Category Archives: Psychology

Read on Both Sides of Current Issues

Do you sometimes feel unable to make some sense out of our crazy world? These are indeed “interesting times”, and this is something that’s been on my mind for the past while. Honestly, it’s a work-in-progress for me, but still, … Continue reading

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Pessimism is now clinically bad for you!

Pessimists have a higher chance of developing dementia later on in life, reveals new study. A new study claims that negative thinking, especially fixating on negative thoughts can cause decline in one’s cognitive abilities, while increasing the load of two harmful … Continue reading

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Weaponized Ignorance

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy … Continue reading

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The science of digital music and why analog isn’t actually better

Interesting podcast @ overcast.fm – cPaul https://overcast.fm/+YH-6sfwtY

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QAnon conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic are a public health threat

Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via theconversation.com A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading

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Trump is insane: And it’s time for leading Democrats to say that out loud

David Masciotra | Salon Rational Americans already understand that our president is mentally ill. Will Democrats ever speak truth to power? Psychologists warn of the deadly consequences of the “silent partner” in abusive homes. When a father beats or sexually … Continue reading

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Bullshit is everywhere. Here’s how to deal with it by using the CRAP framework in the workplace.

by Ian McCarthy, David R Hannah, & Jane McCarthy | The Conversation What’s colloquially known as “bullshit” occurs when people make statements with no regard for the truth, and unfortunately, it is more prevalent than ever. Thankfully, we can all … Continue reading

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is giving people vivid, unusual dreams. Here’s why.

By Rebecca Renner | National Geographic – Science Researchers explain why withdrawal from our usual environments—due to social distancing—has left dreamers with a dearth of “inspiration.” Ronald Reagan pulled up to the curb in a sleek black town car, rolled … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Julio Vincent Gambuto | Forge You’re not crazy my friends. *Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught … Continue reading

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Which Superstitions Are Based on Facts?

by Daniel Kolitz | Gizmodo Superstitions—passed down through generations, or developed spontaneously on certain online forums—gobble up thousands of productive hours yearly. But it would be wrong to say that all that time spent avoiding ladders or cracks in the … Continue reading

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What Makes Dogs So Special? Science Says Love

When I studied Animal Psychology at University a thousand years ago (ok… 40), the last expert word on animal empathy was that it did not exist, other than through our anthropomorphization of our animal friends. Those who have lived with … Continue reading

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What Would Joseph Campbell Think?

I love this… I am often thinking about Joseph Cambell and his brilliant view on modern life and the human condition through the lens of mankind’s myths and mythology. – cPaul From BILLMOYERS.COM: A Facebook member responded to our recent post Bill Moyers … Continue reading

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Students often struggle after a mental health crisis. Can this support system help?

The BRYT program, which was founded and pioneered in a Boston-area school in 2004 by the nonprofit Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, has emerged as a successful model for helping kids re-enter school after a mental health crisis.  – … Continue reading

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A Personal Story of Living Through Depression

by John Folk-Williams | MentalHelp.net John Folk-Williams has lived with major depressive disorder since boyhood and finally achieved full recovery just a few years ago. As a survivor of this devastating illness, he has learned first-hand how it can interfere … Continue reading

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