Archive for the 'General News' Category

Psychologists pinpoint the age at which childhood memories fade

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Psychologists pinpoint the age at which childhood memories fade. How parents can help children preserve their earliest memories By Ellen Wallwork on the Parent Dish website on January 30, 2014.

Justin Bieber: the trouble with the wild child – is it all just a dysfunctional father-son relationship?

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Justin Bieber: the trouble with the wild child – is it all just a dysfunctional father-son relationship? As the troubled star lands in a Miami court on a drink-driving charge, some are now questioning the influence of his father, Jeremy by Edward Helmore in The Guardian on January 25, 2014.

Justin Bieber with sister Jazmyn, father Jeremy and mother Pattie Mallette at a 2011 film screening in Canada. Photograph: Canadian Press/ Rex

Psychologists for Social Responsibility Letter to APA Ethics Office

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Psychologists for Social Responsibility Letter to APA Ethics Office.

Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Obama vows to flex presidential powers in speech By Julie Pace on the AP News website on January 29, 2014.

Dr Ruth Westheimer: My family values

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Dr Ruth Westheimer: My family values.  The sex therapist talks about her family by Nick McGrath in The Guardian on  November 9, 2012.

Dr Ruth Westheimer: ‘If I had been sent to Holland, Belgium or France instead of Switzerland, I would be one of the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished.’ Photograph: Ariel Schalit/AP

SOTU 2014: The Cognitive Power of the President

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  SOTU 2014: The Cognitive Power of the President by George Lakoff on the Reader Supported News website on January 27, 2014.

Shedding Light on a Vast Toll of Jews Killed Away From the Death Camps

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Shedding Light on a Vast Toll of Jews Killed Away From the Death Camps By Alison Smale in The New York Times on January 27, 2014.

The slogan “Work Makes You Free” is on the gate at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp memorial in Oranienburg, Germany.
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To murder 6 million people, the Nazis showed us, you don’t even need fanatics

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Auschwitz_Liberated_January_1945-835x543Click Here to Read:  To murder 6 million people, the Nazis showed us, you don’t even need fanatics: Buried at Auschwitz is our certainty in a shared humanity. We now know that any limits to human cruelty, if they exist at all, lie beyond the most rabid viciousness ever conceived By Haviv Rettig Gur in The Times of Israel on January 27, 2014.

The Sexual Healer: The Couples Therapy Expert Esther Perel Takes On Sex and Sexuality

Monday, January 27th, 2014

PerelNYTimesClick Here to Read:  The Sexual Healer: The Couples Therapy Expert Esther Perel Takes On Sex and Sexuality by Susan Dominus in the New York Times on January 24, 2014.

Esther Perel, a couples therapist and relationship author, has become a go-to speaker on sexuality and relationships. Summit Outside 2013

Pigging Out: What ‘Radically Unkosher’ Jewish Foodies Like

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Pigging Out: What ‘Radically Unkosher’ Jewish Foodies Like by  Michael Pollan Are Missing By Jonathan Schorsch on the USC Anneberg RD magazine on January 21, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  Locusts, Giraffes and the Meaning of Kashrut on this website.

Image: Justin Dawson

Architecture professor honored for contribution to medical field

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

StephenSonnenbergDr. Stephen Sonnenberg, adjunct professor for the School of Architecture and the Plan II Honors program, is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association last Friday. Sonnenberg’s desire to help people in addition to his love of humanities was the inspiration for his research in psychoanalysis–The Texan Daily Website on January 22, 2014.

Photo Credit: Claire Trammel | Daily Texan Staff.

US psychology body declines to rebuke member in Guantánamo torture case

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Mohammed-al-QahtaniClick Here to Read:  US psychology body declines to rebuke member in Guantánamo torture case: Complaint dropped against John Leso, involved in brutal interrogation of suspected 9/11 hijacker Mohammed al-Qahtani • APA: ‘We cannot proceed with formal charges’ By Soencer Ackerman on the The guardian.com wesbsite on January 20, 2014.]

Mohammed al-Qahtani was twice charged by the Pentagon in 2008 with war crimes related to 9/11. Photograph: motesjj

 

Tales From Both Sides of the Couch: First Sessions

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Tales From Both Sides of the Couch: First Sessions  by Kerry L. Malawista, M.S.W., Ph.D. on her Wearing My Tutu to Analysis blog on the Psychology Today blogs on September 8, 2013.

Jewish Surnames [Supposedly] Explained

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Tesserae: Jewish Surnames [Supposedly] Explained  “Dara, you’ll love this!” Actually, I don’t. By Dara Horn  on the Mosaic Website on  January 21, 2014,

Click Here to Read: Jewish Surnames Explained on this website.

On the Occasion of Heinz Hartmann’s Seventieth Birthday

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  On the Occasion of Heinz Hartmann’s Seventieth Birthday (November 9, 1964) by Heinz Kohut, MD.

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Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar

Monday, January 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar By Elisabeth Rosenthal in The New York Times on January 18, 2014.

Locusts, Giraffes and the Meaning of Kashrut

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Locusts, Giraffes and the Meaning of Kashrut by Meir Soloveichik in Azure no. 23, Winter 5766,  2006.

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates on the Guardian website on October 19, 2013.

Arm’s length: 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 are ‘not interested in or despise sexual contact’. More than a quarter of men feel the same way. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner

Gerard Haddad “Manger le Livre” “Eating the Book”

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Gerard Haddad “Manger le Livre” “Eating the Book” on YouTube. This video is in French.

Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Review Volume 9, 1. 1987 on Google Books.  For easier reading, you can download the PDF from this site.