “basically conspiracy theories are a way to try and make sense of the world that in that moment doesn’t particularly make sense.” According to Wood, victims of

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Just how useful our ability to delude ourselves can be

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/intimate-portrait/201703/self-deception-helps-us-accomplish-goals Recent research by Robert Trivers and his colleagues sheds light on just how useful our ability to delude ourselves can be. In a clever experiment, participants were asked to write a speech about a character after watching a series of videos of him engaging in positive, neutral, and negative actions.

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Neurological connections in the brain controlling speech production

Illustration of the neurological connections in the brain controlling speech production. (… https://t.co/fkhe8QVsWp pic.twitter.com/Q4ErjqGqDq — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) March 19, 2017 Illustration of the neurological connections in the brain controlling speech production. (Credit: Stefan Fuertinger and Kristina Simonyan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

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The Forgiveness Myth Refuses to Go Away

http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2017/03/13/comment-forgiveness-not-justice-and-trauma-survivors-dont-need-forgive-heal There is no “right” way for people to recover from trauma. What works for some survivors may be disastrous for others, and the last thing they need is outsiders judging their behaviour as sufficiently victim-worthy. This is what made me initially reticent to make any public comments about the recent media

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Romantic love associated with reduction of gray matter density

Study: Romantic love associated with reduction of gray matter density in the striatum https://t.co/X5hqMplr2H — PsyPost.org (@PsyPost) March 13, 2017 The study, conducted by a team of researchers lead by Hiroaki Kawamichi (National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan) involved taking an MRI scan of 113 student participants. Most of the participants then

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Psychology of Hate

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nurturing-self-compassion/201703/the-psychology-hate Lack of self-compassion The antidote to hate is compassion—for others as well as ourselves. Self-compassion means that we accept the whole self. “If we find part of ourselves unacceptable, we tend to attack others in order to defend against the threat” says Reedy. “If we are okay with ourselves, we see

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Fragile sense of self-worth also drives people to conspiracy theories

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/08/trump-wiretapping-tweets/ Research has also found that conspiracy beliefs are more common among people with certain personality traits. “Agreeableness,” for instance, is defined as being considerate, trusting, willing to compromise, and caring about getting along with others. People who score low on measures of this trait tend to pick fights and see

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Cultural stereotypes female sex offenders are believed only to be coerced by male aggressors.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/truth-female-sex-offenders/ It has become, sadly, typical to hear of appeals for information on male sex offenders - yet when the perpetrator is female, it always seems much more shocking. But why? The fact is most people know very little about female perpetrated sex crimes and what they do know is often

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