E.J. Yozamp
Psychology | Philosophy | Faith
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It may be argued that knowledge is only useful if it’s shared. After all, what good would science be to the human race if discoveries made by using it were never communicated? This is the job of scientific studies: to record and report findings made by researchers. It’s for this reason that research papers make conducting science not only possible, but also worth doing.

More likely than not, if one ever finds oneself arguing with a stranger over the internet, someone will eventually declare for their opponent to “cite their sources”. In other words, they are demanding that their opponent…


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Photo: Ricci, Sebastiano. Heads of Two Men (A Scribe or a Pharisee and an Apostle). c. 1730, Wikimedia Commons.

The Bible, or the Old and New Testaments, are a collection of historical accounts and records, laws, biographies, poetry and prose, prophecies, and cultural wisdom of several societies and individuals within the mediterranean region of Northern Africa and Southern Europe, and the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East. It’s considered to be a product of divine inspiration for those that hold it, or its parts, religiously sacred as a living record of the relationship between God and mankind. …


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Photo: Unknown photographer. B.F. Skinner at the Harvard Psychology Department. 1950, Wikimedia Commons.

“I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.” — B.F. Skinner

B.F. Skinner, a renowned American psychologist of the 20th century, is credited to be one of the founding fathers of behaviorism, the field of psychology concerned with understanding humans and animals by their behavior, rather than their cognitive processes.

Operant conditioning is the central epithet of Skinner’s theory of behaviorism. It may be defined as a method of learning where one’s behavior is modified by their environment. While Freud argued…


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Photo: di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, Michelangelo. The Creation of Adam. 1511, Wikimedia Commons.

A debate as old as primordial slime — or so many of us think. Contrary to popular belief, the debate between science and religion is actually a rather modern, and uniquely Western one, and it begins with the history of Creationism in Fundementalist Christian thought.

For those unfamiliar with Creationism, it is usually described as “a doctrine or theory holding that matter, the various forms of life, and the world were created by God out of nothing and usually in the way described in Genesis [the first book of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures]” (Creationism, n.d.)…


Photo: Hale, Timothy. Female soldier on duty. 2009, Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: Hale, Timothy. Female soldier on duty. 2009, Wikimedia Commons.
Photo: Hale, Timothy. Female soldier on duty. 2009, Wikimedia Commons.

Pictured above: Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Carroll, from Aurora, Colo., and representing the Military Intelligence Recruiting Command, modifies a light with a red marker for night operations prior to the night Urban Warfighting Orienteering Course at the 2009 Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 14, 2009.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, women are the fastest-growing Veteran group, currently comprising about 9% of the U.S. Veteran population, whereas that number is expected to rise to 15% in 2035. Additionally, female Veteran are more likely to die by suicide than female non-Veterans. In 2016, the suicide…


Photo: Unknown photographer. Ruhollah Khomeini on the roof of his residence, Qom. 1979, Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wi
Photo: Unknown photographer. Ruhollah Khomeini on the roof of his residence, Qom. 1979, Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wi
Photo: Unknown photographer. Ruhollah Khomeini on the roof of his residence, Qom. 1979, Wikimedia Commons.

“ISIS has as much to do with Islam as the Ku Klux Klan has to do with Christianity,” asserts Dalia Mogahed to her TED-talk audience, an American-Egyptian scholar and Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), (Dalia Mogahed, 8:50). Those familiar with Islam would agree. However, Mogahed’s invitation to speak on such suggests there’s a need for it to be said, especially to those in the West.

We fear what we don’t understand. Because of the radicalized, religious affiliation and appearance of those that attacked the World Trade Center, and subsequent murdering of thousands of…

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