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Turning-Point Dreams

Now and again a client will bring in a dream that indicates significant progress in the treatment. I call these dreams “turning-point dreams.” These dreams are often so striking that the dreamer wakes up in the middle of the night and is struck by the vividness of the dream and still under the sway of the deep emotions that fueled the dream.

Such dreams contain material which, when interpreted, show that the client has...
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Freud’s “Death Wish” Makes Tragic Return Visit

According to reports, Emma Kelly, a 43-year-old British adventurist, went missing while kayaking in the Amazon jungle in South America. Police in Brazil have arrested three men, including a teenager, who they said robbed and killed her.

The teenager confessed to taking part in the slaying and said he was with six others at the time. The teen told police he and his cohorts shot and threw Kelly in the Solimoes River....
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Study: Freud Was Right about Personality

Can a nerdy child grow up to be an aggressive tycoon? Can a childhood bully develop into a mild-mannered librarian?

Psychologists have debated for a hundred years whether our personalities develop mainly in early childhood or continue to change and grow throughout our lives. Sigmund Freud was the first to state that personality is formed in early childhood and basically stays the same throughout adulthood.

Now research seems to back up Freud’s contention.

A new study, which appears...
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Conflict Resolution

Study: Marriage Can Kill You

Marital Status and marital strain seems to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to research called The Framingham Offspring Study, which began in 1984 and continued for the next ten years.

The bottom line: a bad marriage can kill you.

The study, conducted at Framingham, Massachusetts by Elaine D. Eaker, ScD and colleagues, focused on a ten-year follow-up of selected subjects to determine if marriage and marital...
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The Tragic Myth about ADHD

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of teen-aged and young adult women being medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen by 344%. The CDCP noted that in 2006 about 1% of the female population were medicated for ADHD, but by 2015 the percentage had climbed to 4%.

The study focused on women between the ages of 15 and 44 who had private insurance. ...
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Conflict Resolution

How Can Trump Win Over Kim Jong Un?

At the moment things aren’t going very well between Donald Trump, President of the United States, and Kim Jung Un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. At one point a while back Trump announced to all the world that if North Korea threatened the USA again, they “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Kim Jong Un’s response was to reveal plans to...
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Study: Men Aren’t the Only Oglers

Both men and women seem biologically wired to look at attractive members of the opposite sex, according to a new study by Jon Maner. The study, published in an issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, noted that, contrary to the popular notion that men are the main oglers, women pay just as much attention to men as men do to women.

In short, each objectifies the other, to use the currently popular feminist...
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Unconscious Harm

In 1900, when Freud published his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, he elaborated on his most important discovery: the unconscious. Basically, he thought that most people are out of touch with about 70% of what’s in their minds. Humans want to believe what they want to believe, and they don’t want to know about their dark sides: thoughts, memories, and attitudes that make them feel guilty, afraid, and angry,...
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