Life Process Program Blog
What’s Wrong with Plagiarizing?
Watch out if you object to plagiarism! Fareed Zakaria, CNN commentator, Yale trustee, Harvard Ph.D., Washington Post columnist, and best-selling author has now weighed in on his plagiarism. I find three things notable about his explanation/excuse-making and the reactions...read more
“Lady Bird” II: To Be, or Not To Be, Traumatized
A film that dares to remember what used to be regarded as normal development. Trigger warning: After arguing in the car in the opening scene of “Lady Bird,” Greta Gerwig’s new film, Lady Bird’s mother (played by Laura Metcalf)...read more
American Cinema Has Produced Its First Woman Auteur
Greta Gerwig voices the displacement of the Continental divide Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” starring Saoirse Ronan and, as her mother, the brilliant Laurie Metcalf, is Gerwig’s first solely directed film. It is, strictly speaking, a coming-of-age story about a...read more
The Solution to the Opioid Crisis
Everyone has a solution for the opioid epidemic. Here’s a real one. Here’s what we must do to improve our addictive situation In 2016, the American Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, announced in a new report on addiction, as though...read more
Is Harvey Weinstein Addicted to Love?
Power monster Harvey Weinstein isn’t after sex, primarily. What does he want? This post is in response to The 7 hardest addictions to quit – love is the worst! by Stanton Peele Everyone agrees that Harvey Weinstein is a...read more
End Alcoholism — Bomb Spain
Americans have a different consciousness about alcohol as evil The key to ending alcoholism is to prevent anyone under 21 from drinking: “Alcohol is a drug – a powerful, mood-altering drug – and alcoholism is a disease,” says Dr....read more
Answer Me This: Why Are Americans So Depressed?
Depression grows in US and pharmaceuticals aren’t the answer—are hallucinogens? Time announces: (1) Americans are more depressed than ever, and getting more so: From 2011-2014, 13 percent of Americans 12 and older took an antidepressant up from 11 percent...read more
Painkiller addiction is almost nonexistent, according to government data
Painkiller addiction is almost nonexistent, according to government data. News item: The Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, headed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, was released. It declares, in the most lurid terms, that we are...read more
Theories of Addiction – What is the Meaning of Addiction?
An Analysis of the Theories of Addiction In many cases, addiction theorists have now progressed beyond stereotyped disease conceptions of alcoholism or the idea that narcotics are inherently addictive to anyone who uses them. The two major areas of...read more
How to Interrogate a Criminal Suspect, a la Dostoyevsky
How to motivationally interview supects courtesy Porfiry Petrovitch and Columbo. This post is in response to Why They Let O.J. Out by Stanton Peele News item: Donald Trump has brought up the topic of how to treat suspects/arrestees in criminal cases. In his...read more