Understanding narcissism & narcissists

When we see someone spend a little too much time in front of the mirror or obsess over taking the perfect selfie, we may casually throw out the term “narcissist.” Everyone can become self-occupied on occasion but true narcissism is different. Narcissists often show disregard for the feelings and general…

Astrology and the Barnum effect: Understanding our personal belief systems and why so many people love horoscopes

You’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a strong opinion about astrology, which assigns meaning to the placement of the planets and the stars. Twenty-nine percent of Americans believe in horoscopes, and the people who say they don’t are quick to defend their reasons why.  As much as…

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