What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship with Technology?

May 8th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor To give you a sense of the scope of the effect of technology on the psychological and emotional health of young people, I want to describe the results of an international study involving more than 1000 students from ten countries across five continents that asked students to disconnect from technology for 24 […]


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How Do We Humans Ever Make Good Decisions?

April 24th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor It’s a wonder that good decisions are ever made by the species known as Homo Sapiens. The reality is that the cards are stacked against us whenever we are faced with choices, especially when the decisions are of consequence. Think about all of the horrendously bad decisions that have been made […]


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What Me Worry?: Why Worrying Does More Harm Than Good

April 16th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Worry is a natural part of the human condition. It has historically played a vital role in our survival and it helps us cope with many of the challenges we face today. At the same time, worry that is too intense, too frequent, and too unrelenting can definitely cut down on […]


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Has America Become Too Competitive?

April 2nd, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Let’s be honest. America may be the most competitive country in the world (though China is rapidly catching up). Competitiveness lies at the heart of what has driven our country to become the best on Earth at so many things. Whether the space race, the arms race, the human genome race, […]


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Teach Your Wired Children about Healthy Relationships

March 27th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Technology, such as the Internet, smartphones, and social media, can have great benefits in helping your children form and maintain relationships. At the same time, if not used with limits and guidance by your children, such use may prevent them from developing the essential relationship qualities and skills that have allowed […]


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