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  • Where Do SJWs Come From?

    12/04/2016 8:24:47 AM PST · by tbw2 · 57 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 10/27/2016 | Rebel Media
    Where Do SJWs Come From?
  • Dennis Prager: Feminism Makes Weak Women

    11/22/2016 12:02:36 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    Feminism claims to stand for two things above all: women's equality and enabling women to be strong. Regarding the first aim, no decent man or woman opposes the concept of equality of the sexes. But people who do not call themselves feminists have a problem with the feminist notion of equality: Most feminists have conflated equality and sameness. And that's a huge mistake; the sexes are equal, but they are different. A second major problem regarding the feminist claim of aspiring to women's equality is that feminists frequently provide false evidence to prove that women are not treated as equals.
  • Masculine white men more likely to be mentally ill, says new 'study'

    11/22/2016 2:02:53 AM PST · by detective · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ed Straker
    What would we do without psychological studies about sex and gender?  We've had studies that most women are "part lesbian" and a lack of access to sports bras deters girls from playing sports.  We've had a study showing that women are more likely to become lesbian if they don't have ready access to men and a landmark study showing that female chimpanzees are more likely to be domineering feminists. And now we have a new study concluding that white, masculine men are more likely to be mentally ill
  • How to Stay Sane While Black

    11/21/2016 9:06:21 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/20/2016 | Morgan Parker
    I wish I could point to the moment when I first understood I was a thing to be hated. The first “I’m just not attracted to black girls.” The first “Do you work here?” When I was 15, I was told I have major anxiety disorder and moderate-to-severe depressive disorder. “Black people don’t go to therapy,” my dad said. ..
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • Cursing linked to higher intelligence

    11/18/2016 9:06:53 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 76 replies
    CBS Local Los Angeles ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jennifer Kastner
    Benjamin Bergen is the author of the book: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.” “It turns out that there are amazing things you can find out about how the mind works, how the brain works, people’s human sociality just by looking at profanity,” he explained. The professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego said cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. “It turns out that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall,” Bergen added.
  • Memo to millennials, that awful feeling you've got is called losing. It happens...

    11/17/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/2016 | PIERS MORGAN
    Cheer up, American millennials! I mean, seriously, CHEER THE **** UP! Oh, I know you’ve had a rough week ever since Donald Trump won the election. But it’s time to get a grip. STOP crying. STOP taking personal days off work to ‘process’ what happened. STOP huddling with your equally distraught buddies in Starbucks over your Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha. STOP howling away on social media about how unfair life is and how it’s the end of the planet as we know it. STOP updating the exact number Hillary won the popular vote by, because it doesn’t bloody matter....
  • Liberals Say Stop Congratulating Engaged Couples

    11/15/2016 8:09:40 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A fashionable liberal cultural dictum states that congratulating a newly engaged couple should be avoided, because it draws attention to the failure of others to snag a spouse.
  • The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb

    11/13/2016 10:12:54 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 11/12/2016 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams predicted Trump's win back when he was one of more than a dozen Republican contenders. Scott Adams explains how liberals sat in a thought bubble and their classic case of cognitive dissonance now on display today.
  • The Trump Effect: Psychologists warn that children are watching(disturbed, get bullied at school)

    11/12/2016 9:01:50 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 54 replies
    s Americans adjust to the reality of Donald Trump’s election victory, their reactions and behavior are being closely watched and studied — by the children in their lives. Long before Election Day, experts speculated about the long-term ramifications that the tumultuous and unusually nasty campaign would have on children and adolescents............. .......... A survey conducted by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that this election cycle has resulted in what it calls the Trump Effect in U.S. schools: a widespread normalization of bullying and intimidation based on race and religion, among other factors.
  • Colleges Cancel Classes for Students Traumatized by Trump's Victory

