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The Psychological Case for Gun Control

One popular mantra of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to support their opposition to gun control is that “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” As a social psychologist I have always found this argument curious. 1,105 more words

Applied Psychology

The Horror of Affluence

We have so many wonderful things
We should all be as happy as kings.

The Human Race has an amazing ability to create horrible societies – and American society is a case in point. 483 more words

Sociology

You’ll catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this in the past few days. One of the support workers who doesn’t normally work on my ward has been up here quite a bit recently, and I think I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that I’ve never disliked anyone more. 576 more words

Change

Horned Charmer

Shallow wills,
and long regrets,
loving them all,
as he takes his bets.

Loving weakness,
looking for folds,
as a house of cards tumbles,
and he takes his hold. 92 more words

Personal Growth

Embrace the Monsters: Discovering the treasure beyond our fear

I make dance because it scares me.

In order to make a dance I have to go to a place that is frighteningly authentic, the deepest part of me that cannot be expressed with words. 220 more words

Writing For Your Health

From the novelists and poets we studied in High School English to modern day bloggers and online spammers, writing has long been an inherent part of our lives. 603 more words

Psychology