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Ecopsychology — a major new area of study

Cathia Falvey EurekAlert New Rochelle, NY, July 24, 2012—Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world are offering courses and even graduate degrees in ecopsychology and other forms of environmentally focused psychology. Ecopsychology examines the psychological, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects … Continue reading

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Depopulating The Third World: UN Sterilization Campaigns In Developing Countries Accelerating

Jurriaan Maessen explosivereports.com “The real trick is, in terms of trying to level off at someplace lower than that 9 billion, is to get the birthrates in the developing countries to drop as fast as we can. And that will … Continue reading

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The Ultimatum Game

PsyBlog spring.org.uk Sometimes games have a lot to teach us about human nature, other times they’re just games. One game that some economists and psychologists claim has much to teach us is called The Ultimatum Game. The game is very … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker RSA In this new RSAnimate Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA’s free public events programme www.thersa.org/events.

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Is Compassion Hard-Wired Into The Human Genome?

Source: GreenMedInfo New research flying in the face of many popular and not-so-forgiving views about ‘human nature’ indicates there is an olfactory-based, evolutionary mechanism built into the human genome/soul to feel empathy for the anxiety/suffering of others. In a fascinating study entitled … Continue reading

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How the Modern Lifestyle Breeds Depression and Distress

Source: AP Mental illness is a steadily rising epidemic. With nearly half of all Americans set to receive some form of diagnosis for a mental disorder, it’s hardly something that can be glossed over. Mental health, however, is in a … Continue reading

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Unplug Yourself: How Advertising and Entertainment Shapes Your Subconscious

Source: Natural Society They say the subconscious is more powerful than the conscious. Usually, people are more influenced by their innate subconscious desires or intent than a rational and planned decision. This aspect of human nature is heavily influenced by … Continue reading

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Ethical Assessment of Implantable Brain Chips

Source: BU ABSTRACT: My purpose is to initiate a discussion of the ethics of implanting computer chips in the brain and to raise some initial ethical and social questions. Computer scientists predict that within the next twenty years neural interfaces … Continue reading

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Aging – Ten Assumptions for a New Paradigm

There is strong empirical evidence that animals have a life expectancy of approximately six times the years that it takes to reach maturity. According to many gerontological authorities, human’s life expectancy should be approximately 120 years, but statistics show it … Continue reading

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