Belief

Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true.

Read more about Belief:  Belief, Knowledge and Epistemology, Belief As A Psychological Theory, How Beliefs Are Formed, Belief-in, Delusional Beliefs

Other articles related to "belief, beliefs":

Ishikism - Belief
... the world, is claimed to have been the main source for all other religions and beliefs in the world Aleviliğin, on binlerce yıllık geçmişten gelen, bütün inanışları etkilemiş, semavi dinlere başla ... Alevism, with its tens of thousands of years of history, has influenced all beliefs and has been the Original Source (the so-called "Serçeşme" - meaning "Beginning Spot of ... A good example of this belief can be found in the translation of the book The Cathars The Most Successful Heresy of the Middle Ages (2005) by Sean Martins ...
Group Conflict - Intergroup Conflict - Belief Domains That Contribute To Intergroup Conflict
... Superiority At an individual level, this belief revolves around a person's enduring notion that he or she is better than other people in important ways ... At the group level, this translates into the belief that one's own group has a superior cultural heritage (e.g ... of Aryans as a 'master' race is one example of this belief ...
Delusional Beliefs
... Delusions are defined as beliefs in psychiatric diagnostic criteria (for example in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) ... challenged the view that delusions are genuine beliefs and instead labels them as "empty speech acts", where affected persons are motivated to express false or bizarre belief statements due to an ... and researchers treat delusions as if they were genuine beliefs ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Explanation
... is logically fallacious because the mere fact that a belief is widely-held is not necessarily a guarantee that the belief is correct if the belief of ... to certain other fallacies that involve a confusion between the justification of a belief and its widespread acceptance by a given group of people ... When an argument uses the appeal to the beliefs of a group of supposed experts, it takes on the form of an appeal to authority if the appeal is to the beliefs of a group of respected elders or ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Exceptions
... Appeal to belief is valid only when the question is whether the belief exists ... Appeal to popularity is therefore valid only when the questions are whether the belief is widespread and to what degree ... ad populum only proves that a belief is popular, not that it is true ...

Famous quotes containing the word belief:

    You must put fear out of your mind. Confront it with the belief that the past is over with, that a new life lies ahead.
    —Edward T. Lowe. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Edelman (Onslow Stevens)

    The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman’s belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.
    Sigmund Freud (1856–1939)

    It is my belief that there are “absolutes” in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what words meant, and meant their prohibitions to be “absolute.”
    Hugo Black (b. 1922)