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Whatever You Do, Don't Mention the War!

Whatever You Do, Don’t Mention the War!

A veritable goldmine of material popped up on Psyblog the other day, in their list of “8 Ironic Effects of Thought Suppression.” The tag line reads, “the more we try to avoid screwing up when stressed, the more likely it becomes,” and they have assembled an impressive group of studies to back up their claim. […]

Another Week Ends: Shiny Happy Students, Creative Psych, Coen Bros, Humilation Elation, and Ryan Adams

Another Week Ends: Shiny Happy Students, Creative Psych, Coen Bros, Humilation Elation, and Ryan Adams

1. The results of a couple intertwining and potentially encouraging little social science surveys were made public this week. The first found that religious belief correlated with increased happiness, the second with increased education. This could well be a case of numbers being cooked, but hey, I’ll take it. The second one, reported by CNN, […]

The Psychology of Imputation vs. The Theology of Imputation

The Psychology of Imputation vs. The Theology of Imputation

Sometimes we here at Mockingbird have to make some cognitive leaps to connect the stories we find to the Law/Gospel, and other times, well, it seems like things are tailor made for our project here. A recent article on Psyblog entitled, “How Other People’s Expectations Control Us,” is a perfect example of the latter; look […]