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The psychology behind paranormal beliefs

Having paranormal beliefs is impressively common, even among intelligent people like Winston Churchill. Our video explains the deep psychological reasons for having such beliefs, and if you want to find out more then read this story by David Robson. read more

The Psychology Behind the Trump Cult

A psychological mechanism inclines us toward consistency, especially when our beliefs and behavior are in conflict. While we often hold contradictory views, obvious contradictions make us feel uncomfortable. By nature we aren’t Walt Whitmans. read more

Paranormal Belief and Anomalistic Psychology

From gods to ghosts, it’s one thing to study whether paranormal beliefs are real or not, but what about the investigation of the way these beliefs form and can function? That study is called anomalistic psychology ... is the basis behind all of our ... read more

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What lies behind ghosts, demons and aliens—according to sleep researchers

If you believe in the paranormal you might not be surprised if you hear stories of deceased loved ones appearing during the night, huge explosions heard just as someone is drifting off with no obvious cause, and other peculiar occurrences. But what if you ... read more


There’s a fascinating psychological reason behind your belief in ghosts

deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine and author of "Scientific Paranormal Investigation: How to Solve Unexplained Mysteries," told Business Insider. Part of the reason for this is that believing in ghosts may be related to a belief in the afterlife ... read more

The secret of her success: Marissa Carter unveils her brand new make up brand

By accident more than design, during her six years in business, Carter has built a strong personal brand alongside her Cocoa Brown tanning line, amassing over 100k followers on Instagram, who tune into her Stories daily to see what life is like behind the ... read more

Psychology: The truth about the paranormal

... what I believe’,” he says. Riekki recently asked sceptics and believers to view simple animations of moving shapes, while lying in a brain scanner. He found paranormal believers were more likely to see some kind of intention behind the movements ... read more

'Hereditary': Why in the movies, home is the scariest place to be

"We imagine (violent threats are) external, we want to believe they're external ... Dario Argento has argued that "without psychology, the horror film doesn't exist." Grief is as much a source of horror as the paranormal in "Hereditary," and both are ... read more

Pink Slime and the Failure of Skepticism

Part of the psychology behind the ick factor is labeling ... it had nothing to do with the paranormal, it wasn’t alternative medicine or pseudoscience, exactly. It was certainly a form of health scaremongering, but those promoting the scaremongering ... read more



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