    11/11/2016 7:23:54 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/10/16 | Robby Soave
    o it begins: American college campuses are currently experiencing a collective freak-out over the impending Trump presidency. Professors and administrators have cancelled exams and sent messages of support to students feeling traumatized by the election results. A University of Michigan psychology professor delayed an exam until next week and wished students good fortune during this "tumultuous time." Some Columbia University professors postponed midterms as well. A University of Connecticut professor excused students from attending class. And at Yale University, one professor decided to make an upcoming exam optional.
  • The body language of the candidates for TODAY

    11/07/2016 9:32:28 AM PST · by TMA62 · 83 replies
    11/7/16 | TMA
    I will not be able to do this today since I am at work. But if any of you can report on the candidates at their rallies today that would be interesting. Trump, Pence, Hillary, Kaine, Obama, Bill, Chelsea, etc. Look at the body language of the candidates and staff today. I think right about now, the campaigns know the likely results on who the winner will be. You should be able to see confidence and dejection about now. Please report on what you are seeing.
  • Chelsea Manning attempts suicide for the second time

    11/04/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chelsea Manning attempted suicide for the second time in recent months while the transgender soldier remains imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information, two of her attorneys said Friday. Attorneys Vincent Ward and Chase Strangio declined to divulge details of Manning’s suicide attempt last month at a military prison at Kansas’ Fort Leavenworth. Wayne Hall, an Army spokesman, said medical privacy laws barred him from discussing the matter.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner has checked into a SEX ADDICTION treatment center after his sexting rela

    11/02/2016 10:38:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 83 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/2/16 | By Ben Ashford and Martin Gould
    full title....EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Weiner has checked into a SEX ADDICTION treatment center after his sexting relationship with a 15-year-old girl triggered FBI investigation of him, wife Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton...................................Anthony Weiner, the husband of Hillary Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin, has checked into a rehab facility for treatment of sex addition. Out-of-control Weiner, who has been sending sexually-charged messages and obscene pictures to women and at least one teenage girl for years, is now in a treatment facility, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Friday's dramatic disclosure by the FBI that it had discovered new emails relevant to their investigation into...
  • Yes, Highlights [for Children] Is Going Gay

    11/02/2016 8:26:38 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 50 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 1, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    That was the kid's magazine that was (Fuzzy Geerdes/Shutterstock) You may recall the recent post here revealing that Highlights For Children, the venerable magazine, had come under fire from SJWs for its policy of not featuring families headed by gay couples in the magazine, out of a willingness to allow parents of the magazine’s young subscribers the opportunity to talk to their children about homosexuality as they considered appropriate. Well, the SJWs got their scalp. A reader forwarded me the correspondence between herself and the magazine around the issue. She kept writing, trying to get a straightforward answer about whether...
  • Forced Transgender Boy Quickly Returns To Normal After Removal From Mother’s Care

    10/22/2016 3:00:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/22/2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A seven-year-old boy has been removed from his mother’s care by the high court, after he was found to be suffering “significant emotional harm” due to his mother raising him as a girl. The judge in the case slammed social services who had simply accepted that the boy should be treated as a girl. The High Court judge hearing the case, Mr Justice Hayden, told the court that he believed the mother had been “absolutely convinced” that the boy “perceived himself as a girl” and was therefore determined to treat him as a girl, according to reports. However, the boy,...
  • Help me to respond to this disgusting post on Facebook

    10/12/2016 12:55:54 PM PDT · by grayboots · 94 replies
    vanity | myself
    This article was posted by one of my Facebook friends (soon to be unfriended) and it infuriated me. I want to respond but I am not very eloquent with words. Any help would be appreciated. A neuroscientist explains what may be wrong with Trump supporters’ brains by Bobby Azarian, Raw Story There’s no doubt that Donald Trump has said many things that would have been political suicide for any other Republican candidate. And almost every time he made one of these shocking statements, political analysts on both the left and the right predicted that he’d lose supporters because of it....
  • Longing for the Male Gaze

