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  • NBC orders psychological testing for David Gregory

    04/21/2014 10:02:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/21/14 | Emily Smith
    NBC’s “Meet the Press” has fallen to such ratings lows that network brass ordered psychological research of the host David Gregory and his family, in a bid to make him more likable. Friends of Gregory and even his wife were interviewed by a psychologist commissioned by NBC to find out how the host of the flagship Sunday morning show might relate to audiences better. The Washington Post reported, “Last year, the network undertook an unusual assessment of the 43-year-old journalist, commissioning a psychological consultant to interview his friends and even his wife. “The idea, according to a network spokeswoman, Meghan...
  • (White)Babies Just 15 Months Old Show Racial Bias When Picking Playmates(Hate-Crazed Barf Alert)

    04/16/2014 1:03:23 PM PDT · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Mail Online ^ | April 15, 2014 | Staff
    Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed.Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same...
  • The Bible: From Standpoint to Application (PODCAST)

    04/01/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MakingSense.Podbean ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    As you come to this program, you reside within a certain frame of mind. Your outlook, experience, and analysis of life has, along with what has influenced you over the course of your lifetime, shaped your frame of mind. But what if you are confronted with the concept of God? How do you respond? What constitutes each response, and if you accept him, what can come in applying His word to your life? Find out this and much more as you listen to this edition of “Making Sense with Rob Case.”
  • Autism Diagnoses Surge by 30 Percent in Kids, CDC Reports

    03/27/2014 12:44:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 184 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/27/2014 | Maggie Fox
    e latest look at autism in the U.S. shows a startling 30 percent jump among 8-year-olds diagnosed with the disorder in a two-year period, to one in every 68 children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the survey, says the numbers almost certainly reflect more awareness and diagnosis of kids who would have been missed in years past. The new estimate for 2010 was a jump from one in 88 children in 2008, the last year for which numbers had been available. “The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise,” the agency’s Dr. Coleen Boyle...
  • EXCLUSIVE--Tammy Bruce: War on Boys Attempt to 'Create Society of Frightened People

    03/09/2014 7:47:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/8/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On March 8th, Breitbart News was able to sit down with author and radio host Tammy Bruce to discuss the ongoing war against boys--especially as seen via zero tolerance school policies that result in suspensions for young students who pretend to point their finger like a gun. We asked her, "So many times we hear about 'the war on boys'--of a boy fashioning his hand or breakfast pastry into the shape of gun, then being suspended. What are we to think of this?"
  • ‘I am a Lesbian and I am a Muslim’

    03/08/2014 2:12:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Asian Image ^ | Tuesday 4th March 2014
    An Asian lesbian has spoken of her experiences about hiding her sexuality from her family. “I know this sounds like a complete paradox. But I am a lesbian. And I am a Muslim. A practising Muslim,” she says. Jay, as she wanted to be referred to said she rarely talks of her feelings to anyone and growing-up she felt ostracised. But at university she was able to be a little more open about her sexuality. “I can’t talk about this to anyone apart from my close friends. I would never dare to admit this to my family. “At school, all...
  • Boy Suspended for Pointing Finger Like Gun

    03/04/2014 8:26:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4,223 replies
    Newser ^ | 3/4/14 | Kate Seamons
    America's kids have been suspended for pretending that pencils were guns, but an Ohio school may have topped that. A 10-year-old student at a Columbus elementary school was handed a three-day suspension for making a finger gun and pretending to shoot a classmate. The suspension letter more formally referred to his weapon as a "level 2 lookalike firearm," reports the Columbus Dispatch. Devonshire Alternative Elementary School's principal says students have been frequently told not to play pretend gun games, with a district rep saying kids were warned consequences would follow. Those consequences hit hard last week for fifth-grader Nathan Entingh,...
  • The "Born Gay" Hoax

    02/27/2014 3:43:57 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 164 replies
    FreeWebs.com ^ | n/a | Unknown
    The Born “Gay” Hoax By 1985, the pro-sodomy movement The born “gay” hoax was invented in 1985 by Marshall Kirk and Dr. Hunter Madsen. Marshall Kirk graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1980 majoring in psychology and went on to become a writer and researcher in neuropsychiatry. Dr. Hunter Madsen earned a PhD in politics from Harvard University in 1985, then went on to become an expert on public persuasion tactics, social marketing, and has designed commercial marketing on Madison Avenue. He has also served as a consultant to pro-sodomy media campaigns across America. In 1985, Marshall Kirk...
  • Research: People Who Believe Hell Are Less Happy

