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  • She’s the world’s top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them

    08/08/2018 6:18:32 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Tania Singer, a celebrated neuroscientist and director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, is known as one of the world’s foremost experts on empathy. In her research, she has sought to demonstrate that meditation can make people more kind and caring. The title of a profile of Singer written by this reporter in 2013 summed up her public image: Concentrating on Kindness. But inside her lab, it was a very different story, eight former and current colleagues say in interviews with Science. The researchers, all but one of whom insisted on remaining...
  • Homophobic Men are Aroused by Gay Male Porn (Barf alert) Dated 2011

    08/07/2018 6:39:14 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 50 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Jun 09, 2011 | Nathan A Heflick
    Even a man who thought that women want to have sex with their fathers, and that women spend much of their lives distraught over their lack of a penis, is right sometimes. This person, the legend that is Sigmund Freud, theorized that people often have the most hateful and negative attitudes towards things they secretly crave, but feel that they shouldn't have. If Freud is right, then perhaps men who are the most opposed to male homosexuality have particularly strong homosexual urges for other men. One study asked heterosexal men how comfortable and anxious they are around gay men. Based...
  • Psychotherapist Warns of Epidemic of Working Mothers Producing Mentally Ill Children

    08/07/2018 11:29:05 AM PDT · by fwdude · 64 replies
    Barbwire ^ | Mar 11, 2018 | Julio Severo
    A leading psychotherapist in New York City in the last 25 years has warned that mothers who return to work too soon after having babies are damaging their children’s mental health. In a video for the New York Post, Erica Komisar revealed how she’s seen an ‘epidemic level of mental disorders in very young children,’ which she puts down to the “devaluing of mothering in society.” The author of Being There, Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters explained that babies experience a rush of cortisol and a great deal of stress when they’re away from their mothers....
  • Trump Anxiety Disorder

    08/06/2018 1:29:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's what Harvard medical researchers call Trump Derangement Syndrome. "In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because 'symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate,'" Matt Kwong reported for the CBC. "Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media,...
  • Social media is making children regress to mentality of three-year-olds, says top brain scientist

    08/06/2018 12:01:05 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 6,2018 | Charles Hymas
    Social media and video games are creating a generation of children with the mental and emotional immaturity of three-year-olds, one of Britain’s most eminent brain scientists has warned. Baroness Susan Greenfield, a senior research fellow at Oxford University and former director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, said she was concerned children were losing their ability to think for themselves, empathise and communicate with each other. Instead, they were being bombarded with instant gratification through social media and gaming which meant that like three-year-olds they would need “something every moment to distract them so they can’t have their own...
  • Report: US Therapists See Increase in Patients With 'Trump Anxiety Disorder

    07/29/2018 12:01:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | Juy 29,2018
    As seen on Fox & Friends Weekend Therapists say there's been a rise in anxiety stemming from the country's politics, and it is being called "Trump Anxiety Disorder." A report from CBC News in Canada says that since President Trump was elected, mental health professionals in the United States have seen an increase in patients whose stress has come from politics. A prevalent "symptom" of the "disorder" is feeling as though the world is going to end. Sen. Cory Booker Pleads for Supporters to 'Get Up in the Face of Congresspeople' Elisabeth LaMotte, founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy...
  • Study: 4 In 10 Men Have Experienced ‘Inexplicable Sadness’ After Sex

    07/28/2018 12:51:26 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 114 replies
    Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy ^ | 7/27/18 | Joel Maczkowiack and Robert D Schweitzer
    Having sex may feel like a badge of honor for many men, but for others, it’s an act that, once finished, brings about intense feelings of sadness. Researchers for the first time ever have identified that women aren’t the only ones who can suffer from this emotional tidal wave in the bedroom, better known as postcoital dysphoria, or PCD. PCD occurs when a person has enjoyable consensual sex with a partner, but is met with “inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, or irritability” afterwards. ...men can and do suffer from PCD which results in feelings of sadness, tearfulness or irritability following...
  • Therapists say they've seen a rise in anxiety under Trump: report

    07/28/2018 11:11:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Therapists in the U.S. say they have seen a rise in politically-related anxiety under the Trump presidency. Though a condition has not been officially named, therapists and patients have referred to it as “Trump Anxiety Disorder,” according to a report from Canada’s CBC News. Elisabeth LaMotte, the founder of the D.C. Counseling and Psychotherapy Center in Washington, D.C., told CBC that there is a “collective anxiety” among her patients related to President Trump’s rhetoric and policies. "There is a fear of the world ending," she said. "It's very disorienting and constantly unsettling." She said that Trump critics who she treats...
  • New Study Finding Lesbians Are ‘Just As Good’ As Married Biological Parents Is Fake News

    07/25/2018 8:34:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/25/2018 | Glenn Stanton
    Do children living with same-sex adults do just as well as kids raised by their mother and father in all the important measures of healthy child well-being? Because it involves children, it’s a terribly important question. The answer is an unquestioned “Absolutely! No difference whatsoever” if you listen to the LGBT movement’s media partisans. But it is not that simple.You will not find any articles by mainstream journalists taking the slightest critical look at the research they say establishes the “just as good as” fact. Your chances of finding a breezy sit-down interview with a Sasquatch are greater. Last...
  • Masculine Dads Raise Confident Daughters

