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How does religion and pseudoscience manage to convince people to do irrational things when plain scientific evidence fail? [duplicate]

EDIT: Had to edit my question for it to be re-opened. At this stage I do not care if it is re-opened but here is the edit: Stack exchange requires you to put your own research to your question or what ...
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What models of a person do psychology theorists currently use to define a healthy psyche in religious believers?

"Good mental health" is a phrase (within double quotes) that came up with 5.8 million Google hits, showing that it is a very popular layman term for a healthy psyche, however it is defined, ...
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Why does Jung suggest that we need to defend our psyche from original religious experience?

I am reading "Psychology and Religion" which is a transcribed lecture by Carl Jung. In this lecture he mentions several times how the psyche uses dogma and ritual to defend again original religious ...
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Buddhist monks/nuns and long-term effects of sexual abstinence on psyche

As far as I know, psychologists have speculated for a long time about the long-term effects of abstinence from sex and of sexual frustration. Some of them, including Wilhelm Reich (I think), have ...
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Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from? [duplicate]

I am an Indian who believed in God and followed Hinduism. Later, I went to college and became enlightened and ruled out the idea of third party creation or the existence of a creator. That said, ...
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Are there some discussions about Buddhism in science?

Buddhists are masters in observing what occurs on their minds, i.e what we call subjective as feelings, thoughts and more first-person stuff. They really seem to understand how inmaterial world works ...
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Why are people inclined to praise or fear the unknown?

Human beings are inclined to "praise" the unknown, and are often afraid of the unknown. This inclination has led to the creation of mythology and many gods. To this date we are still carrying this ...
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