In The Human Cycle, Colin Turnbull contrasts the lifecourse of the Mbuti with that of Westerners. The Mbuti are able to maintain a remarkably high level of social order without laws.The cooperation that emerges later in Western life is mechanical, rather than organic, because it was learned by imposition rather than felt through reciprocation.
It is at the top of many people's New Year's resolutions. It is what people vow to do even when the dawn of the new year is a bleary memory. Get more exercise! So who really does get more exercise? Your choices are men and women who are currently married, divorced/separated, widowed, or have always been single.
Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine reported on a novel viral infection formerly unknown in humans. Fortunately, this was not a mutated influenza strain threatening an outbreak of pandemic proportions. It wasn't even such a new virus...
How can we lead meaningful lives in an age when the broad culture no longer embraces a single vision of religious truth? In a remarkable new book, two philosophy professors come up with some surprising answers.
From the beginning, clinical psychology has been characterized by a diversity of approaches. But a field that splinters constantly may devolve into incoherence. Now, an attempt at integration may change the way therapy is practiced.
Can it be that the brain circuitry that lures us into doing puzzles is the same system that entices us to read fiction, go to plays and movies, or read poetry? Yes. We are SEEKING creatures, like other mammals.
From the DSM to the MainstreamThe American Psychiatric Association has decided to eliminate Narcissism as a personality disorder. It probably it has to do with the absence of rigorous diagnostic standards, a problem of particular concern to researchers.
Pictured: Eric Dickerson was an extremely talented football player from Texas who starred at SMU in the early 1980s - where he drove a car he couldn't personally afford. Thank God nothing like that has ever happened since! Ooops.
The groundbreaking TNT comedy-drama, Men of A Certain Age, returns for a second season on Monday, December 6 at 10AM (9PM central). Starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula, and Andre Braugher, the show really is must-see TV---for men and women.
Something happens to creative people when they're asked to address the business aspects of their art. The passion and talent that come through on every channel all but dissipate when they consider where and how they 'fit' into their fields. The proud, declarative 'this is me!' all too often shifts into a frustrated and confused 'who am I? who should I be?'