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July 10, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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An Old Old Story

July 10, 2019 15:48 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The conundrum continues… What to do about Women? Are they electable? Are they shrews (or another word that begins with b and ends with h)? Are they capable of thinking (logically)? When will they have the time? Do they understand the difference between the Federal and State legislatures? And so on and so forth. In fact, these quandaries have been haunting some United States citizens since before the passage of the 19th amendment onAugust 18, 1920. They rage on today in 2019. What staying power! [More]

July 9, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Netflix And Chill? For Some, It’s Not That Simple According To A New Study

July 9, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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How involved in a show or movie do you get? Do you think about it once it’s over? Do you analyze the plot line over and over in your head? How "into" the characters do you get? Do you tend to emotionally get drawn into a television show or movie more than others? According to a new study, anxious people tend to form relationships with characters in television shows and films, more than others without anxiety. [More]

May 14, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Shows How Virtual Reality Could Be Used In the Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, and Schizophrenia

May 14, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study from the University of Waterloo, published in Scientific Reports, aimed to examine the way we learn to perceive the passage of time. Is time perception rigidly fixed in the brain, or is it flexible and open to change? If the latter, how rapidly can our brain adapt to changes in timing statistics? [More]

January 18, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Modern Ads and Impact on Mental Health

January 18, 2019 10:01 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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There are psychological principles, or neuromarketing, used in ads, that entice people to buy. And neuromarketing does have a dark side, influencing people to buy out of FOMO (fear of missing out), making claims that a product or service will bring happiness, and using high pressure tactics to induce anxiety until a purchase is made. [More]

September 17, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What Makes A Hero

September 17, 2018 09:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The death of Senator John McCain was commemorated, nationwide, for a full week. He was remembered, primarily, for his courage, while held captive in Vietnam. For 5 1/2 years, held as a prisoner, he refused special treatment. He turned down an “offer” to be released early, spent two years in isolation and carried permanent debilitating physical injuries as a result of poor medical care. [More]