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  • Is the Media Engaging in a Form of Psychological Warfare Against America?

    04/29/2020 7:57:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | April 29, 2020 | Michael Brown
    A recent article written primarily by a medical doctor in Alabama claimed that, “The way in which the media has pushed fear nonstop amounts to psychological warfare against this country.” He added, “If it hasn’t occurred to you that we have heard one story and essentially one story alone for literally two months, well, that should have aroused suspicion.” Is this doctor correct? Or is the media doing its best to be responsible in the midst of an unprecedented crisis? I’m quite confident that nothing I write here will influence what the media is doing for two reasons. First, who...
  • The same deep chemistry that fosters bonding can, in a heartbeat, pivot to fear and hate

    02/14/2020 9:56:12 AM PST · by Yollopoliuhqui · 12 replies
    Aeon Journal ^ | 13 Feb, 2020 | Ruth Feldman
    Is there a solution to the human condition? Given that human love is layered over blind forces that react automatically to the slightest sign of danger, is there any chance for redemption, or are we bound to endless cycles of aggression and destruction?
  • Shoving ‘Transgender Regret’ Back in the Closet: LGBTQ Advocates are attacking “transgender” people who want to return to their birth sex

    01/09/2020 7:04:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/09/2020 | Robyn Dolgin
    It is a startling reaction, but LGBTQ advocates are continuing their campaign to ostracize “transgender” people who want to return to their birth sex. Charlie Evans fits the profile of a “former transgender” who felt shunned by LGBTQ members and was labeled a “traitor.” She naively set out to help teenagers from making the same “horrendous mistakes” she had made when starting to transition at age 17. She began living as a boy, binding her chest and shaving her head. The floodgates to this bizarre phenomenon opened in the aftermath of Evans appearing on a popular cable program, Sky News,...
  • Is "Trump Derangement Syndrome" a Real Mental Condition?

    12/01/2019 5:05:32 AM PST · by Candor7 · 32 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Jan 04, 2019 | Rob Whitley, Ph.D.
    Many clinicians, political commentators, and members of the public have speculated upon the mental health of President Donald Trump. Indeed, over 70,000 people self-identifying as "mental health professionals" have signed a petition declaring that "Trump is mentally ill and must be removed." In sociological terms, the "medical gaze" has been hitherto focused on President Trump, and to a lesser extent his ardent supporters. However, in recent months, many have been questioning the direction of this "medical gaze." In fact, more and more people are suggesting that this "medical gaze" should be reversed and refocused on President Trump’s most embittered and...
  • Decolonizing “Multicultural” Counseling through Social Justice

    11/14/2019 5:27:32 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Springer ^ | 2015 | Goodman, Rachael D., Gorski, Paul C. (Eds.)
    About this book: Multicultural counseling and psychology evolved as a response to the Eurocentrism prevalent in the Western healing professions and has been used to challenge the Eurocentric, patriarchal, and heteronormative constructs commonly embedded in counseling and psychology. Ironically, some of the practices and paradigms commonly associated with “multiculturalism” reinforce the very hegemonic practices and paradigms that multicultural counseling and psychology approaches were created to correct. In Decolonizing "Multicultural" Counseling through Social Justice, counseling and psychology scholars and practitioners examine this paradox through a social justice lens by questioning and challenging the infrastructure of dominance in society, as well as...
  • NYPD officers to stop referring to unhinged people as ‘emotional disturbed persons’

    10/24/2019 5:20:49 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    One America News ^ | October 24, 2019
    NYPD officers will now have to stop referring to dangerously unhinged people as “emotionally disturbed persons”. This is part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $37 million program to deal with serious mental health emergencies in the city.
  • Celebrate Your Kid’s Transition. Don’t Grieve It. (barf alert)

    10/18/2019 1:56:34 PM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 18, 2019 | Meredith Talusan
    Shortly before my gender assignment surgery in 2002, my father told me that he was grieving the loss of his first-born son. My first impulse was to comfort him. We talked about his feelings one afternoon and I reassured him that he wasn’t losing me. I thought this was my duty; after all, he had supported my transition, defending me against bigoted relatives (even as he stumbled over my pronouns and told me I needed to be less argumentative if I planned to live as a woman). Still, I counted myself lucky that he and other members of my immediate...
  • Owning a dog could extend your life: People are 24% less likely to die after a heart attack if...

