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Celebrities as fake neighbors hiding faceless corporations

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Precarious Mental State of our upcoming dictator

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A culture designed to make you feel like shit

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Comment by Ian Mason on February 17, 2013 at 12:45am

Very funny, Ruth :-D

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 16, 2013 at 6:39pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 2:04am

Brandon Vaughan, sounds like a great field to go into at this time. With all the new technology to do brain and neuroscience, there will be large breakthroughs in the future. Good luck 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 21, 2012 at 9:56pm

Welcome, Brandon. What you say provokes a thought:

I get the impression that, with the increasing use of technology (scanners, genetics,etc) psychology is beginning to be seen as hard science and that more men are getting involved. Anybody else think so?

Comment by Brandon Vaughan on October 21, 2012 at 5:53pm

Hello all. I am a psychology major, focusing on experimental psychology. I want to get a master's degree and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Comment by Scott McGreal on August 27, 2012 at 3:13am

I didn't give it any thought before you mentioned it, but Freud is pretty dated as the face of psychology. Featuring different faces would be a fun idea. 

Comment by Robert W. Herrmann-Keeling on August 10, 2012 at 12:30am

Well, now that I've been a member for abut two weeks, I guess that gives me the right (or nerve?) to enquire why the poster child for this site is Freud. Is it possible to have a different photo each month, for example? Wolpe? Lazarus? Adler? Jung? Genet? and others? Just asking.

Comment by Robert W. Herrmann-Keeling on July 30, 2012 at 10:56am

Hi...just joined this web site and this group. Am wondering if there are any other Adlerians here. I'm the only one in Connecticut, and it gets lonely! For more on me and what I do (if it's OK to post an URL)...please, I'm new here...

Comment by Ian Mason on June 9, 2012 at 10:48am

The idea that anything could be "weeded out" from the human genome is ridiculous. To quote Edison "we know one-thousandth of one percent" and trying to fiddle around with something so complex while being so ignorant is REALLY playing God.

On top of that, the idea that humans "need putting right" is Nazism, pure and simple.

Comment by Gary Berg-Cross on June 9, 2012 at 8:59am

Early Social Darwinism had primitive notions of fitness and that biology was destiny. Interestingly, the word "eugenics" was coined in 1883 by Darwin cousin scientist Francis Galton. Galton wanted to promote the ideal of perfecting the human race by, as it is often put, weeding out "undesirables" while promoting "desirables." This may have seen simpler in Galton's day before we knew the mechanics of genetics, although there were efforts to study identical twins to see how much intelligence is inherited. If you take an Intro Psych course today you might learn about how the early English studies actually fabricated data. We know a lot more today about the essentially interactive nature of intelligence emerging in the environment.

But there seems to be a new version of Social Darwinism disguised "as deficit-reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism. It’s antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it"

See "Social Darwinism Version 3.2" at


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