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Psychology Today x chromosome

Posted by on October 13, 2015 – 11:59 am

Psychology Today x chromosome

In the early 1980s I met and began an unofficial training with Anna Freud—Sigmund Freud s youngest daughter, and his only child to follow him into psychoanalysis. I was a young social scientist who had been carrying out a self-analysis for some years. Anna Freud s couch was a daybed on which I lay, with her seated in a chair at its head. On one or two occasions I couldn t help but think that the voice I heard coming from her chair was in fact that of her father, speaking to me from beyond the grave. I can even recall her exact words in one case…

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Top Psychology News Today

Posted by on December 17, 2014 – 04:45 pm

Top Psychology News Today

Another year has passed and with it, we’ve all grown a little older. And perhaps a little wiser as well. But we’ve also experienced deep loss this year as well, with the tragic suicide of Robin Williams — just one of the estimated 800, people who take their own lives each year. A marker of just how much further we have to go. Here at Psych Central we try every day to reach more people with our message of hope — we now serve more than 7 million people from around the world each month. They come here not only to learn about a mental health concern…

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Psychology and work Today

Posted by on July 24, 2015 – 10:14 am

Psychology and work Today

It is readily arguable that the single most significant development in mental health practice since the turn of the millennium has been the widespread emergence of mindfulness-based approaches. They are popping up everywhere you look. Type “mindfulness” into Google and you get 27 million hits. There are mindfulness based-treatment approaches for pain, depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, PTSD, borderline personality, and on and on. Not only that, there are mindfulness centers and clinics, and there are now educational and training programs for prisoners…

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Psychology Today I am a Sociopath

Posted by on August 23, 2015 – 08:57 am

Psychology Today I am a Sociopath

Many forensic psychologists, psychiatrists and criminologists use the terms sociopathy and psychopathy interchangeably. Leading experts disagree on whether there are meaningful differences between the two conditions. I contend that there are clear and significant distinctions between them. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), released by the American Psychiatric Association in 2013, lists both sociopathy and psychopathy under the heading of Antisocial Personality Disorders (ASPD). These disorders…

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Psychology Today Cry It Out

Posted by on May 16, 2015 – 09:50 am

Psychology Today Cry It Out

I read the Strollerderby piece and while it included an excerpt of the article, there was no mention of the study design or data collected. However, the piece did say, In the new issue of Psychology Today, Associate Professor of Psychology at Notre Dame, Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D., writes about the dangers of letting a baby “cry it out.”… Narvaez challenges the claims of the cry-it-out advocates with new research about how baby’s brains work. (Source) Since the Strollerderby piece mentioned this ‘new research, ’ by a bonafide PhD no less (!), in Psychology…

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Psychology Today am I right

Posted by on February 9, 2015 – 05:37 pm

Psychology Today am I right

In the wake of the terrorist murders in Paris, one of the best defenses of the importance of satirists to be free to publish without fear comes from historian Simon Schama. He writes, “Irreverence is the lifeblood of freedom. . . Magazines such as Charlie Hebdo are in the business of taking liberties, even outrageous ones, but they exist so that we never take the gift of disrespect for granted.” Schama, a scholar of French history, points to the role of graphic satire in leading the attack against bigots and entrenched religious and political power…

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Psychology Today the power of no

Posted by on July 9, 2015 – 04:00 pm

Psychology Today the power of no

There comes a moment when you say Don t call me,and you finally mean it; when you return the charming gift because you forced yourself to acknowledge its invisible strings; when you turn down the friend s request for a helping hand, the colleague s plea for immediate advice, even the teenage son s expectation that dinner will appear before him—all because you have goals of your own from which you refuse to be deflected. Whether trivial or tormenting, each of these moments is an exercise in that poorly understood power, namely, the power of No…

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