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

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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 ... Aryans as a 'master' race is one example of this belief ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Exceptions
... Appeal to belief is valid only when the question is whether the belief exists ... 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 ...
Ishikism - Belief
... Religion" of 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 ... thousands of years of history, has influenced all beliefs and has been the Original Source (the so-called "Serçeşme" - meaning "Beginning Spot of Fountain") of the celestial religions ... 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 ...
Argumentum Ad Populum - Explanation
... It 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 any individual can be wrong, then the belief ... in structure 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 the members of one's ...
Delusional Beliefs
... Delusions are defined as beliefs in psychiatric diagnostic criteria (for example in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) ... Berrios has 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 ... professionals and researchers treat delusions as if they were genuine beliefs ...

Famous quotes containing the word belief:

    I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
    Septima Clark (1898–1987)

    An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment, is repugnant to the natural man. Belief is an independent joy to him.
    William Minto (1845–1893)

    The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)