    09/21/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 98 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jennifer Bartlett
    When I was in my early 30s, I practiced yoga at a studio in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. On most days, I walked there with two good friends — one who was in her 20s and one about my age — but occasionally we each got to class on our own. There was construction site across the street as part of the growing onslaught of gentrification in the neighborhood. My friends would often complain about being harassed and catcalled by the construction workers — even more so when they wore their yoga clothes. I passed the site day after day...
  • Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students

    09/21/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    The Fix ^ | September 21, 2016
    In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress. At American University on Monday, its counseling center provided coloring sheets in honor of Healthy Campus Week, noting on its Facebook page that adult coloring books “can help with a number of emotional and mental health issues.” Conditions cited include obsessive-compulsive, eating, anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as anger management and substance abuse issues. “The time and focus that adult coloring takes helps the individual remove...
  • Jane Goodall: Trump debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual

    09/17/2016 10:12:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 17, 2016 | Joseph Lawler
    Donald Trump's debates the way chimpanzees try to dominate rivals, according to remarks from the world's most famous expert on chimpanzees. "In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals,"Jane Goodall, the world-famous primatologist and anthropologist, told the Atlantic's James Fallows for a piece posted Saturday.
  • How to tell if your co-worker is a psychopath

    09/14/2016 9:54:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    news.com.au ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Emma Reynolds
    We’ve all had that co-worker at some point: superficially charming, supremely self-confident, but they’ll walk over anyone to get ahead and not feel a second’s remorse. Perhaps, after you were burned yet again, you half-joked that they must have a personality disorder. Today, experts believe it’s very possible that your colleague is a psychopath. Groundbreaking research presented at the Australian Psychology Society Congress in Melbourne this week reveals that one in five corporate workers may have the disorder — as many as in the prison population.
  • The Kids Are Not Alright: A Lesbian’s Daughter Speaks Out

    09/11/2016 7:46:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 18 replies
    Dear LGBT Community, I am not your daughter. I never carried a flag in one of your gay pride parades. I have never written a letter on your behalf to a congressman or anyone else, and I have never felt the need to make people accept the fact I am the daughter of a lesbian. Perhaps it’s because she never felt the need to force people to accept her for being one. No, I would never align myself to a community as intolerant and self-absorbed as the LGBT community, a community that demands tolerance with fervor and passion, yet does...
  • Donkeys on the way to being therapy animals aren't horsing around (central PA)

    09/09/2016 5:13:50 AM PDT · by jiggyboy · 14 replies
    The Daily Item / The Danville News ^ | September 9, 2016 | Karen Blackledge
    Juan, a miniature donkey, has passed his first test to make visits as a therapy animal. He underwent testing Friday in the Columbia County Extension Office. Young’s Funny Farm animals were also recertified during testing by Julie Cope of Leighow Veterinary Hospital of Danville. Three-year-old Juan was turned over to Funny Farm owners Neil and Vonnie Young last October. Also passing their tests again were Honeybun, 27; Ruby, 11; and Surprise, 5. Young’s farm, near Berwick, is the only farm in the United States using adopted wild donkeys from the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse snd Burro Adoption Program....
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Your Favorite Color Could Prove You’re an Insecure Loser

    08/31/2016 10:53:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2016 | Molly Shea
    Personality quizzes aren’t just games to play on road trips — they were once one of the most valuable tools psychologists used when digging into a patient’s psyche. “Psychobook” (Princeton Architectural Press, out Tuesday) takes a look at the history of these psychological tests, from inkblots — which gained popularity in the 1950s — to the Digital Dependency Index. These tests are alluring, inane and haunting all at once — and that, says British art critic Mel Gooding, who contributed commentary to the book, is the beauty of them.
  • Gender dysphoria - once rare, now 'trendy'

    08/30/2016 3:25:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A child psychiatrist is shedding light on the issue of transgenderism after a Texas mother asked a school to adopt a transgender bathroom policy to accommodate her kindergartener. EAGNews reports the Pearland Independent School District is refusing to comply with a mother's request this month to change its policy even though she says her transgender child is so distraught he prays to be taken to heaven. Psychiatrist Dr. Allan Josephson of the University of Louisville's Bingham Clinic says a child that age cannot grasp the concept of transgenderism. "To be this troubled to ask to be taken away or go...
  • Lesbian Dating App Has 325 Gender and Sexuality Options

