Sex, Hypnosis and the Media

Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP, CST Independent Practice Wilmington, Delaware steve@dreichel.com For many or most people, their first introduction to hypnosis will be through a movie or television show. Based on films from the 1950s and 1960s, I grew up thinking that hypnosis always involved inducing a somnambulant trance which can be induced unknowingly…

Celebrity: A State or a Trait?

Gayle S. Stever, PhD Empire State College/SUNY, Rochester, NY gayle.stever@esc.edu In most writings about celebrity, the word is used as a noun. A person is a celebrity. But what if we thought of celebrity, not as a noun, but rather as a characteristic of an individual? We could then talk about celebrity in the same…

Synesthetics, Semiotics, Semantics: The 3S Metaphor in Learning

Bernard Luskin, EdD, LMFT Wright Graduate University, Chicago, IL Bernie@LuskinInternational.com When synesthesia, semiotics and semantics converge, they form a 3S model that is central in brain-based learning. Synesthesia is the sensory element in the 3S model for learning, media and psychology. Semiotics brings the understanding and meaning of symbols. Semantics adds the cross-model infusion in…

Trial by Media

Christopher J. Ferguson, PhD Stetson University, DeLand, FL cjfergus@stetson.edu The issue of “trial by media” has come under some recent debate following explosive documentaries which alleged that celebrities Michael Jackson and R. Kelly committed heinous sex crimes against multiple victims. In full transparency, I haven’t seen either documentary, so I won’t comment on them directly.…

Cyber Security: Dealing with Cyber Threats

Ajay Singh, MSc, PG Diploma in Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics Former CEO of a Fintech Company, Mumbai, India ajay_singh@outlook.com Organizations the world over have leveraged information technology and the internet to meet their business objectives and offer better, faster services to their customers and constituents. Increasing dependence on information systems has exposed them to…

Bringing Psychology’s Stories to Life

Alicia C. Aebersold APA Chief Communications Officer Washington, DC aebersold@apa.org At its heart, successful communication is ensuring that great ideas and inspiring messages reach the right people, in the right way, at the right time and spur people into action. Determining that strategy is first and foremost for our communications team at the American Psychological…

The Child Development Center Study of Adopted Identical Twins Reared Apart and My Media Adventures

Lawrence Perlman, PhD Independent Practice Ann Arbor, MI Perlman44@gmail.com Fifty years ago, I worked on a research study of identical twins who had been separated at birth and adopted without the adoptive parents’ knowledge that they were twins. The study was the brainchild of a child psychiatrist named Peter Neubauer who directed the Child Development…