Archive | December, 2014

Use of Pornography

28 Dec

It is not clear whether pornography can become an actual addiction or a compulsion. However, its use is pervasive. International studies estimate that 50% to 99% of men and 30 to 86% of women access it. The Kinsey Institute found that 72% of the respondents to its 2002 survey thought it harmless. But it can become a problem. However, it is uncertain if it is a cause or effect of other problems, especially marital. (Weir, K. Is pornography addictive? Monitor on Psychology, 2014, 45(4), 46-50)


25 Dec

Elie Wiesel: There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.

Infants are hard-wired for values.

21 Dec

Recent research suggests that at birth babies are pre-programed to value fairness and generosity and to be helpful. Therefore, the foundations for social-moral principals are hard-wired. (Weir, K. Not-so-blank slates. Monitor on Psychology, 2014, 45(4), 32-35


18 Dec

Poet Kathleen Norris: Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.


14 Dec

A complete evaluation is needed before an ADHD diagnosis is assigned to a child. The evaluation should include direct observations of the child by teachers and parents, a full developmental history, and an assessment of school, social, and parental pressures on the chilld. (Novotney, A. Is it really ADHD? Monitor on Psychology, 2014, 45(4), 28-31)


11 Dec

Edmund Wilson: No two persons ever read the same book.

Anxiety-No. 1

7 Dec

A world Health Organization survey found that anxiety is the most prevalent mental heath issue worlwide and surpasses depression. (Stossel, S. A brief history of anxiety. Psychotherapy Networker, 2014, November/December, 24-27.


4 Dec

Patrick Hardin: As children, we have imaginary friends. We grow up and we replace them with imaginary enemies.