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Offbeat  (tags: world, unusual, interesting, humans, scientific study, Conspiracy Theorists, psychology, belief systems )

- 947 days ago -
I was so happy to finally see a study done on the psychology of conspiracy beliefs. It goes through the importance of belief systems in the acceptance or rejection of âEUR~conspiracy theories.âEUR(TM)
The Hidden Tricks of Powerful Persuasion
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Psychology, Health )

- 1033 days ago -
Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, itâEUR(TM)s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoplesâEUR(TM) heads without them realising.
What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Decision Making - Maria Konnikova   video
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, crime, society, sherlock holmes, detective, the mind )

- 1103 days ago -
Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the lives of those around us.
Phineas Gage - The Frontal Lobe & Who You Are   video
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, brain, knowledge, wisdom, health, the mind )

- 1125 days ago -
Interesting video on our brains
Should We Be Treating Suicide Differently?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Neuroscience, Psychology )

- 1132 days ago -
Robin WilliamsâEUR(TM) recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk âEUR" potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.
Is It Bad to Bottle Up Your Anger?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Human body, Medicine, Psychology, Stress )

- 1135 days ago -
Feeling angry? Let it all out, punch a pillow, blow off steam, but don't keep it in, right? As Claudia Hammond discovers the evidence is far more complicated.
Can Meditation Help Prevent the Effects of Ageing?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Disease, Human body, Psychology, Stress )

- 1135 days ago -
Can meditation really slow down the effects of age? One Nobel Prize-winner is finding the scientific in the spiritual, writes Jo Marchant.
Why Christmas Rituals Make Food Tastier
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Evolution, Food, Psychology )

- 1143 days ago -
Pulling crackers, clinking glasses, or setting puddings on fire - mere traditions or more important? Tom Stafford explains that rituals may date back to early human history, and can even change the flavour of food.
Sexual Harassment 'Part of Daily Life' for Young Girls - Study
Offbeat  (tags: Children, Crime, Human rights, Psychology, Sex, UK )

- 1147 days ago -
Girls as young as seven are experiencing sexual taunts from boys, according to Girlguiding UK. The charity says sexism and harassment are becoming a part of daily life for British girls.
Mentally Ill Children Held in Prison Cells as Care Facilities Cut
Offbeat  (tags: Austerity, Corruption, Politics, Protest, Psychology, Social networks, UK )

- 1165 days ago -
Vulnerable British children are finding themselves locked in prisons rather than receiving required medical help, as hospitals and medical centers lack the resources to treat them, new figures show.
'Is It Necessary to Torture Me?' Gitmo Prisoner Demands 'Civilized' Force-Feeding
Offbeat  (tags: Guantanamo, Health, Human rights, Protest, Psychology, USA, Violence )

- 1327 days ago -
A Syrian national imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay detention facility petitioned to stop his excruciating force-feeding, and demanded "civilized" forced ingestion after a "really evil" new team of guards roughly stuck tubes into his nose.
Why Luxury Rehabs Are Able to Charge So Much
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, self improvement, lifestyle, drugs )

- 2268 days ago -
How can these rehabilitation programs cost so much and still get business? Well, we're going to show you that there are plenty of reasons why. You can decide if they're worth it.
A Look at Rehabs, Worldwide
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, rehabs )

- 2352 days ago -
Wherever there are people living in large numbers, there will most likely be people who struggle with addictions. For centuries, people have been able to take biological and synthesized substances that alter state of mind, but it seems that nowadays there
8 Bizarre Rehabs: Which Work?
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, rehabs )

- 2357 days ago -
There is no silver bullet for wolfish addiction, but for those trying to conquer the hauntings of alcohol or drugs, there are a variety of rehab options to try. For every traditional rehab center that offers typical 28-day programs, there's an alternative
100 Fascinating Psychology Lectures Online
Offbeat  (tags: Education, Psychology, Lectures, Students, Behaviour )

- 2723 days ago -
Students can get an online education in some of the biggest issues in psychology and human behavior, from what makes us happy to how we deal with trauma, and just about everything in between.

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