Alphapsy Archives

God is dead?

This post was originally published in 2006 on the Alphapsy blog. Atheists (and religious people sometimes too) often think that people believe in God because it shields them from the fear of their

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Art and patterns

This post was first published in 2006 on the Alphapsy blog. This is an extremely speculative post exploring multimodal perception in artists. It was primed by this fascinating paper written by

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The power of mind

This post was written in 2006 by Karim N'Diaye. It was originally published on the Alphapsy blog. Social psychologists from Harvard and Princeton campuses report on belief in magical causation

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On conformism among social psychologists

This post was first published in 2006 on the Alphapsy blog. In a previous post on deliberative democracy, I said that people often attack deliberative democracy on the ground that people are

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Know thyself, yes – but how?

This post was first published on the Alphapsy blog in 2006. The importance of self-knowledge has often been emphasized, from traditional lore to New Age gurus. However, there may be very different

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