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By Yasmin Anwar, Media Relations | 08 December 2009 BERKELEY — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish.
The hedgehog's dilemma , or sometimes the porcupine dilemma , is an analogy about the challenges of human intimacy . It describes a situation in which a group of hedgehogs all seek to become close to one another in order to share heat during cold weather.
I expect this will be my last post for this blog. Thank you to Psychology Today for providing this small soapbox and to you for reading. I am planning to take my Death with Dignity medication soon, unless I die spontaneously before then.
I had to laugh as I read this article in Forbes magazine, of all places (OK, it was originally on Yahoo Travel): "World's Happiest Places: A new report reveals where people feel most positive about their lives"
With nothing to defend, uphold or even embrace, the idea of "hipsterdom" is left wide open for attack.
Brazil's poor are rising to create a new middle class in the country and are contributing to the economic boom there. Tina Rosenberg reports in today's 's Opiniator column: Brazil’s level of economic inequality is dropping at a faster rate than that of almost any other country.
Parataxic distortion is a psychiatric term first used by Harry S. Sullivan to describe the inclination to skew perceptions of others based on fantasy . The "distortion" is a faulty perception of others, based not on actual experience with the individual, but from a projected fantasy personality attributed to them.
Clients (particularly those involved with Human Resources) and law students are always asking me what English language books I recommend for learning about Chinese law. Many years ago, I would tell them there were none.
“Don’t be deceived when they tell you things are better now.
It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time.
History is loaded with power-hungry dickweeds who rule over their countries' fearful populations like the Predator in a laser tag match. Oftentimes these people are infamous not just for their cruelty, but also for their bafflingly insane and self-indulgent antics. Francois Duvalier -- President for Life of Haiti
Why do we flirt?