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Research suggests an association between CEO personality traits and fraudulent behavior. Narcissism has been linked to manipulation of financial results, which has implications for the executive selection process, board oversight, and the structuring of executive compensation packages. The celebration of financial misconduct in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street tends to focus on the […]
I learned many of life’s great lessons while watching Audrey Hepburn movies with my grandmother. To this day, I cannot hear the word “empathy” without being reminded of the first time I heard that word in the movie Funny Face. Empathy is difficult to study, owing to its many dimensions and facets, but it is […]
There has long been anecdotal evidence that sustained spiritual or religious practice can help improve people’s mood and general sense of well-being. For the first time, we may be on the cusp of understanding the neurological mechanisms underlying these long reported effects. A recent study from Columbia University has found that there is a strong […]
Psychotic ideation is delusional and illusory. One cannot simply convey to a psychotic individual that he has a valid perspective. To an extent, it has been traditionally asserted in the field of mental health that one should not affirm the psychotic beliefs of the schizophrenic. Contrarily, some clinicians believe that one should persistently deny the […]
A recent article suggests the possibility that neurofeedback (NFB) can be useful in the treatment of those experiencing substance use disorders (SUD). In this article, I articulate these possibilities further. From the referenced article, I have extracted the following quote attributed to Dr. Othmer. Dr. Sigfried Othmer is director of the EEG Institute and is […]
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