    08/31/2016 6:51:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An LGBTQ dating app has gone so far down the rabbit hole of sexual identity that it offers users 325 potential gender/sexuality combinations to help find the perfect match. Her, which claims to be “the biggest lesbian app worldwide”, is a continuation of the likes of Tinder and Grindr, but exclusively for gay women – or any of the other 324 possible permutations.
  • Millennials' hatred of 'dealing with people' is a major threat to fast-food workers

    08/30/2016 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 73 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Many millennials hate interacting with people, according to a new survey. Nearly a third of people 18 to 24 prefer ordering from the drive-thru at restaurants because "they don't feel like dealing with people," according to a study by Ohio-based Frisch's Restaurants, which owns and franchises 120 Big Boy Restaurants. That's bad news for fast-food employees.
  • Hillary Clinton Using Psychologists to Bait Trump into Losing Control in the Debates

    08/30/2016 3:14:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2016 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    From the beginning, Donald Trump has been vulnerable to getting baited into confrontations that do not serve him well. There was the Chris Matthews interview in Wisconsin, where the MSNBC host purposefully baited him into giving the cable network a terrible sound byte about Trump’s abortion policy. Trump has mostly learned from that. But now, a new trap is being set. The New York Times reports: Her team is also getting advice from psychology experts to help create a personality profile of Mr. Trump to gauge how he may respond to attacks and deal with a woman as his sole...
  • Psychology Today: Persuading Minds for Gun Control Like Persuading Minds for Climate Change

    08/19/2016 9:25:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 17 Psychology Today equated persuading minds to support gun control with persuading minds to support arguments for climate change.
  • Defining “Trump Derangement Syndrome”

    08/14/2016 5:07:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Lawrence Meyers
    In 2004, it was Bush Derangement Syndrome. In 2008, it was Palin Derangement Syndrome. Now, it’s Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). The symptoms of each are generally the same: expressions of hyperbolic disgust, ridicule, and fear of the named candidate; total ignorance regarding the candidate’s actual ideological or policy perspectives; a belief that anything the candidate says is true; and a generalized state of anxiety regarding the future of the country that has no basis in fact.What is the psychological foundation of TDS? In every culture, there must be a vessel that holds negative energy. It is what depth psychologist Carl...
  • Gay, lesbian teens more likely to experience dating violence

    08/12/2016 12:23:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 11, 2016, 2:51 PM | Ashley Welch
    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual high school students are significantly more likely to be the victims of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other adolescents, according to new government data. In the first nationally representative study of LGB teens, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that these students were three times more likely to have been forced to have sexual intercourse and two times more likely to have experienced sexual or physical dating violence when compared to their heterosexual peers. Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, told CBS...
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • People in homosexual ‘marriages’ almost 3 times more likely to commit suicide: study

    08/06/2016 9:45:54 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 81 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2016 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Aug. 5, 2016 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Homosexuals who “marry” each other are almost three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, even in very gay-friendly Sweden, according to a study published in the May issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology. The authors of the study noted that social intolerance of homosexual behavior could not so easily be blamed for increased suicide risk, given that Sweden is known for its accepting attitude towards same-sex relationships. “Even in a country with a comparatively tolerant climate regarding homosexuality such as Sweden, same-sex married individuals evidence a higher risk for suicide...
  • CMS recommends children not be referred to as boys and girls

    08/05/2016 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    WSOTV.COM ^ | 05 AUGUST 2016 | JOE BRUNO
    Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations. One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an "all-girl" overnight trip. Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and "maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose."
  • Robert Spencer in Breitbart: Does Islam Convert Social Losers into Time Bombs?

