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  • What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent? This suddenly popular psychological phenomenon.

    01/10/2019 2:10:24 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | January 7, 2019 | Angela Fritz
    You may have witnessed this scene at work, while socializing with friends or over a holiday dinner with extended family: Someone who has very little knowledge in a subject claims to know a lot. That person might even boast about being an expert. This phenomenon has a name: the Dunning-Kruger effect. It’s not a disease, syndrome or mental illness; it is present in everybody to some extent, and it’s been around as long as human cognition, though only recently has it been studied and documented in social psychology. In their 1999 paper, published in the Journal of Personality and Social...
  • When Too Cute Is Too Much, The Brain Can Get Aggressive

    12/31/2018 1:17:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/31/2018 | Jon Hamilton
    The holiday season is all about cute. You've got those ads with adorable children and those movies about baby animals with big eyes. But when people encounter too much cuteness, the result can be something scientists call "cute aggression." People "just have this flash of thinking: 'I want to crush it' or 'I want to squeeze it until pops' or 'I want to punch it,' " says Katherine Stavropoulos, a psychologist in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside. About half of all adults have those thoughts sometimes, says Stavropoulos, who published a study about the...
  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/11/2018 10:32:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    #1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become angry and hostile. They rage against the unearned guilt of others rather than face their own. It absolves them of their own perceived guilt, by condemning others in a way they don’t have to condemn themselves. # 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends...
  • Young men who watch a lot of porn less likely to get married, but not true for women: study

    12/04/2018 11:34:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
    A forthcoming study in the Sexuality & Culture journal has suggested that young men who watch an excessive amount of pornography are less likely to get married. The opposite was not true for young women, however, said the authors, Samuel L. Perry of the Department of Sociology at University of Oklahoma, and Kyle C. Longest of the Department of Sociology at Furman University. What is more, adherence to religious beliefs did not have an affect on the porn viewing habits of young men. The researchers worked with the hypothesis "higher levels of pornography viewing will be associated with a lower...
  • Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role?

    11/28/2018 12:01:20 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Q ideas ^ | Amy Simpson
    I wrote about my family’s and others’ experiences in my upcoming book, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. These are stories every Christian should know because the people affected by this system failure need our help. The church is equipped to advocate for and walk alongside people with mental illness. Our shame and abandonment are the last things people affected by such illness need. In general, the church tends to handle mental illness in one of three ways: ignore it, treat it exclusively as a spiritual problem, or refer people to professionals and wash our hands of their...
  • A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

    11/14/2018 7:05:54 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/18 | Selwyn Duke
    Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar): The New Gender Equality Authority has a leadership consisting...
  • 7 Top Takeaways From Grassley’s Report On Brett Kavanaugh’s Accusers

    11/07/2018 11:20:15 AM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    On Saturday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released a 400-page report detailing the Senate’s investigation of the numerous charges leveled against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the eleventh hour of his confirmation process. While it repeated many previously known facts, the report included several new tidbits that further expose the fraudulent nature of the claims of sexual misconduct. Here are the top seven takeaways.
  • Tracing a Meme From the Internet’s Fringe to a Republican Slogan (Jobs vs. Mobs)

    11/04/2018 10:48:11 PM PST · by poconopundit · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 4, ,2018 | KEITH COLLINS and KEVIN ROOSE
    Fascinating graphic portrayal of how the meme, "Jobs not Mobs" spread through the Web. Very cool!
  • Science Says Drinking Your Coffee This Way Means You’re More Likely to Be a Psychopath

    11/04/2018 1:03:31 AM PST · by vannrox · 130 replies
    BestLife ^ | 4NOV18 | Diana Bruk
    I have a friend who always drinks his coffee black with no sugar (and is rather pretentious about it, mind you), and whenever the server asks him if he wants milk, he makes the same joke: “I’ll take it black, like my soul.” Now, a new study published in the journal Appetite suggests there may be something to that. Researchers at the University of Innsbruck in Austria asked more than 1,000 men and women to self-report their taste preferences and answer a questionnaire that assessed their Machiavellianism, psychopathy, narcissism, everyday sadism, trait aggression, and the Big Five factors of personality....
  • Medical consequences of homosexual sexual behaviors

    11/02/2018 8:35:53 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 25 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/29/2018 | Dr. Eowyn
    A word of warning: When I first found out the information I’m about to relay to you, I was shocked and sick to my stomach. I kept the post in draft form for months, unable to bring myself to complete it. The great Scottish philosopher David Hume defined “evil” without resorting to theology: Evil is what causes harm or injury to oneself or to another. By that definition, the homosexual behaviors described below are evil. Are you ready? Take a deep breath. Here we go….
  • A Thousand Parents of Trans-Identifying Children Beg Doctors to Listen

    10/24/2018 3:30:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 125 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2018 | MADELEINE KEARNS
    In child health care, the bond of trust between parents and doctors is critical. But when it comes to the treatment of youth with gender dysphoria, that bond is under a new threat. As part of an investigative series, I have been in touch with an overwhelming number of parents of trans-identifying youth who feel their voices are being shut out by activists. One online group — with a membership of over 1,000 parents — has written a moving letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics about their recent one-size-fits-all, trans-affirming policy statement. They beg for consideration. They beg for...
  • Dr. Phil Guest: 16-Year-Old African-American Girl Who identifies as White (transracial)

