Source: Pixabay In one of my college classes, I used to ask the students to write down the names of three people who were their “heroes” and then to reflect on why they had chosen those particular people. Only some of the respondents were able to come up with three names for their list. Many included only people from their families, perhaps a mother or father or older sibling. Sometimes, they identified a loved one who was dealing forthrightly with a severe mental or physical challenge. As one might expect, the lists had many “public” figures, names the rest of us, or at least the members of their generation, would recognize. Of these, sports stars, actors, and musicians were predominant. Significantly, important politicians, business executives, or military figures rarely appeared. Instead, people listed leaders of social movements, non-establishment figures like Martin Luther King Jr. or Cesar Chavez. Pointedly, the students … [Read more...] about The Decline of the American Hero
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This guest blog is from therapist and author Kim Parker, LCSW, who recently published East Meets West: Parenting from the Best of Both Worlds. Source: Pixabay free image Asian Americans make up 5.8 percent of the total American population. On January 28th this year, many Asian Americans will be celebrating Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year by those of Chinese descent. With that in mind, let us reflect on what it means to be Asian or American. For those of us living in America from Asian ancestry, this question will dog us at some time or another. We are technically and practically both. It is difficult to choose one over the other. And yet, when we think of what it means to be Asian or American, we have to break down these social constructs into their finer elements. What does it mean to be Asian, besides the obvious of coming from Asian parents or an Asian country? Does American equate to whiter, richer, stronger, better, cooler, more … [Read more...] about To Be Asian or to Be American
Source: Courtesy of Argosy University Many of America’s health problems have a strong behavioral component, says Robert Barrett, Ph.D., dean of the College of Clinical Psychology at Argosy University. At Argosy University, all students are trained to be practitioner-scholars in professional psychology, and many are especially interested in integrating psychology and general healthcare. What are the goals of the typical student choosing to study at Argosy University? The main goal of a typical student in each of our 10 American Psychological Association–accredited clinical psychology programs is to become a licensed clinical psychologist. Our students are interested in becoming practicing clinicians in the field of clinical psychology. Within this broad goal, students typically are drawn to specific areas of practice—for example, forensic psychology, health psychology, working with children and families—that align with our faculty’s experience and … [Read more...] about The Making of Practitioner – Scholars
Hurricane Michael Source: NASA/Wikimedia Commons (CC2) Here’s a crazy idea: research tells us that storms can make stock markets tank. But in a real-world scenario, does the concept really hold up? Epic storms systems that touched down on each side of the Atlantic last week—Wednesday, October 10, 2018—offered a real-time stress test. In a study of four stock markets (NASDAQ, S&P500, Amex, NYSE), geomagnetic storms were found to exert a profound effect on human behaviour, with the effect most prominent during the 6 days following a storm (the ‘recovery’ phase), as evidenced in research by a strong negative, significant relationship between stock returns and geomagnetic storm activity, ranging from -0.84% to -2.1% (S&P500), -1.11% to -2.40% (AMEX), -1.60% to - 2.51% (NASDAQ) and -2.1% to -1.76% (NYSE). Institutional investors seem to find the idea tantalizing and have invested accordingly—Wall Street titans Barclays, Goldman Sachs, … [Read more...] about Did Hurricane Michael Cause Stock Markets to Plunge?
Home Fashion Bollywood wardrobe Bollywood Wardrobe Devika Tripathi By Devika Tripathi | on October 25, 2018 Gaurav Gupta had a star-studded flagship store launch in New Delhi. The launch witnessed the crème de la crème of the capital and the celebs from the Hindi film industry. Aditi Rao Hydari, Jim Sarbh, and Manushi Chhillar were among the prominent figures, who graced the launch of the fashion store. They were dressed in signature Gaurav Gupta's futuristic creations and gave us interesting looks. Coming to Aditi first, she looked stunning in the sculptural one-shouldered gown that was dipped in soft beige-gold hue. It was an edgy attire, with a free-flowing silhouette. Aditi's gown accentuated her slender frame and came alive with an interplay of contrasting patterns. It was meticulously embellished but the shiny layer met the ruffled end. Yes, her gown was quite sharp-edged before it took a dreamy turn. Aditi's makeup was subtle and marked by a pink lip shade. … [Read more...] about What Did Aditi Rao Hydari, Manushi Chhillar, And Jim Sarbh Wear At Gaurav Gupta’s Store Launch?