Magical thinking
Magical thinking is the attribution of causal relationships between actions and events which cannot be justified by reason and observation. In religion, folk religion, and superstitious beliefs, the c...
Quickly And Easily Remove Warts And Skin Tags With One Cheap Ingredient
Skin tags, more technically known as acrochordon cutaneous papilloma, is a small tag of skin that hangs a bit off of your body. They tend to appear where skin rubs against skin like on eyelids, armpit...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Depression: The Link Between Placebo and Antidepressants
The findings could affect future depression treatments. A new study finds that people who are depressed and respond strongly to placebo treatments also reap the most benefit when they’re given real an...
Celebrating Beltane: The Return to the Divine Feminine.
Beltane can be traced back to Irish mythology and early historical writings. It is the ushering in of summer, and the opportunity to give thanks for surviving another winter. Beltane is rejoicing in ...
Fake Knee Surgery as Good as Real Procedure, Study Finds
A fake surgical procedure is just as good as real surgery at reducing pain and other symptoms in some patients suffering from torn knee cartilage, a study finds.
Placebo
Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, explains the placebo effect. Mackey is the chief of Stanford's Pain Management Division and an associate professor at the School of Med...
Pure Morning- Placebo - YouTube
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Quickly And Easily Remove Warts And Skin Tags With One Cheap Ingredient
Skin tags, more technically known as acrochordon cutaneous papilloma, is a small tag of skin that hangs a bit off of your body. They tend to appear where skin rubs against skin like on eyelids, armpit...
Fertility rite
Fertility rites are religious rituals that reenact, either actually or symbolically, sexual acts and/or reproductive processes: 'sexual intoxication is a typical component of the...rites of the variou...
Placebo in history
Placebo in history is the account of the changing understanding of the phenomena of the placebo effect and term "placebo".The word was first used in a medicinal context in the late 18th century to des...
Hypnotic susceptibility
Hypnotic susceptibility measures how easily a person can be hypnotized. Several types of scales are used; however, the most common are the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility and the Stanfo...
Islamic mythology
Islamic mythology is the body of traditional narratives associated with Islam from a mythographical perspective. Many Muslims regard these narratives as historical and sacred and believe they contain ...
Observer-expectancy effect
The observer-expectancy effect (also called the experimenter-expectancy effect, expectancy bias, observer effect, or experimenter effect) is a form of reactivity in which a researcher's cognitive bias...
Autosuggestion
Autosuggestion is a psychological technique that was developed by apothecary Émile Coué at the beginning of the 20th century.
Coué graduated with a degree in pharmacology in 1876 and worked as an ...
Placebo
A placebo (/pləˈsiboʊ/ plə-SEE-boh; Latin placēbō, "I shall please" from placeō, "I please") is a simulated or otherwise medically ineffectual treatment for a disease or other medical condition intend...
Law of contagion
The law of contagion is a folk belief axiom found in magical thinking which suggests that, once two people or objects have been in contact, a magical link persists between them unless or until a forma...
Bibliomania
Bibliomania can be a symptom of obsessive–compulsive disorder which involves the collecting or even hoarding of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged.
One of several unu...
Neural top down control of physiology
Neural top down control of physiology concerns the direct regulation by the brain of physiological functions (in addition to smooth muscle and glandular ones). Cellular functions include the immune sy...
Psychological theories of magic
Psychological theories of magic treat magic as a personal phenomenon intended to meet individual needs, as opposed to a social phenomenon serving a collective purpose.
Among the earliest psycholog...
International OCD Foundation

Best estimates are that about 1 in 100 adults – or between 2 to 3 million adults in the United States – currently have Obsessive–compulsive disorder or OCD. This is roughly the same number of ...
Basal ganglia
The basal ganglia (or basal nuclei) comprise multiple subcortical nuclei, of varied origin, in the brains of vertebrates, which are situated at the base of the forebrain. Basal ganglia are strongly in...
Idée fixe (psychology)
An idée fixe is a preoccupation of mind believed to be firmly resistant to any attempt to modify it, a fixation. The name originates from the French idée, "idea" and fixe, "fixed." Although not used t...
Ndut initiation rite
The Ndut is a rite of passage as well as a religious education commanded by Serer religion that every Serer (an ethnic group found in Senegal, the Gambia and Mauritania) must go through once in their ...