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Love & Affection

How a Group of Married Therapists Confronted Their Prejudices Against Single Women

In a four-part series published here recently, I discussed an email sent to me by a mental health professional that was full of degrading and disproved claims about single people. Mental health professionals are swimming in the same pool of stereotypes and mythologies and ideologies as everyone else, so it is not altogether surprising that they absorb the prevailing prejudices.

Fortunately, some of them realize that there may be something wrong with the way they...
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7 Signs of Racial “Group Think” and Group Polarization

Group Polarization

How did you feel this past weekend (Friday to Sunday) about the events taking place in Charlottesville Virginia? Did you watch the events? Did you follow the events online? Although it is the home of the University of Virginia, it became the home of pure racial tension, ignorance, and extreme identity fusion between the members of the group. In psychology, this is regarded as group polarization and group think.

This article will briefly...
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