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28 Dec

Telling small lies leads to bigger ones possibly because of desensitization of the amygdala with repetitive lying. (In Brief. The lying Brain. Monitor on Psychology, 2017, January)



13 Apr

It is easier for babies to learn the names of objects when these names include repeating syllables like night-night and choo-choo. ( In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, Sept., p. 23)


6 Apr

Kids bullied by their parents are likely to become bullies themselves and to become victims of bullies. An authoritative parenting style (warm, caring, and having firm limits) is protective. (Rodriguez, T. Harsh parents raise bullies and their victims. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(5), p. 12)


18 Mar

Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai: You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself.


17 Mar

Oscar Levant: Self-pity – it’s the only pity that counts.


10 Mar

To reduce the risk for Alzheimers: 1) Be active cognitively, physically, & socially; 2) Find meaning and pursue what brings it; and 3) Eat heart healthy. (Burnett, D. A. Banking against Alzheimers. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 47(4), 29-37)

5 Mar

Susan Sontag: I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.