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Why is #Me Too everyone’s story?

How and why are the many accusations of sexual assault going viral at this time? There is much in the news these days that is, in fact, no news at all to women and to most men. The cauldron of…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 17, 2017
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Stress Can Kill

But can it be avoided? According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of Americans cite national politics as a major source of stress, in addition to the more perrenial sources, such as income and finances…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 2, 2017
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Me Too!

Why is this post going viral at last? In the early 1970s, we American feminist psychologists took a bold and daring step. We decided to believe what women told us had happened to them. The stories of sexual assault and…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 16, 2017
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What Do We Understand About Mental Illness?

It's not what we think it is. I have written before about the epistemology involved in the psychological emulation of the medical illness model. As we in the profession are overcoming the Cartesian idea of duality, also known as the…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 28, 2017
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Faux Feminism

As feminism becomes more accepted, it can be used for unintended purposes. When I came to feminism and feminist psychology, it was part of what we then called a liberation movement. It had grown out of the Civil Rights movement…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 7, 2017
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Why Are Periods of Solitude So Important?

What makes music is not just the notes, but the spaces between them. Solitude and silence are as important to the human experience as is meaningful activity. By this, I do not mean being alone with Facebook or Twitter, but…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 10, 2017
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Loneliness and Dis-Connection

Do social networks help us feel connected or disconnected? Human loneliness in Western cultures has been a topic of concern long before the advent of the personal device or social networking. Philip Slater, for example, penned an important analysis in…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 18, 2017
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Mattering and Morphing

The hidden influences on your thoughts and feelings revealed. In today’s blog, I want to extend and elaborate upon a model that I introduced in an earlier blog and which you can revisit (June 14, 2015), namely the model of…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 7, 2017
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A Contextual Path to De-Stigmatizing Mental Illness

Are there really separate mental and physical illnesses? There has been a fair amount of talk lately about de-stigmatizing mental illness and providing appropriate treatment and care for the many diagnosed and undiagnosed cases in this country. This includes many…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 5, 2017