Category: "Miscellaneous"

Adolescents on the Internet: Issues in Intimacy By Michael F. Shaughnessy, Ph.D. & Russell Eisenman, Ph.D.

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Abstract Adolescent intimacy has been investigated and theorized about in the past. However, at the present time, the Internet allows adolescents an opportunity to engage in interpersonal communication with adults and to "try out" mature intimate… more »

Recovery Communities By Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D.

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You've probably never hear of an Oxford House, but 9,500 people live in these recovery communities throughout the US. They represent one of the largest self-help organizations in the world, and they are completely self run with no professional staff.… more »

The Myth of Intelligence by Henry D. Schlinger Ph.D.

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Abstract Since the beginning of the 20th century, intelligence has been conceptualized as a qualitatively unique faculty (or faculties) with a relatively fixed quantity that individuals possess and that can be tested by conventional intelligence… more »

Toward a Humanistic Positive Psychology: Why Can?t We Just Get Along? By Kirk Schneider, Ph.D. APA Convention Symposium 2006

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Abstract In this talk, I propose that despite the nay-saying 1) positive psychology is justifiably a branch of humanistic psychology, and 2) a humanistic positive psychology would be salutary to the profession of psychology. From the standpoint of… more »

Monkey in the Mirror: Experiencing the Other within the We by Scott D. Churchill, Ph.D

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Preface My work has over the years focused, in one way or another, on a study of ?alterity?. I have been interested, as a phenomenologist, in the personal means of access to that which is not my own experience, but which belongs to the Other ?… more »

Synaptic plasticity With a focus on redox mechanisms By John Smythies M.D.

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Until recently the brain was thought to operate like a digital computer with fixed synapses in which learning was effected by changing weights in these synapses by procedures such as matrix multiplication. Now, however, it has been shown that neurons… more »

Narratives: Is This How We Think? By Russell Eisenman, Ph.D.

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Narratives are the stories we tell. From a radical standpoint, one could say that there is no reality, just narratives. Even without this radical position, one can appreciate the importance of the narrative as a way we communicate and think. In recent… more »

I Hate You, But I Have A Good Reason by Randall E. Osborne Ph.D.

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One need only watch national television to witness the ramifications of hate. The ?terrorist? attacks on the United States have resulted in many reactions. One of those reactions is a resurgence of National Pride. National pride is a powerful… more »

Some Insights About Video Games By Russell Eisenman, Ph.D.

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Abstract Data show that, over time, video games have become more complex and more violent. The effects of this are discussed. Further, the views of 200 Hispanic college students in five college classes taught by the author in Texas, USA, are discussed.… more »

Psychology Creativity Day: Innovation in Higher Education By Kenneth Ghee, Ph.D.

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Pop culture has been an inspirational teaching tool for adolescents and young adults for centuries. In the 50's it was rock and roll and in the 90's it's hip hop, the Apprentice and American Idol. Young people in and out of college gravitate to the… more »

The Organic Mind by Dr. Leon James

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Mental psychology is an everyday self-help tool for modifying our inherited hellish traits and acquiring heavenly traits. Human beings are born with a temporary physical body and an immortal mental body. Our mind or mental organs are located in the… more »

Cats Showing Intelligent Behavior by Russell Eisenman Ph.D. & Susan C. Eisenman

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INTRODUCTION How smart are animals? Do they show intelligent behavior or just rote learning? Dingfelder (2008) reported that people may often read into the behavior of animals, attributing intelligence to them that the animal does not have. The… more »

Witchdoctors and Psychiatrists: The Common Roots of Psychotherapy: Reflections on Then and Now By Gilbert R. Valdez

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In his compelling work, E. Fuller Torrey described in detail the four basic components that make therapy successful across cultures. Torrey explained through his rigorous research each of the four components: a shared worldview, the personal qualities… more »