    07/26/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | July 26, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Is Islam good for individuals? Is Islam good for societies? It is almost universally assumed by elites that Islam is good, and that even to ask such questions is offensive. But there is good reason to raise them anyway.
  • Carson: Trump children grew up with the 'disadvantage' of wealth

    07/22/2016 12:17:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21,2016 | By T. BECKET ADAMS
    It says a lot about Donald Trump that his children are such delightful people, even though they were raised with the "disadvantage" of being very wealthy, Ben Carson said Thursday. "All of the Trump children are absolutely delightful people. And I think that speaks volumes about the man," he said, referring to the GOP nominee. "Anybody who can raise children, particularly in the environment they came up in, which I think is a disadvantaged environment. Because I know a lot of people who are very rich and their kids are so spoiled, and I think it's a disadvantage. I really...
  • Black therapist with hands up shot by cops while helping patient

    07/21/2016 9:21:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 84 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Joe Tacopino
    Cops in Florida shot and wounded an African-American behavioral therapist lying in the street with his hands raised next to a troubled autistic man whom he was trying to help, according to the victim’s account and a disturbing video of the incident. Charles Kinsey can be seen and heard pleading with the North Miami officers that their weapons were not necessary, and that the autistic man was carrying only a toy truck, according to WSVN-TV. “When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey told the station from his...
  • Dogs Are A Great Source Of Comfort After A Tragedy — Here's Why

    07/04/2016 4:47:27 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI ^ | 7-4-2016 | Simone M. Scully
    Simone ScullyJuly 4, 2016On the Monday after the Orlando mass shooting, 12 specially trained golden retrievers arrived in Florida to do what they do best: provide comfort. The dogs are part of the K-9 Comfort Dog Team, a program run by the Lutheran Church Charities that now has 130 dogs in 23 states across the country. The dogs — all golden retrievers — deploy as part of the organization's disaster response team. Each dog was picked as a puppy because of its calm demeanor, and each one was trained to be gentle, comforting, and affectionate. They all do this without...
  • Lesbian ‘Gender Non-Conforming’ Couple Tries to Force Son to Have ‘Queer’ Gender Relationship

    06/20/2016 7:26:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 06/20/2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A lesbian couple featured in a BuzzFeed video on “gender non-conforming” parenting is trying to force their son to have a “queer” relationship with his gender despite his protests. “It’s really funny, because he’s like super into sports,” Michelle said. “Maybe he was like an Olympic athlete in his past life. He like, came with all of these sporting talents that are like visible at 17 months. That’s what Dashiell liked growing up. She easily relates to him on that level.” “I’m constantly like trying to queer my relationship with him and get him to wear tutus. He hates it....
  • Doctor listed on psych-evaluation....on Mateen by G4S .. says she never saw him (shortened)

    06/18/2016 9:29:59 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 17 June 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    A doctor who is listed on the psychological evaluation for Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, said she did not see him and she was not even living in Florida at the time when G4S security firm ordered the evaluation. Psychologist, Dr Carol Nudelman, who now lives in Colorado, said in a statement released through her attorneys to the Miami Herald that she never evaluated Mateen nine years ago for G4S, a security firm that was known as Wackenhut at the time. However, Nudelman's name appears on the document in Florida's state records, which cleared Mateen to carry a firearm as a...
  • Psychologist who tested Mateen for security job did same for another killer

    06/16/2016 11:04:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | June 15, 2016 | David Fleshler and Skyler Swisher, The Sun Sentinel
    <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. » The psychologist who administered the test that established Orlando killer Omar Mateen as mentally fit to carry concealed weapons as a private security guard did the same for another South Florida killer who worked for the same company.</p>
  • Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression

    06/11/2016 3:45:18 PM PDT · by heartwood · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Perri Klass, MD
    “What we found was the girls who had earlier breast development had a higher risk of depressive symptoms, or more depressive symptoms,” said Dr. C. Mary Schooling, an epidemiologist who is a professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health, and was the senior author on the study. “We didn’t see the same thing for boys.” ...Earlier onset of breast development in girls was associated with a higher risk of depression in early adolescence even after controlling for many other factors, including socioeconomic status, weight or parents’ marital status... The biological transition of puberty, of course,...
  • Liberals, Not Conservatives, Express More Psychoticism

