Risks of Designer Drugs

NOTE: Abnormal psychology revolves around two major schools of thought to explain mental disorders: the “psychodynamic paradigm” and the “biological paradigm.” The psychodynamic paradigm focuses more on humanistic, cognitive and behavioral causes and effects, while the biological paradigm focuses on physical …

Faith and Healing: Time Magazine

As Dr. Jeffrey Levin explains in Time’s article, “Faith and Healing” (Wallis, McDowell, Park and Towle: 24 June 1996), “People, a growing number of them, want to examine the connection between healing and spirituality.” To do such research, he adds, …

Depressed Preschoolers

“Mickey lies. Dreams don’t come true.” With this heartbreaking quote, Pamela Paul (author of Parenting, Inc.) introduces Kiran, a little boy who was diagnosed with depression at age five.  Paul’s article, Can Preschoolers be Depressed? (New York Times, 25 August 2010), …

Benefits of Eating Breakfast

Given the choice between scrambled eggs and sleep, most students choose to hit snooze – reluctantly rolling out of bed around 6:30am (just in time to finish last night’s homework, fight about clothing and catch the bus by 7:25am).  And, as adults, …