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  • [Vanity] Research on Dr. Bandy X. Lee -- the "professor" who is accusing Trump of unravelling

    01/10/2018 2:36:31 AM PST · by markomalley · 60 replies
    Various, but mostly Yale
    Was having an argument on Twitter last night regarding Dr. Bandy X. Lee from Yale and found out some data that you all may find useful. First, who is Bandy X. Lee? She is the shrink who's made appearances since the inauguration of President Trump to accuse him of being crazy. She is the tip of the "25th Amendment" spear that is currently being thrust at him. Typical of recent articles appearing in the media recently is this one from MSN: A Yale University psychiatry professor told US lawmakers that she believes Donald Trump'smental health is "unravelling" in a presentation...
  • The "Goldwater Rule" [vanity]

    01/06/2018 7:25:14 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 18 replies
    Various ^ | Jan 6, 2018 | Eddie01
    The Goldwater rule is the informal name given to Section 7 in the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) Principles of Medical Ethics[1] that states it is unethical for psychiatrists to give a professional opinion about public figures they have not examined[further explanation needed] in person, and from whom they have not obtained consent to discuss their mental health in public statements.[2] It is named after presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.[3][4] The issue arose in 1964 when Fact published the article "The Unconscious of a Conservative: A Special Issue on the Mind of Barry Goldwater".[3][5] The magazine polled psychiatrists about U.S. Senator Barry...
  • Therapist Writes In Washington Post That Trump News Cycle Is Ruining Her Clients’ Lives

    01/05/2018 7:18:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/5/18 | Joe Simonson
    One Washington, D.C.-based therapist’s clients have 99 problems, and they all seem to be about President Donald Trump.Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, a psychotherapist and founder of the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center, writes in The Washington Post that a number of her patients have been complaining that the media’s fixation on Trump is taking a toll on their personal lives.One couple that she works with (who she names Sally and Steve) have been seeing LaMotte to “strengthen their communication and feel more connected.” It seemed like they were making real progress.  That is, until Trump won.  She quotes Steve: Sally and...
  • The Reason for Almost All Mental Illnesses - Prof. Jordan Peterson

    12/29/2017 12:33:43 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 50 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Dr Jordan Peterson
    Video LinkThis is a great oversimplification, but it is true and helpful to folks under mental pressure.And only Jordan Peterson can fix you in under 2.5 minutes.;-)
  • ... 'Gaming disorder' is added as a mental health condition by the World Health Organisation

    12/22/2017 3:19:51 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The draft wording of its diagnostic manual says someone has a gaming disorder if ‘gaming takes precedence over other life interests’. The unhealthy behaviour will have had to continue for at least a year before diagnosis is confirmed. The agency has not listed other conditions linked to technology, such as so-called smartphone or internet addiction, due to a lack of evidence they are ‘real disorders’.  However the New Scientist quoted Vladimir Poznyak, at the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse as saying: ‘Health professionals need to recognise that gaming disorder may have serious health consequences. ‘Most people who...
  • Minneapolis To Reduce Police Psych Testing After Screening Out Too Many Minorities

    12/22/2017 6:24:31 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/15/2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    Minneapolis To Reduce Police Psych Testing After Screening Out Too Many Minorities Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter 1:53 PM 12/15/2017 The city of Minneapolis may fire its police psychology evaluator because his tests screened out too many minority candidates, despite already lowering psych evaluations far below the national standard. The July police shooting of Justine Damond triggered the city to scrutinize its psychological standards for police, with many claiming they’d become lax. Psychiatrist Thomas Gratzer has run psych testing for the Minneapolis police for the past five years, and in that time, he has eliminated four of the five tests used...
  • Frightening Things You Don't Hear About Gender Dysphoria

