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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
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- Unconscious learning fosters a belief in God, study finds
- Why Your Brain Loves Conspiracy Theories
- The Pandemic Is Taking a Heavy Toll on Our Mental Health, Study Finds
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- Pets and Owners – Double Exposure Photography (Excellent!)
- Paul Carter Photography – Limited Prints & Series
- 20-Ingredient vs. 10-Ingredient vs. 2-Ingredient Chocolate Cake • Tasty
- Beautiful Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Built From a Shelf
- Evangelical leaders denounce QAnon as ‘political cult,’ ‘satanic movement’
- 11 Cognitive Biases That Influence Political Outcomes
Category Archives: Psychology
Brook Hays | UPI People who unconsciously predict complex patterns are more likely to hold a strong belief in God — a god who creates order in an otherwise chaotic universe — according to research published Wednesday in Nature. “Belief … Continue reading
Who believes and why, and whether conspiracism is really getting way worse Robert Roy Britt | medium.com Wild and seemingly crazy conspiracy theories can spring from any stressful or disruptive event or phenomenon, as people seek tangible explanations for the … Continue reading
Read there rest here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/08/dogs-praise-brains-human-language/?fbclid=IwAR0FjMK-DWGFFclrk_pPLMt02Fy0fLW9Re92ROE4KohJ3MEX_fzsUyFW7jU
1982: Flashback to Dr. Henrich Bauer’s Animal Psychology class at Concordia (Loyola Campus). We are lectured that anthropomorphizing dogs is wrong under any circumstance and that true empathy is not possible in animals other than humans. Blah, blah, blah. He … Continue reading
Alex V Green | Jezebel According to the New York Times’s Kathleen Kingsbury, we are living in a period of political division. In June, the newspaper published an op-ed by Tom Cotton, sparking weeks of debate over the politics and practices of mainstream … Continue reading
The minute we make any decision—I think COVID-19 is serious; no, I’m sure it is a hoax—we begin to justify the wisdom of our choice and find reasons to dismiss the alternative. Elliot Aronson and Carol Tavris | The Atlantic … Continue reading
Do you sometimes feel unable to make some sense out of our crazy world? These are indeed “interesting times”, and this is something that’s been on my mind for the past while. Honestly, it’s a work-in-progress for me, but still, … Continue reading
Pessimists have a higher chance of developing dementia later on in life, reveals new study. A new study claims that negative thinking, especially fixating on negative thoughts can cause decline in one’s cognitive abilities, while increasing the load of two harmful … Continue reading
“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading
Interesting podcast @ overcast.fm – cPaul https://overcast.fm/+YH-6sfwtY
Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via theconversation.com A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading
David Masciotra | Salon Rational Americans already understand that our president is mentally ill. Will Democrats ever speak truth to power? Psychologists warn of the deadly consequences of the “silent partner” in abusive homes. When a father beats or sexually … Continue reading
by Ian McCarthy, David R Hannah, & Jane McCarthy | The Conversation What’s colloquially known as “bullshit” occurs when people make statements with no regard for the truth, and unfortunately, it is more prevalent than ever. Thankfully, we can all … Continue reading