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  • 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 ITVís The Secret and BBC1ís Undercover and pick up on hints about the ending that women miss. Dr Lewis said: ĎA man is much more likely to look at that and say ďah ha!Ē A woman, because she is focused on the emotions, is less likely to spot these things designed to give you a hint. ĎWomen tend...
  • Princeton Prof: Transgenderism Not Scientific, ĎSuperstitious Beliefí

    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 ďthat a woman can be trapped inside a manís bodyĒ 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 administrationís threatening letter to educators mandating accommodation of gender-confused teenagers.
  • Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

    05/10/2016 8:54:49 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday.
  • Grad student expelled after refusing to counsel gay married couples

    05/04/2016 9:54:14 AM PDT · by Hostage · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | MAY 3, 2016 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    Andrew Cash, a former student at Missouri State University, is suing the institution over his dismissal from a graduate program in counseling. Cash has retained counsel from the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, and has filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University. Cash and his lawyers contend that he was dismissed from the universityís Masterís program in counseling because he expressed concern over counseling same-sex couples due to his religious convictions. In an exclusive interview, Spero News interviewed attorney Tom Olp of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Cash....
  • This is your brain on LSD, Literally

    04/20/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | James Griffity
    (CNN)Scientists have for the first time visualized the effects of LSD on the human brain. Using brain scanning and other techniques, researchers at Imperial College London were able to show what happens when someone takes the popular (and illegal) psychedelic, scientific-name Lysergic acid diethylamide. The findings may indicate how the drug produces the complex visual hallucinations often associated with its use.
  • 'No differences' between children of same-sex and opposite-sex parents (emesis alert)

    04/15/2016 6:51:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 7:45 PM ET, Fri April 15, 2016 | Nadia Kounang
    A new study in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics finds that the kids really are all right. Despite the ongoing cultural debate around same-sex parenting, the new study finds the children of same-sex parents are just as healthy emotionally and physically as the children of different-sex parents. [Ö] The study found that there were no differences in the children when it came to their general health, their emotional difficulties, their coping behaviors and their learning behaviors. What the study found to be more indicative predictors of these behaviors were the relationships between the parents, the parents and child,...
  • Narcissistic personality disorder

    04/04/2016 8:36:42 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 90 replies
    Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder in which a person is excessively preoccupied with personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity, mentally unable to see the destructive damage they are causing to themselves and often others. People with narcissistic personality disorder are characterized by exaggerated feelings of self-importance. They have a sense of entitlement and demonstrate grandiosity in their beliefs and behavior. They have a strong need for admiration, but lack feelings of empathy. In addition to these symptoms, the person may display arrogance, show superiority, and seek power. The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder can be similar to...
  • Anyone Familiar Books of Dr. Anthony Napoleon?

    03/28/2016 6:45:58 AM PDT · by stayathomemom · 12 replies
    none | None
    I have been following Dr. Anthony Napoleon @Napoleonlegal on Twitter. He is a forensic psychologist and author of a few books, one of which I am currently reading called Shadow Men. It's a very interesting read about those who really have been pulling the strings throughout history. I was just curious if any other Freepers out there have stumbled upon him. His tweets are interesting and thought provoking. Maybe worth a "follow".
  • American College of Pediatricians: Gender Ideology Harms Children

    03/20/2016 6:34:43 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 16 March 2016 | Penny Starr
    The American College of Pediatricians issued a position statement last month entitled ďGender Ideology Harms Children,Ē which will be followed by a peer-reviewed statement on the subject thatís expected to be released by summer, the college told CNSNews.com. ďThe American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex,Ē the statement issued on Feb. 2 stated. ďFacts Ė not ideology Ė determine reality.Ē The statement Ė written by Dr. Michelle A. Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, Dr....
  • Donald Trump Supporters Are Less Authoritarian Than Ted Cruz Voters

    03/14/2016 8:07:59 PM PDT · by Utmost Certainty · 89 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 14, 2016 8:15 pm | Nick Gillespie
    You know the score about Donald Trump, right? He "is playing directly to authoritarian inclinations," says Ph.D. student Matthew MacWilliams in Politico, who cites the way Trump voters rally around, among things, proposals to ban Muslims and deport illegal immigrants. "Authoritarians obey," writes MacWilliams, who sampled 1,800 voters back in December. "They rally to and follow strong leaders. And they respond aggressively to outsiders, especially when they feel threatened." Not so fast, say political scientists Wendy Rahn and Eric Oliver, who did their own survey and argue that Trump's followers aren't particularly authoritarian but populist in inclination.
  • A Whole Field of Psychology Research May Be Bunk. Scientists Should Be Terrified.

