A Methodology Critique in Defense of Those Wascally Wepublicans

demonized conservativesYou may have heard the news by now. People who hold conservative political opinions are suffering from a syndrome in need of a cure. How do we know this? Because a professor of psychology has demonstrated it to be so. The news has been getting a lot of press lately. Continue reading “A Methodology Critique in Defense of Those Wascally Wepublicans”

Is My Ex-Wife Possessed?

satanic possession in different culturesQ: I have an ex-wife who turned into another person. When I first met her, she was fine. But after a while she changed. I did not think much of it until I noticed the bed levitating on its own one night. Then as I was talking to her, her head turned 360 degrees on her neck. Full circle… It was the damnedest thing. She started talking all growly to me in some bizarre voice and I grabbed a cross and left after she puked on me. Was that wrong? Should I have tried counseling? – Damien Continue reading “Is My Ex-Wife Possessed?”

It’s Time for Domestic Violence Treatment to Grow Up

alternative domestic violence treatmentThe crime of domestic violence is given special status in the U.S. criminal justice system. Rather than simply facing financial penalty or incarceration, batterers are often remanded to special treatment programs with the purpose of diverting them from the prison system. The most common forms of treatment for men who abuse women stem from the Duluth model (National Institute of Justice, September 2003). The underlying theory of this model is that batterers act out of a need to control their partners, and that changing the need to control others is the most efficient way to eliminate battering behavior. Continue reading “It’s Time for Domestic Violence Treatment to Grow Up”

Intermittent Explosive Disorder or Functional Behavior?

Intermittent Explosive DisorderMy home state of Colorado is no stranger to road rage. Right now, a Parker man is charged with two counts of first degree murder, our own Broncos quarterback has been accused of causing injury and destruction of property, and last March a man was shot in the neck during an alleged road-rage incident. If some in the psychology industry have their way, road-ragers may have the perfect alibi in court. And it’s the perfect threat to individual responsibility. Continue reading “Intermittent Explosive Disorder or Functional Behavior?”

Can Memories Be Passed Down Through DNA?

Q: Could memories and feelings be passed from generation to generation in DNA?  I grew up in Alabama. The first time I came West I was 21 years old and I knew I was coming “home.” Yet I had never been in this area.  The first time I heard Native American chanting and music, it was already in my soul.  I do have a great great great grandmother that was Cherokee Indian. Not much known about her and I was not raised with this knowledge. Could this be similar to “déjà vu,” that feeling you’ve “been there before” whe you know you could not have? – Jill, Golden, Colorado
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How Do I Get Grampa to Take His Medication?

Q: My father who lives with us recently went on medication for high blood pressure. He seems fine and he doesn’t have any memory problems. The problem is, he won’t take his medication unless we constantly remind him and it’s becoming a daily battle. How do we get him to take his medication? – Monique, Lansing, Michigan Continue reading “How Do I Get Grampa to Take His Medication?”

Am I Destined to be Attracted to My Daughter?

Q: My wife and I just had our first child six months ago, a girl. I was expecting a boy so I was pleasantly surprised. However, now I’m concerned, my wife is a very attractive woman and I’m expecting my daughter to also grow into an attractive young lady. Am I destined to be attracted to my daughter? How can I safeguard against this?– Jon, Palm Beach Continue reading “Am I Destined to be Attracted to My Daughter?”