PSY 510 The Full Moons Effect on Human Behavior
Southern New Hampshire University
Does the lunar cycle control human behavior? Do individuals show signs of lunacy associated with a full moon? Normally every 29.53 days on average (Top ten myths of popular psychology, 2016, August 22), an event of relatively trivial astronomical significance befalls. But according to some it’s an occurrence of enormous psychological significance (Top ten myths of popular psychology, 2016, August 22). It has been said that during a full moon that throughout the decades, authors have linked the full moon to present phenomena: strange behaviors, psychiatric hospital admissions, suicides, traffic accidents, crimes, heavy drinking, dog bites, births, crisis calls to emergency rooms and violence (Top ten myths of popular psychology, 2016, August 22)....