In 1975, Nixon had just been deposed, and psychologists despairingly longed for a coherent paradigm. But I found something to believe in – evolutionary psychology. At first the ideas were regarded as more outlandish than polyester disco pants, but the latest edition of Current Directions suggests an evolutionary approach may now be mainstream.
Once in a while one wishes to take a break from the brokenness of life and turn one's mind to the goodness of it--its delicate pleasures; the art, the music, the poetry. To my mind, no other person in the last half-century has contributed as much in this realm as one Robert Zimmerman.
What it means to be without work: Common sense suggests that suicides will increase in times of economic hardship, like all other expressions of psychological distress. So far, however, the evidence has been mixed.
On Saturday, July 30,  Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple-stairs, and set out for Greenwich. I asked him if he really thought a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages an essential requisite to a good education.
Your child has just come out to you as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trangender...What should you do? Well, first, take a deep breath... (Good advice when first confronting any difficult situation, right?)
So your son or daughter will enter middle school next fall and you are wondering how to manage the transition? The answer is, "very mindfully" because your child's life is about to undergo a number of significant changes. Here are a few to consider.
After three years of clinical practice, I’m still not sure what being a primary care doctor means. This is especially odd because not only am I on the verge of completing my training in internal medicine (yes!), but have also decided to go into primary care and will be a fully fledged general practitioner starting in July.
Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this fourth part, we discuss the origins of extraordinary savant skills.
We're taught that the search for love is a numbers game, with odds stacked in favor of the most attractive. Well, we've been taught wrong! When we approach dating as an intimacy journey rather than a numbers game, our whole experience changes for the better. What are your own intimacy lessons? Your answer to one question can reveal them:
Did you know that humans help Tilly, a killer whale, produce semen so that they can make more whales who will spend their lives bored and wallowing away in horrific conditions of captivity? Free willy.