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Social Psychology

Managing the Terror of Death

We go about life keeping the possibility of death in the back of our heads. We drive somewhere with the assumption that we will definitely make it to the destination. We don’t really think that this car ride could really be the last one. We don’t consider the possibility of losing our lives in a […]

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Psychology

Parenting Styles in the Arab World

What do empirical studies tell us about Arab parenting styles?

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Curious Reads

COVID-19 Pandemic: Life After Crisis

More than one-fourth of the world’s population is in lockdown, as governments impose restrictions on movement to contain the coronavirus spread. These unprecedented measures are tearing the social fabric of some societies and disrupting many economies, resulting in increased unemployment and widespread hunger. In many parts of the world, the spread of COVID-19 has filled […]

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Social Psychology

The Halo Effect: The Influence of Celebrities

As I was scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I came across an article with the title “Kylie Jenner is now vegan and sharing all her diet changes on Snapchat.” I thought to myself, who cares?  But then I saw all the engagement on the post, I found it pretty intriguing. She’s famous for her makeup […]

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Clinical Psychology

The Duality of the Human Condition

We know life is dangerous but we don’t really know because we don’t feel it. We’re so alive that we think about new ideas, we make plans, we live as if it’s going to be forever. We plan to have children, we want to love, build, buy. Everything is about creation and growth. Yet, the […]

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History

The Age of Reason

The Enlightenment, an intellectual and philosophical movement that emphasized the power of reason, dominated Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Following the Age of Science, which marked a radical change in scientific thought, many Enlightenment men were equipped with scientific ideologies. Science made people aware of the natural law and their natural rights, which led people […]