The Effectiveness of the Warning Signs Program in Educating Youth About Violence Prevention: A Study with Urban High School Students.

The effectiveness of the Warning Signs program in educating urban high school youth about the signs of potential violence in themselves and others was studied. No differences were found with exposure to the program. Rather, students in all groups identified certain personality traits that are suggestive of violence, but ignored family, school, and social contributors. […]

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Through Time Into Healing

The book that sheds new light on reincarnation and the extraordinary healing potential of past life and hypnotic regression therapy, from the bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters. Brian Weiss made headlines with his groundbreaking research on past life therapy in Many Lives, Many Masters. Now, based on his extensive clinical experience, he builds […]

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Emotions, Decision-Making and Mass Atrocities

This book rehumanizes perpetrators of mass atrocities. At present a victim/perpetrator dichotomy appears to be the dominant paradigm: perpetrators have either been ’mechanistically dehumanized’, that is, perceived as unemotional, hard-hearted and conforming and thereby lacking the core features of human nature or alternatively, they have been ’animalistically dehumanized’. In other words they are seen as […]

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Assessing Students for Morality Education: A New Role for School Counselors.

Violence in schools needs to be ameliorated by corrective measures that include morality education. School counselors, by their training in dealing with problems of students and their families, are the best qualified to teach the importance of values. Assessment of morality and vignettes on morality are provided. Instruments to measure spirituality and religiousness are also […]

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The Gift of Therapy

Acclaimed author and renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom distills thirty-five years of psychotherapy wisdom into one brilliant volume. The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike […]

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Risk Taking and Decision Making

Risks are an integral part of complex, high-stakes decisions, and decisionmakers are faced with the unavoidable tasks of assessing risks and forming risk preferences. This is true for all decision domains, including financial, environmental, and foreign policy domains, among others. How well decisionmakers deal with risk affects, to a considerable extent, the quality of their […]

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The Efficacy of a Systematic Substance Abuse Program for Adolescent Females.

A school-based substance abuse prevention program based on the assumptions of the ASCA National Model[R] was designed to change adolescent females’ drug-using behaviors. The program was designed to reduce substance abuse, increase negative attitudes toward drug use, and reduce negative behaviors while increasing positive behaviors, knowledge of the physical symptoms of drug use, student achievement, […]

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The Sweet Spot

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.   Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a speaker, writer, and […]

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Enhancing the Regulatory Decision-Making Approval Process for Direct Food Ingredient Technologies

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Food Forum was established in 1993 to allow science and technology leaders in the food industry, top administrators in the federal government, representatives from consumer interest groups, and academicians to discuss and debate food and food safety issues openly and in a neutral setting. The Forum provides a mechanism for […]

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Empowerment Groups for Academic Success: An Innovative Approach to Prevent High School Failure for At-Risk, Urban African (Extended DISCUSSION)

Twenty-first-century urban schools face unique challenges in being culturally responsive and providing quality education to culturally diverse and low-income students. The academic achievement gap for low-income and ethnic youth poses the need for new and innovative interventions by educational institutions. School counselors are in a unique position in schools to assume leadership roles in reducing […]

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