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Perceived Power and Authority from Wearing a Police Uniform Affects How We View Ourselves and Others

Do appearances matter? They sure do for most of us, unfortunately all too much. Many of us judge people on superficial qualities when we encounter their appearances: if they are groomed, shaven, have a haircut, have nice clothes, have a nice car, have a nice house, have a nice job, etc. One of the most powerful influences is what people […]

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Great Ideas? Average Events? Small People?

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” I’m sure many people have heard this, especially those who have initiated themselves into an “awakening” of looking into reality more deeply, possibly getting into “conspiracy” research to uncover the hidden machinations going on in the world. Origin Where does this saying come from? What are the meanings […]

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What is Good or Evil? The Good and Evil Continuum, Spectrum, Scale or Degrees

This is good, that’s not good. This is bad/evil, that’s not bad/evil. Good how? Bad/evil how? Depending on the contextual reality surrounding an action there are ways to determine how to categorize it. For example, the killing of another may be in self-defense against their aggression, or as an act of murder to take the life of someone that wasn’t […]

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Pets Can Provide More Companionship to Children than Siblings

There is a growing body of research that indicates a broad network of relationships is better for children, rather than a sole focus on parent-child interactions. Pets — our fellow animal companions — are included in that network of relationships. Since other interactions are important, what about interactions with the nonhuman animal companion that is a member of the family? […]

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The Four Elements and the Elemental Quaternity of Life

The human reality and world we create is a result of the consequences to our actions and deeds that are generated by our thoughts and cares or desires. This is an elemental foundation regarding our ability to create into reality. Symbolism reflects ideas and truths about reality. Truth as a concept is a synonym for reality or existence of what […]

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Hasty Decisions Reduce Accuracy – The Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off

In making decisions, there is a balance between the speed we arrive at a decision and the degree of accuracy with which that decision will give us what we expected. This is called the speed-accuracy trade-off, where hasty decisions tend to be suboptimal than slower deliberate decisions. In general, the quicker we make a decision the more error-prone it is. […]

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What Makes Some Smart People so Skeptical of Science?

Is the world really flat? Some people believe so. And many scientists, psychologists and researchers lump them with others people who question other aspects of science that even other scientists contest (like global warming), as all being part of an ‘anti-enlightenment movement’. Is there a limit to being skeptical before it makes us poor thinkers?? You’re part of that ‘camp’ […]

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Learning About Immorality Leads to More Morality

We can’t really know what being moral is, until we know what being immoral is. The greater degree of accuracy in understanding what is immoral, the greater degree of accuracy we have in understanding what is moral. Don’t understand that? I will explain more 🙂 Without understanding even one thing (one action, one behavior) as immoral, then the default worldview […]

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