Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Quotations

11/30/09.

"If there were no God, there would be no atheists."

--- G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)


"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind."

--- William James (1842 - 1910)


"In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car."

--- Larry Summers (1954 - )

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lessons Learned

11/24/09. This is an interview with Dr. Wilbert "Bill" McKeachie, Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, about the lessons he has learned over 60 years of teaching, research, and learning.

http://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/getArticle.cfm?id=2582

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Quotations

11/23/09.

"The intellect is always fooled by the heart."

--La Rochefoucauld (1747 - 1827)

"Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than
a drunken Christian."

--Herman Meville (1819 - 1891)


"Either he is dead or my watch stopped."

--Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (1895 - 1977)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Quotations

11/16/09.

"A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep."

--- W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)


"Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn!

--- Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)


"One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that: no ordinary man could be such a fool."

--- George Orwell (1903 - 1950)

"Nothing was the Same"

11/16/09. Johns Hopkins psychologist Kay Jamison is a world authority on Manic-Depressive Illness --- and the author of "The Unquiet Mind," a telling of her life with the disease. This is a review of her latest book about the death of her husband, and her struggle to cope and live.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/books/review/Greenberg-t.html?ref=review

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Malcolm Gladwell: "What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures"

11/15/09. Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker reviews Malcolm Gladwell's latest book.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/books/review/Pinker-t.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

A Schtick with a Thousand Lives

11/15/09. Mel Brooks (83) and Carl Reiner (87) have been cracking each other up for nearly 60 years. On Nov. 24, "The 2000 Year Old Man: The Complete History," will be released. Brooks and Reiner are interviewed for this article.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/arts/television/15karp.html?_r=1&sq=mel brooks&st=cse&scp=2&pagewanted=print

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Teaching Math

11/14/09. Should only math teachers teach math? Doing math requires thinking clearly. Are we thinking clearly about math education?

http://www.city-journal.org/2009/eon1113ss.html

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

On the Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

11/8/09. Psychologist Jonathan Shedler writes an excellent review on the efficacy of psychoanalytic therapy. He describes how principles of psychotherapy derived from the developments of psychoanalytic theory and research over many years benefit patients.

https://portfolio.du.edu/pc/port?portfolio=jshedler

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In Depth: Temple Grandin

11/4/09. This is a 3 hour interview with Temple Grandin, a remarkable autistic woman. She has written ten books, and is a professor of animal science. She has written about growing up with autism, and about her work with animals.

http://www.booktv.org/Featured/10695/In+Depth+Temple+Grandin.aspx