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29. June 2015 05:55
by Henry M. Pittman, MA
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Dolezal and Deception: NAACP Controversy

29. June 2015 05:55 by Henry M. Pittman, MA | Comments

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Rachel Dolezal (Perez-Pena, 2015) obtained her master degree from Howard University in 2002, a historical black college, that she sued for discrimination because of being she was white female. In 2008 (Perez-Pena, 2015) Rachel began verbalizing herself as African American or a mix of. Since the controversy Rachel Dolezal (Perez-Pena, 2015) was forced to resign as the NAACP Spokeman Chapter leader and no longer an employee of Eastern Washington University where she was a professor teaching African Studies. What many individuals are upset with regarding Rachel Dolezal is the alleged deception. This article is about is not about Rachel Dolezal or her ethnicity status, it is about deception in general and deceptive strategies. [More]

26. June 2015 05:55
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt
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The Golden Years – Delusion or Tarnished Treasure?

26. June 2015 05:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt | Comments

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Actor Christopher Lee recently died at the ripe old age of 97 leaving one to ponder what it is like to be an elderly person in America today? A myriad of thoughts pour out. As longevity increased due to access to healthcare, better nutrition, and improved hygiene, dilemmas for the elderly and their families have arisen on multiple fronts - ethical, moral, and social. Adult children are pulled between meeting their responsibilities to their own spouses, children, and employer as they struggle to meet the needs of their aging parents whose retirement finances are often woefully inadequate to cover their long-term care and medical needs. [More]

24. June 2015 05:55
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW
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The Other Caitlyn- Dog Abuse Explored

24. June 2015 05:55 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW | Comments

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On May 27, 2015 a brown, 38 pound, 15-month-old Staffordshire/pitbull mix, named Caitlyn was found with electrical tape tightly wrapped around her muzzle in Charleston, South Carolina. This abuse exposed her to many life-threatening situations. Caitlyn’s tongue was caught between her teeth, which resulted in the blood flow to her tongue being cut off. She could not bark, eat, pant to cool herself, defend herself or pick anything up. For all intents and purposes, Caitlyn was cut off from the world. It is estimated that she suffered for 36 - 48 hours. [More]

23. June 2015 11:20
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D
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Spring Break Gang Rape Watched by Hundreds: The Bystander Effect

23. June 2015 11:20 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D | Comments

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In March of 2015, while onlookers drank and partied, a young woman was brutally raped by three male college students. Later in April of 2015, while watching the news, the young victim recognized her tattoos in the video that portrayed the violent rape. It was then she realized, it was her that was being violated. Was it a flood of emotion or numbness that she felt as she watched her body being publicly abused? To worsen matters, there were hundreds of people within feet of the cr [More]

21. June 2015 05:55
by Lorna Hecht, MFT
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Do Moms Have to Act Like Dads if Dads Aren’t Around? Father's Day for Moms?

21. June 2015 05:55 by Lorna Hecht, MFT | Comments

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Angel Soft toilet tissue has posted an interesting and provocative ad for this Father’s Day. The short video features adult men and women thanking their single mothers for fulfilling the role of mother and father. The ad ends by wishing all the mothers a Happy Father’s Day. The sentiment is sweet; grown children acknowledging the difficulty of solo parenting by mothers, and is clearly designed to bring a tear to the eye of the viewer. However, and perhaps predictably, the ad has turned out to be something of a lightning rod for controversy. [More]

19. June 2015 13:14
by Carol Campbell, M.A
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Archbishop Challenges Transgender Acceptance: The Psychology of Resistance to Change

19. June 2015 13:14 by Carol Campbell, M.A | Comments

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According to the Washington Post, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco was invited to speak at a Catholic conference in New York City on June 3.(Gibson, June 3, 2015) The gathering was to discuss reintroducing the Latin Mass, but Cordileone also used his speaking time to declare, “The clear biological fact is that a human being is born either male or female.” He went on to remark about his bewilderment at the concept of gender identity being fluid and socially constructed. He drew laughter in reporting that one university has identified 14 different sexual identities of their students, and that he expects even more to be created over time. [More]

17. June 2015 05:55
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC
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New Study Finds Humor Gene, Funny Is Built In

17. June 2015 05:55 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC | Comments

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A new study in the June issue of Emotion found a connection between people with the short version of gene 5-HTTLPR and a more significant sense of humor. The study looked at 336 adults, showing them humorous comics and film clips, and rating the participants intensities of smiles or laughter. Those with the shorter alleles had more intense reactions of laughter or smiles and rated the comics or film clips as funnier than those with the longer alleles of the same gene. In past research, the 5-HTTLPR gene has been linked to regulating serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is thought to be related to mood fluctuations. [More]

16. June 2015 14:07
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC
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Jeb Bush Reveals 2016 Campaign Logo: The Power of Associations

16. June 2015 14:07 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC | Comments

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On Monday, Jeb Bush released his 2016 presidential campaign logo, right before his official announcement. The logo made waves on the internet as people critiqued the Republican candidate’s choice to use just his first name. Jeb Bush also finishes his logo with a prominent exclamation point. However, it is not as much the font, color, or exclamation point that makes Jeb’s logo interesting to people across the internet; it is what is missing from his logo. [More]

15. June 2015 05:55
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT
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Suicide Cluster on the Rise among Palo Alto’s Teens : Is it Contagious?

15. June 2015 05:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT | Comments

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It all began in 2009 -2010 when four students and a recent graduate from Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California killed themselves over a seven-month period. In just five years, the tragedy ensued and was followed by another four suicide victims this year. When a recent graduate from Gunn High killed himself on the tracks near East Meadow Drive in Palo Alto, another student ended his life the same way in less than three weeks after. Two and half months later, a senior killed himself followed by another suicide committed by a sophomore from Palo Alto High School (Kapp, 2015). [More]

10. June 2015 15:59
by Bennett Pologe, Ph.D
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Boy Scouts May Change Policy On Homosexuality

10. June 2015 15:59 by Bennett Pologe, Ph.D | Comments

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In April 2015 Robert M Gates, the national president of the Boy Scouts of America, addressed his organization at their national business meeting (BSA, 2015). In his speech he raised the thorny issue of gays in the Scouts. The organization had long held in place a ban on atheists, agnostics, and what they call "open or avowed" homosexuals participating as members (BSA, 2012).
In April 2015 Robert M Gates, the national president of the Boy Scouts of America, addressed his organization at their national business meeting (BSA, 2015). In his speech he raised the thorny issue of gays in the Scouts. The organization had long held in place a ban on atheists, agnostics, and what they call "open or avowed" homosexuals participating as members (BSA, 2012). [More]
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