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WHEN EMOTIONAL BRAKES FAIL

When Emotional Brakes Fail Depression and anger often go hand in hand Flares and flashes. Outbursts and eruptions. The words used to describe anger tend to be volcanic. And science may explain why. When an angry feeling coincides with aggressive or hostile behavior, it also activates the amygdala, an almond–shaped part of the brain associated

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FAMILY COURT AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING A VICTIM/HOSTAGE OF AN ABUSER AND FAMILY COURT SYSTEM Society gives women a mixed message.  We tell women being abused, and especially those who are also mothers, that they need to leave the relationship.  We tell them that domestic violence is also child abuse according to the law, and that they

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Dunninger-Kruger Effect – A Cognitive Bias

The Dunning-Kruger Effect – A Cognitive Bias The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. Essentially, low ability people do not possess the skills needed to recognize their own incompetence. The combination of poor self-awareness and low cognitive ability leads them to overestimate

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FINDING CALM IN A TIME OF ANXIETY AND STRESS

It is said that our emotions guide us in facing predicaments and tasks too important to leave to intellect alone – danger, painful loss, persisting toward a goal despite frustrations, bonding with a mate, building a family. Each emotion offers a distinctive readiness to act, each points us in a direction that has worked well

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