Browsing All Posts filed under »Psychology & Sociology«

The Amygdala Song

January 1, 2019

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Brilliant. The Amygdala Song lyrics the amygdala’s a button in my limbic brain it’s really not complicated, i’ll explain: if something happens suddenly to do me harm my amygdala rings like a tiny alarm if a sabre-tooth tiger’s jumpin’ out at me in a split second it’ll tell me to fight or flee it gets […]

Believed podcast | Reflections

December 18, 2018

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REFLECTIONS This series is one of the most insightfully disturbing, tragically illuminating, and piercingly convicting podcasts I’ve listened to. The Larry Nassar case and story is no doubt about one man’s serial abuse of children and young women. It is absolutely about the courage and valiance of those who have come forward to tell their […]

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 […]