News tagged with belief
A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2012 | 4 / 5 (35) | 131 |
Contrary to what many psychological scientists think, people do not all have the same set of biologically "basic" emotions, and those emotions are not automatically expressed on the faces of those around us, according to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 13, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (10) | 11 |
(Medical Xpress)—Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 07, 2013 | 3.6 / 5 (11) | 3 |
Intuition may lead people toward a belief in the divine and help explain why some people have more faith in God than others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Belief in God or other higher powers may be crucially linked to humans' cognitive ability to infer other peoples' mental states, called "theory of mind" or "mentalizing," according to research published May 30 in the open ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 30, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 3
(Medical Xpress) -- People who felt a lack of control in their lives were more likely to believe in the claimed psychic abilities of a famous octopus, a University of Queensland (UQ) study has found.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | 3.9 / 5 (8) | 4 |
There is a popular belief that sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation to attractive people, yet until now there was no scientific evidence. For the first time, researchers at Cornell University used a specialized ...
Other Aug 06, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 5 |
or inactions? This was the key question behind recent studies led by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Exline.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 6
An Australian court ordered the parents of a cancer-stricken child to put aside their religious beliefs and allow her life-saving treatment including a blood transfusion, reports said Saturday.
Other Jun 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 12
New research suggests that when non-religious people think about their own death they become more consciously skeptical about religion, but unconsciously grow more receptive to religious belief.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 02, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (4) | 6
Can people truly feel the future? Researchers remain skeptical, according to a new study by Jeffrey Rouder and Richard Morey from the University of Missouri in the US, and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, respectively. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 18, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (4) | 37 |
The first-ever trial using human embryonic stem cells to treat paralysis has been halted due to high costs and the company will focus instead on new cancer treatments, Geron said Tuesday.
Medical research Nov 15, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (4) | 2
Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested. Following a review of dozens of studies, University of Missouri researchers ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues analyzed national data to investigate the differences in cancer prevention beliefs by race and ethnicity. They found that minorities, including blacks, Asians and Hispanics, ...
Cancer Apr 17, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Imagine this scene: A teen who is about to enter college goes for a run or heads off for a game of soccer. But Mom and Dad complain about it, and the more physically active the teen is, the more the parents push back against ...
Health Dec 05, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0