    12/11/2017 8:38:54 AM PST · by fwdude · 38 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 11 December 2017 | Laurie Higgins
    “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” ~ Voltaire School administrators and board members terrified of expensive lawsuits are capitulating to the demands of gender confused adolescents. Parents are capitulating to the disordered thinking of their children, terrified that if they don’t, their children will commit suicide. Their fears are stoked by a deeply flawed study that is grossly misunderstood. Academia, the arts, and the professional medical and mental health communities are controlled by Leftists who affirm the nonsensical “trans” ideology. And the mainstream press—not known for deep thinking—swallows and regurgitates any Leftist nonsense that...
  • DC has highest percentage of heavy drinkers

    12/05/2017 11:08:11 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    WTOP ^ | 12/05/2017 | Jeff Clabaugh
    Compared to states, the District ranks No. 2 for the percentage of adults who consume alcohol and No. 1 for the percentage of heavy drinkers, according to Detox.net, an online resource for alcohol abuse treatment programs. According to the study, 65.9 percent of adults in D.C. have had at least one drink in the past month, second only to Wisconsin’s 67.3 percent. The study was based on data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, which collects health-related data from phone interviews. The study also says 11.1 percent of D.C. adults are what it...
  • Pink is raising her kids gender-neutral

    12/03/2017 1:23:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 93 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2017 | 11:56am | News.com.au
    Pink has opened up about how she’s raising her kids as gender neutral, and shared what she really thinks of Donald Trump. The “Beautiful Trauma” singer told The People that she does not want to impose traditional gender roles on her two children, six-year-old daughter Willow and 11-month-old son Jameson. “We are a very label-less household,” the pop star said of her family with motorcycle racer Carey Hart. “Last week Willow told me she is going to marry an African woman. I was like: ‘Great, can you teach me how to make African food?’” Pink said. “And she’s like: ‘Sure...
  • Children as young as THREE are being read books questioning their gender (tr)

    12/03/2017 8:21:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2017 | SEBASTIAN MURPHY-BATES
    Nurseries are encouraging children to question their gender by reading them stories that challenge male and female stereotypes. Books including characters who believe the are the wrong gender will be read to children as young as three after LGBT inclusion group Educate and Celebrate put them on nursery and primary school reading lists. One features a teddy bear named Thomas, who says 'in my heart, I've always known that I am a girl teddy', according to The Sunday Times. Educate and Celebrate, which was funded by the the Department for Education, has backed dozens of schools in adopting gender-neutral toilets...
  • Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

    11/29/2017 10:20:25 AM PST · by EBH · 20 replies
    Be Inspired Youtube ^ | 8/23/2017 | Tom Bilyeu
    "Simon Sinek speaking about Millennials in the workplace of today, and social media addiction. IT IS ONE OF THE BEST SPEECHES THAT I’VE EVER HEARD." This youtube video is about 18 minutes long and is full of insightful observations regarding the challenges business has when managing the Millennial generation. Much of what he talks about many HR people and business managers have experienced and are trying to come to not only terms with this generation, but having to teach them a lot about how the world really works. I encourage anyone who cares to watch it...watch until the very end....
  • At Yale, we conducted an experiment to turn conservatives into liberals[...]

    11/25/2017 3:22:26 PM PST · by paratus · 49 replies
    "Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safe from harm is perhaps our strongest human motivation, deeply embedded in our very DNA. It is so deep and important that it influences much of what we think and do, maybe more than we might expect. For example, over a decade now of research in political psychology consistently shows that how physically threatened or fearful a person feels is a key factor — although clearly not the only one — in whether he or she holds conservative or liberal attitudes."
  • The Truth About Sex Differences

    11/24/2017 6:00:16 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 38 replies
    psychology today ^ | 11.24.17 | David Schmitt
    It's an elemental fact that people increasingly don't want to hear: Sex differences in personality and behavior are real. And they have a profound effect on many aspects of health. .... ...It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not that one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical evidence—from developmental neuroscience, medical genetics, evolutionary biology, cross-cultural psychology, and new studies of transsexuality—along with our evolutionary heritage, all point to the same conclusion: There are psychological differences between men and women. And they affect matters as trivial as sensitivity to smelly socks...
  • Giving Thanks is Good for You

