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Questions tagged [psychology]

Questions regarding the view(s) of Judaism about issues related to psychology and the social sciences, including psychological disorders and normal psychology.

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Logic and psychology of forgoing 17% (שתות)

While researching on Shtut, WIKI says that the reason for that forgiveness is either הלכה למשה מסיני or human psychology. Indeed, Rambam Mechira 12,3 writes: "הָיְתָה הַהוֹנָיָה פָּחוֹת מִזֶּה ...
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Jordan Peterson and the biblical lecture series

Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Toronto university. In 2017 he released an online YouTube lecture series on the Book of Genesis. He uses ideas from ...
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How Avelut is healing, according to Rambam?

The Rambam in Moreh Nevuchim (Chelek 3 Chapter 41) explains that mourning a deceased relative actually heals the great pain an Avel may have: " For mourners find comfort in crying and in excitement ...
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Freud and the Torah

I am thinking of training as a psychotherapist, and one of the approaches I would be studying would be Freud's psychodynamics approach. I have some pre-knowledge of what this is about (from previous ...
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If only 1/5th of the Jews left Mitzrayim, how could they be happy?

Unless the 4/5th who died were completely separate set of families from those who left, each family that left would probably have lost a significant number of close family members. Would it not then ...
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Using Torah as a punishment

I remember hearing or seeing somewhere that a Rebbi who uses the Torah for a punsihment can make a student hate Torah. For example,a boy speaks in class ,then the Rebbi makes the boy write over a ...
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Thought and emotional processes in converting?

Seeking written material on the cognitive and affective aspects of converting to Judaism. Are there commonalities among many or most converts to Judaism? What motivates one to convert? Are there ...
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Ethics of survey studies with a false premise

This morning I received a blast email in a group of which I'm a member, offering for free to the first taker a set of items I have never had, nor do I think I will ever have, interest in owning. I ...
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Understanding Mental Disorders from a Jewish perspective

Are there any resources (books, online shiurim, etc.) available to help someone navigate the complexities of mental disorders from a Jewish perspective? My immediate, but not limited, interests are ...
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Is it better not to wear a watch on Shabbat?

I know it is permissible to wear a watch on Shabbat, and I have already perused this question about the particulars of what kinds of watch features are and are not permitted (ignoring the issue of ...
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Where does the sense of morality come from?

Where does our sense of morality which impels us to right conduct come from? Is it something internal to us, or perhaps it is external to us? Is it physical or spiritual, etc. For example, does our ...
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Recommend Book on Jewish Philosophy contrasting Secular philosophies

BSD I am looking for a contemporary book with Jewish philosophies and how it relates to other philosophies throughout history whether comparing or contrasting. Not comparative religion books but ...
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What are the most important writings of Rav Kook for Emunah and Hashkafah?

I would like to return to learn some of the writings of Rav Kook in order to improve my Hashkafah and Emunah. In the past I attended an Israeli "dati leumi" yeshiva where i learnt a bit of them, but ...