psychology


religious intelligence
A couple of days ago the UK’s Independent, and several other media outlets, have promoted this claim … Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.  To be clear, this posting is not simply a dig at the Independent. Other outlets ran with the same story. The […]

Debunking: the non-religious are smarter than the religious


born religious or not
There has been some previous research that suggested that people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease. This opens up an interesting question – are they born that way, or do they simply inherit this modality? It […]

Are some people born religious?


conspiracy 2
There are moments when many eyes turn and focus on something dramatic. The recent example familiar to most will have been the utterly tragic shooting in Las Vegas that resulted in so much trauma (58 people dead and 546 were injured). Most will correctly attribute this to be the senseless […]

Why do people believe Conspiracy Theories?




persecution
The Psychologist Valerie Tarico wrote an interesting article in RawStory last Sept entitled … Here’s why right-wing Christians think they are America’s most persecuted In there she discusses the truly weird belief that a recent poll found within the right-wing belief community … A recent Pew study found that white American […]

Why are Christians in the US the most persecuted minority?