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Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?
SF Chronicle ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Joe Garofoli

Posted on 08/09/2018 7:06:27 PM PDT by 11th_VA

Think people are losing their minds over President Trump? Maybe it’s not all in your head.

The American Psychological Association is holding its annual convention in San Francisco, and there are no fewer than 15 symposiums, panel discussions and paper presentations devoted to the psychological ills that practitioners believe are spreading under the president.

The list of Trump-related topics at the four-day conference covers the psychic waterfront. “Metaphors and the Trump Administration: What Are Effective Responses?” “Healing Practices and Models for Undocumented Students in the Trump Era.” “Gaining Perspective: Intergroup Conflict Intervention With Trump Supporters and Opponents.”

And, “#MAGA: What Pro-Trump Hashtags Tell Us About the 2016 Election.”

Speakers at the conference, which has drawn 11,000 psychologists from around the country, say the glut of Trump-gazing is understandable: The political world is freaking a lot of people out.

In the psychological association’s 2017 Stress of America survey, 57 percent of respondents said “the current political climate” was a top source of angst in their lives. More people were stressed out by politics than their family responsibilities (49 percent) or their health situation (also 49 percent.)

Political-related stress has never scored that high in the dozen years the organization has been putting America on the survey couch. Now, people who live in the world of the 50-minute hour are seeing poli-stress every day.

“We’re seeing it in our clients, we’re seeing it our colleagues — people are on edge,” said Fred Bemak, a George Mason University professor who will be leading a symposium Friday on “The Impact of Global Politics and the Trump Era on Psychology.”

(Excerpt) Read more at sfchronicle.com ...


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LMAO - they all got ‘Trump on the Brain’ !!!
1 posted on 08/09/2018 7:06:27 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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The liberals thought they had finally defeated the American people but the American people have rallied.

And the liberals are gnashing their teeth in frustration.


2 posted on 08/09/2018 7:08:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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“The American Psychological Association is holding its annual convention in San Francisco”

You mean their braving the $hit, needles, and homeless?


3 posted on 08/09/2018 7:09:14 PM PDT by vette6387 (shoul)
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To: 11th_VA

Maybe the left and the DS are having a bad time of it, but those of us who are too stupid to know better are doing just fine.


4 posted on 08/09/2018 7:11:02 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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“Analyzing the Trump effect: Is America having a nervous breakdown?”

Nah, only the dims who are suffering chronic-nervous-breakdown!

AH - HA - HA - HA - HA - HA! I Love it!


5 posted on 08/09/2018 7:11:16 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Note to all foreigners: GET OUT and STAY OUT!)
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To: 11th_VA

People are about to be red-pilled against their will. It will be hard for many. They’ve been so wrong. About so many things.


6 posted on 08/09/2018 7:11:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: 11th_VA

The cure: turning off the MSM and staying off social media.


7 posted on 08/09/2018 7:13:39 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: 11th_VA

I think that lefties patronize shrinks more than conservatives do. Since they talk about twelve years, that would be wish-washy Bush, Muslim Communist Obama - both of which they were cool with - and now these last two years where Trump drove them nutz and off to see the shrinks.


8 posted on 08/09/2018 7:14:38 PM PDT by angry elephant (My MAGA cap is from a rally in Washingon state in May 2016)
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To: 11th_VA

Living rent-free in their heads LOL!


9 posted on 08/09/2018 7:16:16 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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SOMEBODY(S) is having a nervous breakdown, but since liberals only have liberals for friends, only talk to liberals lest their emotional viewpoints be treated un-safe-ly, liberals think EVERYONE is having a nervous breakdown. Everyone THEY KNOW is having a nervous breakdown. TDS makes them not understand that half of America is happy Trump is running the show. They don't understand what 'half' means.

Maybe they think it means 'half an American' voted for Trump, kind of like the '3 Brazilian Soldiers Died' Bush joke.

10 posted on 08/09/2018 7:17:07 PM PDT by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: vette6387

Well, that is center of mass for crazy land.


11 posted on 08/09/2018 7:17:32 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Big City turn me loose and set me free...)
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To: Menehune56
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12 posted on 08/09/2018 7:17:44 PM PDT by timestax
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To: tinyowl

I forgot about TDS - Lol !!! Not one paper on TDS ??? Lol !!!


13 posted on 08/09/2018 7:20:16 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Only MS-13 and Democrats want ICE Abolished)
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To: 11th_VA

Liberal minds were unhinged long ago. It’s just more obvious when the President is Donald Trump.


14 posted on 08/09/2018 7:21:34 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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No, America had a nervous breakdown and President Trump is trying to restore the nation to a state of serenity. But many are trying to make the breakdown even worse. May God help the President succeed and overcome evil with good.


15 posted on 08/09/2018 7:21:51 PM PDT by mulligan (EeThe)
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“Healing Practices and Models for Undocumented Students in the Trump Era.”
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Here’s one: GO HOME!


16 posted on 08/09/2018 7:21:57 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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[ They all got ‘Trump on the Brain’ !!! ]


17 posted on 08/09/2018 7:22:39 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve been binge watching #walkaway videos.
The red-pilling is happening all over the place.


18 posted on 08/09/2018 7:23:26 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: 11th_VA

Note the lack of any sense of irony of this writer.

L


19 posted on 08/09/2018 7:24:00 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: 11th_VA

Actually it’s more like withdrawal from a nasty meth addiction that lasted 8 years.


20 posted on 08/09/2018 7:33:20 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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