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Anxiety vs. fear, shame vs. guilt, obsession vs. compulsion and other frequently confused psychology terms
I recently stumbled across a paper published last year in Frontiers in Education that listed 50 “term pairs” in psychology that are commonly confused —such as envy vs. jealousy, prejudice vs. discrimination, anxiety vs. fear and obsession vs. read more
Here’s 20 words you are probably using wrongly, according to scientists
‘In psychology, many terms are confused not only by new students ... experiences concern or compassion for the other person but does not necessarily have the same emotional experience. ‘Shame’ versus ‘guilt.’ Most research suggests that shame ... read more
Is It Time for Christians to Celebrate Pre-Marital Sex?
She didn’t get a pass, because she wasn’t married when she first had sex. But she is now, and she’s not going to live in shame any longer because, as she proclaims, “There is no shame in Christ’s love.” From a very different perspective ... read more
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What's the Real Radiation Risk of the TSA's Full Body X-Ray Scans?
It’s not like this week was the first appearance of the full-body X-ray scanners in American airports. Yet, thanks to the looming holiday travel season, leaked X-ray images that were supposed to be kept private, and high-profile rebellion by pilots ... read more
Zaky Mallah, Q&A, and the media at its worst
Actually not just any week, this week: this rolling, muddy scuffle of buffoonery, self-interest, score settling and fear. Yes the whole Zaky Mallah farrago ... And for the other? The real killer, the true source of so much domestic terror? read more
Did Pope Francis Say That Atheists Can Get to Heaven by Good Works?
And there can be other senses as well. Here Pope Francis may be envisioning a sense in ... who thought that the pope was saying that atheists can get to heaven by "good works." We can deal with the possibility of salvation for atheists in another post ... read more
How to Stump Anti-Abortionists With One Question
Q: So why shouldn’t there be a punishment for a woman who has an illegal abortion? A: Oh… as the other [person] said, it’s kind of between her and God. She will get her punishment in the end. First, a clarification. I’m not pro-abortion. read more
Sex Addiction, Paraphilias, and Offending… Oh My!
Sex addicts often continue to engage in their compulsive sexual behaviors despite repeated attempts to limit or eliminate those behaviors, and despite their inevitable negative consequences. The recently released film Shame (now on video and available for ... read more
5 Questions Before You Leave the Catholic Church
She summarized this decision by telling Gross: The pedophilia scandals, the church's reaction to them, and their constant obsession with gynecology ... all considered together it would seem epidemic. Other organizations are no more safe for children ... read more
Asylum seekers and the language of war
In other words, we actually were at war ... have consistently taken the low road of persecution, secrecy and shame. And, like their operational matters, they have ended up lost and confused - and all at sea. read more