    10/08/2019 9:45:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 51 replies
    dm ^ | 10/8/2019 | rahhal
    Dog owners live longer than people without a canine pet, two new studies suggest. And older people who live alone are a third less likely to die after a heart attack if they have a furry friend at home, according to the Swedish researchers. Loneliness plays a well known role to the detriment of older people in the US, not only hindering them from living happy lives, but often actually increasing their risks of death and chronic illnesses. The American Heart Association (AHA), which released an accompanying statement, noted that it's not exactly proof that dogs will keep you healthier,...
  • Tampa ban on counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, gender confusion struck down

    10/08/2019 7:53:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    A Tampa city ordinance banning counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender confusion has been overturned in federal court. In a Friday ruling from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Judge William F. Jung issued an order granting summary judgment to Christian legal group Liberty Counsel in its lawsuit to invalidate an ordinance in the city of Tampa that prohibited voluntary talk therapy for minors experiencing unwanted sexual feelings and attractions and gender identity confusion. The group represented Robert Vazzo, a marriage and family therapist, and New Hearts Outreach Tampa Bay, a Christian...
  • ...Tampa's Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Ruled Unconstitutional...

    A federal judge has ruled one Florida city cannot ban therapists from practicing a controversial “gay conversion” therapy in their jurisdiction. NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the judge struck down a 2017 ban imposed by the city of Tampa, ruling that the city has no authority to regulate health professionals and only the state government can do that – a victory for some religious based groups....
  • Women are less likely to wear high heels if they are going on a date with an ugly man [tr]

    09/13/2019 8:45:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2019 | Stephen Matthews
    Women are less likely to don high heels if they are going on a date with a man they think is ugly, a controversial study has found. Scientists quizzed 292 female university students, who were all straight, about how often they wear stilettos or other types of the shoe. The volunteers were asked if they would wear high heels or a flat sole shoe if they went on a date with two men plucked from Google Images. One of them was considered to be very attractive by a panel of 14 separate women, the other was deemed to be the...
  • Harvard received $8.9M from Jeffrey Epstein (made him Visiting Fellow in Dept of Psychology)

    09/13/2019 4:04:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies
    NYPOST.COM ^ | 9/13/19 | Hana R. Alberts and Laura Italiano
    Harvard accepted $8.9M from Jeffrey Epstein — but no money after the pedophile’s 2008 guilty plea. Epstein was also made a Visiting Fellow in Harvard's Department of Psychology in 2005 at the urging of former faculty member Stephen Kosslyn. The news follows revelations that Epstein donated $7.5M to MIT — money MIT pocketed after, and despite, his pleading guilty to soliciting sex from an underage girl. “We are seeking to learn more about the nature of that appointment from Dr. Kosslyn, who no longer works at the University,” Harvard president Lawrence S. Bacow said in an email to students, alumni...
  • A psychologist shares the 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence and self-esteem

    09/07/2019 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/7/19 | Amy Morin
    1. Letting them escape responsibility While you might think chores will weigh your kids down and add to their stress level, pitching in around the house will help them become more responsible citizens. Doing age-appropriate duties helps them feel a sense of mastery and accomplishment. So whether you tell your child to help with the laundry or take the trash out, responsibilities are opportunities for kids to see themselves as capable and competent. 2. Preventing them from making mistakes It’s tough to watch your child fail, get rejected or mess up on something. When this happens, so many parents rush...
  • Founder of conversion therapy ministry comes out as gay

