Psychology

ASMR: the emerging scientific quest to understand brain ‘tingles’

Science has only recently begun to explore ASMR - but the consistency of the reports from those who experience it suggest there's something worth understanding.

Why I now believe parapsychology is a science not a pseudoscience

The undeniable presence of poor practices in parapsychology doesn't mean the whole field is pseudoscientific - genuine scientific inquiry is still taking place

For a high-functioning society we must learn to embrace neurodiversity

Listening to the voices of diverse communities helps us foster a truly inclusive society, where we treat everyone with respect and humanity.

Psychoanalysis: Science or Pseudoscience? Examining the status of Freudian theory

From the archives, Anna Järvinen considers the status of Freudian theory...

The story of the Satanic Panic is a tale of religious and cultural paranoia in America

The Satanic Panic of the 1980s showed we don't actually need a real Satan - well-meaning, deluded and fervent people will do His work for Him.

The mosaic of memory: how we constantly rewrite our memories of our past

From the archives, Chris French considers the nature of memory.

Do astrologers have to believe in astrology?

From the archives, Nick Campion questions whether "belief" is even a particularly useful concept when applied to astrology

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