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July 5, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

stigma shame

Therapists Publicly Diagnosing President Trump May Be Raising Stigma

July 5, 2018 16:32 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

stigma shame
Thousands of psychologists have banded together against president Trump to diagnose him with a mental illness, and then to use that diagnoses against him to remove him from office. Some argue this is a risky path for the mental health community to be going down and that using the DSM-5 as a means to enact negative action against someone is the very act of stigma itself. [More]

April 9, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

censorship on social networking

Facebook and Zuckerberg Grilled By Lawmakers, Should Social Media fall under the First Amendment?

April 9, 2018 10:29 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

censorship on social networking
Mark Zuckerberg endured a grilling at the capital. In the wake of high profile censorship, some are calling for social media content creators to have first amendment protections. Currently, they censor and throttle ideas for any reason whatsoever. They can do it because they are "private entities". If it acts like a public forum, looks like a public forum, and actually has most of the entire public using it, then why is it not a public forum? At what point will our laws change to protect content creators? [More]

November 3, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

happy flowers

Jorge Bergoglio aka Pope Francis; A Happy Fellow

November 3, 2015 07:45 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

happy flowers
Would you have imagined that a Pope would be celebrated for his relaxed and pleasant demeanor? Crowds would assemble and yearn to connect with this ex-bouncer who sees it as part of his calling to wash the feet of a Muslim female prisoner? Or hang on the words of a newly-elected Pope who stands, in muslin, to greet his cardinals rather than receive them from a throne while draped in furs? Who would have expected this? [More]

June 19, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A

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Archbishop Challenges Transgender Acceptance: The Psychology of Resistance to Change

June 19, 2015 15:14 by Carol Campbell, M.A  [About the Author]

catholic
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]

April 21, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A

tedcruz

Ted Cruz Spurns Political Compromise: Reveals Classic Personality Type

April 21, 2015 07:55 by Carol Campbell, M.A  [About the Author]

tedcruz
Republican presidential contender Sen.Ted Cruz of Texas has officially tossed his hat into the ring in the race for the 2016 election, and there is nothing subtle about his style. Ted Cruz comes across as extremely direct and honest, bold and aggressive, fighting for what he sees as right. The stand he takes on virtually any issue can fairly be called uncompromising. [More]

March 18, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A

congressgridlock

Netanyahu's Speech Splits Congress, Exposing the Psychology of Gridlock

March 18, 2015 07:55 by Carol Campbell, M.A  [About the Author]

congressgridlock
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to a joint session of Congress was hailed by the Republicans as a stirring appeal for the United States to stand tough against foolish nuclear negotiations with Iran. Even more satisfying to them was the insult to President Obama delivered by House Speaker John Boehner, who broke protocol by not consulting the President before issuing the invitation in the first place. [More]