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SAN DIEGO -- Jan. 11, 2013 -- The psychology of 2012’s prophecies of the end of the world are under investigation by California School of Forensic Studies Adjunct Professor Matthew J. Sharps, and Alliant Forensic Clinical Psychology students Schuyler Liao and Megan Herrera. Their article, “It’s the End of the World and They Don’t Feel Fine: The Psychology of December 21, 2012,” appeared as the cover story in the January/February 2013 issue of Skeptical Inquirer.The article demonstrates that psychological processes, including dissociative tendencies and varying levels of detailed, specific scientific knowledge, were major influences in belief or disbelief in these prophecies.

Read the full article: "The Psychology of December 21, 2012"

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