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Drs. Varona, Castro-Blanco
 Discuss Psychologies Behind
 Belief in the World’s End 03.08.12
Drs. Varona, Castro-Blanco
Discuss Psychologies Behind
Belief in the World’s End
03.08.12

Many believe the ancient Mayan calendar has predicted the end of the world  in December 2012.  Believing in the apocalypse can accompany believing in a higher order that offers hope for people, says Alberto Varona, Psy.D., Core Faculty in the Adler School’s Department of Clinical Psychology.  Yet, from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, people prone to anxiety issues and phobias may be drawn to apocalyptic fears, says David Castro-Blanco, Psy.D., Core Faculty in the Adler School’s Department of Clinical Psychology.

Drs. Castro-Blanco and Varona discuss these and other psychologies that drive belief in the apocalypse, along with scholars in physics and anthropology, in this story “Pay your taxes; the world isn't going to end this year.”

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