Archive for the 'General News' Category

The threat to France’s Jews

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The threat to France’s Jews: Last week’s attacks have stoked fears among the Jewish community at a time when increasing numbers are leaving. What does it mean for France? Natasha Lehrer in The Guardian on January 15, 2015.

A Jewish school under guard in Paris. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

What Your Shrink’s Office Says About You

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: What Your Shrink’s Office Says About You by Oliver Jones on The Daily Beast on January 16, 2015.

Photo Credit: Dr. Mark Gerald

Charlie Hebdo and Group Regression

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Charlie Hebdo and Group Regression: Mental cultures of idolatry and satire. by Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D. in her The Me in We blog on the Psychology Today blogs on January 12, 2015.

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Theory Finds That Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome Don’t Lack Empathy – in Fact If Anything They Empathize Too Much

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Theory Finds That Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome Don’t Lack Empathy – in Fact If Anything They Empathize Too Much by Jade Small on the Open Mind website on January 9, 2015.

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here To Read: Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy By Max Fisher in The Washington Post on October 22, 2013.

Japanese women walk down a Tokyo shopping street. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Downton Abbey: A rose-tinted depiction of class relations

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Downton Abbey: A rose-tinted depiction of class relations By Paul Mitchell on the World Social Web Site on January 14, 2015.

Psychohistory News

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychohistory News: Newsletter of the International  Psychohistorical Association: Volume 34, Number 1 – Winter 2015.

Read the New Issue of Charlie Hebdo in English

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Read the New Issue of Charlie Hebdo in English by Tracy McNicoll On the Dail Beast Website on January 14, 2015.

Todd Essig on Torture and the APA

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Don’t Look There! Misdirection in Psychology’s Response To The Senate Torture Report by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on January 12, 2015.

Click Here to Read: A Catalog Of Psychologist Participation In Torture From The Senate Report by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine website on January 12, 2015.

Cast Into the Depths: Perilous Waters for the American Psychological Association by Roy Eidelson

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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Cast Into the Depths: Perilous Waters for the American Psychological Association by Roy Eidelson

In his book Life Lines, the late minister and theologian Forrest Church wrote, “When cast into the depths, to survive we must first let go of things that will not save us. Then we must reach out for things that can.”

These are words — and actions — that the leaders and membership of the American Psychological Association should take to heart as a new year begins, before the profession drowns in the torture scandal that has been building for well over a decade. Rescuing the APA will not be easy, but here are a few specific suggestions for where and how to begin. (more…)

How Philistinism Wrecked ‘The New Republic’

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How Philistinism Wrecked ‘The New Republic’ by Sean Wilentz in the Chronicle of Higher Education on January 9, 2015.

The Blame for the Charlie Hebdo Murders

Monday, January 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Blame for the Charlie Hebdo Murders By George Packer In The New Yorker on January 7, 2015,

A tribute at the Place de la République, in Paris, to victims killed during the attack at Charlie Hebdo. CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY AURELIEN MEUNIER/GETTY

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This by Mandy Lee Catron in The New York Times on January 9, 2015.

Old Nazis Never Die

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Old Nazis Never Die By Nicholas Kulish in The New York Times on Janaury 10, 2015.

Shooting the Jesters

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Shooting the Jesters By Anthony Lane in The New Yorker on January 8, 2015.

A woman signs a memorial register under a poster showing the victims of the shooting at the office of Charlie Hebdo; Nice, France; January 8, 2015.CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS

Getting Grief Right

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Getting Grief Right By Patrick O’Malley in The New York Times on January 10, 2015.

Charlie Hebdo attack: French officials establish link between gunmen in both attacks — live

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Charlie Hebdo attack: French officials establish link between gunmen in both attacks — live by Matthew Weaver , Josh Halliday, Alexandra Topping, Jonathan Bucks, Alan Yuhas and Raya Jalabi in New York on the Telegraph website on January 9, 2015.

Paris is Charlie is projected onto the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, to pay tribute to the victims of a deadly attack on the headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Photograph: MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE/AFP/Getty Images

History of modern man unravels as German scholar is exposed as fraud. Flamboyant anthropologist falsified dating of key discoveries

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: History of modern man unravels as German scholar is exposed as fraud. Flamboyant anthropologist falsified dating of key discoveries by Luke Harding in The Guarian on February 18, 2005.

Charlie Hebdo terrorists separated men and women before executions

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Charlie Hebdo terrorists separated men and women before executions By Bob Fredericks in The New York Post on January 9, 2015.

An injured person is transported to an ambulance after Wednesday’s massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in France. Two suspects (inset) remain at large.Photo: AP; AFP/Getty Images

Oldest known example of abstract symbolic representation discovered in Indonesia

Friday, January 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Oldest known example of abstract symbolic representation discovered in Indonesia By Philip Guelpa on the World Socialist Web Site on January 9, 2015.

The geometric pattern on Pseudodon shell, from Left to right, top to bottom: overview (scale bar – 1 cm); schematic representation; detail of main engraving area (scale bar – 1 cm); detail of the engraving (scale bar – 1 mm). [Image credit: Josephine C. A. Joordens et al.]