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 Dallas preps ‘mega-shelter’ as Texas braces for more rain

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Dallas preps ‘mega-shelter’ as Texas braces for more rain By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Ralph Ellis and Joe Sterling on the CNN website on August 28, 2017.

Suzi at Yale: A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Suzi at Yale: A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed By Mark Oppenheimer on the Tablet Website on August 21, 2017.

‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read: ‘The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump’ by James C. McIntosh in the Amsterdam News on August 24, 2017.
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Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Dark Times and the Powers of Dreaming by Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D., pm the Huffington Post website on August 24, 2017.

The Disordered Leading The Discontent: Trump And The Psychology Of Crowds

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Disordered Leading The Discontent: Trump And The Psychology Of Crowds by Dr Aaron Balick on the Huffington Post website on Auust 23, 2017,

Will Trump Be the Death of the Goldwater Rule?

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Will Trump Be the Death of the Goldwater Rule? By Jeannie Suk Gersen on the New Yorker Magazine website on August 23, 2017.

The Goldwater Rule was meant to prevent psychiatrists from politicizing their authority. But now it’s muzzling them in the midst of a vital public debate. Photograph by Alex Brandon / AP

 

Historian Timothy Snyder: After Charlottesville, “we are hanging by our teeth to the rule of law”

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Historian Timothy Snyder: After Charlottesville, “we are hanging by our teeth to the rule of law”: Author of “On Tyranny,” who predicted a coup months ago, says Trump is still waiting for his “Reichstag fire” by Chauncy DeVega on the Salon website on August 26, 2017.

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Trump set them free

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Trump set them free by Adam Shatz in the London Review of Books Blog on August 15, 2017.

Adam Shatz on C-SPAN

How Social Contagion Helps Explain Our Pet Choices

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How Social Contagion Helps Explain Our Pet Choices: In 1939, Londoners killed 400,000 dogs and cats in four days. Why? by Hal Herzog Ph.D. on the Psychology Today website on August 18, 2017.

Number of New AKC Puppy Registrations Source: Graph by Hal Herzog/Photo by 13moe37/CreativeCommons

Making America White Again

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Making America White Again: The choices made by white men, who are prepared to abandon their humanity out of fear of black men and women, suggest the true horror of lost statusBy Toni Morrison in The New Yorker on November 21, 2016 Issue.

Photograph by Stan Grossfeld / The Boston Globe via Getty

‘I’d Like to Become a Bird’: My great-great-grandmother’s letters—in Ladino—paint a portrait of the Sephardic community on the Isle of Rhodes, moments before it was destroyed in the Holocaust

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘I’d Like to Become a Bird’: My great-great-grandmother’s letters—in Ladino—paint a portrait of the Sephardic community on the Isle of Rhodes, moments before it was destroyed in the Holocaust By Hannah Pressman on the Tablet Website on August 21, 2017.

The Creepiest Things About Dreams That You Probably Didn’t Learn About In School

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Creepiest Things About Dreams That You Probably Didn’t Learn About In School By Michelle Gross on the Bustle.com website on August 22, 2017.

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How the Tiki torch was co-opted by white supremacists

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  How the Tiki torch was co-opted by white supremacists by Tom Ryan on the TRT World website on August 21, 2017.

Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews Has Considered Emigrating Due to Antisemitism

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews Has Considered Emigrating Due to Antisemitism: UK lawmaker recalls antisemitic abuse during general election campaign UK watchdog: Record number of antisemitic incidents in first half of year BY the Jerusalem Times Staff on August 20, 2017.
80 percent of respondents said they believe that the Labour Party is harboring antisemites in its ranks.

British Jews. (photo credit: PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS)

Germany Begins to Apologize for a Different Genocide

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Germany Begins to Apologize for a Different Genocide: Historians think slaughter in Africa was the first genocide of 20th century
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore on the newser website on August 19, 2017.

This 1981 photo shows women of the Herero tribe in Windhoek.   (AP Photo/JJ,file)

“You should not stand by”

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read: “You should not stand by” on the Holocaust Museum website.

In today’s turbulent times, Holocaust survivors can be our best teachers. The survivors who volunteer at the Museum challenge us to take responsibility in the face of hate.

Why I Left My White Therapist

Friday, August 25th, 2017


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 Why I Left My White Therapist by Chaya Babu on the Tonic website on January 18 2017.

Image: Clemens Bilan / Getty Images

Charlottesville Happened On Shabbat. Here’s What The Rabbis Did That Day

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Charlottesville Happened On Shabbat. Here’s What The Rabbis Did That Day by Erica Snow on the Forward Website on August 17, 2017./

CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit: On Eve of Trial, Psychologists Agree to Historic Settlement in Aclu Case on Behalf of Three Torture Victims on the ACLU wqebsite on August 17, 2017/

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Society for Humanistic Psychology: Division 32 APA Response to Racism and Violence in Charlottesville, and its Aftermath

It is not hate that kills, as much as it is silence. That is why Division 32 of the American Psychological Association is encouraging all caring parties to likewise give voice to the values that stand for our very humanity, as Humanistic Psychology emphasizes. In response to hate speech and violence in Charlottesville, it is clear that the White House was unable to display spontaneous benevolent leadership and awareness of the role a president plays during national crises, stepping up in critical moments to set an ethical bar as well as legal ones. Yet, we needn’t be surprised by this lag in conscience, a lack of emotional intelligence or well thought out advance planning born of a self-reflective exploration, because there is nothing on which to base such an expectation.

In the context of mindful approaches to psychotherapy, every moment of life conditions the moment that comes after it, or said another way, every moment is conditioned by the one that came before it, by the one that preceded it. We must act thoughtfully, mindfully, and compassionately because cause and effect are interdependent. Reactions are spontaneous, empathy and leadership organically arise to meet the moment, producing human, and humane, responses. Thus, what we saw in Charlottesville was the result of all the many, many moments that caused it, that came before, that preceded it. (more…)