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7 Ideas in Psychology That Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress

Over the course of human history our collective knowledge is continuously changing shape and growing. We know more today than we did 100 years ago, and we knew more 100 years ago than we did 1,000 years ago. From generation to generation, we discover more and more of the truth. This is due to the […]

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How to Apply a Scientific Mindset to Your Everyday Life

The scientific mindset is a great way to better understand the world and how to adapt to it. This mindset is not only useful in colleges and laboratories, but I believe we can also apply it to our everyday lives. By learning to be a more scientific thinker, we always respect the facts, question our […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior in the real world. For example, in one recent study it was shown that playing […]

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5 Scientific Reasons You Should Believe in Free Will

One of the most popular philosophical debates is the question of “free will” vs. “determinism.” Free will is the belief that you have free choice over your actions, while determinism is the belief that your actions are influenced by your biology and environment. As with most philosophical questions, I find the answer to be somewhere […]

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Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable experiences you have. This is the kind of happiness you get from eating a delicious […]

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