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Milgram Obedience Study and What It Reveals about Human Nature

Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his famous series of experiments widely known as Obedience Study almost 60 years ago. The ethics of the experiment have since been subject to criticism. However, it raised important questions about the power of authority in achieving obedience. In this article, we take a…

7 Famous Fairy Tales That Are Based on Gruesome True Life Stories

What is it about fairy tales that captivate the imaginations of children? Could it be that underneath the thin veneer of fiction lies a much darker truth to the tales? Did you know that the most famous fairy tales are based on gruesome real-life stories? Here are just a few:…

4 Most Interesting Memory Theories That Explain How Our Brain Works

Memory has long been a concept too difficult to describe by even the smartest scholars. We have become more knowledgeable over time. However, we still do not know enough about the complexities of the human mind when it comes to theories about memory. Theories That Explain Memory Encoding, Storing and…

6 Surprising Benefits of Boredom, Backed by Scientific Studies

You may not remember the last time you were bored. Probably because many lifestyles barely give you the chance for breathing space let alone the opportunity to feel bored. However, scientific studies suggest that we may be missing out on the benefits of boredom which can facilitate greater productivity, imagination…

The Origin of Halloween and Its Forgotten Ancient Roots

Halloween brings jack-o-lanterns, candy, and decorations, but, do we really know anything about this holiday's origin? The history of the beginning of Halloween is debated among many people, groups and spiritualists. So, you might say that Halloween has more than one origin. The historical origins are usually considered the absolute…