A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life
August 27, 2018
Like all who read the news, I was shocked to learn that a former head of the Center for Disease Control, an eminent public servant, had been charged with sexual assault in New York City. What equally surprised me were the details as reported.
The doctor had allegedly squeezed the buttocks of a woman (more…)
August 26, 2018
I can't help wondering what made Reality Winner, the NSA leaker & former highly decorated soldier and brilliant linguist, go off the rails. Projective psychological testing (Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test) might give the answer but I doubt this was done. Being a loner and quirky (as described in the news article) doesn't add up to (more…)
August 15, 2018
Depression is the "depressing" of feelings and reflects: (1) conflict about an issue, the person being torn between choices; or (2)having been unable to reach their parents emotionally when young and later tending to give up on important goals, believing they will fail again; or (3) the sense of having deep problems; or (4) a combination of (more…)
August 13, 2018
After experiencing several highly stressful jobs, I came to an important conclusion: That while choosing the right job is important, it's even more important to know when to leave it. My suggestions follow.
Quit your job, if you have the economic freedom to do so, of course:
(1) When the political infighting has become intolerable. (more…)