Beware the Ideologues in Psychologists’ Clothing The American Psychological Association (APA) recently released their Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (paralleling, in principle, their 2007 guidelines for girls and women). It manages to be simultaneously predictable, reprehensible, infuriating and disheartening — no mean feat for a single document.
A very old idea and a very new and practical application (1) Mesopotamia: Emperor and Gods The idea that the old year dies and is renewed with the new is very ancient. I thought I might write about that a bit today, as a prodroma to the offer my
Over the last few years, I have received many tens of thousands of emails. I stopped even trying to keep up in about February or so of 2017. But I read them from time to time, and often feel that it would be better to read and answer more.
PART 1: SCANDINAVIA Over the last few weeks, I have been in Oslo, twice; Helsinki, twice; Stockholm, twice; and Copenhagen, once. One of the trips to Stockholm was limited to press interviews and television (see here). The other six trips were part of my 12 Rules for Life tour, which
The last two days in Cambridge were relentless, but in the best possible way. Tammy (my wife, who travels with me, and carefully ensures that I know where I am going now and what I am doing next) and I flew in early in the morning from Amsterdam after
So it’s 2:39 AM in Oslo, Norway. I woke up in a too-hot hotel room out of a fitful nightmare, which I can only partially remember. I haven’t had a dream that I could recall even that clearly in a very long period of time.
The Dutch publisher of 12 Rules for Life made arrangements for me to speak at the University of Amsterdam on October 31 to about 300 students, hosted by the U of A's Room for Discussion. I am somewhat loath, let’s say, to appear at a University, feeling about it much
This week (October 5, 2018), I responded to a Twitter thread consisting of a conversation between Bret Weinstein, the American biologist and evolutionary theorist who was once (before the controversy) a professor at Evergreen College, and his brother Eric Weinstein, Managing Director at Thiel Capital, and the man who coined
A few days ago (July 6, 2018) Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson and her colleagues on the Durham city council saw fit to release a statement on FaceBook concerning my upcoming 12 Rules for Life Tour appearance September 10 at the Performing Arts Center in their city. These are the