Archive | August, 2015

Hope for the elderly

24 Aug

The Montessori-based Dementia Programming Method can be used in care facilities to maximize independence and adaptive skills for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Sukel, K. Fostering independence. Monitor on Psychology,2015, 46(3), 42-45)  www


20 Aug

Andy Rooney:Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but happiness and growth occur while you are climbing it.

Don’t Vent

16 Aug

Elizabeth Bernstein in The Wall Street Journal reported that scientific research repeatedly found that venting is bad for us. Although there is a temporary relief, in the long run there is more anger and aggression.


14 Aug

Autism looks to be the result of an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. (Health & Science, The Week, 2015, February 13, p. 17)

Erasing memories

9 Aug

Neuroscientists and psychologists are experimenting with biological interventions that promise to to lead to the destabilization of fearful memories including those associated with anxiety disorders, PTSD, and phobias. (Lu, S. Erasing bad memories. Monitor on Psychology, 2015, 46(2), 42-45)  But because we can, should we?


2 Aug

Wallace Stevens: It is necessary to any originality to have the courage to be an amateur.