Blog 109: A Lesson, Tears of Joy

Lesson from the Past. Dr. Don Levinthal was chairman of the Psychology Department when I attended Washburn University in the early 1960’s. In one of his lectures, he told a story of the power of conditioning attitudes. The story left an indelible impression on me. He was a clinical psychologist. Read more…

Blog 107: Media and Attitude

Media and My Student. Several years ago, I gave a lecture on conditioning. I mentioned how many of our attitudes are shaped by our learning experiences. After class, one girl lingered until everyone left. She approached me cautiously with a few obvious tears and said “Thank you.” I told her Read more…

Blog 106: AND

Correction. Last week I wrote “Today is the last day of Yom Kippur.” I should have said, today is Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is only one day.  As always, I appreciate someone pointing out the need for a correction. Recommendation. A book was given to me by a good friend Read more…

Blog 103: Happy Labor Day

Union.  Happy Labor Day everyone. Labor Day was intended as a celebration of the Labor Movement. Since Labor Movement is code for union the original intention has fallen on hard times. In today’s world and particularly in the South the concept of a worker’s union is thought to be a Read more…