    02/24/2014 7:45:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Wynne Parry, Live Science Contributor
    Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering — hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural punishment, including higher economic growth in developing countries and less crime. But there are also drawbacks, even in this life. A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. "It seems there is this trade-off," said Azim Shariff, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. In research published in January in PLOS ONE, Shariff and a colleague looked at international...
  • Psychiatrist courts controversy, says homosexuality is unnatural

    01/29/2014 7:30:19 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 48 replies
    FirstPost.com ^ | 21 January 2014 | FirstPost.com
    Former president of the Indian Psychiatric Society Dr Indira Sharma has courted controversy by claiming that homosexuality is unnatural, a statement made three days ago at an annual meet of psychiatrists. The LGBT community has brought "talk of sex to the roads", she told Times of India. "Heterosexuals don't talk about sex. It's a private matter," she told Times of India. The report quoted a psychiatrist who attended the summit as saying Sharma's speech took a condescending approach towards homosexuals. Sharma denied to TOI that she called for "homo clubs" to be shut down. She said her speech was about...
  • Sexual revolution leaving American women plagued by anxiety disorders

    01/25/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by usalady · 101 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan, 24, 2013 | Martha
    In spite of their advances in education and the workforce anxiety disorders are replacing happiness for American women. Sexual liberation was supposed to bring equality for females that expected fulfillment with the freedom to pursue lust without expecting committed relationships.
  • Portland schools cancel speaker who calls homosexuality a 'mental illness'

    01/16/2014 7:47:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    http://www.nwcn.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Reggie Aqui, KGW Staff
    He touts himself as an educator, psychologist, political scientist and “pan-Africanist.” Those credentials were apparently enough to get Umar Johnson invited to speak at two Portland schools. But now, the District is rescinding the invitation and is calling his words “unacceptable.” Johnson was supposed to speak Thursday about educational issues in the African-American community at the Self Enhancement Inc Academy that contracts with the district, and at Jefferson High School. One day earlier, the Oregonian, showed Portland Public Schools videos on the web where a man identified as Umar Johnson shares his views on gay people. “I see homosexuality as...
  • Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men (article)

    01/14/2014 7:56:41 AM PST · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 1-14-14 | Bob Yirka
    Researchers find men use anger as manipulation tool with other men 1 hour ago by Bob Yirka report anger (Phys.org) —Researchers Uri Gneezy, with the University of California and Alex Imasc with the University of Amsterdam have together found that men understand the impact anger has on decision making and use that knowledge to help them manipulate other men when engaging in contests of both skill and strength. They have had their paper describing a study they conducted on the subject printed in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ....
  • Why competing with men has left women out of touch with their feminine side

    01/11/2014 6:45:03 AM PST · by B212 · 34 replies
    Recently, the media has been awash with articles suggesting that career women are to relationships what garlic is to a vampire - the kiss of death. We're unable to sustain meaningful unions, apparently, because men are intimidated by our intellect, threatened by our higher earning potential and turned off by our controlling, capable, yet powerful personalities. Two years ago I went to dinner with a doctor who told me that I 'wasn't in touch with my femininity' as I 'didn't flirt or wear much make-up'. His diagnosis also included the undeniable fact that I was in 'acute need of affection'....
  • Self-Esteem Begat the Selfie Generation

    01/03/2014 8:52:41 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-3-2014 | MOTUS
    Breaking news: overpraising kids with low self-esteem might backfire. “While kids with high self-esteem seem to thrive with inflated praise, those with low self-esteem actually shrink from new challenges when adults go overboard on praising them.” So overpraising kids might be a bad thing? That’s something that every parent on the planet once knew instinctively before the sociologists, psychologists and other “ologists” grabbed the reins of childrearing. Does that mean everybody shouldn’t get an award? Nor is it surprising that the negative results of “overpraising,” aka false praise, effects kids with low self-esteem differently than their high-esteem peers. The kids...
  • Adam Lanza's Computer Contained Files on Mass Shootings, Pedophilia Advocacy

    12/30/2013 9:27:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/30/13 | AWR Hawkins
    Among the thousands of documents Connecticut police released December 27 related to the heinous crime at Sandy Hook Elementary, the contents and files of Adam Lanza's computer include files on mass shootings, mass murders, pedophiles' rights, and a man/boy love story. According to police reports contained within the documents, Lanza's laptop computer contained "hundreds of bookmarks," a number of which were for "mass murder killing spree" and "mass murders." His desktop had a "document written showing the prerequisites for mass murder spreadsheet." Lanza's desktop also had a "document written advocating pedophiles' rights" and a "screenplay or script describing a relationship...
  • Is pedophilia a sexual orientation?

