“It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All that the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. [H/she] appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement and…Details
“CMN is a term I am proposing. It is comprised of the psychological defenses projection (blaming others for your own feelings and behaviors), projective identification (internalizing – or believing – what the CMN is saying about you), dissociation (denying reality), and intermittent reinforcement (alternating between being rewarding and punishing behavior – often informally referred to as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde personality – it is the most effective way of controlling someone).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty1HhODKVaI&feature=youtu.be Dr. Reisner is an acclaimed ethicist and clinician. His talk and the comments of other esteemed psychologists and psychiatrists have lead to a discussion of whether Trump should be labelled evil or sick – (in other words, the old “bad or mad” argument that came up when I was studying Harry Stack Sullivan…Details
We are now looking at the first 100 days of The Trump administration, and we can gauge its success by reviewing how The Administration has met their responsibilities to our nation in the following areas: foreign relations, defense, economy, environment, healthcare, ability to lead the western world and ability to unify the United States. These…Details
Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration export at the libertarian Cato Institute, has arrived at a striking finding: nationals of the seven countries singled out by Trump have killed zero people in terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between 1975 and 2015. As for refugees Nowrasteh writes, “Trump’s actions is a response to a phantom menace.” – Author Uri…Details
www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-walter-scott-mistrial-and-the-crisis-of-facts This phenomenon described in the Walter Scott case above is an example of a psychological defense, sometimes referred to as the alloplastic defense, sometimes referred to as anosognosia or a type of dissociation or cognitive bias – all aspects of not being able to recognize or believe reality or perhaps better said, shaping…Details
Mike Colius, WSJ, January 16th, 2017 In an interview Monday, GM general counsel Craig Glidden declined to confirm specifics of the announcement but said any investment the company might disclose has been long planned and isn’t a response to pressure from Mr. Trump. This is all in the course of business for GM and for…Details
“Facts are stubborn things” wrote John Adams. Indeed, The United States of America would never have achieved its greatness without the intelligence, the talent and the character of African-Americans. All Americans are indebted to African-Americans and we take this day to honor you and to thank you.
I studied conflict graduate school where our conflict resolution model was based on Goal Theory and finding “common ground,” which was the practice that sprung from that on the assumption that conflicts were a result of competing goals. Then I was appointed by the court as a “neutral” in our society’s most severe, destructive and…Details
1/3/17: On New Year’s Day our very pleasant neighbor in our quite liberal neighborhood who is an esteemed physician was making the point that we should try to work with the incoming president. I suspect that he did not want to create controversy by saying he voted for The President-Elect and I saw this is…Details