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  • Christine Blasey’s Therapist Notes Don’t Back Up Her Story

    09/18/2018 9:16:34 AM PDT · by detective · 128 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | September 17, 2018 | S. Noble
    Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser came forward, she says, because she feels it’s her “civic responsibility.” “These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid,” Ford told the Washington Post. “Now I feel like my civic responsibility is outweighing my anguish and my terror about retaliation.” Judge Kavanaugh has since issued two statements denying the allegations.
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • Study Finds 1 in 4 College Students Diagnosed With a Mental Condition

    09/09/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 53 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 9/8/2018 | Study Find
    BOSTON — For some, it’s the best four years of their lives. For others, it’s a period of constant struggle, whether academically, socially, or both. College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.
  • Is the Queer Reckoning upon Us?

    09/06/2018 1:23:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Over the last ten years, the LGBT movement created a brotherhood out of its victims...people who lost their jobs, families, public reputation, homes, or incomes because they chose not to submit to the LGBT agenda. ...One, a doctor, faced the ultimate choice when gays in his hospital filed charges against him for warning patients about the dangers of anal sodomy. He lost all his medical appointments... ...A nurse found herself hauled before a disciplinary board for distributing health pamphlets critical of the LGBT push for same-sex restrooms... ..An English professor received notification that an adviser to the gay students' group,...
  • New study angers transgenders for claiming they have at least ONE mental disorder

    09/04/2018 8:37:04 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/4/18 | USA Features
    PC Science: A newly released study is angering the transgender community for concluding that most young people who ‘come out’ as trans have at least one mental disorder. In the study, which was published at PLoS ONE and focused primarily on female teens, assistant professor of behavioral and social sciences at Brown University Lisa Littman found that 87 percent of young people were reported by their parents to have come out as trans after an increased amount of time spent on social media and the Internet and after “cluster outbreaks” of gender dysphoria among groups of friends.
  • Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

    08/29/2018 3:03:32 PM PDT · by jonascord · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Ed Yong
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  • Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

    08/29/2018 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Ed Yong
    Psychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers. Even classic results—the stuff of textbooks and TED talks—have proven surprisingly hard to replicate, perhaps because they’re the results of poor methods and statistical tomfoolery. These problems have spawned a community of researchers dedicated to improving the practices of their field and forging a more reliable way of doing science. These attempts at reform have met resistance. Critics have argued that the so-called crisis is nothing of the...
  • A Gay Parent’s Complaint About Adoption Illustrates A Dangerous Adult-Centric Mindset

    08/27/2018 11:47:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/27/2018 | Katy Faust
    Every now and then you come across an article that perfectly illustrates how grossly adult-centric the debate surrounding family has become — to the exclusion of the rights and needs of children.In her article “I Had To Get A Second Parent Adoption And There’s A Ridiculous Reason Why” Lora Leigel describes her marriage to her female partner, and their decision to have a child using a sperm donor. Because they used her partner’s egg and she was not biologically related to the baby, Leigel had to sign paperwork to adopt the child as a “second parent.”Spoiler: She thinks it’s...
  • Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

    08/20/2018 4:02:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    LA Times via Bakersfield.com ^ | August 20th, 2018 | By Melissa Healy
    Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation’s leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. “This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids aren’t told what to do,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms....
  • She’s the world’s top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them

    08/08/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Tania Singer, a celebrated neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, is known as one of the world’s foremost experts on empathy. In her research, she has sought to demonstrate that meditation can make people more kind and caring. The title of a profile of Singer written by this reporter in 2013 summed up her public image: Concentrating on Kindness. But inside her lab, it was a very different story, eight former and current colleagues say in interviews with Science. The researchers, all but one of whom insisted on remaining...
  • Homophobic Men are Aroused by Gay Male Porn (Barf alert) Dated 2011

    08/07/2018 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Jun 09, 2011 | Nathan A Heflick
    Even a man who thought that women want to have sex with their fathers, and that women spend much of their lives distraught over their lack of a penis, is right sometimes. This person, the legend that is Sigmund Freud, theorized that people often have the most hateful and negative attitudes towards things they secretly crave, but feel that they shouldn't have. If Freud is right, then perhaps men who are the most opposed to male homosexuality have particularly strong homosexual urges for other men. One study asked heterosexal men how comfortable and anxious they are around gay men. Based...
  • Psychotherapist Warns of Epidemic of Working Mothers Producing Mentally Ill Children

