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  • 12 Reasons Science Shows Conservative Women Have The Best Sex

    10/15/2017 1:40:26 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8 Sep 2016 | Joy Pullman
    BuzzFeed reports on a new study of 19,000 people in five European countries that found ‘very right-wing’ people are the most satisfied with their sex lives. Oh, we know. James Ball (really? He has the sex beat?) at BuzzFeed reports on a new study of 19,000 people in five European countries that found “very right-wing” people are the most satisfied with their sex lives. Center-right people, however, were slightly less satisfied than centrists, and it all went down from there. “The old rules about correlation not equalling causation always apply,” study publisher Joe Twyman of YouGov told Ball. “Being very...
  • Psychologists march through NY to call for Trump's removal

    10/14/2017 6:37:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/17 | Rebecca Savransky
    A group of psychologists and mental health professionals on Saturday marched through New York calling for President Trump to be removed from office. The group — which included more than 100 psychologists and mental health professionals — are pushing for Trump to be ousted from his post, according to The New York Post. “We can sense the power of Trump’s underlying fear that he is worthless and weak by how intensely he resists and retaliated against any criticism,” said Harry Segal, a Cornell University psychologist. “No matter how minor, he can’t let anything go.” Michelle Golland, a clinical psychologist, told...
  • Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a ‘Gaydar’ Machine

    10/10/2017 4:34:54 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 93 replies
    NY Times (via Drudge) ^ | Oct 9,2017 | HEATHER MURPHY
    ...Few seemed concerned. So to call attention to the privacy risks, he decided to show that it was possible to use facial recognition analysis to detect something intimate, something “people should have full rights to keep private.” After considering atheism, he settled on sexual orientation. ... Presented with photos of gay men and straight men, a computer program was able to determine which of the two was gay with 81 percent accuracy, according to Dr. Kosinski and co-author Yilun Wang’s paper. The backlash has been fierce.
  • Vegas shooting proves we have much to learn about domestic terrorism

    10/08/2017 2:26:47 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 8, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Leo Tolstoy wrote in “Anna Karenina” that “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Terror attacks are like unhappy families; each is different in its own awful way. The unspeakable horror of 9/11 was a wake up call about how much some Muslims hate America and about the gaping holes in airport security and intelligence sharing. Because another jihadist tried to ignite explosives in his shoe, passengers around the world must remove their shoes before boarding. The Fort Hood slaughter taught officials to take signs of radicalism literally, even from those in the...
  • How to understand the mind of a mass killer (Forensic Psychiatrist)

    10/03/2017 11:05:35 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 50 replies
    Dr. Michael Welner offers insight on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock on 'Fox & Friends.'
  • Thoughts from an Anonymous Expert on Psychopathic Killers

    10/02/2017 4:46:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush ^ | October 2, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, I have received the thoughts of a professional who asks to remain anonymous, a professional in analyzing the personalities, mind-set and so forth of people like our shooter here in Las Vegas. And I just want to share with you his thoughts. He’s requested anonymity, and I’m happy to offer it and provide it. You might have heard of him. He’s a writer. But he has researched this for his work. And basically he thinks that an element of this, not the explanation total or complete, but an element of this is that too many...
  • Drug Abuse Band-Aids May Increase Addictive Behavior

    10/01/2017 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | October 1, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    Editor's Note: The following column is by Diane Dimond.Every action has a reaction, and every decision has a consequence. Remember that lesson you learned early in life? A funny thing happened on the way to introducing naloxone to the world of drug addicts. Experts in the field decided this antidote to nearly fatal drug overdoses was a modern-day miracle that would save lives and help steer drug abusers back from the brink. Once saved, they opined, the addict could then seek meaningful treatment. With that endorsement, the push was on to try to get every ambulance and law enforcement officer...
  • How Hugh Hefner Hijacked Men’s Brains

    09/28/2017 3:40:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/28/17 | Joe Carter
    Search Menu 0 Comments 2.4K Current Events How Hugh Hefner Hijacked Men’s Brains Joe Carter / September 28, 2017 “Would Playboy sell so well if it didn't have naked women in it?” That was a question included in FAQ section of Playboy magazine’s website about a decade ago. Their answer: “Probably not. We'll never know.” Never came sooner than expected. In 2016 the print edition of Playboy tried an experiment: the magazine would still feature women in provocative poses, but they would no longer be fully nude. This year Playboy returned to publishing nudity. It turns out nobody was reading...
  • Studies Suggest There Is No Long-Term Harm on Minors Who Have Sex With Adults (trunc.)

    09/26/2017 9:08:28 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 172 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9/18/17 | Brandon Showalter
    A Christian sociologist is sounding the alarm that recent scholarship is suggesting that sex between adults and minors has no long-term damage on the children. And whereas in years past this kind of research would have been roundly condemned publicly, it is now being met with silence. Writing in the Public Discourse Monday, Mark Regnerus, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas-Austin and author of Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy, noted a disturbing development in both the dissemination and public consumption of research on sex and sexuality. The Archives of Sexual Behavior journal published...
  • Same-Sex Marriage: Three Predictions for the Lasting Effect it Will Have on Children

    09/26/2017 4:14:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Every day at work as a doctor and at home as a parent, I am taught something all good footy coaches know: it's what's between your ears that matters most. There currently seems to be a lot of talk about what you need between your legs to be allowed to marry, when really we need to devote our attention to the brain. The brain is the organ of greatest significance for human relationships and wellbeing. It's the organ I've studied most in my training as an expert in the mental health of parenthood. And it's the organ that will change...
  • No Long-Term Harm? The New Scientific Silence on Child-Adult Sex and the Age of Consent

