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  • Writer's pictureBernard Beitman, MD

What’s Going on Inside You When You Recognize a Meaningful Coincidence?

Updated: Dec 28, 2023

Without noticing coincidences, they don’t exist… so what makes you notice them?

Meaningful coincidences — synchronicity and serendipity — are primarily psychological phenomena. Without you noticing them, they do not exist. What psychological processes are involved with noticing the similarities between a psychological event and an external event and then wondering about their potential meaning?

In this week’s podcast, I explore three of the primary variables of noticing meaningful coincidences: self-observation, pattern recognition, and personality traits.

Join me now on the Connecting with Coincidence podcast:

Bernard D. Beitman, MD has broken out of the restrictive bounds of conservative academic research to produce a blueprint for the practically-oriented new discipline of Coincidence Studies. He has served as chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology and then as chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

He has reached more than one million people through his Psychology Today blog, radio show, website, and two coincidence books, Connecting with Coincidence and Meaningful Coincidences. Yale and Stanford educated, he is the founder and president of The Coincidence Project.

You can view all our coincidence podcasts and synchronicity podcasts here…


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