The sexual abuse and rape scandals at Pennsylvania State University and within the Catholic Church are terrible. Instead of just dismissing them as aberrations, we should learn what to do differently, so we can prevent future abuse.
Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life Articles in July, 2012, Page 2
Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life published the following articles in July, 2012.
The recent merciless bullying of bus monitor, Karen Klein, in Greece, New York, raises many questions, such as: How is empathy acquired? Is it teachable? Could we do a better job of cultivating empathy and social consciousness, especially in our young people?
What do therapists really mean when they say nothing?
Creflo Dollar, a high profile pastor, was arrested on Friday for abusing his daughter. While the public reaction is mixed about whether he was right, the take away message for kids is that abuse is okay, just as long as it’s done with love.
Recently, it was revealed that Jack Osbourne, the son of legendary rocker Ozzy and TV celebrity Sharon, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). And, as was the case with 1950s and 60s teen idol and once popular Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, Osbourne’s public sharing of his plight has brought new attention and awareness to this mysterious neurological disease.
When should a person be concerned about their drinking? As a psychologist who specializes in helping people with substance abuse, people often ask me a question that goes something like this: “I drink _______. Does that mean I’m an alcoholic?”