Archive for the 'General News' Category

Psychologists’ Involvement in Torture

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Psychologists’ Involvement in Torture by Frank Summers on the Public Seminar website on December 16th, 2014.

Guantanamo prisoner street art © Walt Jabsco | Flickr

France Confronts an Ignoble Chapter

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  France Confronts an Ignoble Chapter By Mïa De La Baume in The New York Times on December 15, 2014.

The Senate Committee’s Report on the C.I.A.’s Use of Torture

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Senate Committee’s Report on the C.I.A.’s Use of Torture in The New York Times on December 9, 2014.

A Debate Between Allen Frances and Robert Whitaker

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A Debate Between Allen Frances and Robert Whitaker on the Mad in America Website on December 2, 2014.

The ‘Skype Therapy Illusion’ And The Myth Of Functional Equivalence

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The ‘Skype Therapy Illusion’ And The Myth Of Functional Equivalence by Todd Essig on the Forbes Magazine Website on December 9, 2014.

CIA on the Couch: Why there would have been no torture without the psychologists

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: CIA on the Couch: Why there would have been no torture without the psychologists By Steven Reisner on the Slate website on December 12, 2014.

Major national organizations of physicians, psychiatrists, and nurses determined that their ethical obligations prohibited their members from participating in these interrogations, so what was the American Psychological Association doing?

Poland’s Jews: Under a New Roof

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Poland’s Jews: Under a New Roof by Shelley Salamensky in The New York Review of Books on December 6, 2014.

The reconstructed ceiling of a destroyed seventeenth-century Polish synagogue at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, October 21, 2014

Let It Go: Are we becoming a nation of hoarders?

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Let It Go: Are we becoming a nation of hoarders? by Joan Acocella in The New Yorker in the December 15, 2014 Issue.

Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, the home she shared with her mother, in 1972.CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY TOM WARGACKI / WIREIMAGE

Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports

Friday, December 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Cheney Calls for International Ban on Torture Reports by Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker on December 9, 2014.

Wheat People vs. Rice People

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Wheat People vs. Rice People: Why Are Some Cultures More Individualistic Than Others? by T.M. Luhrmann in The New York Times on December 3, 2014.

The Skype Psychologist

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Skype Psychologist: What video-chat therapy sessions offer that in-person visits don’t by Joseph Burgo in The Atlantic Monthly on December 3, 2014.

What is psychology’s greatest achievement?

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: What is psychology’s greatest achievement? by Leonard A. Jason on the OUPblog website.

Drug overdose by Sam Metsfan (Apartment in New York). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Anna Freud: This is why child psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud has been given Google doodle

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Anna Freud: This is why child psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud has been given Google doodle on The Independent website on December 3, 3014.

The Life and Good Times of Norman Lear

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Life and Good Times of Norman Lear The genius behind ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ and other barrier-breaking TV shows talks about his childhood and career By Vox Tablet on the Tablet website on December 2, 2014.

Sometimes It’s Better To Lead With Your Heart Rather Than Your Head

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Sometimes It’s Better To Lead With Your Heart Rather Than Your Head by John Baldoni on the Forbes Magazine website on December 3, 2014.

The AP US History Wars: Is a Peace Process Possible?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The AP US History Wars: Is a Peace Process Possible? by Jonathan Burack on the American Historical Association website on in December 2014.

Photo: Amy Aletheia Cahill

Supporters of the Jefferson County, Colorado, School Board stage a counterprotest to “stop APUSH,” October 2014.

A Long-Sought Fugitive Died Four Years Ago in Syria, Nazi Hunter Says

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A Long-Sought Fugitive Died Four Years Ago in Syria, Nazi Hunter Says By JodiI Rurdoren in The New York Times on December 1, 2014.

New York City Plans Focus on Mental Health in Justice System

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: New York City Plans Focus on Mental Health in Justice System By Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz on December 1, 2014.

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, the same day a task force released a report detailing changes to the criminal justice system. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Probing Question: Is American society becoming more narcissistic?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Probing Question: Is American society becoming more narcissistic? on the Science Blog website.

How Government Killed the Medical Profession

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  How Government Killed the Medical Profession By Jeffrey A. Singer on the Cato Institute website.