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Psychology

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  • Love cats, eat cows?

     Love cats, eat cows?
    We Americans like to think of ourselves as animal lovers. But is this claim true? One way to answer this question is to follow the money. According to government, industry and interest group stats, we spend about $50 billion on our pets annually and...
  • Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable

    Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable
    With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
  • Another use for literature

     Another use for literature
    I'm no stranger to "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I've read the play, seen movie versions, attended live performances — including one in which the cast included my then 7- and 5-year-old kids (now that was theater; I only wish you all could have...
  • The meaning of life -- in a class on death

    The meaning of life -- in a class on death
    The day before a 16-year-old friend of mine was murdered, she kissed the window of her white sedan, a birthday gift, leaving cranberry-colored stains on the glass. Then she gave me a hug goodbye. Her name was Sangeeta Lal, and the next morning, her ex-...
  • Northampton accountant, Nazareth appraiser, Allentown doctor among those sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Sweating off the sadness

    Sweating off the sadness
    Those who aren't depressed sometimes wonder why those who are won't just snap out of it. However, depression is a serious illness that comes in many forms and is caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, biological and psychological factors....
  • Remembrances 2013

     
    A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
  • Online psychology

    The advent of online bridge has eliminated part of the psychological aspect of bridge. It's hard to draw an inference from an opponent's remark or huddle when he's at a computer 5,000 miles away. Today's West leads a club against 3NT, and South wins with...
  • In Theory: Taking a stab at PG-13 violence

    Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films. PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
  • Teen killer's 'affluenza' defense is a lot of baloney

    It’s hard to hear the details of Ethan Couch’s crimes without flinching. Last June, the 16-year-old Texan plowed his father's pickup truck into a group of Good Samaritans helping a disabled vehicle on a narrow residential street in a Ft....
  • San Jose State will scale back online collaboration

    San Jose State University is assuming control of, and scaling back on, an online initiative with education provider Udacity, officials said Tuesday, putting in question a collaboration that once symbolized the brave new face of online learning....