Self-Schemas–What Makes Your Personality!

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following article/post represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. We have beliefs and notions about ourselves as well as others. Schemas are the categories under which we cognitively organize such knowledge. We have self-schemas [1]. Self-schemas are molded and shaped by past experiences, social... Continue Reading →

What is Positive Psychology?

Written by: Matthew Sabatine It won't kill them to carry these logs. Will it? The following post/article represents only the views of the author and not everyone at Common Issues. In his 2007 track titled “Stronger” Kayne West sang the words “N-now th-that that don't kill me Can only make me stronger.” Maybe he was... Continue Reading →

The History of Evolutionary Thought!

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following article/post represents only the author's views and not everyone at Common Issues. The idea that species undergo change is an idea dating back to the ancient world. It can be seen in the writings of Empedocles (495–35 BCE), the Greek Atomists, and the pre-Socratic natural philosophers. [1] Arguably, we... Continue Reading →

DMT, The Shamans, Ayahuasca, and Consciousness

Written by: Matthew Sabatine The following essay/post represents the views of only the author and not everyone at Common Issues. A few nights ago, I picked up National Geographic’s issue on Science of The Supernatural, wherein it discusses healing and miracles.  Shamans are leaders of hunter-gatherer societies, and are venerated because of people's belief in... Continue Reading →

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