    10/25/2018 6:41:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 101 replies
    Sixteen-year-old Treasure is African-American and says she aligns herself with a group of people who are “perfect” just like her: Caucasians. “I’m white. I’m a Caucasian because everything about me is different from an African-American,” the teen says, explaining that she has naturally straight hair that doesn’t require a weave, that her nose is small, and that her lips are the perfect size. “When it comes to black people, I think they’re all ugly, and I have nothing in common with them.” Treasure continues, explaining why she believes she is white – and better than black people. “I believe that...
  • How Heartbreak Can Kill You: Grief Can Cause Deadly Inflammation, Study Finds

    10/23/2018 9:34:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/23/2018 | unknown
    Researchers from Rice University say that people who struggle to overcome grief caused by loss of a loved one are at greater risk of suffering from potentially deadly levels of inflammation. Conversely, those who have an easier time dealing with a spouse’s death are prone to healthier outcomes.
  • Emotional Support Squirrel Lady Is Suing Frontier

    10/13/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 39 replies
    Passenger Cindy Torok relies on her emotional squirrel, Daisy, to deal with her anxiety. She`ll fit in the palm of my hand. I can cover her up with my other hand. She gives you kisses. She shares that when flight attendants discovered her squirrel, they asked her to exit the plane immediately. When she refused, they warned they would just de-board everyone else instead. Torok responded: OK deboard them! But I am taking my squirrel with me…You will not take my baby from me! If you’re wondering how she got through security in the first place, she claims the TSA...
  • For Those Who Wonder About Ms. Blasey’s Little Girl Voice, Read This

    10/05/2018 7:21:32 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 76 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | 10/04/2018 | S. Noble
    During his Tuesday show, Rush Limbaugh spoke with a caller who said that Ford’s “whole demeanor and her body language, it was just so rehearsed and coached.” “You know, we had … I didn’t get to this yet. I had an audio sound bite,” Limbaugh said. “A Hollywood actress or an actress somewhere that I’ve never heard of did a video impersonation of Dr. Ford, and it was so spot on, and it was exactly… I noticed her speech pattern,” he continued. IT’S A VOICE TECHNIQUE KNOWN IN THE PROFESSION “Those of us whose profession involve the voice know very...
  • Kavanaugh hearings in D.C. prompt safe space at home

    10/02/2018 9:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WHBF-TV ^ | October 2, 2018 | Tahera Rahman
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Controversial testimony at the nation's capitol is getting some reaction here at home. A local mental health counselor says she's seen the impact of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Miriam Prichard says it took an emotional toll on her and some of her patients. She says hearing the testimony from survivors can be traumatizing for other survivors. Prichard teamed up with a Davenport church so people could reflect in a quiet space. "What I've seen from survivors this past week is that people are just tired because they hear these stories and they hear people doubting...
  • The Distortion/Smear Campaign

    09/29/2018 1:44:06 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Smear campaigners carefully and strategically use lies, exaggerations, suspicions, and false accusations to destroy your credibility. They hide behind a cloak of upstanding heroism and feigned innocence in an attempt to make as many people as possible think their efforts are based not on their vindictiveness, but on upstanding concern. Abusive people enjoy this framing game. They provoke their chosen target for a reaction then claim it as evidence of mental instability, evil-mindedness, or something else that implies it is the victim who is at fault. Diverting all attention away from their own behavior, the bully seeks support from others...
  • How Many Subjects?: Statistical Power Analysis in Research (2015) by Christine Blasey

    09/28/2018 7:44:03 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 67 replies
    Google Books ^ | 2015 | By Helena Chmura Kraemer, Christine Blasey
    About the Authors Christine Blasey is a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University ...
  • Re Ford: Are Psychologists Psychoanalysed?

    09/27/2018 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Ronin · 51 replies
    Vanity | 09/28/2019 | Ronin
    Pardon the vanity, but an interesting question occurred to me last night. This woman, Ford, is a licensed Psychologist, right? Now, if I understand it right, every psychiatrist has to undergo analysis before entering practice. Doesn't the same (or an equivalent) hold true for psychologists? If so, wouldn't this incident and her allegations have come to light back then? I think the timing of her "discovery" back prior to the 2012 election is as suspicious as anything else she has said. Comments?
  • The Fragile Role Of Memory In The Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | September 24, 2024 | Scott Moorefield
    No matter what happens this week, we’ll likely never truly know what exactly, if anything, happened between Christina Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh that night in 1982, or even between the judge and his latest accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who after “carefully assessing her memories” from a drunken college party 35 years ago, has finally decided that it was, indeed, Brett Kavanaugh who exposed himself to her that night.This isn’t necessarily because Ford and Ramirez are purposefully lying – although they very well could be – but because all the evidence we have, or don’t have, so far seems to suggest...