    12/29/2013 2:59:28 PM PST · by Salman · 114 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Dec 22 2013 | Laura Kane
    Pedophilia has been widely viewed as a psychological disorder triggered by early childhood trauma. Now, many experts see it as a biologically rooted condition that does not change — like a sexual orientation — thanks largely to a decade of research by Dr. James Cantor at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Cantor’s team has found that pedophiles share a number of physical characteristics, including differences in brain wiring. It’s now thought that about 1 to 5 per cent of men are pedophiles, meaning they are primarily attracted to children. These findings have been widely accepted among scientists, but...
  • Secret to happiness? Be a conservative woman

    12/27/2013 9:42:06 AM PST · by dead · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2013 | 10:38am | Ramesh Ponnuru
    The head of the think-tank where I work believes he has discovered the secret of happiness, and he wants to share it with everyone. Don’t worry: I’m not in a cult... Once basic material needs are met, though, satisfying work matters more than money. What people want is not just success, but also “earned success” — the feeling that one’s efforts have paid off. In a recent talk, Brooks cited a 1978 study in which lottery winners were slightly less happy six months after they hit the jackpot... Over the last 40 years, women who describe themselves as “conservative” have...
  • Vanity: Human Rights Camp : Gay is not a choice,to suggest otherwise is harmful. [ Birth Defect? ]

    12/29/2013 1:44:58 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 93 replies
    NLZ
    "We know that being gay is not a choice someone makes, and that to suggest otherwise can be incredibly harmful." Is HRC saying being gay is a birth defect?
  • Beer Domesticated Man

    12/19/2013 5:54:42 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Nautilus ^ | December 19, 2013 | Gloria Dawson
    The domestication of wild grains has played a major role in human evolution, facilitating the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to one based on agriculture. You might think that the grains were used for bread, which today represents a basic staple. But some scientists argue that it wasn’t bread that motivated our ancestors to start grain farming. It was beer. Man, they say, chose pints over pastry. Beer has plenty to recommend it over bread. First, and most obviously, it is pleasant to drink. “Beer had all the same nutrients as bread, and it had one additional advantage,” argues Solomon...
  • Sons of Divorce, School Shooters

    12/17/2013 6:50:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 92 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 16, 2013 | W. Bradford Wilcox
    Another shooting, another son of divorce. From Adam Lanza, who killed 26 children and adults a year ago at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Conn., to Karl Pierson, who shot a teenage girl and killed himself this past Friday at Arapahoe High in Centennial, Colo., one common and largely unremarked thread tying together most of the school shooters that have struck the nation in the last year is that they came from homes marked by divorce or an absent father. From shootings at MIT (i.e., the Tsarnaev brothers) to the University of Central Florida to the Ronald E. McNair Discovery...
  • How Many American Men Are Gay?

    12/09/2013 12:28:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 217 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 7, 2013 | Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
    WHAT percent of American men are gay? This question is notoriously difficult to answer. Historical estimates range from about 2 percent to 10 percent. But somewhere in the exabytes of data that human beings create every day are answers to even the most challenging questions. Using surveys, social networks, pornographic searches and dating sites, I recently studied evidence on the number of gay men. The data used in this analysis is available in highly aggregated form only and can be downloaded from publicly accessible sites. While none of these data sources are ideal, they combine to tell a consistent story....
  • Singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism

    12/08/2013 1:16:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/08/2013 | BY DAVID HARDING
    Susan Boyle revealed she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. The Scottish singer who shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was diagnosed last year, but has now decided to reveal her news publicly for the first time. Speaking to the Observer newspaper, Boyle said, "It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid. "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself." Asperger's has...
  • The more inept you are the smarter you think you are

    12/07/2013 1:37:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | November 25, 2013 | Tom Stafford
    Psychologists have shown humans are poor judges of their own abilities, from sense of humour to grammar. Those worst at it are the worst judges of all. You're pretty smart right? Clever, and funny too. Of course you are, just like me. But wouldn't it be terrible if we were mistaken? Psychologists have shown that we are more likely to be blind to our own failings than perhaps we realise. This could explain why some incompetent people are so annoying, and also inject a healthy dose of humility into our own sense of self-regard.
  • Why don’t as many men go to church as women?

