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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
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Screens or People?

Is multi-tasking even possible? There is no doubt that the stress of modern society is almost overwhelming. All the tools that have been developed to make our lives easier have proven to do just the opposite. As we can get…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 10, 2017
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Recognizing and Treating STDs

Seeing mental illness differently If you look carefully, very carefully, at the enormous expansion of the mental health professions and the pharmaceutical industries "treating" chemically problems with thoughts and feelings, you will soon see that they are both treating problems…
Ellyn Kaschak
February 5, 2017
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Mental Illness or Mental Injury?

Whey do we call certain aberrant behavior, thoughts or feelings an illness? Almost every day, we see in the media a plea to take "mental illness" more seriously. While this is a noble and worthwhile endeavor, it has had little…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 9, 2017
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What if Women Controlled Our Own Bodies?

The lives of women What If girls and women all over this planet were safe? And possibly even respected? I mean this in the simplest concrete sense-nothing fancy. If families everywhere were as happy to have a new baby who…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 1, 2016