Some Coincidences are too Good to be True

Computer software con artists rely on probabilities to create coincidences between those in need and their phone calls.

Use a Coincidence to Alert Others to Coincidences

When your coincidences involve others, call their attention to it. Pointing out the coincidence will at least brighten their day and may tune them in to seeing more of them.

Is a Flood of Coincidences Challenging Your Sanity?

Having a series of frequent and intense coincidences can sometimes be overwhelming.

Are We Becoming Nodes in the Vast Internet Connectivity?

Media coincidences provide evidence of an increasingly closer connection between human minds and our rapidly expanding involvement with the internet.

Mind Mirrors Between Therapists and Clients

When you walk into a therapist's office, you may have a problem very similar to one of your therapist's issues.

Coincidence Psychodynamics

Conventional psychology can offer good explanations for some coincidences without having to invoke God-Universe or probability.

Estimating the Quality of a Coincidence

What are the odds? Coincidences can be rated on a scale of 1-10 for their quality. The lower the probability, the higher the quality.

Managing Interpersonal Energy

Once you acknowledge your interpersonal energy, be mindful of how to manage it!

Chi Whiz! Energy Exchanges Between People

Interpersonal energy exchanges seem to take place both in the same space and at a distance.

Do Coincidences Signal That It’s ‘Meant to Be’?

All coincidences are best not painted with the "It's all good." paint brush

The True Meaning of Serendipity and Coincidence

A movie has replaced the original definition of serendipity.

Melania’s Alleged Plagiarism: Concordance Model Does Not Fit

Concordance may be a viable theory for some coincidences, but does not apply to the Melania-Michelle parallel.

Melania's Words Parallel Michelle's: A Coincidence?

Coincidences can have a range of explanations. Concordance is one of them.

Coincidences and the Non-Moving Violation

Want to create more coincidences? Avoid the non-moving violation.

"There Are No Coincidences"

How can people claim that there are no coincidences when research clearly shows we experience many of them?

The 5 Most Common Coincidences

What do you think are the most common coincidences? Two different statistical approaches find answers vary.

A Non-Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences: Part 5

Coincidences can alert us to new patterns about how the world works.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences, Part 4

We create coincidences in our minds.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences, Part 3

Try as they might, statisticians can only come up with a hard to prove “law” to explain coincidences.

A Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences (Part 2)

Focusing on the apparent low probability of the current coincidence can cause us to incorrectly estimate its actual probability.

Statistician’s Approach to Coincidences: What Are the Odds?

Statisticians explain coincidences as random events. So they look for ways to explain why non-statisticians find other explanations.
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The Promise & Problems of Probability in Coincidence Studies

The improbability of a coincidences attract our attention to them. How do we estimate their probabilities?

The Several Meanings in a Meaningful Coincidence

By taking apart coincidences and examining their qualities, we can more fully appreciate them.

Why Study Coincidences? Part 2

Meaningful coincidences can jolt us into examining our own minds and our relationship with the world in which our minds are immersed.

Why Study Coincidences? Part 1

Coincidences are useful in ways most people never consider. Once you become aware of them, you realize what a recurrent part of life they are. They are intertwined with so many of the things we hold to be important.

Jung’s Scarab as a Psychotherapeutic Technique

Jung’s patient described her dream of a golden scarab as Jung tried to break through her rigid rationality. As he fervently hoped for the unexpected, he responded to a tapping sound at his window and produced the world’s best known synchronicity.