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Jan 222015
 

I’ve been reading some interesting books lately by some very interesting researchers in the field of psychology, (Dr. Barbara Oakley) dealing with the themes of altruism and (Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen) on empathy and others who are trying to discover what makes people altruistic and how empathy (or lack of it) effects how we behave toward […]

Dec 262014
 

  The Huffington Post recently printed an exceptional article about a new book called The Narcissist Next Door, and gave the major ways the author advised in how to deal with these individuals. Narcissists are the kudzu of the human condition — a rapidly proliferating species that shows up anywhere, thrives everywhere and resists all […]

Jan 072014
 
Study shows rates of arrest are high

I guess every nurturing caring parent worries that their child will be involved in something that will cause them to be arrested. If “Junior” is arrested and convicted for a felony, it can derail educational and employment prospects for a life time. In some home environments  and some communities being arrested is almost a rite […]

Sep 142013
 
Lies of the son

Recently a television group from London were in the US filming a documentary on psychopaths for television in the UK. I had been referred to them as the parent of a psychopath by Dr. Robert Hare’s Aftermath  foundation and what they wanted from me was the information I had that, first of all, proved Patrick […]

Aug 222013
 
The Trauma Bond

People frequently ask “why does she stay with him when he beats her up? Why doesn’t she just leave?” On the surface it seems so easy, just leave. Get a restraining order. Prosecute him. Get away and stay away from him. Unfortunately, there is an emotional condition called “Stockholm Syndrome” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome  or “trauma bond” http://www.abuseandrelationships.org/Content/Survivors/trauma_bonding.html  […]

Aug 052013
 

I’ve often noticed that with people who have an offender in the family they frequently ask if they have given their loved one “enough of a chance” or want to know if there is anything they can do to salvage what they describe very clearly as a dysfunctional relationship with someone who, whatever the clinical […]

Jun 232013
 

Some  offenders  don’t  know enough about how the rest of the world thinks to even tell a “good” lie I saw this article about North Korea’s soccer team and how they had been apparently caught in a doping scandal, but were claiming that it was really an herbal medication that made them test positive for […]

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