Dr. Jack Singer: “Aaron Hernandez Was Duped” by Jon Hansen

In this week’s segment of Psychologically Speaking Dr. Jack Singer, while obviously not condoning the former NFL star’s alleged involvement in at least one murder, talks about why the Patriots (including owner Kraft) were the ones who actually duped Aaron Hernandez. Click on the image below to access tomorrow’s broadcast and after listening feel free … Continue reading

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Is success with on-line games or competitions based on skill or just luck?

For the first time ever I decided to enter the world on on-line games by participating in the NFL’s Fantasy Playoff Pool. I did not read the rules, nor examine the data or even for that matter take anytime to really analyze my player selections.  I basically went with my gut and fancy. Here are … Continue reading

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(A Blackberry Diary) Your ship has just struck the iceberg and you are now wearing the captain’s hat . . . what’s your next move?

While industry pundits will invariably attribute the recent resignations of RIM’s co-leadership tandem of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis to technical shortcomings and the absence of a progressive leadership vision, there is for the new man at the helm Thorsten Heins, a unwelcoming market scrutiny that the founders never had to face when they built … Continue reading

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Fan co-dependency: Why we expect perfection from our heroes and idols says a great deal about us . . .

The model posits three habitual psychological roles (or roleplays) which people often take in a situation: The person who is treated as, or accepts the role of, a victim The person who pressures, coerces or persecutes the victim, and The rescuer, who intervenes out of an ostensible wish to help the situation or the underdog. from the Karpman Drama Triangle – Wikipedia Amongst … Continue reading

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