Category Archives: Psychology

NYT: ‘He Needs His Pretty Little Face Bashed In,’ a Therapist Tells an Undercover F.B.I. Agent

From the New York Times: The New Jersey psychotherapist wanted revenge, and, as luck would have it, one of her patients had revealed in his therapy sessions that he was a former member of an organized criminal gang, according to … Continue reading

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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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