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Muslims hate the United States?: Morning Joe thinks not!

On March 9th, Republican front-runner Donald Trump said that Muslims hate the United States, and former congressman and journalist, Joe Scarborough, devoted no small amount of time on his television program, Morning Joe, castigating Mr. Trump for putting forward such … Continue reading

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Clinical Hypnosis as an Empty Syringe

Knowing of my interest and training in clinical hypnosis, a friend recently asked, “Can you hypnotize and make me stop eating?” My (mildly obese) friend posed the question in a somewhat mocking and derisive manner. I smiled, and we soon … Continue reading

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Psychologists and Healthy Communities

In my experience, we psychologists often discourage one another from discussing politics. We may wish to think about what paradigms for government (i.e., “politics”) best promote mental health among the citizenry and the growth of healthy communities. As the election … Continue reading

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Developmental Arrest Issues Regarding Adult Children in Parental Homes

Parents sometimes call me to discuss an adult child who lives in the parental home and how best to motivate his/her leaving the nest. Developmental psychologist Erik Erikson is worth a read. Erikson speaks of eight developmental stages through which … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching: The Winter Launch

January can be an excellent time to launch a new academic semester with mentoring from the right academic coach. The term papers are completed and graded, exams are done, and final grades have been distributed – sometimes to the disappointment … Continue reading

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Creating a Better World: One Elected Official at a Time

“Every day I hear about the “impressive gains” that Republicans can make this November. I hope there are some conservatives among these Republicans — you know, Republicans who are opposed to cronyism, bailouts, subsidies, cronyism (I know, I repeat myself … Continue reading

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Applications for Academic Coaching for 2014-2015 being Accepted

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Gender Pay Equity: A Thought from Andrew Billups

I know a musical group consisting of a married couple. Both sing and both play guitar, and both are very talented. Question #1: If they were to decide to perform separately from now on, must they charge the same price … Continue reading

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Academic Coaching Half-Day Intensives: chesapeakecoaching.com

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Do Problems Point to a Need for Bigger Government?

“I remember a time when having a problem often meant the need to get a better job, increasing one’s skillset, getting a promotion, etc. NOW, having a problem suggests that the government is not big enough and some new agency … Continue reading

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