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SASH is a chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists. Become a Member to support our activities.
Secular Humanists are distinguished by an emphasis on critical thinking and scientific methods of knowing, promotion of separation of church and state, and a commitment to the pursuit of humanist goals outside of religious frameworks. We are a group for non-theists, atheists, agnostics, doubters, free-thinkers, rationalists, skeptics and other like-minded individuals who are interested in exploring what it means to be "Good Without God". The main focus of the group is to build a sense of community for the "Nones" in the Shenandoah region through discussion groups, lectures, social activities and family-friendly events, as well as promoting a spirit of volunteerism and giving back to the community. There's no cost to join. Most of our events are free.
We are proud to be a Chapter of the Washington Area Secular Humanists (WASH). For more information on our parent organization visit our website at wash.org/sash
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- Exploring psychological mysteries and theories to help understand themLink visible for attendees
Please join your SASH friends on Sunday morning, December 10, when Linda Berg-Cross will lead our discussion: Exploring psychological mysteries and theories to help understand them. This topic is sure to interest all of us. Here is Linda's summary:
Placebos are about magic, about the mysteries that still exist in psychology and the theories and research that are trying to make them knowable. I'll present a wee bit of research on how thought and intention can change the neurophysiology and functioning of the human body, human emotion, personal outlook and purpose. Hopefully, it will stimulate conversation on how thought and intention have created changes in your life and why it is so hard to alter either of them under ordinary conditions.
Linda Berg-Cross, Ph.D., ABPP, CBSM, has been a professor at Howard University since 1981 and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at Howard University Hospital. Her specialties include behavioral sleep medicine and clinical psychology.