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A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read and View: A Psychologist as Warden? Jail and Mental Illness Intersect in Chicago By Timonthy Williams in The New York Times on July 30, 2015.

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Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Oliver Sacks, who has taught us so much, now teaches us the art of dying by Ranjana Srivastava on the Guardian website on July 25, 2015.

Death is never easy. But Oliver Sacks shows us an approach that views life as a welcome gift rather than bemoaning death as a medical failure.  ‘Every doctor aspires to be a little like Sacks whether for his sharp intellect, his obvious humanity or his exquisite writings that go to the core of what it means to be human and frail.’ Photograph: Adam Scourfield/BBC/AP Photo/AP

Deals, Divorce, Direction: Off-Label Uses for Psychoanalysis

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Deals, Divorce, Direction: Off-Label Uses for Psychoanalysis: In everyday life, psychoanalysis may be more relevant than ever by Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on the Psychology Today website on July 16, 2015

Titus Andronicus Releases a Punk Opera

Posted July 30th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Music

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Click Here to Read: Review: Titus Andronicus Releases a Punk Opera by Ben Ratliff in The New York Times on July 29, 2015.

From Patrick Stickles and Titus Andronicus comes a punk opera.CreditBurak Cingi, via Getty

Writer’s Wednesday: E.L. Doctorow

Posted July 29th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

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Click Here to Read:  E.L. Doctorow on Wikipedia.

Click Here to View: E. L. Doctorow: 1931-2015 By Emily B. Hager in The New York Times on July 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: The Limits of Optimism: E.L. Doctorow and the American Left by Joesph G. Ramsey on the CounterPunch WEbsite on July 28, 2015. Read the rest of this post »

Psychologist James Mitchell Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: APA Ethics and Torture, General News

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Click Here to Read: Psychologist James Mitchell Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects By Jason Leopold
on the Vice News website on December 15, 2014.

How America’s psychologists ended up endorsing torture

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: APA Ethics and Torture, General News

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Click Here to Read: How America’s psychologists ended up endorsing torture by E.W. on the Economist website on July 28, 2015.

The Structure of Gratitude

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Editorials

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Click Here to Read: The Structure of Gratitude by David Brooks in The New York Times on July 28, 2015.

The Hoffman Report And the American Psychological Association

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: APA Ethics and Torture, Uncategorized

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Click Here to Read: The Hoffman Report And the American Psychological Association: Meeting the Challenge of Change by Kenneth S. Pope, Ph.D., ABPP on his KSPope website.

Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Boy Scouts of America Votes to Allow Gay Scout Leaders by Pete Williams on the NBC News website on July 28. 2015.

10 Things I’d Tell My Former (Medicated) Self

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: 10 Things I’d Tell My Former (Medicated) Self By Diana Spechler JULY 27, 2015.

Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: Here’s What Caused Megafauna Like the Mammoths to Go Extinct By Darren Ankrom on the Vice News Website on July 27, 2015.

Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association’s Collusion with Torture

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: APA Ethics and Torture, General News

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Click Here to Read: Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association’s Collusion with Torture by Deborah Kory on the Huffington Post website on July 24, 2015.

Why Ethics Codes Fail

Posted July 28th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: APA Ethics and Torture, General News

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Click Here to Read: Why Ethics Codes Fail By Laura Stark on the Inside Higher Education website on July 21, 2015.

New Books in Psychoanalysis: Discussions with scholars of psychoanalysis about their new books and ideas

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: New Books in Psychoanalysis: Discussions with scholars of psychoanalysis about their new books and ideas on the New Books in Psychoanalysis website.

When American psychologists use their skills for torture

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: When American psychologists use their skills for torture by Stephen Soldz on the Quartz on July 26, 2015.

The 10 Coolest Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: The 10 Coolest Places You’re Not Allowed to Visit by the Mental Floss Staff on the msn travel website on July 18, 2015.

This barren volcanic Antarctic Island, an Australian external territory about two thirds of the way between Madagascar and Antarctica, is considered one of the most remote places on earth. The 368-square-mile landmass is mountainous, Read the rest of this post »

From Birthday to Funeral, Rare Footage of Picasso Surfaces in AP Archives

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art

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Click Here to Read: From Birthday to Funeral, Rare Footage of Picasso Surfaces in AP Archives by Claire Voon on the Hyperallergic blong on July 24, 2015.

Picasso at his 80th birthday celebration (screenshot via YouTube)

Life in Squares: The original rebels with a cause are back

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read: Life in Squares: The original rebels with a cause are back: A new BBC drama puts the social goals of the Bloomsbury Group into context for a new audience By Paul Levy on the Telegraph Website on July 26, 2015.

The drama follows the love triangles at the heart of the famous coterie of writers, intellectuals and artists over a 40-year period

Behind the infant Queen’s gesture lies a dark history of aristocratic Nazi links

Posted July 27th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Behind the infant Queen’s gesture lies a dark history of aristocratic Nazi links: It is no surprise that the royal archive is closed to historians: a wealth of embarrassment lies within by Karina Urbach on the Guardian website on July 18, 2015.