    11/23/2017 10:25:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Thanksgiving began in 1621 when the Pilgrims invited the Wampanoag Indians to join them in celebration of the fall harvest. The Pilgrims had fled religious persecution in England a year earlier and had lost many of their group during the travels overseas and subsequent harsh winter. After harvest, they paused to thank God. The Indians traveled for several days to join them, created their own camp and stayed for three days of feasting and celebration. The holiday received official status in 1789, with George Washington's first presidential proclamation, which designated the 26th day of November next to be set aside...
  • Millennials are narcissistic? The evidence is not so simple

    11/17/2017 9:09:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 17, 2017 | by Christian Jarrett
    At the next table in the cafe where I was working this morning, a young woman spent a whole hour talking excitedly to her older companion about herself, her hopes and aspirations for her job, her romantic relationship and her home. It was hard to avoid the impression that she thought herself the centre of the Universe, her dreams eminently fascinating and important. Is this simply what young people or “millennials” (people born after 1980) are like these days? Fuelled by the endless opportunity for self-promotion and self-reflection on social media, combined with a wider culture that’s arguably placed greater...
  • Cath Cauc:Former lesbian on why it’s cruel for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

    11/12/2017 4:19:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Robin Teresa Beck, 59, lived through 12 lesbian relationships over the course of 35 years before her dramatic conversion to the Catholic faith and healing from homosexuality, just five years ago. Read LifeSiteNews’ coverage of Robin’s dramatic story here. Read the full interview here. Beck spoke with LifeSiteNews over the phone from her home in Michigan in the Detroit area about everything from the impossibility of creating a healthy gay relationship, to why lesbian relationships can never fulfill the emotional needs of women, to how she believes God looks on people struggling with homosexuality, to how the Church should approach...
  • The woman who can’t forget (Some people can remember every single event in their life)

    11/08/2017 7:44:55 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/08/2017 | Sarah Keating
    ---SNIP--- Considering most people’s earliest memories don’t start until around the age of four, it would be easy to assume that Sharrock’s description was a nostalgic daydream, rather than a real memory. But then again, the 27-year-old from Brisbane, Australia doesn’t have a memory like most people – she has been diagnosed with a rare syndrome called ‘Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory’, or HSAM, also known as hyperthymesia. This unique neurological condition means that Sharrock can recall every single thing she did on any given date.
  • The New Media: My Experience and More

    11/07/2017 2:54:15 PM PST · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Dr. Jordan Peterson ^ | 11/07/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    The psychology driving human nature and social justice warriors. The problems with liberals designing automated systems without anyone considering the morality they are baking into the automated systems. The inherent problems in communism that make it murderous by its very nature.
  • Binge drinking and smoking marijuana will make you less ambitious in life

    11/06/2017 8:29:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    India Times ^ | 11/08/2017
    Researchers at the University of Connecticut in the US tracked the effect of teenage alcohol and marijuana use on the achievement of life goals, defined as educational achievement, full time employment, marriage and social economic potential. The study included 1,165 young adults from across the US whose habits were first assessed at age 12 and then at two- year intervals until they were between 25 and 34 years old. ... Overall, individuals who were dependent on either marijuana or alcohol during their teen years achieved lower levels of education, were less likely to be employed full time or get married...
  • Why parents should never spank children

    11/06/2017 2:15:54 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    The Conversation ^ | Oct 29, 2017 | T.O. Afifi, E. Romano
    The research clearly shows that spanking is related to an increased likelihood of many poor health, social and developmental outcomes. These poor outcomes include mental health problems, substance use, suicide attempts and physical health conditions along with developmental, behavioural, social and cognitive problems. Equally important, there are no research studies showing that spanking is beneficial for children. Those who say spanking is safe for a child if done in a specific way are, it would seem, simply expressing opinions. And these opinions are not supported by scientific evidence.