Faith Makes You Happy. Chris Kaczor Explains.

From my earliest college days, I've railed against some of the major tenets of psychology. As an undergrad majoring in social psychology at the University of Michigan, I was immersed in the radical behaviorism of B.F. Skinner. If a person experienced "A" in childhood, my professors explained, he would do "B" in adulthood. The theory stood in stark contrast to the biblical concept of "free will" and left me skeptical. Likewise I scoffed at hereditarianism, birth order as determinant of … [Read more...]

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Maslow’s Hierarchy Revisited—Parenthood’s On Top!

Sometimes you just want to roll your eyes and say “Duh!” A team of researchers at Arizona State University, led by evolutionary psychologist Douglas Kenrick, has noticed that most people really like being parents.  Despite the challenges of child-rearing, Kenrick reported that the warmth, the love, the creativity, the sense of purpose and belonging—all of these factors and more make parenting the most enjoyable of all activities.Kenrick’s team reported this breaking news, which is just a … [Read more...]

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