    12/04/2013 2:17:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 12/4/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the 50th anniversary of Sacrosanctum Concilium.What great fruits the liturgical reforms have produced!  Jammed churches, long confession lines, full schools, lots of weddings and baptisms, convents bursting, seminaries churning out priests as fast as they can be ordained….Back in 1967 when the reformers were creating the Novus Ordo, an experimental “Missa Normativa” was celebrated for a groups of cardinals and bishops. After this Mass, Card. Heenan of Westminster remarked to the Synod of Bishops in Rome: At home, it is not only women and children but also fathers of families and young men who come regularly to Mass....
  • The Nanny State Didn't Show Up, You Hired It

    11/24/2013 2:17:43 PM PST · by RightCenter · 4 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | September 12, 2012 | The Last Psychiatrist
    FLY, YOU FOOLS The Consumer Products Safety Commission wants to ban Buckyballs, the magnetic office toy for "adults with Asperger's", because kids swallow them.  ("Hey, stupid, isn't the Buckyballs story two months old?"  I'm writing a book of pornography, it's taking up a lot of my time.  "Of?")This is the kind of story that gets the public to unanimously cry, "We're a bunch of coddled babies!" and if you cried that, please recall my useful heuristic:  if you ever find yourself in complete agreement with the public, especially when "public" includes people you wanted to murder in the last election,...
  • Parents Get 'Bullied' Children Plastic Surgery

    11/14/2013 5:37:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/14/2013 | MARY CHASTAIN
    It is common for kids to be teased or bullied for their physical features. Some parents nowadays, instead of teaching their child to love themselves for who they are, are changing their child's physical appearance to prevent bullying. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons said plastic surgery has grown 30% in the past decade. In 2008, 160,283 children under 18 had surgery, and 76,000 surgeries were performed on teenagers in 2011. Many children undergo surgery to fix features that cause health problems, such as cleft palates or serious deformities. For example, in 2009, then-eight-year-old Ryan Cunningham of New York state was born with two perfectly...
  • Pittsburgh Man Thinks He's a Dog, Goes By Name 'Boomer'

    11/12/2013 1:16:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | | – Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:34 AM EST | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Born Gary Matthews, the retired technology worker and a self-confessed "nerd" thinks he is a dog. The 48-year-old wears a dog collar, eats dog food from a bowl — his favorite is Pedigree – and loves milk bones and dog cookies. "I don't eat dog food every day," Matthews told ABCNews.com "It's a special thing for me to do once in awhile to get closer to feeling like a canine. I eat the canned kind. It's not bad -- it tastes OK. I eat regular human food, too, like pizza." But he has the most fun wearing his dog suit,...
  • Unplug Your Family

    11/12/2013 1:07:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Christianity.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Dr. James Emery White
    My wife and I were in a restaurant having lunch the other day with one of our sons, and couldn’t help but notice a nearby family: a mom, dad, two boys, and a daughter. The daughter was middle school age, and clearly in contemporary middle school mode: ear buds securely in place, staring off into space. Every aspect of her demeanor made it clear: I don’t want to be here, and I don’t want to be with my family. So I am going to stay in my world of music and media. By plugging in, I’m tuning out. And her...
  • Study: Pasta Linked to Depression in Women

    11/07/2013 12:09:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 4, 2013 | Adrienne Cutaway
    Officials at Harvard conducted a 12-year study on 43,000 women and found higher rates of depression in those consumed more pasta and other refined grains, according to Newser. The study found that women who cosumed more soda, red meat and refined grains like pasta, white bread and chips were 29 to 41 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression when compared to women who consumed more wine, coffee and vegetables.
  • The Psychology of Islamic Culture (Read and Heed)

    11/07/2013 12:41:10 PM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 5, 2013 | EDWARD CLINE
    The Psychology of Islamic Culture by EDWARD CLINE November 5, 2013 It is commendable that someone should address the psychological profile of Muslims - that is, of individuals born into the culture of Islam - and Nicolai Sennels does that in his Jihad Watch article of October 30th, "Cultural psychology: How Islam managed to stay medieval for 1,400 years." I began reading it with some eagerness. Over the years I have had nothing good to say about the psychology or mindset of anyone who was either born into the religion/ideology and never challenged it or attempted to escape it, or...
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Dogs we understand. Cats are mysterious, even though they are the most popular pet

