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Outsider Geniuses: Michelangelo and Leonardo

By Stanton Peele on November 05, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci typify our notions of genius. Yet each was deprived of his mother at an early age and was reared in an apparently socially insecure milieu -- they might easily feel themselves to be despised. So how did they grow up to embody genius?

15 Great Psychology Quotes and What Makes them Great

You don't have to be a psychologist to come up with a great psychology quotes. This Top 15 list provides wise, informative, and educational tips about life, happiness, and creativity from philosophers to physicists to inventors, with a few psychologists in between.

Blaming the Victims

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on November 05, 2011 in The Fair Society
The age-old claim that the poor are condemned to poverty because they are lazy, or free-loaders, has been joined by the charge that the poor have only themselves to blame for not getting a college education—the ticket to a better life. The critics obviously know nothing about poverty, or human diversity.

The Roots of Today's Unhappiness

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on November 05, 2011 in Am I Right?
The modern world is irrational because most people act contrary to their human needs

The Beginning of the End of Traditional Professors?

This morning I came upon two news stories that reinforce the idea I mentioned in a previous post that the days of professors standing in a classroom, talking to students who are sitting there, are numbered.

What Makes Us Uniquely Human?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 04, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Are we the only animals who mentally time travel and have a theory of mind? Some people think so but there are data that suggest we're not. Are we exceptional in some ways? Yes we are but so are other animals.

Story and Symbol: V for Vendetta and OWS

We often think of media consumption as a mundane and meaningless experience. I say it’s more than that. I say it’s nothing less poetic than humanity collectively processing dreams, nightmares and inspirations.

Ouch, that Hurts!

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on November 04, 2011 in The Big Questions
Your toe gets stepped on. Do you feel the same pain, whether or not a person meant to do it?

The Internet and Mobile Phone Technology for Peaceful Uses

By V. Krishna Kumar Ph.D. on November 04, 2011 in Psychology Masala
The world now has new technology—the Internet in conjunction with mobile phone technology whose power, in some ways, far exceeds that of nuclear technology.

Lessons from a Marathon

By Jennifer Hamady on November 04, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
With the New York City Marathon coming up this weekend, I am reminded of an experience two years ago that not only changed my view of the annual event. It changed my life.

Empty the Cup

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 04, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Enjoy emptiness in the forms that speak to you: perhaps the quiet at night when everyone's asleep but you, a blank page in your journal, a friend's receptive listening, an open counter as you begin to cook (love this one myself), a hole in your schedule, the space between thoughts as your mind calms and becomes still, or a Saturday with no plans at all.

Do You Hate Your Body? Have You Given Up on Being Sexy?

By Pamela Madsen on November 04, 2011 in Shameless Woman
What is it that I want —you may ask? It's a simple thing really....I want to be deeply desired, and feel free in my body. I want to be able to know that I am sexy from the inside out and truly believe it. I want to be able to walk around naked and not worry about my bottom shaking in a bad way!

Is It Procrastination or Distraction?

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on November 04, 2011 in Science and Sensibility
Adult attention deficit disorder is a nemesis for millions. Take an unconventional path toward freedom from distraction and achieve your finest aspirations.

Panic Attacks: Their Cause and Cure

Panic attacks seem to come "out of the blue." In reality they're deeply rooted in our thinking.

The 9/11 Rescue: Evacuating Manhattan When Panic is Reality Testing

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on November 04, 2011 in The Media Zone
People went running for their lives to the ports and docks to secure that vital passage. It was a scrambling, desperate, frightened chaotic escape. Fellow New Yorkers saw the need swelling and rose up to meet it.