    03/08/2016 6:01:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Slate ^ | March 7, 2016 | Daniel Engber
    [SNIP]The diminution of the Big Idea isnít easy to accept,even for those willing to concede that there are major problems in their field.An ego depletion optimist might acknowledge that psychology studies tend to be too small to demonstrate a real effect,or that scientists like to futz around with their statistics until the answers come out right.(None of this implies deliberate fraud;just that sloppy standards prevail.)Still,the optimist would say,it seems unlikely that such mistakes would propagate so thoroughly throughout a single literature,and that so many noisy,spurious results could line up quite so perfectly.If all these successes came about by random chance,then...
  • Psychologists and massage therapists are reporting ĎTrump anxietyí among clients

    03/04/2016 11:55:11 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Paul Schwartzman
    To the catalogue of anxieties her patients explore during therapy ó marriage, children, and careers ó psychologist Alison Howard is now listening to a new source of stress: the political rise of Donald Trump. In recent days, at least two patients have invoked the Republican front-runner, including one who talked at length about being disturbed that Trump can be so divisive and popular at the same time, said Howard, who practices in the District.
  • Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists, ... lawyers tick.

    02/27/2016 5:34:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 22 Feb, 2016 | Maria Konnikova
    Here's a question most anyone who learns I am researching confidence artists asks me: Are con artists clinical psychopaths-or are they just slightly more devious versions of our more conniving selves? Is it a qualitative difference between our small daily deceptions and the wiles of the confidence man, or is it just a simple matter of degree? ‚Ä® Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, the most common assessment tool for antisocial, psychopathic behavior, looks for things like responsibility, remorse, pathological lying, manipulativeness, cunning, promiscuity and general impulsiveness, superficial charm, grandiosity, and the like. Score high enough, and you are labeled psychopathic,‚Ä® or...
  • Feds Seek ďMental HealthĒ Testing of All Children, Adults

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded ďmentally illĒ and subjected to ďtreatment.Ē That is because a panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged ďmental healthĒ disorders ó particularly depression, at least to start with. Then, anyone found to harbor any alleged mental disorder, including children as young as eight, should undergo ďtherapy,Ē often including powerful psychotropic medications that experts say have dubious value...
  • ‚ÄėBeta Males‚Äô Want To Kill Women Because They Can‚Äôt Get Laid

    02/15/2016 10:11:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    Bust Magazine ^ | 2015 | Bust Magazine
    ON OCTOBER 1, 2015, in a scene that has become depressingly familiar, 26-year-old Christopher Harper-Mercer walked into Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, and opened fire, killing nine people and injuring nine more. Like George Sodini, who killed three women and himself in an L.A. Fitness Center in Pennsylvania; like Seung-Hui Cho, who killed 32 people and injured 17 others at Virginia Tech; and like Elliot Rodger, who killed 6 people and injured 14 others in Isla Vista, California; a large part of Harper-Mercer’s motivation was his toxic anger at women because of his lack of success with them. Harper-Mercer...
  • The Sexual Misery of the Arab World (NY Times grows a pair)

    02/14/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/14/2016 | Kamel Daoud
    ORAN, Algeria -- AFTER Tahrir came Cologne. After the square came sex. The Arab revolutions of 2011 aroused enthusiasm at first, but passions have since waned. Those movements have come to look imperfect, even ugly: For one thing, they have failed to touch ideas, culture, religion or social norms, especially the norms relating to sex. Revolution doesn't mean modernity. The attacks on Western women by Arab migrants in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve evoked the harassment of women in Tahrir Square itself during the heady days of the Egyptian revolution. The reminder has led people in the West to...
  • Scientists have discovered how to 'delete' unwanted memories

    02/14/2016 6:33:46 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | The Telegraph
    Are there any memories you'd like to permanently remove from your head? Or what if you could alter unpleasant memories so they're no longer upsetting? Or create entirely new memories of events that never occurred? It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but according to a new documentary that premiered in the US this week, scientists have discovered how to do just that - and more.
  • Confessions of a Sociopath [fyi]

    02/05/2016 6:27:18 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 40 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | May 19, 2013 | M. E. Thomas
    She's a successful law professor and a Sunday school teacher, with a host of family and friends. But her interpersonal calculus centers on how to manipulate and outmaneuver the many people in her life. Welcome to a world of ruthless cost-benefit analysis, charm, and grandiosity. I have never killed anyone, but I have certainly wanted to. I may have a disorder, but I am not crazy. In a world filled with gloomy, mediocre nothings populating a go-nowhere rat race, people are attracted to my exceptionalism like moths to a flame. This is my story. Once while visiting Washington, D.C., I...
  • Is Your Child Becoming a Psychopath?