    10/17/2013 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Innovative · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 14, 013 | John Bradshaw
    Cats are the world’s most popular pets, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one. This popularity is undoubtedly helped by the fact that cats are simultaneously affectionate and self-reliant... Even so, cats remain aloof and inscrutable. Dogs tend to be open, honest and biddable. Cats, on the other hand, demand we accept them on their terms but never quite reveal what those terms might be. Studies of dogs in the 1950s established the notion of a “primary socialization period,” when puppies are especially sensitive to learning how to interact with people. For dogs, this is between 7 and...
  • Repulsion Is the Natural Feeling towards Homosexuality

    10/15/2013 6:01:25 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 21 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 12 October 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    If we think of the gigantic progress made by the "gay liberation" movement in just a few decades or even years, we are astonished. The idea of homomarriage would have been unthinkable 20-30 years ago when homosexuals themselves were declaring their opposition to this institution, and even 5 years ago it would have been difficult for it to become part of the UK law. It has required a social re-education programme of vast proportions, a cultural war for general sexual freedom, of which homosexual "liberation" is part. One method of crucial importance and psychological effectiveness employed by the homosexual...
  • Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine

    10/15/2013 4:59:36 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies
    Study: Oreo Cookies As Addictive As Cocaine Research Indicates High Fat, High Sugar Foods Trigger Pleasure Center In Brain October 15, 2013 4:59 PM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Research out of Connecticut College shows that “America’s Favorite Cookie” may be as addictive as cocaine. Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse. The research looked at the behaviors and the effects the cookies had on the brain. “We found that the behavior they exhibited was equally strong for Oreo cookies as it...
  • Einstein's genius put down to 'well-connected' brain halves

    10/06/2013 9:52:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | October 4, 2013
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The brilliance of Albert Einstein's brain may have been down to unusually well-connected left and right hemispheres, U.S. and Chinese researchers say. Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, using a technique developed by Weiwei Men of East China Normal University's Department of Physics, says the study was the first detailed look at Einstein's corpus callosum, the brain's largest bundle of fibers connecting the two cerebral hemispheres and facilitating interhemispheric communication.
  • Belgian killed by euthanasia after a botched sex change operation

    10/01/2013 3:31:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/1/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Nathan, born Nancy, Verhelst, 44, was given legal euthanasia, most likely a lethal injection, on Monday afternoon on the grounds of "unbearable psychological suffering". Wim Distelmans, the doctor who carried out the euthanasia, is the same doctor who late last year gave lethal injections to deaf twins who were frightened they were also going blind. "I was the girl that nobody wanted," Mr Verhelst told Het Laatste Nieuws newspaper in the hours before her death. "While my brothers were celebrated, I got a storage room above the garage as a bedroom. 'If only you had been a boy', my mother...
  • Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

    09/25/2013 7:19:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 54 replies
    New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood? "The idea that suddenly at 18 you're an adult just doesn't quite ring true," says child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, who works at London's Tavistock Clinic. "My experience of young people is that they still need quite a considerable amount of support and help beyond that age." Child psychologists are being given a new directive which is that the age range they work with is increasing from 0-18...
  • An adult at 18? Not any more: Adolescence now ends at 25...

    09/25/2013 10:13:34 AM PDT · by GraceG · 103 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/24/2013 | Victoria Woollaston
    Adolescence no longer ends when people hit 18, according to updated guidelines being given to child psychologists. The new directive is designed to extend the age range that child psychologists can work with from 18 years old up to 25. It is hoped the initiative will stop children being 'rushed' through their childhood and feeling pressured to achieve key milestones quickly, reports the BBC.
  • Dream Theater Releases Pro-Military/PTSD Video "The Enemy Inside"

    09/24/2013 9:56:29 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 2 replies
    Dream Theater's new self-titled album on Roadrunner Records arrives tomorrow (Sept. 24), and to celebrate Billboard is hosting the exclusive U.S. premiere of the video for the song "The Enemy Inside." The clip, which was directed by Bill Fishman (the Ramones, Steve Ray Vaughan), marks the first time in a long while that Dream Theater has created a strictly conceptual video to illustrate one of its songs. Instead of seeing the band, viewers will witness the torment of a soldier who's struggling with reintegrating into his life back home due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). http://youtu.be/kivbHHazxFQ Guitarist John Petrucci says...
  • Poll: Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence?

