It’s been awhile since I’ve posted.  Teaching kept me busy, in the Fall of 2014.  I ran across this, however, and thought that I should share it.  The only thing I don’t like about it is that it gives a little too much weight to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, in my opinion.  Other than that, I […]

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Mental illness and stigma

I love it when famous people “come out” and tell of their struggles with mental illness.  It makes it easier for all of us to talk about. Hemingway and mental illness

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How Psychology can help Ferguson Heal

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, racism is incidious and exceedingly psychological. The president of the American Psychological Association has these words to say, about how we can combat racism.http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/how-psychology-can-help-ferguson-heal/article_f6d6e76e-92c7-59a8-b7da-6321c3be882f.html#.VAmjsvjeemg.facebook

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More about vacations…

The summer is winding down.  Most, if not all of the European population has returned from vacation.I ran across another article, the other day, highlighting an important difference between European and American vacation-time.  I want to share it here, because it fits with my experience of things.My first summer in Denmark was magical.  The weather […]

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The APA’s Statement about the Shooting of Michael Brown

It’s important to realize that prejudice these days, is often not even a conscious process.  While blacks, and other minorities enjoy equality in a number of areas, worldwide, what lingers, are semi-conscious judgments about worth,and presumed innocence or guilt. The APA released this statement about combating stereotypes.  http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/08/michael-brown.aspx

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Definition of perversion

Some of you know that I teach Psychology of Human Sexuality to American University students.  I was preparing for my class, which begins next week, when I came across this interesting video about paraphilias. Beware– the people in this video are very heady and academic, but they have interesting points about our definitions around sexuality, […]

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On being alone…

The results of this study were no less than stunning!  Would you really rather get a shock than be alone?  Please let me know your thoughts about this. Research suggests that people would rather get shocked than be alone with their thoughts

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Happiness is just a click away

I obtained this list the other day.  My interests in both technology and psychology make the field of “positive technology” a good fit. Happiness apps

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When in Denmark… a treatise about time off from work

It is hard not to notice, as an ex-pat, the sheer number of Danish holidays that occur this time of year.  Some of my clients notice that I do not really observe them;  They seem too indulgent somehow, so I go into the office anyway.     Recently I have had a couple of client report having […]

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Cybertherapy for New Zealand’s Youth

Cybertherapy Program Launched in NZ I have a few great passions:  Relationships, Family, Psychology, the American Southwest, and Technology.  Cybertherapy is the intersection of technology and Psychology and it’s been getting a lot of my attention lately. I just finished teaching a college course called “Virtual Selves” about this very topic. Today, I am posting […]

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