Assisted Dying

19 Apr

Research shows that of the people in states allowing assisted dying, a sizable number are rationally making the choice, but also a sizable portion are evaluating it through their depression. (Weir, K. Assisted dying: The motivations, benefits and pitfalls of hastening death. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(11), 24-30) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Gender

14 Apr

A study spanning 15 countries around the world found that youngsters ages 10 to 14 began to internalize rigid gender stereotypes such as girls are vulnerable but boys are independent and strong as well as boys are predators and girls are potential prey. (In brief. Gender nouns. Monitor on Psychology, 201, 48(11), 1134-114) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

7 Apr

Bertrand Russell: The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
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Empathy

31 Mar

A problem with empathy is that it is biased toward “us,” our in-group, and much less available for “them,” our out-group. (Denworth, L. I feel your pain. Scientific American, 2017, December, 58-63) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Empathy

24 Mar

The empathic capacity to understand another person’s perspective emerges in children around their first birthday and develops further into adulthood. (Denworth, L. I feel your pain. Scientific American, 2017, December, 58-63) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Empathy

21 Mar

Neuroscientists see empathy as having three facets: 1) Emotional empathy is sharing someone else’s feelings; 2) Cognitive empathy is thinking about and understanding another; and 3) Empathic concern is compassion. (Denworth, L. I feel your pain. Scientific American, 2017, December, pp. 58-63)
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Happiness

18 Mar

Money spent to pay for more free time can make people happier than money spent on material goods. (In brief. Buying happiness. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, November, p. 15) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com