The History of History; Basics

This article contains links which may further your knowledge of the basics of the history of history. The history of history is essentially any historical information which helps provide insight into how historical ideas have been created. The links included in this article provide the basics for beginning to understand how modern views of history… Continue Reading


Cryptomnesia

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Cryptomnesia is when someone has an idea or a memory that they either believe is new or originally theirs, but in reality it is not new or belongs to someone else. An example may be seen when someone who thinks they’ve just had an idea for the first time ever has… Continue Reading


Illusory Truth Effect

~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The illusory truth effect can be seen when familiar statements are quicker to be accepted as true than unfamiliar statements (1). The wiki claims that it was “first identified in a 1977 study at Villanova University and Temple University” (2). The concept behind the existence of this effect… Continue Reading