Browsing All Posts filed under »Psychology & Sociology«

Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children

November 17, 2018

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Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children Robert D. Sege, Benjamin S. Siegel, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH. Online article; Download PDF; Download PDF REFLECTIONS If reading How To Traumatize Your Children wasn’t enough, reading this Abstract from the American Academy of Pediatrics should do the trick. […]

Why Buddhism Is True | Review & Notes

October 13, 2018

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Robert Wright. Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. Simon & Schuster, 2017. (321 pages) REVIEW There still exists in some fundamental circles a fight for the validity of one’s religion over another. This “apologetic” ethic is quite lacking precisely because those approaches are usually more about “defending” one’s religion rather than “explaining” […]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

September 30, 2018

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Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no further than Harari. While his previous two books–Sapiens and Homo Deus—looked to the past and the […]

Enlightenment Now | Critical Reflections, Critical Reviews, & Notes

September 22, 2018

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Steven Pinker. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Penguin Random House, 2018. (556 pages) CRITICAL REFLECTIONS There are several possible approaches to the dilemma of this juncture in human history. Some panic. Some celebrate. Some hope and believe. Some simply ignore and go on about their lives. Most do a combination of […]

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

September 3, 2018

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Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means Cleveland has been writing and speaking about this issue for over five years. Along with […]

Talking Across The Divide | Review & Notes

August 18, 2018

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Justin Lee. Talking Across The Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World. Tarcher Perigee, 2018. (259 pages) geekyjustin.com/tatd/; Penguin Random House publisher page REVIEW Oh how I wish that everyone who thinks arguing anything and everything online is a good idea would read this book. It could save […]

The Power Paradox | Review & Notes

July 7, 2018

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Dacher Keltner. The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. Penguin Books, 2016. (196 pages) REVIEW This is perhaps one of the most important books I’ve read on the behavioral sciences, a thesis that has the potential to transform virtually everything about human relationships. Keltner’s work and explication of that research is surprisingly simple. As […]