    08/07/2018 11:29:05 AM PDT · by fwdude · 64 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Julio Severo
    A leading psychotherapist in New York City in the last 25 years has warned that mothers who return to work too soon after having babies are damaging their children’s mental health. In a video for the New York Post, Erica Komisar revealed how she’s seen an ‘epidemic level of mental disorders in very young children,’ which she puts down to the “devaluing of mothering in society.” The author of Being There, Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters explained that babies experience a rush of cortisol and a great deal of stress when they’re away from their mothers....
  • Trump Anxiety Disorder

    08/06/2018 1:29:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's what Harvard medical researchers call Trump Derangement Syndrome. "In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because 'symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate,'" Matt Kwong reported for the CBC. "Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media,...
  • Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds, says top brain scientist

    08/06/2018 12:01:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 6,2018 | Charles Hymas
    Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned. Baroness Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Oxford University and former director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, said she was concerned children were losing their ability to think for themselves, empathise and communicate with each other. Instead, they were being bombarded with instant gratification through social media and gaming which meant that like three-year-olds they would need “something every moment to distract them so they can’t have their own...
  • Report: US Therapists See Increase in Patients With 'Trump Anxiety Disorder

    07/29/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | Juy 29,2018
    As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend Therapists say there's been a rise in anxiety stemming from the country's politics, and it is being called "Trump Anxiety Disorder." A report from CBC News in Canada says that since President Trump was elected, mental health professionals in the United States have seen an increase in patients whose stress has come from politics. A prevalent "symptom" of the "disorder" is feeling as though the world is going to end. Sen. Cory Booker Pleads for Supporters to 'Get Up in the Face of Congresspeople' Elisabeth LaMotte, founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy...
  • Study: 4 In 10 Men Have Experienced ‘Inexplicable Sadness’ After Sex

    07/28/2018 12:51:26 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 114 replies
    Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy ^ | 7/27/18 | Joel Maczkowiack and Robert D Schweitzer
    Having sex may feel like a badge of honor for many men, but for others, it’s an act that, once finished, brings about intense feelings of sadness. Researchers for the first time ever have identified that women aren’t the only ones who can suffer from this emotional tidal wave in the bedroom, better known as postcoital dysphoria, or PCD. PCD occurs when a person has enjoyable consensual sex with a partner, but is met with “inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, or irritability” afterwards. ...men can and do suffer from PCD which results in feelings of sadness, tearfulness or irritability following...
  • Therapists say they've seen a rise in anxiety under Trump: report

    07/28/2018 11:11:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Therapists in the U.S. say they have seen a rise in politically-related anxiety under the Trump presidency. Though a condition has not been officially named, therapists and patients have referred to it as “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” according to a report from Canada’s CBC News. Elisabeth LaMotte, the founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Washington, D.C., told CBC that there is a “collective anxiety” among her patients related to President Trump’s rhetoric and policies. "There is a fear of the world ending," she said. "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling." She said that Trump critics who she treats...
  • New Study Finding Lesbians Are ‘Just As Good’ As Married Biological Parents Is Fake News

    07/25/2018 8:34:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/25/2018 | Glenn Stanton
    Do children living with same-sex adults do just as well as kids raised by their mother and father in all the important measures of healthy child well-being? Because it involves children, it’s a terribly important question. The answer is an unquestioned “Absolutely! No difference whatsoever” if you listen to the LGBT movement’s media partisans. But it is not that simple.You will not find any articles by mainstream journalists taking the slightest critical look at the research they say establishes the “just as good as” fact. Your chances of finding a breezy sit-down interview with a Sasquatch are greater. Last...
  • Masculine Dads Raise Confident Daughters

    07/21/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 20, 2018 | Abigail Shrier
    SNIP Masculinity, like femininity, is neither inherently good nor bad. Enormous damage can be inflicted by the sorts of malice we associate with girls: spreading rumors, convincing someone’s friends to turn against her, refusing to acknowledge someone purportedly beneath notice. Femininity and masculinity are manners of comportment and modi operandi; they are not codes of conduct. Men have used masculinity for acts of heroism and decency. That they have also applied it to despicable behavior says nothing of masculinity itself. SNIP
  • Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else

    07/21/2018 5:26:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Time ^ | July 20, 2018 | Jeffrey Kluger
    You speak dog better than you think you do. You may not be fluent; that would require actually being a dog. But if you went to live in a dogs-only world, you’d be pretty good at understanding what they’re saying. You can tell a nervous yip from a menacing growl, a bark that says hello from a bark that says get lost. You can read the body language that says happy, that says sad, that says tired, that says scared, that says Please, please, please play with me right now!