Category Archives: Psychology

NYT: Friendship’s Dark Side: ‘We Need a Common Enemy’

From the New York Times: Take the new evidence that people choose friends who resemble themselves, right down to the moment-to-moment pattern of blood flow in the brain. The tendency toward homophily, toward flocking together with birds of your inner … Continue reading

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Managing Messy Conversations

“Karen Henry Smith gives tips on how to change unhealthy communications dynamics. No one has to remain stuck in conversations that are degrading and humiliating. Consider these simple techniques to gain verbal empowerment and switch up unwanted patterns.”

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The American Psychiatric Association issues a warning: No psychoanalyzing Donald Trump

I hate it when people use psychology as a weapon. I had an ex-GF who did that and I did not appreciate her diagnoses. Have I done to others this thing I hate? Yes. Washington Post: Donald Trump had a … Continue reading

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Tom Wolfe On Freud

Stuart Schneiderman writes: In a 2006 lecture he delivered at the National Endowment for the Humanities, Tom Wolfe offered some remarks about Freud. I report them without commentary. First: In medical terms, Freud is now considered a quack. But his … Continue reading

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What Are The Causes Of Insecurity?

Dr. Gerald Stein writes: Insecurity is in the nature of being human. It is a commonplace, even if most people make a serious effort to disguise it. Too many things to know, too many to learn, too many rejections — … Continue reading

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