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Psychological Study on Boys and Men Heralds Paradigm Shift

There was something different this time about the shouting coming from the kitchen. Jim had heard his parents argue before, but his mother’s crying frightened him. He ran from his bedroom into the kitchen and saw his father hitting and pushing his wife.  “Stop hitting my mother, stop hitting my mother,” Jim screamed as he …

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Surviving World War C: Managing our Behavior and Emotions in an Era of Hopelessness

Our nation is in a tailspin. Lately, we’ve been sucker punched by a few too many unruly opponents — adapting to the chronic health fears and social diss-association of this pandemic. Managing the social-emotional issues resulting from the stress of school closures, increased joblessness, and an uncertain economy have led to issues for almost everyone. …

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Why is Social and Emotional Learning critical?

It is paradoxical that the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting would result in a formula for choosing love. “We can teach children to choose love,” says Scarlett Lewis. Her six-year-old son, Jesse, was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting. Research shows that children who feel connected, are resilient, and can reciprocate love won’t …

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Spiritual Poverty and the Death of George Floyd

We’ve all seen the tragic footage: a handcuffed man lies prone on a Minneapolis street alongside a police vehicle, his face pressed into the asphalt pavement. “Please, please, I can’t breathe,” he cries. A police officer wearing sunglasses atop his head casually presses his left knee into the back of the suspect’s neck, ignoring the …

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How does emotional intelligence help end the boy crisis?

You don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to see girls have made indisputable strides during the past few decades. One of the main reasons for their progress is because of their emotional intelligence. Girls develop emotional intelligence during their early socialization process, but it’s not second nature to boys. “There is an ever-widening gap between …

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