    02/04/2016 1:29:50 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Though definitions vary, psychological experts typically agree there are no child psychopaths. Mental health categorization doesn't, generally speaking, even allow for that possibility. "Especially when we're talking about younger people, we don't use the term psychopathy," says psychiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, CEO of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation in New York City. Borenstein served on the editorial advisory board of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders guide for consumers, based on the manual's latest, fifth edition, called "Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5." Instead, Borenstein says, mental health experts speak about an issue called...
  • The coming avalanche of autistic adults

    01/22/2016 10:53:02 AM PST · by pabianice · 93 replies
    USA Today | 1/22/16 | Godwin
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  • Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

    01/07/2016 11:53:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 5, 2016 | Leonard Sax and Christopher N. Malagisi
    Full title: Author Interview with Leonard Sax: The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups Our feature author interview is with Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, author of the new book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, published by Basic Books. With PC safe-space student protests roiling our nation's campuses, the topic of parenting has never been more topical. How did they get this way? Find out more below! Congratulations Leonard on your new book, The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When...
  • Technology and the Delusional Mind

    12/26/2015 8:54:48 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/26/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    I often wondered if progressives around me live in an alternate reality. How else can people so fat claim poverty and oppression when citizens of other countries live on less than $2 a day and are so thin, you can count their ribs through their skin? What causes this obvious delusion? There are quick answers - mental illness, mass hysteria, abundance, lack of jobs, lack of a moral compass, disintegration of families, the MSM telling them constantly that they are oppressed and enslaved to the ‚Äúevil‚ÄĚ white male, too much drug use, and indoctrination in schools to the detriment of...
  • The Loneliest Time of the Year - Vets and the Holiday Season

    12/22/2015 9:51:49 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    The holiday season seems to go on forever, only to finally extinguish itself in a brilliant blaze of football and parades on New Year’s Day. It is an endless litany of Christmas music and movies, a bustling, shopping mania. The season practically drowns in the myriad of commercials, advertising everything material one can purchase. It’s a season of family time and families making plans to go here or there and everywhere. It is a frenetic period of apparent jovial distractions from life’s endless responsibilities. To a vet, the holiday season is something else entirely. Is Christmas ever the same again,...
  • Men, women and Ikea: It‚Äôs complicated

    12/21/2015 1:25:46 PM PST · by Flick Lives · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Jeff Guo
    Psychologists have long said that men tend to be better than women at spatial tasks, like mentally picturing and manipulating shapes. Hundreds of studies spanning several decades have shown that on average, men score higher on tests asking them to rotate objects in their heads. This is one of the few persistent and significant differences scientists have discovered between the brains of men and women. The pattern also aligns, perhaps suspiciously, with stereotypes about men being better at reading maps or parking -- or putting together flat-pack furniture. That last cliche might actually be true. Researchers at the University of...
  • Your Brain Is Hard-Wired to Love Trump

    12/19/2015 9:13:13 AM PST · by Virtuoso80 · 251 replies
    Politico ^ | Dec 16, 2015 | Katelyn Fossett
    (This conversation has been edited and condensed.) *** There have been some high-profile lies this election season. The most recent that comes to mind is the story about the thousands of Muslims that were supposedly having tailgate-style parties celebrating after 9/11. In the book, you say, essentially, we‚Äôre OK with lies. Can you walk me through why we‚Äôre built not only for being deceptive, but also tolerating deception? Trump‚Äôs supporters don‚Äôt particularly care whether he‚Äôs lying or not. Our brain doesn‚Äôt really care‚ÄĒI know that‚Äôs appalling. Our default position is we simply want to be right. This is why our...
  • When a 52-year-old man decides he is a 6-year-old girl: California gives a do-it-yourself guide

    12/15/2015 8:25:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The denial of reality has become a civil right, at least in the eyes of the left and the parts of our governmental apparatus in its control.  See, for example, this handy-dandy do-it-yourself guide to getting your gender changed on a California driver’s license, Social Security account, passport, or even birth certificate.  Orwell imagined only a dystopia in which people could retroactively be made unpersons, but now we can retroactively change the facts of birth. This level of madness portends the destruction of our civilization, and coincidentally or not, we face a certain percentage (one? five? twenty? who knows?)...
  • Transgender AND Transager: 52 Year-Old Father Lives as a 6 Year-Old Girl

