Category Archives: Abnormal & Clinical Psych

America’s Most Outrageous Legal Decision of 2013

There have been many profoundly unjust decisions in the United States this year. One of the worst would have to be the setting free of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, who committed absolutely … Continue reading

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Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you, the reader, must have been impervious to the apocalypse. Why? It’s simple – you never believed it. … Continue reading

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Possessed by Demons, Animals, and Nonsense

“Japan doesn’t have that stuff. That’s more of a Western thing.” Just like I constantly have to remind Westerners how they’re horribly wrong about the bizarre and ridiculous stereotypes of Japan, I had to show my Japanese friend that she … Continue reading

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Schizophrenia is NOT Multiple Personality Disorder

“Acting is not that far from mental disease: An actor works on splitting his character into others. It is like a kind of schizophrenia.” –Vittorio Gassman Most people erroneously believe that schizophrenia is the mental disorder characterized by alter egos, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons that Prove Life is Not Fair (in April)

There have been a lot of recent news stories that make us just sit back in awe. April was full of them, and some were more publicized than others. Let’s look at the stories that were not so publicized, under five categories … Continue reading

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Hypnosis, the Power of Suggestion, and the Science of Hypnotherapy

Take the trip of two BBC documentaries which show the truth behind hypnosis and hypnotherapy. It’s a surprising and fascinating journey that will leave you more informed and interested in the practice. Continue reading

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Exorcism in Japan, and Another Dead Child

Exorcism is not new to Japan, but it’s always tragic. This article explores the inherent foolishness in believing in spirit possession, and the damage such a belief causes. Continue reading

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