It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

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This is not an improvement
Back in 1997, when IBM’s computer “Deep Blue” beat the world’s (human) champion at chess, the news world erupted:  were human beings on the way out? Well, were they?  Today it doesn’t seem like it.  I doubt you can come up with a single substantive way that a computer being better at chess than Gary...
What nurtures creativity in school?
There are a lot of things kids can do to get in trouble in school, and being more creative than the test they’re taking may be near the top of the list. Overwhelmed teachers say they’re having trouble finding the time to work with creative students, and an increasingly tight regimen of standardized tests means that creativity is often...
Empathy can save lives
Are college students today less likely to feel sympathy for people less fortunate than them than college students were 30 years ago?  We’d better have a talk about empathy, before it’s too late.  A meta-analyses study published in the August 2010 issue of Personality and Social Psychology Review looked at research empathy...
Brain scans aren't as useful as therapy for most patients
This has been a bad week for mental illness. According to the New York Times, five of the current ten “personality disorders” will not be included in the next publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  The most controversial to be cut is “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” – the...
"Fear" by Yakunchikova
Epidemiologists suggest that some eighteen percent of the American population struggles with anxiety each year. Does that make you nervous?  What makes me nervous is that that BigPharma is handing out little white pills to deal with this problem ... and instead of helping anxiety, these pills are funding the vacation homes of corporate...

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