    12/08/2015 5:00:47 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 92 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | December 7, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Forget being transgender like Caitlyn Jenner or transracial like Rachel Dolezal, there‚Äôs a new ‚Äútrans‚ÄĚ frontier: people who are transage. In an interview with the gay news site The Daily Xtra, Stefonknee (formerly Paul) Wolscht details his struggles with being a male-to-female transgender person. The Daily Xtra video, however, glosses over a tiny bit of important information about Wolscht: he thinks he is actually a six year-old girl‚ÄĒnot just a woman, but a six year-old girl‚ÄĒstuck in the body of a 50-something man. At age 46, Wolscht deserted his wife and his seven children to live his ‚Äútrue‚ÄĚ life. ‚ÄúThere‚Äôs...
  • It's official: 'Homophobia' now a mental disorder!

    11/22/2015 2:31:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/22/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    'Snapping' author David Kupelian blasts new effort by 'loony left' to silence conservatives If you think there might be something wrong with homosexuality, you most likely have a mental disorder, according to a recent study by a team of Italian researchers.Discussing the study, lead researcher Emmanuele A. Jannini, M.D., stated: ‚ÄúAfter discussing for centuries if homosexuality is to be considered a disease, for the first time we demonstrated that the real disease to be cured is homophobia, associated with potentially severe psychopathologies.‚ÄĚThat‚Äôs right. The research team specifically found that ‚Äúpsychoticism,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúimmature defense mechanisms‚ÄĚ and a ‚Äúfearful attachment style‚ÄĚ were associated...
  • Unlucky-in-love transgender woman reveals she's rejected by straight men because she still has [tr]

    11/19/2015 10:35:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2015 | Phoebe Jackson-Edwards
    A transgender woman trying to find love has told how she is rejected by straight men for having 'male parts' and was even called an 'abomination' by her own father. Claire Green, 20, from Virginia, says she has no problem meeting men but they often disappear once they find out she used to be a boy. After transitioning over a year ago, she found the courage to go to the beach in a bikini for the first time on BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans And Looking For Love which airs on Monday.
  • Ronda Rousey Loss a Good Argument Against Narcissistic Parenting

    11/19/2015 9:08:29 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/17/2015 | Megan Fox
    The parenting trend of building self-esteem has taken a dark turn in recent years. Studies show that we are raising narcissists, with all this unwarranted praise creating a sense of entitlement in children. But even the ones who deserve praise for their accomplishments can be ruined by too much of the stuff as is evidenced by the great fall of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who not only lost her title on Saturday night, but also lost many fans who admired her.
  • Chelsea Manning suing because she 'feels like a freak and a weirdo' over two-inch prison haircut

    11/09/2015 4:20:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    * Manning has been fighting for two years to be able to grow her hair to fit her female identity * Military has agreed to allow her hormone treatments and speech therapy but draws a hard line on her hair * Lawyer says Chelsea is caused 'significant anxiety' by having to wear her hair short * Manning says being forced to keep her hair a 2 inches makes her feel like a 'freak and a weirdo' * The former intelligence analyst is now planning to sue the army over the decision * Manning was sentenced to 35 years in jail...
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a ďbitchĒ and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • The hidden inequality of who dies in car crashes

    10/01/2015 1:54:24 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham
    Traffic fatalities in the United States have been plummeting for years, a major victory for regulation (strict drunken driving laws have helped) and auto innovation (we have safer cars). But that progress obscures a surprising type of inequality: The most disadvantaged are more likely ó and have grown even more likely over time ó to die in car crashes than people who are well-off. New research by Sam Harper, Thomas J. Charters and Erin C. Strumpf, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, finds that improvements in road safety since the 1990s haven't been evenly shared. The biggest declines in...
  • Psychologist blinds woman with drain cleaner - because she wanted to be disabled

    10/01/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 44 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 1 Oct 2015 | Tom Midlane
    For most people becoming blind would be a living nightmare - but for Jewel Shuping it was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream. Jewel has Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID), a condition in which able-bodied people believe they are meant to be disabled. Her need to lose her sight was so strong that in 2006 she decided to blind herself - by having a sympathetic psychologist pour DRAIN CLEANER into her eyes. According to Jewel, her fascination with blindness began early in childhood. She said: "When I was young my mother would find me walking in the halls at night,...
  • Psychological Consequences of Islamís Views on WomenĒ

