Cognitive dissonance
In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by ...
Teen Boy Will Be Charged As Adult For Having Naked Pics of a Minor: Himself
North Carolina 17-year-old caught in a sexting scandal faces charges of sexually exploiting a minor that could land him in jail for up to 10 years, since the law considers him an adult. But one of the...
5-Year Study Points To Something Disappointing That Happens To Girls Who Have Sex Before Age 17
The double standard for sex starts early. When it comes to having sex, girls who do it are often punished whereas boys are congratulated. And according to a recent study, this double standard starts e...
Side-By-Side Photo Shows Hypocrisy Of Suggesting Women Should Breastfeed In The Bathroom
When Israeli photographer and mom Tamar Shugert saw 52Frames' "Make A Statement" photo challenge, she knew exactly which topic she wanted to cover for her entry: respect for breastfeeding mothers. T...
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy is the claim or pretense of holding beliefs, feelings, standards, qualities, opinions, behaviors, virtues, motivations, or other characteristics that one does not actually hold. It is the pr...
Contradiction
In classical logic, a contradiction consists of a logical incompatibility between two or more propositions. It occurs when the propositions, taken together, yield two conclusions which form the logica...
Intelligent design
Intelligent design (ID) is the pseudoscientific view that "certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural s...
The Fox and the Grapes
The Fox and the Grapes is one of the traditional Aesop's fables and can be held to illustrate the concept of cognitive dissonance. In this view, the premise of the fox that covets inaccessible grapes ...
Tu quoque
Tu quoque (/tuːˈkwoʊkwiː/; Latin for "you, too" or "you, also") or the appeal to hypocrisy is an informal logical fallacy that intends to discredit the opponent's position by asserting the opponent's ...
5-Year Study Points To Something Disappointing That Happens To Girls Who Have Sex Before Age 17
The double standard for sex starts early. When it comes to having sex, girls who do it are often punished whereas boys are congratulated. And according to a recent study, this double standard starts e...
True-believer syndrome
True-believer syndrome is an informal or rhetorical term used by M. Lamar Keene in his 1976 book The Psychic Mafia. Keene used the term to refer to people who continued to believe in a paranormal even...
Pot calling the kettle black
The phrase "The pot calling the kettle black" is an idiom used to claim that a person is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another.
As generally understood, the person accusing (the "p...
Love–hate relationship
A love–hate relationship is an interpersonal relationship involving simultaneous or alternating emotions of love and hate—something particularly common when emotions are intense.The term is used frequ...
Flat Earth Society
Modern flat Earth societies, formerly represented by the International Flat Earth Research Society (IFERS), are present day organizations which aim to promote the idea based on a disputed quote in th...
Doublespeak
Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs, "servicing the target" for...
Whataboutism
Whataboutism is a term first used by The Economist in 2008 to describe a tactic that has been used primarily by the Russians and former Soviets in their dealings with the West. At times when criticism...
Munafiq
In Islam, a munāfiq (n., in Arabic: منافق, plural munāfiqūn) is a hypocrite who outwardly practices Islam while inwardly concealing his disbelief (kufr), perhaps even unknowingly. The hypocrisy itself...
Teach the Controversy
"Teach the Controversy" is a campaign, conducted by Discovery Institute, to promote a variant of traditional creationism, intelligent design, while attempting to discredit evolution in United States p...
Rwandan Genocide denial
Rwandan Genocide denial is the assertion that the Rwandan Genocide did not occur in the manner or to the extent described by scholarship. The Rwandan Genocide is widely acknowledged by genocide schola...
Self-refuting idea
Self-refuting ideas or self-defeating ideas are ideas or statements whose falsehood is a logical consequence of the act or situation of holding them to be true. Many ideas are called self-refuting by...
Non-apology apology
A non-apology apology is a statement that has the form of an apology but does not express the expected contrition. It is common in both politics and public relations. It most commonly entails the spea...
Creationism
Creationism is the belief that the Universe and Life originate "from specific acts of divine creation." For young Earth creationists, this includes taking a Biblical literalism to the Genesis creation...
Nanking Massacre denial
Nanking Massacre denial is denial that Imperial Japanese forces murdered tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians during the Second Sino-Japanese War, and is a high...
And you are lynching Negroes
"And you are lynching Negroes" (Russian: "А у вас негров линчуют", A u vas negrov linchuyut, "And at your place, they are lynching Negroes") and the later "And you are hanging blacks" (Russian:...