    07/21/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 20, 2018 | Abigail Shrier
    SNIP Masculinity, like femininity, is neither inherently good nor bad. Enormous damage can be inflicted by the sorts of malice we associate with girls: spreading rumors, convincing someone’s friends to turn against her, refusing to acknowledge someone purportedly beneath notice. Femininity and masculinity are manners of comportment and modi operandi; they are not codes of conduct. Men have used masculinity for acts of heroism and decency. That they have also applied it to despicable behavior says nothing of masculinity itself. SNIP
  • Why Dogs and Humans Love Each Other More Than Anyone Else

    07/21/2018 5:26:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Time ^ | July 20, 2018 | Jeffrey Kluger
    You speak dog better than you think you do. You may not be fluent; that would require actually being a dog. But if you went to live in a dogs-only world, you’d be pretty good at understanding what they’re saying. You can tell a nervous yip from a menacing growl, a bark that says hello from a bark that says get lost. You can read the body language that says happy, that says sad, that says tired, that says scared, that says Please, please, please play with me right now!
  • A bad marriage can seriously damage your health, say scientists

    07/17/2018 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 47 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/16/18 | Layal Liverpool
    A bad marriage with frequent conflicts could have a serious detrimental impact on your health, according to psychologists. The researchers at the universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples to investigate whether disagreeing about multiple topics – such as children, money, in-laws and leisure activities – had negative health implications. “We followed married couples over the first 16 years of marriage and compared the subjective health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer,” said Rosie Shrout, who presented the preliminary results at the International Association for Relationship Research...
  • Smart women need to marry down to become mothers because there aren't enough smart men [tr]

    07/09/2018 9:02:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 149 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 8, 2018 | Sanchez Manning
    Intelligent women should consider marrying less clever men if they want to start a family, according to researchers. There are simply not enough brainy men to go round – so women may need to widen their search, warned the author of a report that found a growing number of professional women were freezing their eggs because they couldn’t find ‘Mr Right’. ‘There are fewer educated men in the world for educated women to partner with,’ said Marcia Inhorn, professor of anthropology at Yale University. ‘So if women want to find a partner with whom they can have children, they need...
  • Women are hard-wired to find well-meaning sexist men MORE attractive . . .

    07/03/2018 9:33:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 03 2018 | Sam Blanchard
    In a study women preferred men who were chivalrous or protective Those men were rated more attractive then those who treated women as equals Scientists say it may be hard-wired to prefer a mate who is willing to provide Even staunch feminists showed the same pattern of attraction
  • Our Pro-Life Future: A plan for building on anti-abortion successes

    06/28/2018 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    First Things ^ | June 2018 | Rachel MacNair
    A few years back, I saw an anchor on network news observe that the average age of abortion doctors was above sixty, and there weren’t many such doctors left. Then I saw something I was entirely unaccustomed to seeing on network news: a story about Project Rachel, and how it was helping post-abortion women. There was also a remark about how sonogram pictures of the fetus were a new technology influencing opinion. Then they showed a picture of such a sonogram. This was unprecedented. It is quite clear that the behavior surrounding abortion is changing. Abortions used to be...
  • The Boy Crisis, The Dad Solution

    06/17/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 17, 2018 12:01 AM | Rachel Alexander
    For Father’s Day, I interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the just-published “The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement. He explains why children who have minimal or no father involvement (who are “dad deprived”) suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are “dad-enriched.” Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in every academic area, as well as in...
  • 'Alpha male' handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves

    06/12/2018 4:20:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/2018 | Sam Holmes and Miral Fahmy
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command but displayed some anxiety at the start of their high-stakes summit in Singapore. Body language experts said that in the 13 seconds or so the U.S. president held on to the hand of Kim for the first time, he projected his usual dominance by reaching out first, and patting the North Korean leader's shoulder. Not to be outdone, Kim firmly pumped Trump's hand, looking him straight in the eye for...
  • Do you know Situational Awareness?

    06/11/2018 5:37:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/2018 | D Donchess
    Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements which translate to being aware of your surrounding. This is important for being prepared to defend yourself and your family. Which is becoming more important these days. Having this edge can make a differences in your decision making while in a fight or avoiding one. We don’t necessary have to train to be a Ninja to one with nature, but that is the idea. Don't view this as 007 fantasy or paranoia, but just heighten alertness as part of your lifestyle. Its true that we train for the worse case scenario to...
  • GOP New Hampshire governor signs law banning gay conversion therapy

    06/08/2018 3:30:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8th June 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law on Friday a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. Medical and mental health professionals — including the American Medical Association — say the practice to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity is proven to be ineffective and can cause psychological harm to LGBTQ youth. “Discrimination — in any form — is unacceptable and runs contrary to New Hampshire’s Live Free or Die Spirit,” Sununu said in a statement, as reported by WMUR. “If we really want to be the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, we must ensure that...
  • More Say 'Nature' Than 'Nurture' Explains Sexual Orientation

    05/31/2018 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 108 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 24nd 2018 | Lydia Saad
    Half of Americans in Gallup's 2018 Values and Beliefs poll say that being gay or lesbian is a trait from birth, easily eclipsing the 30% who believe it is a product of upbringing and environment. This is consistent with findings over the past few years. Another 10% say both explanations play a role, while 4% attribute being gay to something else and 6% are unsure. When Gallup first asked this "nature vs. nurture" question in 1977, a majority of U.S. adults (56%) said being gay or lesbian was due to people's upbringing and environment, and only 13% saw it as...