    06/11/2016 12:13:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 10 Jun, 2016 | Ronald Bailey
    Social science can be so amusing. There is a bit of a contretemps over several recent articles that used datasets supposedly measuring the personality traits of liberals and conservatives which has resulted in several abashed corrections. The researchers used the data in an effort to show that personality traits are not the cause of political attitudes, but instead both are correlated with some other factor, most likely genetic. Interesting enough. This finding is not what is being corrected. ..... The original article, "Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies," in the American Journal of Political Science...
  • Epic Correction of the Decade [liberals, not conservatives, tend toward psychosis]

    06/10/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/8/16 | Hayward
    Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science... The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 34–51. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed... The erroneous results represented some of the larger correlations between personality and politics ever reported; they were reported and interpreted, repeatedly,...
  • Is being transgender a mental illness? WHO classification system suggests it is

    06/08/2016 9:33:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    STAT ^ | 3 Jun, 2016 | HELEN BRANSWELL
    t is, perhaps, a peculiar fact involving an obscure medical text, but it is one that is now taking on outsized importance: The World Health Organization, in a compendium of conditions and diseases, lists being transgender under the umbrella of mental illness. The WHO publishes a standardized coding system used around the globe to classify medical conditions, for research purposes and health-care billing. In the document, being transgender is currently included in a section with kleptomania (the overwhelming impulse to steal), trichotillomania (the compulsion to pull out one’s own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).
  • In Brock Turner’s home town, we’re raising kids who are never told ‘no’

    06/08/2016 9:03:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | Kate Geiselman
    An alternate version of the Brock Turner sexual assault story has been spinning in my imagination since last January, when I first heard of his arrest. In my version, he recognizes that what happened on Stanford’s campus behind that dumpster was rape. He comes to understand that intoxication is not consent. He takes responsibility for his violent “action” that irreparably harmed another human being, instead of blaming them on alcohol. Rather than spending a year and a half honing his story, making excuses and lawyering up, he pleads guilty. He looks his victim squarely in the eyes and says, “I’m...
  • Children of married parents have highest self-esteem, says new research

    05/30/2016 12:44:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 02:03 EST, 30 May 2016 | Vanessa Allen
    Children whose parents are married have significantly higher self-esteem, according to research unveiled yesterday. Teenagers of married couples were more confident than those in single-parent families or youngsters whose parents lived together in a stable long-term relationship, it found. Overall, boys with married parents had the highest self-esteem, while girls with cohabiting parents had the lowest. […] The study, from the Marriage Foundation, was based on data from 3,822 children polled in British Household Panel Survey. Harry Benson, research director at the foundation, said: “Conventional wisdom has it that child outcomes depend on parents staying together rather than marital status....
  • Why men are best at guessing endings of TV crime dramas

    05/22/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-20-16 | REHEMA FIGUEIREDO and JEMMA BUCKLEY
    Men are more likely to guess the endings of complex TV crime dramas because women are distracted by the emotion of the story, claims a leading psychologist. Dr David Lewis has said that men remain detached while watching detective dramas such as ITV’s The Secret and BBC1’s Undercover and pick up on hints about the ending that women miss. Dr Lewis said: ‘A man is much more likely to look at that and say “ah ha!” A woman, because she is focused on the emotions, is less likely to spot these things designed to give you a hint. ‘Women tend...
  • Princeton Prof: Transgenderism Not Scientific, ‘Superstitious Belief’

    05/16/2016 5:35:29 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D
    A noted Princeton University professor has attacked the very notion of transgenderism, saying that the belief “that a woman can be trapped inside a man’s body” is ludicrous and superstitious, with no basis in medical fact. Robert P. George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, sent out a tweet late Sunday evening questioning the science behind the transgender movement, in reaction to the Obama administration’s threatening letter to educators mandating accommodation of gender-confused teenagers.