    09/22/2017 11:24:12 AM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | September 18, 2017 | Mark Regnerus
    Almost twenty years ago, both houses of Congress and the American Psychological Association condemned Rind’s claims, published in the August 1998 issue of Psychological Bulletin, that the long-term damages caused by child sexual abuse are overestimated. I would have thought that nearly twenty years, a concurrent resolution of Congress, and a fair bit of social trauma would have convinced him to shift topics. But I was wrong. His new studies are on the same theme: sex between adults and minors as young as thirteen. Rind is banking on a more amenable political and scholarly atmosphere in which to conclude comparable...
  • Schools are banning best friends to protect students' feelings

    09/20/2017 7:38:40 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9.19.17 | Chris Weller
    Members of the royal family aren't often told what they can and can't do. But just a few days into his first year of school, 4-year-old Prince George already faces a mandate: No best friends allowed.
  • Enraged woman flips out on a veteran for bringing his PTSD dog into a restaurant

    09/19/2017 3:39:39 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 79 replies
    <p>Great Video at link: Warning: This video contains explicit language.</p> <p>Shocking footage shows an angry woman screaming at a U.S. military veteran and a restaurant’s staff members after the veteran brought his PTSD service dog into the establishment.</p> <p>The video begins with the woman already in hysterics, claiming she won’t keep her hands to herself and threatening to push the dog, who was wearing an official service dog jacket and was calmly standing off to the side with its owner. When an off-camera waitress tries to explain that the veteran is allowed to bring his dog inside because “he fought for our country,” the woman responds erratically by ranting about how her husband was a serviceman who died and asking what the waitress’s point is.</p>
  • Empathy games tread thin line between 'edutainment' and virtual voyeurism

    09/20/2017 2:39:43 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 3 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 20, 2017 | Joseph Dussault
    UNDERSTANDING EACH OTHER   In an era marked by ubiquitous technology, the idea of teaching empathy through video games holds a certain appeal. But can gaming really improve understanding? “Dys4ia” isn’t your typical video game. There are no bosses to defeat or weapons to supe-up. On their face, the challenges are even more simple than the game’s pixelated graphics: Try to squeeze into an ill-fitting shirt; Find an empty stall in the women’s restroom. And unlike most games, “Dys4ia” cannot really be won. That’s because “Dys4ia” is more than a game. It’s an autobiographical depiction of a transgender woman’s journey...
  • Racism Hides Behind The Small Things (WHITE) People Say And Do (barf)

    09/05/2017 2:25:03 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 48 replies
    While overt and blatant expressions of prejudice seem to have declined on American university campuses over the last few decades, students of color still suffer from racism embedded in small things that White students say and do. This is especially true for White students who think that minorities are too sensitive about racial issues.
  • Learning takes brain acrobatics: When neural areas more easily switch communication partners...

    09/05/2017 3:23:16 PM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies ^ | September 5, 2017 | Laura Sanders
    Learning takes brain acrobatics When neural areas more easily switch communication partners, learning improves Peer inside the brain of someone learning. You might be lucky enough to spy a synapse pop into existence. That physical bridge between two nerve cells seals new knowledge into the brain. As new information arrives, synapses form and strengthen, while others weaken, making way for new connections.You might see more subtle changes, too, like fluctuations in the levels of signaling molecules, or even slight boosts in nerve cell activity. Over the last few decades, scientists have zoomed in on these microscopic changes that happen as...
  • Building a Modern Marshmallow Test: New Ways to Measure Social-Emotional Learning

    09/03/2017 11:00:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    Education Week ^ | 08/10/2017 | Evie Blad
    Is there a way to consistently and accurately measure students' ability to do things like recognize emotions, solve peer conflicts, and exercise self-control? What if they don't even realize those things are being measured? The winners of a recent design challenge took a crack at it, proposing everything from analyzing students' subtle behaviors when taking computer-based tests to asking them to play video games that simulate real-world experiences and gauging how they respond. The contest winners responded to a prompt from a working group that is seeking to advance conversations about measurement. That group includes the Collaborative for Academic, Social,...
  • The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

    09/02/2017 8:41:42 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Justin Bariso
    These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior. It begins with learning how emotions work, but it goes much further. Specifically, how do you start putting that knowledge into practice? If you'd like to make emotions work for you, instead of against you, pay attention to the following "10 commandments." I. THOU SHALT PONDER THY FEELINGS. Emotional Intelligence begins by learning to...
  • My ‘Sex Change’ Was a Myth. Why Trying to Change One’s Sex Will Always Fail.

    08/23/2017 11:06:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 40 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 23 August 2017 | Walt Heyer
    Recently, during a radio show on which I appeared as a guest, a caller posed a question I frequently get asked: “Do the administration of cross-gender hormones and genital surgery change a boy into a girl or a girl into a boy?” The answer is simple: biologically, not at all. Underneath all the cosmetic procedures, vocal training, and hair growth or hair removal lies a physical reality. Biologically, the person has not changed from a man into a woman or vice versa. Sex is an indelible fact of a person’s biology. Specifically, it describes one’s biological makeup with respect to...
  • Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists [Liberalism is mental disorder]

    03/01/2017 6:41:03 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Perpetually raging about the world's injustices? You're probably overcompensating. people publicly rage about perceived injustices that don't affect them personally, we tend to assume this expression is rooted in altruism—a "disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others." But new research suggests that professing such third-party concern—what social scientists refer to as "moral outrage"—is often a function of self-interest, wielded to assuage feelings of personal culpability for societal harms or reinforce (to the self and others) one's own status as a Very Good Person. Outrage expressed "on behalf of the victim of [a perceived] moral violation" is often thought...