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4 Sep

Lawyer Clarence Darrow: The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.


29 Aug

The use of moral rather than economic arguments is more likely to convince an employer to address a social issue. (In brief. Corporate Morality. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), pp. 12-13)


23 Aug

Author Douglas Adams: If life is going to exist in a Universe of this size, then the one thing it can not afford to have is a sense of proportion.


21 Aug

Economist Thomas Schelling: One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him.


9 Aug

In countries where there are more women scientists, girls are more likely to score higher on a test of math self-concept. (In brief. Math, science, and gender-equality. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(5), p. 11)


2 Aug

Author Don Winslow: There is no wall that divides the human soul between its best impulses and its worst.


31 Jul

A meta-analysis in Psychological Science found that people generally see themselves as others see them. (In brief. No rose-colored glasses. Monitor on Psychology , 2019, 50 (4), p. 17)


26 Jul

Golda Meir: Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do.


23 Jul

The rising suicide rate over the last 20 years has been called an epidemic. In the eighteen years between 199 and 2017, the age adjusted suicide rate in the U.S. rose 33% , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rates for girls and women are approaching those for boys and men in every age group. ( Wallis, C. The other U.S. epidemic. Scientific American, 2020, August, p. 23)


19 Jul

A study in Health Psychology found that anxiety and depression are at least as linked to physical illness as obesity and smoking. ( In brief. Mental illness, physical illness. Monitor on Psychology, 2019, 50(4), 13-14.