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Societal violence and the treatment of children

I’m still taking notes from Peter Gray’s Free to Learn: “…recently, research involving many types of societies has shown systematic relationships between a society’s structure and its treatment of children. In one study, Carol and Melvin Ember analyzed massive amounts … Continue reading

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Violence in the society begins at home

One of those statements that catches your eye: “Violence in the society begins at home; you can’t eliminate crime in the streets unless you attack domestic aggression, since children who have been abused often become violent adults.” ~ Isabel Allende … Continue reading

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Fully conscious and responsible…

“It is a myth of popular psychology that our actions are initiated by ourselves, that we are fully conscious of and responsible for all that we do and intend. The truth of the matter is that most of our behaviour … Continue reading

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Some discussion of domestic violence

20 years ago, Ritchie and Ritchie wrote: “The conventional mythology maintains that the family scene is, and has always been, a haven of peace and happiness. But for many it is not, and never was. / Indeed, one might view … Continue reading

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