What Causes Religion and Superstitions?, in the following sections:
Errors in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths, in the following sections:
Pseudoscience and Health: The World of Alternatives (to Truth), in the following sections:
Experiences of God are Illusions, Derived from Malfunctioning Psychological Processes, in the following sections:
Psychosomosis - the Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Curing and Causing Disease with the Mind, in the following sections:
Astrology: Do Observed Positions of the Planets Influence Our Lives in Mystical Ways?, in the following sections:
Religion as the Result of Human Mythmaking, in the following sections:
Perception is Influenced By Expectation: You Can't Always Trust Your Senses, in the following sections:
The False and Conflicting Experiences of Mankind: How Other Peoples' Experience Contradict Our Own Beliefs, in the following sections:
The Placebo Effect and the Positive Power of the Mind on Health, in the following sections:
Altruism is an Illusion
The Future of Human Telepathy
The Limbic System: The Source of Emotions in the Human Brain
Alienation and Dangerous Sexual Deviation: Society's Reaction to Child Abuse Often Makes Things Worse: 4.1. Self-Suppression and Mental Health
Subjectivism and Phenomenology: Is Objective Truth Obtainable?: 4. Thinking Errors
Homocentricity or Anthropocentrism: Why Do Religions Think Humanity Is Central to God and Creation?
Pride and Ego as a Cause of Religion
Critical Thinking on Acupuncture: How Does it Work?: 4. The Placebo Effect
Self Mastery, Self Development and Lifestyle Improvement
The Biology of Dreaming
The Importance of Current Events is Amplified by our Egos
Pareidolia - Seeing False Patterns in Random Data: Faces in Toast, Bible Codes and Conspiracy Theories: 3. Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (HADD)
Political Power Struggles and Identity Reinforcement: Why are People Religious?
Scientific Theories Must Make Way for New Evidence: 1. Errors in Thinking: Cognitive Errors, Wishful Thinking and Sacred Truths
Some People Become Religious to Aid Motivation to Reform Their Behaviour: 1. Simple Answers in a Complex World
Religious Extremism: 1.1.4. Something Personal
Rationalism Versus Irrationality: Are Emotions Useful?
Religion and the Fear of Death
Statistical Regression: Causes of Strange Beliefs and Pseudoscience
Simple Answers in a Complex World: What Causes Religion?
Why Question Beliefs? Dangers of Placing Ideas Beyond Doubt, and Advantages of Freethought
The Forer (or Barnum) Effect
Hallucinations, Sensory Deprivation and Fasting: The Physiological Causes of Religious and Mystical Experiences
Does Homeopathy Work? What are the Risks and Dangers?: 6. So What is This 'Placebo Effect' Which Makes Homeopathy Seem Effective?
Happiness and Religion: Does Belief Make You Happy Or Does Unhappiness Make You Believe?: 1.1. Do Unhappy People Become More Religious? Is it a Coping Mechanism?
Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (the Psychology of Religion and Superstition)
Animism: 1. Hyperactive Agent Detection Device (the Psychology of Religion)
A Realistic Guide to Dream Interpretation: 1. The Elements of Dreams
Why are Our Memories Unreliable?: 3. Thinking Errors