    09/20/2013 2:30:24 PM PDT · by South40 · 56 replies
    Do violent games like Grand Theft Auto V incite violence? Poll here Scroll down, middle of page.
  • Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games'

    09/17/2013 11:58:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 40 replies
    the telegraph ^ | September 17, 2013 | Nick Allen
    Aaron Alexis: Washington navy yard gunman 'obsessed with violent video games' Exclusive: The Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis played violent video games including Call of Duty for up to 16 hours at a time and friends believe it could have pushed him towards becoming a mass murderer.
  • Chinese Mum Lied to Daughter That She Was Adopted to 'Encourage her Independence'

    09/15/2013 12:35:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Mirror ^ | 9/14 | David Raven
    When Shen feared her daughter Cheng Cheng was becoming 'spoilt and arrogant' she tried a controversial parenting techniqueA Chinese mother lied to her daughter for 13 years saying that she was adopted to give her 'more independence'. The mum, known only as Shen, married into a wealthy family and had a child called Cheng Cheng. But Shen struggled while bringing her daughter up and thought she was becoming spoilt and arrogant, Chinese media claim. So instead of disciplining her, Shen thought it would be a good idea to try a new parenting technique. She told Cheng Cheng when she was...
  • United States Takes Spot as World's 17th Happiest Country

    09/09/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Science World Report ^ | 09/09/2013 | Kathleen Lees
    United States residents have an extra reason to smile according to a recent report released by Columbia University's Earth Institute. According to their findings, northern Europe received the highest satisfaction and happiness ranking in life, while Egypt and a few others hit the lowest since the Eurozone crisis via background information from the 2013 World Happiness Report released Monday. When looking at a survey of over 156 countries, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden were ranked as the happiest places, and regions in Sub-Saharan Africa were noted as being the least likely places for overall life satisfaction, according to...
  • Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

    09/06/2013 2:28:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    NPR ^ | September 06, 2013 | Nancy Shute
    Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing. Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the cultural stereotype that children reject their parents' taste in music. Participants in a study on musical memory didn't just say they remembered and loved the music that was popular in the early '80s, when their parents were young. They also loved the music...
  • Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

    09/05/2013 6:26:07 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 4, 2013 | Andrea Petersen
    <p>Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study.</p> <p>A good, warm relationship with Mom and Dad doesn't protect teens from the negative effects of parents' yelling, cursing or lobbing insults, such as calling teens "lazy" or "stupid," the study found. Conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan, the study was published Wednesday on the journal Child Development's website.</p>
  • Successful Therapy and Counseling for Dissatisfied Homosexuals

    08/31/2013 9:39:42 AM PDT · by James R. Aist · 18 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 30, 2013 | James R. Aist
    A spontaneous shift in sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual is by far the most common change that occurs in sexual orientation. Numerous studies have shown that both religiously and secularly mediated change in sexual orientation occurs in highly motivated, dissatisfied homosexuals at a rate that is at least comparable to the success rates generally achieved by therapists and counselors for other behavioral problems. And many studies have found that, for the most part, these are long-range, stable shifts in sexual orientation.
  • Killing for their Country: A New Look at “Killology”

    08/24/2013 5:19:43 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 30 replies
    Killology.com KILLING FOR THEIR COUNTRY: A NEW LOOK AT “KILLOLOGY” by Robert Engen For more information on accessing this file, please visit our help page. “Patriots always talk of dying for their country, but never of killing for their country.” – Bertrand Russell Introduction Over a decade ago, Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman, a former US Army Ranger and military psychologist, published a book entitled On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society. This work, along with its recent sequel, On Combat, have established Grossman’s reputation in military law enforcement circles in North America as an expert on the...
  • ‘I am Chelsea Manning. I am female’

    08/22/2013 8:24:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 98 replies
    NBC ^ | 8-22-2013
    “As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me,” Manning said in a statement read during an exclusive TODAY show interview with lawyer David Coombs. “I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way I have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible.” While Fort Leavenworth, the prison where Manning will serve her sentence, does not offer hormone therapy, Coombs told host Savannah Guthrie he would fight to ensure his client received the medical treatment she needed. He also said he and Manning...
  • Why don't whites have black friends?

    08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 247 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2013 | Tanner Colby
    <p>White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment. Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods. Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks. Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind. There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.</p>