As 2013 begins, let us contemplate where we have been and where we are going in the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Below are ten key events of 2012 that will not only shape the character of 2013, but also shape the future of the HIV/AIDS prevention and […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
Everyone has a year-end retrospective. Let’s join that bandwagon. Here is a retrospective on some of the events and studies that highlighted the psychological, scientific and health context of the times. Some events went viral (Item number 1); some studies went relatively unnoticed (as most research articles do). […]
As a psychologist and perhaps as an armchair anthropologist, I really enjoy road trips. I have traveled cross country four times, road-tripped through Canada and the entire continental west coast. I have road-tripped individual states such as Hawaii, Kentucky, North Carolina, and New York. There is much you […]
The Psychology of the gift of Laughter on this Christmas Day “The objective world has vanished and is forgotten, the proprieties and even the presence of others are lost, and the soul is all eye and ear to the one laughable object. Care, trouble, and even […]
Ok. So don’t judge me as being weird for saying this but while touring Kamakura, Japan, I skipped and danced every so often throughout the whole day. I bet that part doesn’t sound so weird. The weird part, or rather the part you might find weird, is […]
Growing up in the South Bronx you were exposed to a different worldview than say those who lived in mid-Manhattan or downtown Iowa City. Mid-Manhattan might as well have been in another state or country. You would arrive at widely different interpretations of then-occurring phenomena. You also tended […]
In 1980, the movie The Final Countdown is released to great reviews and stars Martin Sheen- the actor of Apocalypse Now. Ahem, coincidence? The Final Countdown is a science fiction movie in which a Navy crew is transported by a supernatural storm to the day before the 1941 […]
Who gets on the naughty list? Who gets crossed off the list? What does it mean to get crossed off? I have been making a list since mid-November of all the people I was going to give a Christmas gift to. Santa Claus keeps a list going of all those […]
Back in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries when individuals more readily shared home spaces, sometimes the pocket was the only personal space people had. Thus, the pocket has historically been a keeper of secrets, lies, and desires along with an accounting of what people possessed. The pocket, […]
In my suburban block, we are now starting to shield ourselves. We are putting up curtains where before we had none. See the back of our houses face a forest. Only deer, raccoons, chipmunks, bluejays and rabbits tend to frequent our yards. Until now, again. See, a mentally […]