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Three Ways to Stop the Election from Harming Your Relationships

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today, and we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! I’m writing this post a week before the 2020 U.S. presidential election, during a time in which our country is as polarized as it’s been in my lifetime. Tempers are running high. Political lawn signs are being vandalized on…

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Breaking Out of Our Prison System: COVID-19 Can Spark Solutionary Approaches

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today and she has been writing weekly posts about COVID-19. We’re sharing them here. We hope they are helpful to you during this pandemic. When I was in graduate school in the 1980s I volunteered at a women’s “correctional institution,” a euphemism for prison. So many of the…

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Critical thinking leads to integrity, confidence, and wisdom

When I teach, I often begin my classes by telling students not to believe me. They’re usually surprised by this. It’s uncommon for teachers to discourage their students from believing what they say. What would be the point of schools and universities if teachers weren’t reliable sources of knowledge? It’s not that I want my…

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Transformative Education for the Betterment of the World: An Interview with Dr. Chitra Golestani

Dr. Chitra Golestani is Associate Director of the Wilmette Institute offering online courses in Baha’i Studies and Social Transformation for learners in the U.S. and abroad. She serves on the faculty for the Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Antioch University New England. She is co-founder of the Paulo Freire Institute at the University…

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Are People by Nature Peaceful or Violent? Is This the Right Question?

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We humans have a penchant for either/or choices. Whether in politics (red vs. blue, capitalist vs. socialist), religion (heaven vs. hell, Christianity vs. Islam, etc.), or framed in the media (jobs vs. the environment, Left vs. Right), we…

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Why the “Starfish Story” Needs an Update

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! There’s an oft-told parable about a child rescuing beached starfish by throwing them back into the sea. A pragmatic adult walks by and tells the child that given the hundreds of starfish on the shore,…

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Mindfulness and Solutionary Efforts Create a Meaningful Life and Healthy Future

Zoe Weil is a blogger for Psychology Today (PT), and twice a month we share her blog posts here. Enjoy! We live in a globalized world. We eat foods produced across the planet; buy clothes that circle the Earth through the many aspects of their production; and use electronics whose components are mined and assembled…

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