Tag Archives: Psychology

Obesity is a National Security Issue: Lieutenant General Mark Hertling at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

Translator: Emma Gon Reviewer: Cathrine Ulstrand Hello, my name’s Hertling and I’m a soldier and — you probably could tell that. I’ve been in the military for 38 years. I’m thinking of making it a career. I have seen — (Laughter) — I have seen and studied and analysed all types of security threats. I’ve… Read More »

How Psychology Can Explain the Deadly Medieval Dancing Plagues

♪♪♪ In the year 1518, the city of Strasbourg was struck by a dancing plague. Yes, a dancing plague. And it was deadly. It started with a single woman, but within a month, there were over 400 people dancing in the streets—wildly, uncontrollably, and often to their deaths. Some sources claim that, for at least… Read More »

The Seven Deadly Sins

Christianity has, traditionally, spoken a lot about sinners. In the fourth century, the Church identified ‘seven deadly sins’: failings of character that were to be particularly condemned and avoided by all righteous people. They were; Pride (being snobbish and boastful) Envy, Wrath (getting very angry), Gluttony (eating too much), Lust (wanting to sleep around), Sloth… Read More »

The Nightmare World of Gang Stalking

This has many names. Gang stalking, mob stalking, community stalking. You’re in the middle of this ridiculous, irrational impossibility that is real and is happening. First, the Guardian revealed the National Security Agency is collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers. To surveil someone through their phones. Certainly through their television sets. The last… Read More »

Depression and spiritual awakening — two sides of one door | Lisa Miller | TEDxTeachersCollege

Translator: Katelyn Nicholson Reviewer: Nadine Hennig In the dark of the night, 4 a.m., I look over and my husband’s not there. I look further, and I find him flat on his back, looking at the ceiling, arms out. “Our lives are hollow and meaningless without children.” It had been two-and-a-half years of hopes and… Read More »

Marist: School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

(music begins) COLLEEN: I’ve always known I wanted to care for people My family would always say my heart’s always been bigger than my head. BRANDON: I also want to be an advocate. I want to be a confidant. I want to be someone who can really positively affect people’s lives. BRYANNA: I always knew… Read More »

On Claiming Belief In God: Discussion with Dennis Prager

You So everybody When I never met in person I never met Jordan Peterson in person But I said to him when we met right before lunch Something that I said to me by so many people who meet me for the first time. I feel like I know you and I that is the… Read More »

Master of Professional Psychology webinar – June 2017

Welcome to this webinar on the Macquarie masters of professional psychology. I’m Andrew Bailey and I’m the director of the program. Let me begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the Macquarie University land, the Wallumettagal clan of the Darug Nation who’s cultures and customs have nurtured and continued to nurture this lands since the… Read More »