Archive | June, 2018


21 Jun

Choosing to tell the truth even when there might be punishment is the result of both development and parenting. Parenting that rewards honesty, even though there may also be some punishment, contributes to good moral development.(Russo, F. Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), p. 16)


18 Jun

Edith Wharton: If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time.

How To

14 Jun

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the news,
1) Learn how big a dose you can take without becoming emotionally charged.
2) Read beyond the headlines to get a fuller understanding.
3) Fact-check by comparing story lines.
4) Look at different news sources for different perspectives.
(Gold, S. S. How to be a better news consumer. Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), p. 14) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy .com


7 Jun

Michel de Montaigne: The reverse of truth has a thousand shapes and a boundless field.


3 Jun

Researchers in the UK did a longitudinal study on 174 subjects measured first at age 14 and then at age 77. They were rated on six personality characteristics related to dependability. At age 14, they were rated by teachers; at age 77, they rated themselves and were rated by a close relative or friend. The ratings at 14 and 77 showed no relationship. The study had many flaws, like the different raters, but, nevertheless, called into question the stability of dependability over time. (Mayer, M. W. Once dependable, always dependable? Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), p. 10)