Sunday, December 05, 2004

Only xenophobia has the potential to take the X out of Xmas

First of all, Christmas does not have an X in it - Duh...but read on...see how some like to just complain....

Complain, complain, complain

I thought I'd point it out :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

We Think Better of People After they Die

Interesting new research suggests that most people think better of people after they die. I've found that to be true in my life. But I don't agree that most people think well of Hitler or Stalin or other evildoers after they have died. History shows exactly the opposite.

Read the article ...

The phrase "don't speak ill of the dead" appears to be more than just good manners. University of Arkansas psychology professor Jesse Bering has been working on a series of experiments that show people tend to upgrade their valuations of another person when they think that person has died. Finish

Another Really Dumb Psychologist

Electrodes assault psychologist walks free

This is one of those stories I read thinking how stupid can you be? You spend years in school earning a Doctorate degree.... you take classes in ethics and you go around and do something so stupid. Just goes to show the old axiom, physician heal thyself needs to be considered.

Two Becoming One Flesh

Marriage As a Sexual and Economic Union

And let the culture war continue...

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The question of marriage and community well-being

Through research, some psychologists are informing an administration effort to foster marriage among low-income couples.

When President Bush announced plans in 2001 to direct $1 billion over five years into the welfare-to-work budget to promote marriage among low-income people, a predictable partisan battle ensued. Liberals argue that the agenda stigmatizes poor, single mothers and sets the stage for domestic violence. Conservatives contend the move would stem the rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock birth and bolster a society heading toward moral decay. More...

Monday, September 06, 2004

Attachment Theory & Research

Reports and commentary on attachment theory and research from Everett Waters, Judy Crowell, and colleagues at SUNY Stony Brook and the New York Attachment Consortium. A library of researchers' publication lists and on-line articles. Attachment measures for infant- mother, childhood, parenting, and marriage research. Course materials. Announcements and summaries of special events. Links to attachment related sites. Special Bowlby and Ainsworth sections. And a gallery of attachment artifacts and observations in the Bowlby - Ainsworth tradition.

Romantic Love and Attachment Styles

This past week in my Human Development class we looked at attachment theory. Here are a few links to what others say about this most fascinating theory.

Romantic Love and Attachment Styles
Romantic Love and Attachment Styles - Attachment style: Secure
Romantic Love and Attachment Styles - Attachment Style: Anxious/Ambivalent
Romantic Love and Attachment Styles - Attachment Style: Avoidant

The Psychology of Weblogs

Here is a great article explaining why blogs are becoming influential even in the psychology community.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Marriage is the secret to 'stayin alive' longer!

LONDON: Wanna live longer?

Well, then for one if you are single get married soon, for staying single is far more endangering to your life than smoking, if a new research is to be believed. The research, which monitored the lifestyles of 10,000 adults in their 40s across Britain over 10 years reveals that men and women without a partner drink too much, skip meals, work too hard and lack the emotional stability enjoyed by those who get married. So much so that 600 of 10,000 people monitored over a decade died. More...

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Even 5-year-olds can suffer anxiety disorders

WellingtonAsian News International, August 27

Even five-year-olds can be stricken with crippling anxiety disorders, according to Marcia Read, who is the co-founder of the Phobic trust in New Zealand.

She is also the co-author of a book titled "Phobi Faces Fear", which is aimed at helping children share their fears and worries with adults.

Read writes that parents should encourage discussion about problems such as school phobia and panic attacks, which could start much earlier than adolescence when such disorders were more commonly noticed. Finish Article

Revenge Is Indeed Sweet, Study Finds

I'm sure God isn't too happy with this study... :)

Associated Press - August 26, 2004
WASHINGTON (AP) - Dirty Harry had it right: Brain scans show revenge really might make your day. Planning revenge sparks enough satisfaction to motivate getting even - and the amount of satisfaction actually predicts who will go to greater lengths to do so, report Swiss researchers who monitored people's brain activity during an elaborate game of double-cross.
That may not sound too surprising. Just consider the old saying, ``Revenge is sweet.'' Finish reading

Thursday, August 26, 2004

GlaxoSmithKline to Release Paxil Data

Associated Press - August 26, 2004
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed Thursday to release negative data on the safety and effectiveness of an antidepressant drug to settle a lawsuit aimed at forcing the pharmaceutical company, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced.

GlaxoSmithKline will put summaries of all its studies since December 2000 on its Web site. The company is the first major drug maker to agree to disclose all its studies. The company also will pay $2.5 million to the state as part of the settlement.

Spitzer sued the company for fraud in June, alleging the company withheld negative information and misrepresented data on prescribing its anti-depressant Paxil to children ... Finish the article