    09/03/2019 9:10:28 PM PDT · by FormerFRLurker · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 3, 2019 | Reporter
    A married father-of-two from South Carolina who founded one of the nation's largest conversion therapy programs has come out as gay and strongly denounced the widely discredited practice. McKrae Game, 51, the former leader of Hope for Wholeness, came out of the closet in June, nearly two years after he was fired from the faith-based conversion therapy ministry. He is now trying to come to terms with the harm he inflicted on LGBTQ people when he was advocating for religious efforts to change a person's sexuality.
  • American Airlines passengers’ shock as traveller takes miniature HORSE onto flight

    09/03/2019 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies ^ | 2 Sep 2019, 10:05 Updated: 2 Sep 2019, 11:14 | Michael Hollan
    AMERICAN Airlines passengers were left stunned after noticing a miniature HORSE had joined their flight. Evan Nowak said he noticed the animal, which had been brought onboard by a fellow traveller, while flying on an a service from Chicago to Omaha. He posted the footage to Twitter, which showed the horse calmly sitting near the front of the plane in an aisle seat. He added: "At this time we would like to begin boarding with any active duty military, families travelling with children under the age of 3, and horses..." Another passenger, Amberley Babbage, also spotted the animal at check...
  • Sexual Orientation Therapy Bans Are Just the Beginning

    08/28/2019 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/28/2019 | Maria Martinez
    As a teenager, Nate Oyloe was attracted to other boys. Hoping to change his sexual attractions, he sought therapy.  Today he is happily married to a woman.  Most people would be glad that Nate has achieved the life he wanted.  But not everyone is.  Lawmakers in his home state of Minnesota recently passed a law banning the kind of therapy Nate received to help him overcome his unwanted same-sex attraction. To date, twenty states and many cities have made it illegal to offer therapy for minors unless it affirms the LGBT agenda -- and several more are considering similar...
  • Jordan Peterson (vanity)

    07/15/2019 9:23:18 PM PDT · by impimp · 34 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | 15 July 2019 | Impimp
    Things Jordan Peterson is wrong about: 1, gnostic views of Christ (his views seem to imply he doubts Jesus’ divinity but maybe I am wrong) 2. His belief that there is a place for the left in politics and that we would have too rigid hierarchical structures without the left. I see no problem with long term meritocracy and the left’s rejection of freedom is bad. He discusses this in depth on the Joe Rogan podcasts. 3. His lack of understanding of present day right wing thought - he seems to think it is authoritarian in nature. Right wing thought...
  • Autism in Its Classical Form Is Very Real

    07/10/2019 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    I am perennially asked whether I do or do not “believe” in autism. I suspect that on most occasions, it’s a test. Nonetheless, it’s a fair question that usually takes this form: “I know you don’t believe in ADHD; but do you believe in autism?” To be clear, it would be absurd of me to deny that there are children – plenty of them, relatively speaking – who frequently exhibit behaviors associated with the bogus diagnosis of ADHD (attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder). Those kids are problematic, for sure. But no one has ever proven that they “have” something. Childhood behavior disorders...
  • APA: We'd Like to Teach the World to Swing...

    07/08/2019 8:38:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 8, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    Just when you think you've heard it all, the American Psychological Association (APA) decides this: Monogamy is the new bigotry. That's right. According to the supposed "mental health experts," open marriages are the tolerant approach to intimacy. And they've launched a task force to prove it to the world. According to the APA's official description of this initiative, "Finding love and/or sexual intimacy is a central part of most people's life experience. However, the ability to engage in desired intimacy without social and medical stigmatization is not a liberty for all." People who practice "consensual non-monogamy," as they call it,...
  • How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

    06/28/2019 2:39:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    Pocket ^ | April 6, 2017 | Olga Khazan, The Atlantic
    “I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote Billy Baker in his recent exploration of male loneliness in The Boston Globe. Perhaps one reason the piece made so many internet rounds is just how many people could relate: Last year Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned that Americans are “facing an epidemic of loneliness and social isolation.” Though “I’m going to die alone” is the common grumble among single people, scientifically, it’s more like, “I’m going to die if I’m alone.”...