Posts Tagged ‘psychology’

September 24th, 2017 - 3:27 am § in Religion

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Finite Estimate of the Names for God

from the Secular Outpost Assume there are only four possible divine attributes: power knowledge freedom goodness Each of the above attributes can occur in four degrees: human superhuman perfect eternally perfect There can be 14 different combinations of acceptable degrees for each attribute: Four co[...]

December 27th, 2015 - 11:04 am § in Misc.


Interestingly, Bill Quick has posted on “Pathologival Lying” of FACEBOOK.  I wonder what a psychologist might say about this? Bill Quick Two interesting webpages: and 6 Subtle Characteristics of The Pathological Liar Brian Lary Have you e[...]

May 24th, 2015 - 10:08 pm § in Misc.

Explaining the difference between a full-blown asshole and a mere ass

No, really, this is important; don’t laugh, you’ve gotta read this article. This excerpt shows why: “What separates the asshole from the psychopath is that he engages in moral reasoning (he understands that people have rights; his entitlement simply leads him to believe his rights [...]

January 20th, 2014 - 4:54 am § in Misc.

Quantification 0f Sibling Rivalry

SIBLING VERBAL AB– USE, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, HOSTILITY, SOMATIZATION, LIMBIC SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION, AND PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS Majed A. Ashy, Ph.D. (HarvardUniversity); John Kim (BostonUniversity) Abstract   The first crime committed in history according to the world major religions occurred among si[...]

December 6th, 2013 - 1:23 pm § in Misc.

Behavior: Skinner vs Freud

This topic came up because I was trying to explain Skinner’s views of family conflicts to a Freudian. If you know some Freud, try clicking the card, otherwise here is a good place to start.[...]

March 24th, 2013 - 9:45 am § in Uncategorized

Tolstoy’s Rules

from Gretchen Rubin, Get up early (five o’clock) Go to bed early (nine to ten o’clock) Eat little and avoid sweets Try to do everything by yourself Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a […][...]

October 19th, 2011 - 5:28 pm § in Uncategorized

The Evolution of Rape?

Essay by PZ Myers at Pharyngula based on an article titled “Darwin’s Rape Whistle: Have women evolved to protect themselves from sexual assault?“, ….. The story is that women have evolved specific adaptive responses to the threat of rape. In support of this conclusion, the au[...]

October 3rd, 2011 - 8:37 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Western Governors: a professor’s opinion

"Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path To College Degree."         Guest blogger Johann Neem is Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University and author of the book "Creating a Nation of Joiners" (2008). During the last legislative session in Washington state, faculty[...]

May 10th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in Religion

佛誕日 부처님 오신 날 The Mitzvot for Buddha’s Birthday

Ed. Central to Judaism is the idea of “mitzvah.”  Mitzvah is one of those words that do not translate well. It can mean law, good deed, and religious obligation all at the same time.  Moreover, in Judaism, the mitzvot (plural) are themselves eternal, not so much mandated by God, but li[...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]