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Random Thoughts  on the Psychobiology of Capitalism

Random Thoughts on the Psychobiology of Capitalism

Our bodies and brains evolved over eons, slowly calibrating to the African savanna on which our ancestors lived and died. Evolutionary psychology postulates that the mind is shaped by pressure to survive and reproduce. Genetics is destiny.

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Of Xerox Machines and Psychotherapy

Of Xerox Machines and Psychotherapy

I use several paradigms in my job to explain psychopathology to my patients. I like railroads of course and this analogy makes sense to most people. I point out that childhood involves laying down thought tracks that are reinforced over time through behavioural conditioning-brain washing by any other name. Being in control of your life means driving your own train over new tracks (thinking modes) that you create. Be your own engineer. This the core of cognitive behavioural therapy.

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Law and Psychiatry 4: The Child Victim

Law and Psychiatry 4: The Child Victim

In Law and Psychiatry 3, I touched on my involvement with a couple of child sex abuse cases in which the veracity of the accusations are being questioned by both police and child protection agencies (Children’s Aid Services).

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Conservatives and Micturition

Conservatives and Micturition

A Canadian federal conservative candidate (a republican by any other name) was caught urinating in a homeowner’s coffee mug and dumping the contents into the sink.

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