    09/28/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    10 NEWS ^ | DECEMBER 19, 2014 | NICOLAI SENNELS
    Analysis: ďPsychological Consequences of Islamís Views on WomenĒ DECEMBER 19, 2014 , BY NICOLAI SENNELS Nicolai Sennels is a Danish licensed psychologist known for his writings about the psychology of Islam and Muslim culture. Sennels is author of the book, ďAmong Muslim Criminals: a Psychologistís Experiences from the Copenhagen Municipality,Ē based on his work in Danish capitalís youth prison SÝnderbro. He has also published a high number of articles on the subject, which are spread widely on the internet. Together with renowned writers on Islam such as Ibn Warraq, Hans Jansen and Bat Yeíor and others, Sennels contributed a chapter...
  • Nicolai Sennels: Psychology:

    09/28/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | NICOLAI SENNELS
    : Why Islam creates monsters SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 8:07 AM BY NICOLAI SENNELS Psychopathic people and behaviour are found within all cultures and religions. But one tops them all ó by many lengths. The daily mass killings, terror, persecutions and family executions committed by the followers of Islam are nauseating, and the ingenuity behind the attacks ó always looking for new and more effective ways of killing and terrorising people ó is astonishing: hijacking jumbo jets and flying them into skyscrapers, hunting unarmed and innocent people with grenades and automatic rifles in shopping malls, planting bombs in oneís own body,...
  • Caitlyn Jenner scared of being sent to male prison

    09/09/2015 11:29:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 86 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 9, 2015 | Susan Heavey, Reuters
    U.S. reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who is being investigated in connection with a fatal California car crash earlier this year, defended herself on Wednesday and expressed concern over county jails that place transgender people with the opposite sex. Jenner, who transitioned to being a woman this year and at the time of the crash was known as Bruce, was driving a Cadillac Escalade in the February crash that killed one woman and injured another. Los Angeles County authorities are considering misdemeanor manslaughter charges against Jenner and have said speed was a factor in the collision, according to media reports...
  • Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results

    08/28/2015 9:40:14 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | AUGUST 27, 2015 | By Ian Sample
    A major investigation into scores of claims made in psychology research journals has delivered a bleak verdict on the state of the science. An international team of experts repeated 100 experiments published in top psychology journals and found that they could reproduce only 36% of original findings. The study, which saw 270 scientists repeat experiments on five continents, was launched by psychologists in the US in response to rising concerns over the reliability of psychology research. ďThere is no doubt that I would have loved for the effects to be more reproducible,Ē said Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology who...
  • Why America Is Prone to Mass Shootings

    08/26/2015 7:24:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 26, 2015 | Stephanie Pappas
    A strange paradox is emerging in America: Overall violent-crime rates are down, but active shooter events ó in which a person is trying to kill multiple people in a populated area ó appear to be on the rise, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. Meanwhile, a just-released study finds that although the United States has just about 5 percent of the world's population, the country has 31 percent of the world's mass shooters. The reasons for these numbers are complex, researchers say, but the data suggest that the availability of guns, and perhaps the American obsession with fame, may...
  • The Soul & Friendship's Role (Part 2) PODCAST

    08/20/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Archive.org ^ | August 17, 2015 | Rob W. Case
    In the second half of our discussion on ďthe Soul and Friendshipís RoleĒ, my educator friend and co-producer Tom Pazdan and I will discuss meaningful friendships that become toxic. If you are an emotionally sensitive person, and you feel (or have felt) hurt, anger, disappointment, or what have you due either to a broken friendship, or one that is now full of animosity, this show will try to make some sense out of your feelings. Also on the program, we will discuss how Jesus Christ provides a template for friendships, as the perfect model for them, on this edition of...
  • NIH funds search for mysterious 'obesity gremlins' that are secretly making lesbians fat

    08/20/2015 8:13:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Liberty Headlines ^ | 8/19/2015 | Mike Adams
    This story is not satire. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and awarded to a Boston hospital for more than $1.5 million, some mysterious phenomenon is covertly making lesbians obese, in apparent violation of the dietary laws of cause and effect. For now, I'm calling this phenomenon "obesity gremlins," and here's how a NIH-funded study describes this extraordinary mystery: It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women. So let me get...
  • Bambi-Zilla

    08/07/2015 9:05:01 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | Charles O'Connell
    †How to Explain Inexplicable Behavior †Why Does She Let Him Get Away With It? †It's credible to assert that everyone "manipulates" everyone else, babies manipulate their families without needing to think about it because it's how they survive, people of marriagable age "manipulate" each other in an aboveboard manner, it's called "flirting".†The problem is when: †a person is concealing motives,† †is engaged in a highly conscious tactic of "influencing" others according to these concealed motives,† †the person knows what he or she is doing, but others initially don't understand what the person is up to. †Eventually, other people can begin...
  • Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? (includes a quiz to see if you are one)

    08/02/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 98 replies
    The Conversation ^ | July 27, 2015 | By XANTHE MALLETT ó Senior Lecturer in Forensic Criminology at University of New England
    Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) and Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990). In making these characters famous, popular culture has also burned the words used to describe them into our collective consciousness. Most of us, fortunately, will never meet a Hannibal Lecter, but psychopaths and sociopaths certainly do exist. And they hide among us. Sometimes as the most successful people in society because theyíre often ruthless, callous and superficially charming, while having little or no regard...
  • Psychiatry Ain't What It Used To Be

    07/19/2015 6:00:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    There was a time when most of what I knew about psychiatrists came from Woody Allen. In his 1973 movie "Sleeper," his character wakes up in the future and complains, "I haven't seen my analyst in 200 years. He was a strict Freudian, and if I'd been going all this time I'd probably almost be cured by now." But even his treatment sounded better than what Jack Nicholson's character got in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" for being rebellious: a lobotomy. Those films imprinted a couple of lessons about psychiatry. The first was that mental health professionals were useless;...
  • The Soul & Friendship's Role (Part 1) PODCAST

    07/16/2015 4:00:22 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Archive.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rob W. Case
    In this podcast, my co-producer Tom will ask me a series of questions relating to the topic of friendship. How does a good or bad friendship affect the soul, and what can we learn from it? So join us, as we explore areas pertaining to this topic that you may discover for the very first time. And discover insights that will add meaningful perspective to what constitutes a truly meaningful friendship on this episode (we call "The Soul and Friendship's Role") of ďMaking Sense with Rob Case.Ē
  • Dem judge orders psych counseling for D'Souza [Room 101]

    07/14/2015 12:48:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 7/13/2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK Ė At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh DíSouza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers DíSouzaís violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. DíSouzaís defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist DíSouza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist DíSouza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because DíSouza was...
  • HuffPo Writer Horrified to Learn Daughter Likes the Color Pink, Imagines Herself as a Princess

    07/12/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 71 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/12/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for AlterNet, Toni Nagy, who also writes for the Huffington Post and Salon, has written an article detailing her disappointment when she found out that her daughter likes the color pink and envisions herself as a princess. Her article, titled "What's a Feminist Mom to Do With a Disney Princess-Loving Daughter?" reads, "When I was pregnant, my prevailing philosophy was that gender was a construct created by social convention, and I was convinced my child would transcend the imposed definitions of femininity or masculinity." Ms. Nagy further "limited her screen time and tried to introduce a variety of stimuli...
  • Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral (staged) Photo

    07/04/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me. This Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support. ďIím homosexual and Iím afraid about what my future will be and that people wonít like me,Ē the caption reads. [Snip] ďPrediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,Ē [Hillary] wrote. ďYou will surprise yourself with what youíre capable of and the incredible things...
  • Firework displays are pretty but can stress veterans with PTSD

    07/03/2015 1:34:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies
    sheknows.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tanvier Peart
    Many families look forward to Fourth of July celebrations that typically include delicious food and fireworks. While there's nothing wrong with observing the day, it's important to keep those who served in mind, as they might struggle with post-traumatic stress. The nonprofit Military with PTSD is hoping to raise awareness about the effects fireworks can have on men and women who served in the military. Unfortunately noisemakers and firework displays used to commemorate our nation's independence can oftentimes be the very things that cause emotional distress on combat veterans.
  • A Letter to the Gay Community from a Loving Daughter (2nd mom doesn't replace dad I lost)

    07/02/2015 2:26:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 2, 2015 | SHEILA LIAUGMINAS
    Read this open letter to the Gay Community from a loving daughter. † She wonders why there isnít more attention on the rest of this story, namely the children raised by two mothers or two fathers. † Same-sex marriage and parenting withholds either a mother or father from a child while telling him or her that it doesnít matter. That itís all the same. But itís not. A lot of us, a lot of your kids, are hurting. My fatherís absence created a huge hole in me, and I ached every day for a dad. I loved my momís...